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The 6 Best And 6 Worst Things About Obi-Wan Kenobi

For all its dour contemplation of failure and internal emotional arcs, “Obi-Wan Kenobi” still has plenty of action to keep viewers engaged, and a lot of it is really good. The chase scene at the end of Episode 2 is a fun early moment, showing Reva’s impressive powers while also making use of the Daiyu rooftops. Obi-Wan’s brief skirmish with Stormtroopers on Mapuzo is a surprisingly brutal encounter for the Jedi, and it drives home just how determined he is to protect Anakin’s children. And the escape sequence in Episode 5 is a tense, claustrophobic battle that shows just how scary Stormtroopers can actually be.

But of course, the real highlights here are the lightsaber battles, and there are a bunch of them. Obi-Wan and Anakin get three in total — two in the main timeline, post-Vader transformation, and one in a prequel era flashback. They’re all exciting in different ways, though the final showdown ends with a frustratingly convenient victory for Obi-Wan. Vader’s cocky, sure, but is he so cocky that he’d let Obi-Wan get the drop on him and dismantle him so easily? Regardless, it’s still a fun fight, and it gives the two former friends a nice moment of closure.

Perhaps the best action scene in the whole show, however, is Vader’s battle with Reva. It’s a brutal duel that emphasizes just how strong the Sith Lord actually is, and it’s some of the best fight choreography in the series.

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