OBI-WAN KENOBI Spoilers: 5 Ways Today's Episode Sets Up What Promises To Be An Epic Finale

The latest episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi was a real barnburner, but how does it set the stage for next week's finale? That's what we're taking a look at here, but be warned that potentially major spoilers follow!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is a project fans spent years waiting to see become a reality, and while it was originally set to be a movie, the decision to turn it into a TV series has definitely paid off thus far. 

Over the past five episodes, we've seen Ewan McGregor's iconic Jedi Master overcome the traumas of his past to confront the mistakes he made during Revenge of the Sith head-on. While his first battle with Darth Vader obviously didn't go Ben's way, reconnecting with the Force has increased his powers and set the stage for what promises to be an epic finale one week from today.

We've taken a quick look at some of the biggest moments in today's fifth chapter, but it's now time to better explore that and everything that's happened over the past few weeks to figure out where the final episode could take us. From where certain characters might be heading next to how this story will end, we think you'll find this breakdown pretty compelling. 

To take a look through our Obi-Wan Kenobi finale predictions, click on the "Next" button below!

5. Reva's New Mission

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We suspected there might be more to Reva than meets the eye, and that was confirmed today. While it's still unclear how she fell into the hands of the Sith Inquisitors, the villain was, in fact, one of the Jedi Younglings attacked by Anakin Skywalker on the night of Order 66. All this time, she's been waiting for the chance to take her revenge on Darth Vader. 

Alas, she tried and failed on Jabiim to defeat the Sith Lord. In fact, she was stabbed for her troubles, but survived that wound and found Ben's message from Bail Organa revealing that Luke Skywalker is hidden on Tatooine. With that, Reva now appears to know that Anakin's children were taken from him. 

While she may have infiltrated the Sith Inquisitors to kill Vader, Reva is by no means a hero. We're guessing she either intends to kill Luke as a way of taking revenge on Anakin or because she hopes to train the boy and use him as a weapon against his father. This flies in the face of recent plot leaks, and something tells us the character's story won't end with this series.

4. Birth Of The Rebellion

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There had been rumblings that the group helping Obi-Wan rescue Princess Leia in this series might meet a grisly end at Darth Vader's hands. That's still possible, but it feels like the Sith Lord's focus is going to be on his former Master and not people he doesn't realise the importance of quite yet. 

O'Shea Jackson has done a great job playing Kawlan Roken, and we believe there's a strong chance the character could be a founding member of the Rebellion. This group is clearly going to play a pivotal role in returning Princess Leia to her parents, and that might just be the moment Bail Organa realises the best way to fight back against the Empire is to rebel against its control. 

With that in mind, don't be surprised if a few familiar faces end up finding their way into upcoming Star Wars projects like Andor or Jedi: Survivor. The fact that Force-sensitive beings are involved suggests the latter is more likely, but it would be a wasted opportunity to end their story here. 

3. A Deadly New Foe

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At the end of Obi-Wan Kenobi's second episode, Reva stabbed The Grand Inquisitor through the stomach and left the villain for dead. Subsequent episodes would confirm he'd died, a reveal that greatly confused fans who know how his story ends in the Star Wars Rebels animated series. 

Was that version a clone? Could he be a different Grand Inquisitor or had Lucasfilm just made a major continuity error? The truth is that the villain simply didn't die, and hiding that fact appeared to be part of Darth Vader's plan to use Reva's hatred for him as a means of finding Obi-Wan. As we head into the finale, now is the perfect time to give The Grand Inquisitor the chance to shine.

While Ben's battle with Vader should be a priority (we'll get to that), it would be a blast to see Obi-Wan also go toe-to-toe with the Sith Lord's subordinate. Failing that, there's always a chance he's sent after Reva again, but it would be shocking for The Grand Inquisitor to continue taking a back seat even after rising from the dead! 

2. Rematch Time

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Obi-Wan appears to have sensed that Reva has learned of Luke's existence, and while you have to imagine that will lead to him rushing back to Tatooine, there has to be at least one more duel with Darth Vader on the cards. After being entirely overpowered by his former friend in the show's third episode, we've seen Ben's connection to the Force increase, surely helping put him on a par with Vader again.

Seeing a more evenly balanced fight between the two promises to be nothing short of amazing, and while we can't even begin to guess how it will end (well, we know neither of them dies), it has to be a big moment for Obi-Wan. Tala Durith repeatedly told Ben that he needs to move on from the past, so perhaps Obi-Wan will forgive Anakin and refuse to strike the villain down as he once did on Mustafar?

The Jedi Master leaving Vader to continue his reign of terror throughout the Galaxy would be divisive. However, if it's a crucial part of one day bringing Anakin back to the light, it could be worth it. 

1. Master Qui-Gon?

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On multiple occasions in this series, Obi-Wan has attempted to reach out through the Force to Qui-Gon Jinn. He was the one responsible for bringing Anakin Skywalker into the Jedi Order once upon a time, though we don't anticipate Ben looking to call out his Master to answer for past mistakes! 

Instead, it's Qui-Gon who is likely going to be responsible for helping Obi-Wan become the wiser Jedi we met in A New Hope. A Liam Neeson cameo might be a bit much to hope for, but we'd be shocked if, after overcoming Darth Vader, Ben doesn't at least hear his Master's voice so he can finally learn how to live on through the Force after death. 

The Rise of Skywalker was supposed to show Rey surrounded by Force Ghosts. Given Vader's connection to Qui-Gon, it would be pretty mind-blowing to see Anakin come face-to-face with someone who once meant so much to him...

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