The grand finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi discussing their comeback

Obi-Wan Kenobi seriously considers Leia on the planet Alderaan.

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If you’ve seen Yesterday’s Final From Obi-Wan KenobiThere is zero percent chance that you missed the huge guest star who appeared in the last moments of the episode. If you were wondering what it would take to get them back to him star Wars After so long, they’re happy to explain – and why they were so happy to be back.

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Former Obi-Wan master Qui-Gon Jinn was rumored to appear in the series even before the premiere aired, thanks to Yoda for telling Obi-Wan at the end of Sith revenge, “On your solitude on Tatooine, I have a training for you. An old friend has learned the way to immortality. A person who has returned from the underworld for strength. Your old master. How to communicate with him I will teach you.” Apparently Obi-Wan was supposed to connect with Qui-Gon since bringing baby Luke to Tatooine, but when the show started, he lost his connection to the Force, And his hope – he’s clearly not in the right frame of mind to get a visit from the power specter of his former master. But after his adventures in saving young Princess Leia and confronting his former student turned nemesis Darth Vader, Obi-Wan’s relationship is reestablished by force.allowing Qui-Gon’s translucent blue form to appear in the final moments of the episode.

It might have been half a day’s work for star Liam Neeson, but his reasons for returning to the role he last (and only) played in 1999’s The Phantom Menace have been for more than just an easy paycheck. like he said The Hollywood ReporterAnd the “I definitely don’t want anyone else to play Qui-Gon Jinn, and I wanted to show my respect to George [Lucas] This is the mythical world that he created. In addition to Iwan [McGregor] He is a friend, and I loved working with him while phantom danger 25 years ago.”

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I love the idea that Neeson got upset at the idea of ​​someone else taking on the role when it wasn’t certain Lucasfilm would have ever featured Qui-Gon without Neeson’s participation. It’s also possible that had the actor refrained from appearing on the series, he could have gone into a recording booth, said a few small lines, and let Lucasfilm buzz make a CG version of Qui-Gon that would have been good enough. After all, that’s exactly how he came back last time, for his brief appearance in Star Wars: Clone Warsthird season.

But instead, we got the original Qui-Gon recipe! The question now is, what role can a deceased Jedi master play if Obi-Wan Kenobi gets a second season…?

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