ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA - MAY 26: Hayden Christensen attends the studio showcase panel at Star Wars Celebration for “Obi-Wan Kenobi” in Anaheim, California on May 26, 2022. The new limited series, exclusively on Disney+, debuts May 27. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Obi-Wan Kenobi
Part V Delivered
The Anakin Scene
Fans Have Been
Waiting For
Fans have been hoping for flashbacks to the prequel era ever since it was confirmed that Hayden Christensen would be returning as Anakin in “Obi-Wan Kenobi.” “Part V” finally delivered on that hope, showing a snapshot of the relationship between Anakin and Obi-Wan back when they were apprentice and master.
The flashback shows Obi-Wan engaging Anakin in a dueling lesson and is spread throughout the episode as a framing device. While teaching Anakin the importance of not focusing too much on winning a fight, Obi-Wan also points out that there’s more than one way to duel, using the Force to beat Anakin in their practice bout even after getting disarmed.
Obviously, this lesson is a way of connecting to the present-day events on Jabiim — as Kenobi once again proves there are more ways to fight than just with a lightsaber. Using his diplomatic skills to probe Inquisitor Reva’s mind, he finds the truth about her traumatic experience during Order 66 and ultimately uses it to turn her against Darth Vader.