Continuity is a tough factor, significantly for lengthy working franchises. Take, as an example, Obi-Wan Kenobi, which to this point has deftly weaved between the lightsaber slashes of established Star Wars storytelling to indicate what occurred within the interval between Star Wars – Episode III: Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars – Episode IV: A New Hope. After which there’s the stinger on the finish of this week’s episode, “Half V”, which — and spoilers previous this level — teases that younger Luke Skywalker is in critical hazard… And should even die.
Particularly, Reva (Moses Ingram), after a surprising defeat by the hands of Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen, probably), has found a recording despatched by Bail Organa (Jimmy Smits) to Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) revealing that Anakin Skywalker has a son, he’s positioned on Tatooine, and brought care of by a man named Owen (Joel Edgerton). And the episode ends revealing the sleeping Luke in his mattress, Natalie Holt’s glorious rating cresting to an ominous be aware. Although we don’t know precisely what’s going to occur within the finale, it does look like the whole lot will climax on Tatooine, with Reva coming immediately for Anakin’s son — presumably to kill him, similar to Anakin killed her family and friends again in the course of the occasions of Revenge of the Sith.
Look, we’ve all seen the Star Wars films. We all know Luke Skywalker, performed by Mark Hamill, is alive and properly in each the unique trilogy, and chunk of the sequel trilogy. However what Obi-Wan Kenobi presupposes is: what if he wasn’t? What if Luke Skywalker is killed by Reva within the remaining episode? Let’s discover some doable theories.
Concept #1: Luke Skywalker Was Useless The Entire Time
Think about if you’ll, Reva goes to Tatooine, tries to kill Luke, for a second Obi-Wan appears to cease her — after which he fails. She slices Luke in half with a lightsaber. Obi-Wan screams “noooooo” within the traditional Star Wars style. Seems, Luke Skywalker was lifeless the entire time, and both your complete Saga previous this level was a dream he had within the remaining moments of his life, Misplaced model, or Obi-Wan’s went insane and he imagined the whole lot. Strike Luke down, and Obi-Wan will develop into extra brain-broke than you possibly can probably think about.
Concept #2: Luke Was Fatally Wounded, However Took A Lengthy Time To Die
As revealed this episode by the returning Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Good friend), revenge is an effective cause to remain alive longer than anticipated. That’s instantly relevant to Reva, however what if it’s true of Luke Skywalker, as properly? He wouldn’t be the primary particular person within the Star Wars universe to get “fatally” lightsabered, and survive far previous his expiration date. When Luke does lastly die in The Final Jedi, possibly that’s wounds from Reva’s assault taking impact, many years later.
Concept #3: It’s A Entire Weekend At Bernie’s Factor
What that claims! Luke died, and Owen and Obi-Wan have been dragging his lifeless physique round for many years. Or possibly Max Rebo’s music is protecting him animated, a la the voodoo music that reanimates Bernie and makes him dance in Weekend at Bernie’s 2. This can be a actual plot, look it up.
Concept #4: Luke Is Two Jawas In A Go well with
The necessary factor right here isn’t that Luke Skywalker survives, a lot as he continues to exist. So maybe Reva is profitable in killing Luke, a grief-stricken, Obi-Wan hires that Jawa he was pals with in “Half I” to face on one other Jawa’s shoulders, placed on a Luke-suit, and puppet him, after which years later Peli Moto (Amy Sedaris) has a threesome with them and okay you realize what, I can’t do that anymore.
Concept #5: You Can Make A Concept About Something, However It’s The Feelings That Matter
Look, are Star Wars nerds involved about continuity? Certain. Are there issues that probably can influence stakes and confuse followers, a la the Grand Inquisitor getting “killed” a number of episodes again, regardless of being alive years later in Star Wars: Rebels? Certain. However in the end you can also make theories and attempt to speculate about issues as a lot as you need, however the necessary factor in a TV present or film is: what emotion does it elicit?
On this case, there’s a 0% probability that Luke is in any form of hassle. He’s alive, he’s effective, and truthfully it’s completely doable that no matter goes down between Reva and Obi-Wan within the finale gained’t even be seen by him whereas he sleeps off a tough day of consuming blue milk and pretending his home is a spaceship.
However what does it make you really feel? And what does it make the characters really feel? That’s all the time been the guiding mild of Star Wars, a collection that has lived and died on uncooked emotion greater than some slavish devotion to continuity. When The Power was first launched, that’s what it was all about… Trusting your emotions. Later, guidelines have been established and midichlorians launched, however nothing was extra highly effective than the concept that goodness exists in all of us, and provides us all the potential for particular powers.
That’s what’s taking place on the finish of Obi-Wan Kenobi “Half V”. Not that Luke is in any actual hazard, however the way it could influence what Obi-Wan does, the destiny of Reva, and the place they find yourself as they proceed on the way in which to their destinies. We spend an excessive amount of time choosing aside the trivia of theories and the way a line in a TV present made in 2022 doesn’t fairly match as much as one thing George Lucas tossed off over greater than 45 years in the past whereas sweating his ass off in a desert, and never sufficient time simply permitting ourselves to belief our emotions. Notably with a present as properly directed and acted as Obi-Wan Kenobi, with regards to the obsessive fan theories? As Obi-Wan would say, let go of your aware self.
That stated, if Luke does change into two Jawas in a swimsuit: I known as it first.
Obi-Wan Kenobi streams Wednesdays on Disney+.