OBI-WAN KENOBI Actor Responds To Their Character's Shocking Exit In This Week's Episode - SPOILERS

OBI-WAN KENOBI Actor Responds To Their Character's Shocking Exit In This Week's Episode - SPOILERS OBI-WAN KENOBI Actor Responds To Their Character's Shocking Exit In This Week's Episode - SPOILERS

The penultimate episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi was memorable for several reasons, including the shocking exit of a character who had become a fan-favorite. Find out what [Spoiler] had to say about their departure.

By MarkCassidy - Jun 16, 2022 07:06 AM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars

This week's episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi delivered several water-cooler moments, but it was the heroic demise of Imperial defector Tala (Indira Varma) that came as the biggest shock.

While helping Kenobi and the refugees mount a defence against Reva (Moses Ingram) and her approaching forces, Tala and her droid NED-B sacrificed themselves in an effort to give their friends time to escape. After uttering her parting words to Ben ("may the Force be with you"), Tala detonated a grenade and took out a swathe of Stormtroopers with her final act.

Earlier in the episode, the former "Imp" explained her heartbreaking reasons for turning her back on the Empire to Kenobi, confessing to her part in the execution of four Force-sensitive families - six children among them. After this scene we probably should have seen Tala's death coming, but fans had generally assumed that the character would stick around for more adventure in the galaxy far, far away, maybe even as a love interest for the former Jedi Master.

While people have been known to come back from the dead in the Star Wars universe, Tala's end was pretty definitive, and Varma has now bid farewell to her character. The actress  responded to a social media post from a member of the show's wardrobe department who revealed that "the whole crew was in tears when we shot tonight’s scene."

What did you guys make of Tala's exit and this episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi overall? How do you see next week's season finale playing out? Drop us a comment down below.

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