Catch up to the rest of the galaxy with these Obi-Wan Kenobi episode recaps of Part IV and Part V, available on Disney+.
With the highly-anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi finale approaching, you’ll want to make sure you don’t miss a beat of what has happened so far!
If you’ve seen the show, you know that the genius of the writers lies in their ability to tie together so many elements to create a seamless narrative, immersing the audience in the world of Obi-Wan.
Even the smallest of details can come back to mean something huge – which is why we’ve compiled every moment from Obi-Wan Kenobi that you’ve just got to know!
Read below to catch up on everything you might have missed- And if you’re really behind, catch up with our recap of Part I, II, and III.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Part IV Recap
Episode four delivers us to Jabiim, where we see Obi-Wan suspended in a tank of watery liquid, wearing a harness with two cables attached to the front and a mask allowing him to breathe while submerged.
He slips in and out of consciousness, jerking around in the water as he suffers visions of Darth Vader. Unable to take it, he bursts out of the water. Tala stands near the tank, assuring him that he is safe on Jabiim, but his burns still need to heal.
On Mur, a water moon in the Mustafar system, an ominous structure sits firmly in the middle of an endless sea. This is Fortress Inquisitorius, where Leia is held captive in Reva’s custody. She endures cruel interrogation at the hands of Reva in an attempt to get her to give up information about the Path, but she is determined not to break.
On Jabiim, Obi-Wan meets a pilot named Kawlan Roken (O’Shea Jackson Jr.) for help at a base where Empire fugitives hide out on the Path. Although reluctant at first, he agrees. They land at Fortress Inquisitorius, where Tala is disguised in her old officer uniform and uses her clearance to enter the fortress.
She finds her way to a security room where she opens an underwater entrance and Obi-Wan is able to swim through, gaining access to the inside. Without a disguise, Obi-Wan’s civilian attire puts him at risk of being discovered. He creeps the fortress halls, ducking behind dividers and closed doors to avoid patrolling stormtroopers and seeker bots.
He comes upon a hallway, but this one isn’t like the others. On either side, windows exhibit figures frozen in time. Obi-Wan realizes these exhibits are used to display the corpses of Jedi, encased in an amber-like substance. He comes upon the corpse of a child, and just as he meets eyes with the child, he hears Leia scream from another room.
Reva attempts to use the Force to read Leia’s mind just as she did to Haja, but Leia resists her attempts—the first glimpse we see at Leia’s ability to use the Force. Realizing that Leia won’t cooperate, Reva determines more drastic measures will be necessary to get the information she needs.
Stormtroopers drag Leia to a torture chamber, where a menacing device sits in the center of the room. They strap her tiny body into the restrains as she struggles to free herself and Reva takes her position at a control panel, fully prepared to torture the small girl.
In this moment, it becomes painfully evident to the audience just how ruthless the Empire truly is. It also reveals another layer of why Leia felt so hurt upon discovering that Vader was her father in The Return of the Jedi. After all, her dad sent an Inquisitor to kidnap and torture her.
After hearing Leia’s cry, Obi-Wan tells Tala over his radio to create a distraction before jumping into action.
As Reva stands at the controls of the torture chamber, the stormtroopers inform Reva that an officer has a message for her. She goes into the next room, leaving Leia under the watch of stormtroopers.
The room suddenly goes dark. A single blue stream of light bursts through the darkness – it’s Obi-Wan! Using his lightsaber, he clears the room and frees Leia from her restraints. They run through the halls, attempting to avoid being spotted. But it’s easier said than done: A seeker droid detects them, and a siren rings through the fortress.
The officer is Tala, who claims that she was doing reconnaissance on Mapuzo and can provide information about the Path. Reva is suspicious. Just as she is about to call Tala’s bluff, the alarm sounds, and Reva is called to duty.
After an intense struggle to move through the halls and clear wave after wave of stormtroopers, Tala, Obi-Wan, and Leia are finally reunited. Now that they’ve saved Leia from interrogation, they just have to get to their ship!
The trio walks carefully through the port, mere steps away from their getaway vehicle. But across the port, Reva Sevander’s voice cuts through the crowd to Tala: “A TRAITOR!”. She stands at the opposite side of the port backed by a platoon of stormtroopers, lightsaber drawn.
Right on time, a pair of fighters descend out of the sky, flying right into the port and firing huge blasts at the stormtroopers. One of the ships touches down on the port and the pilot urges Obi-Wan, Leia, and Tala to climb aboard.
The other ship attempts to follow but is shot out of the sky and into the seas of Mur. On the ship, Leia sees how distraught the pilot is and sets her hand in Obi-Wan’s – they’re no longer hesitant strangers, they’re family.
At Fortress Inquisitorius, Vader charges into the port and takes Reva by the neck, threatening to kill her as he promised. In the final hour, Reva assures him that she, in fact, hasn’t failed. She tells Vader that she put a tracker on their ship – Lola. Vader has mercy on her … for now.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Part V Recap
Episode five opens on a view of Coruscant from a balcony, where a young Anakin surveys the city. Obi-Wan meets him there to begin Anakin’s training. With their sabers drawn, they begin a mock duel—but Anakin takes it too far, getting dangerously close to Obi-Wan and eventually pinning him to the ground. Obi-Wan warns him that he is too aggressive:
“A Jedi’s quest is to defend life, not take it,” Obi-Wan warns.
“Mercy doesn’t defeat the enemy, master,” Anakin replies.
He demands that Obi-Wan admits defeat. He is motivated not only by the need to be more powerful than his master, but he desperately seeks to gain Obi-Wan’s approval – not realizing that he does not need to prove his power to obtain Obi-Wan’s approval, he needs to prove his sense of discipline.
Obi-Wan is able to get back up and they further engage in the duel. But this time, Obi-Wan spins Anakin around and disarms him with the Force. He combats Anakin’s brutish nature with his quick wit.
Without pleasure, he tells his Padawan:
“You are a great warrior Anakin, but your need to prove yourself is your undoing. Until you overcome it, Padawan, you will still be.”
Anakin yet again attempts to defeat Obi-Wan – not out of the desire to learn, but out of the need to correct Obi-Wan. Obi-Wan leaves Anakin with one piece of advice at the close of their training: “Your need for victory, it blinds you”
In present day, Obi-Wan, Tala, and Leia land on Jabiim as a crowd forms around the fuselage. In the crowd, Obi-Wan spots the Haja! He explains that after his interaction with Reva on Daiyu, he became wanted by the Empire – meaning he has to use the Path to seek refuge.
Ready to get Leia back to Alderaan, Obi-Wan approaches Roken to see what their next move will be. He explains that all the people on the base at Jabiim have been waiting to move on to safety via the Path, so that’s where his priority lies.
Using Lola to track Leia and Obi-Wan, Vader and Reva have detected them on Jabiim. Because Reva’s plan worked, Vader sticks to his word. Reva Sevander is bestowed the title of Grand Inquisitor. Eager to intercept Obi-Wan’s plans, they begin on a course headed for the base.
On the base, we see Lola fly out of Obi-Wan’s jacket and around the air until she finds a vent. Inside, she rips cords from their sockets, forcing the doors that allow airship access to the base shut. Despite their efforts, the people can’t reopen them – this is not good.
As the fugitives panic, they’re informed that an imperial ship is in Jabiim’s orbit. Obi-Wan knows that it is Vader. Although some suspect that Vader will try to force them to surrender, Obi-Wan knows Anakin better – he’s not someone with enough patience for a siege.
Obi-Wan addresses the crowd as their leader in an attempt to calm them. He explains that if they try to fight them, they will not survive – but they don’t need to fight them. They just need to hold them off long enough to escape.
Outside, stormtroopers have funneled out of ships and formed rows of soldiers, Reva taking her place on the front line. All that separates her from Obi-Wan is a steel door, but it won’t be easy to get through. She orders a gunman to fire, shooting a massive blast at the door.
Luckily for our heroes, the blast is no match for the barricade. Inside the base, people know the time has come to act. Leia offers to crawl in the vent where the breakers can be found, as she’s the only one small enough to fit. Obi-Wan volunteers Haja to look after her, to his dismay.
Meanwhile, Obi-Wan receives a hologram message from Bail Organa. Obi-Wan’s radio silence has created unease in the Organa house, unsure if either Obi-Wan or their daughter is alive. He hints at what may happen if Darth Vader discovers that Luke and Leia are his children, making audiences wonder what would actually happen. Bail closes the call by telling him that if he doesn’t hear back soon, he’ll go to Tatooine to help Owen with Luke.
As the Empire continues to blast at the door, Obi-Wan declares that Reva started this when she kidnapped Leia – he will meet with her to negotiate. Upon hearing the negotiation request, Reva calls off the troopers.
Obi-Wan meets her with the door between them, placing his hand on the thick metal as she stands on the other side. As the negotiation unravels, Obi-Wan discovers that Reva was a youngling during Order 66, facing unimaginable horrors at the hands of Anakin Skywalker.
Reva isn’t serving Vader – she’s hunting him. Despite her loathing Anakin, that doesn’t mean she feels much better about Obi-Wan.
“He was your Padawan. Why didn’t you stop him? Why didn’t you save us?”, Reva seethes.
Obi-Wan has asked himself these questions too many times. He tries to offer to team up with Reva, but the memories of her childhood enrage her. She shoves her lightsaber through the steel door, carving out an opening and compromising the base. Storm troopers charge ahead, firing their blasters.
The people in the base are severely outnumbered – the troopers appear as a sea of black and white armor spilling into the base. The fugitives put up a good fight, but they know their goal isn’t to fight; it’s to escape.
Roken orders them to retreat, and they make their way through a nearby hallway that leads them to the ship. Shots from blasters fly, one striking NED-8 and another striking Tala.
Obi-Wan stands in a hallway that separates him from the hoard of troopers, but also separates him from Tala.
Tala knows she won’t make it, but Obi-Wan can’t accept leaving them behind. Tala, ever dedicated to her mission, makes the decision for him. She shoots the control panel ahead of Obi-Wan, closing the door that separates them from one another.
Tears roll down her face as she utters her last words: “may the Force be with you”. She points her fist into the sky with a detonating grenade in her palm.
Obi-Wan realizes that the fight is over now and Darth Vader is truly only after him. He exits the base and turns himself in at Reva Sevander’s feet. But this isn’t what it seems: Obi-Wan isn’t surrendering to Vader, he’s turning Vader in to Reva.
If she accepts, this will be her opportunity for revenge and to prevent him from slaughtering the fugitive children. The stormtroopers move in and carry Obi-Wan back into the base, where he is to wait for Vader.
Back in the vent, Leia has repaired the breaker. She sees Lola out of the corner of her eye and upon closer inspection, she notices a restraining bolt under her wing and removes it. Lola is finally back to her normal self!
The roof doors open at last and the fugitives load up into the ship, ready to reach safety at last. Vader marches into the port just as the ship is beginning to launch. In a shocking move, Vader snatches the ship right out of the sky using the Force, causing the engine to fail.
He rips the ship apart—but there’s no one inside. It was a decoy!
The real ship launches behind the first, leading everyone to safety. Vader is left staring at the sky – outsmarted by Obi-Wan again and unable to prove himself to his former master.
Reva approaches from behind, carefully stalking him. She draws her lightsaber and swings at the back of Vader’s head – but it stops mere inches from his neck. Vader proceeds to fight Reva using only the force, her saber barely able to make a move.
It’s evident that she underestimated Darth Vader’s true ability. He disarms her using the force, towering over her. She looks up at Vader in fear, her doe eyes glassy and helpless.
We flashback to youngling Reva, cowering beneath Anakin’s unforgiving gaze. Reva Sevander looks no different today – except this time, Vader stabs her saber into her abdomen, and she falls to the ground. As she pants what may be her last breaths, Vader looks over her – and the Grand Inquisitor, somehow alive, stands with him.
He knew that she was a youngling, and he knew that she would turn against him.
Reva chose violence and vengeance in response to the trauma she endured, causing death and destruction along the way. Ultimately, she ended up in the same spot she was in as a youngling – except this time, it was her own lightsaber that delivered her fate.
The pair leave her to die. She sees something shining in the sand next to her. It’s Obi-Wan’s holotransciever. It plays Bail Organa’s message, revealing Luke and Leia’s identities along with Luke’s location.
On Tatooine, Luke sleeps peacefully in his bed. But I’m willing to guess not for long.
Obi-Wan Kenobi on Disney+
There’s something about a cliffhanger that just drives me crazy. But I won’t have to wait long – the sixth and final episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi airs Wednesday, June 22nd! Not going to catch the finale? No worries – we’ll have it wrapped up here on the blog!
Obi-Wan Kenobi is streaming now on Disney+.