Disney+’s extremely anticipated Obi-Wan Kenobi TV present has formally reached the tip of its first season. However forward of the present’s epic conclusion, many Star Wars followers had been left questioning whether or not a sure character pivotal to the titular Jedi Grasp’s story was going to make one other look in the galaxy far, distant. Now that episode 6 has arrived, we all know the reply to the query: Is Liam Neeson in the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale?
[Warning: Spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 6.]
Who does Liam Neeson play in ‘Star Wars’?
Liam Neeson first made his franchise debut again in 1999. He performed the smart Jedi Grasp Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace.
A mentor to then-Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor), Qui-Gon and his apprentice should shield Queen Padmé Amidala (Natalie Portman) in hopes of securing a peaceable finish to an interplanetary commerce dispute. In the end, Qui-Gon meets his demise by the hands of Darth Maul. However his apprentice avenges him in the movie’s climax. Obi-Wan then takes on a younger Anakin Skywalker — aka the longer term Darth Vader — after making a promise to his late Grasp that he would assist the boy to turn out to be a Jedi.
The Phantom Menace stays one of many franchise’s extra controversial installments. But it surely’s protected to say many followers agree Neeson’s portrayal of Qui-Gon was one of many highlights of the prequel trilogy.
So is Liam Neeson in the ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Season 1 finale?
Within the sixth and remaining episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, audiences see the satisfying conclusion to what has been Obi-Wan’s season-long mission: rescuing a 10-year-old Princess Leia.
All through the collection, Obi-Wan makes a number of makes an attempt to attach along with his former Grasp through the Pressure. However as a result of he’s reduce himself off from his skills following the occasions of Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith, he finds himself unable to take action.
After defeating Darth Vader and saving the princess, Obi-Wan returns to the desert planet of Tatooine to proceed his exile from the Empire. However whereas trekking to his new dwelling in the Dune Sea, Obi-Wan encounters yet another particular person on his means: the drive ghost of Qui-Gon Jinn.
Practically 17 years after his final point out in Revenge of the Sith, Qui-Gon is again. And none apart from Liam Neeson portrays him.
Though his and Obi-Wan’s interplay is brief, it definitely packs a punch. And it means that the previous Grasp-Padawan duo will keep collectively whereas Qui-Gon teaches his former apprentice how you can turn out to be a Pressure Ghost earlier than the occasions of Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
Different ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ cameos
Liam Neeson was removed from the one legacy Star Wars character to make a cameo in the Obi-Wan Kenobi collection.
Early on in the collection, audiences are reintroduced to Senator Bail Organa, the adoptive father of Princess Leia. Bail made his live-action debut in Star Wars: Episode II – Assault of the Clones, the place actor Jimmy Smits portrayed him. Bail appeared in a number of episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi after tasking the banished Jedi Grasp with rescuing his daughter from bounty hunters.
Within the finale, followers had been additionally handled to a fast cameo from Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor Palpatine, who seems through hologram whereas talking with Darth Vader after Vader’s duel with Obi-Wan.
Different noteworthy cameos embrace Crimson Sizzling Chili Peppers bassist Flea, who acts as a bounty hunter in the present; a spice seller performed by McGregor’s real-life daughter Esther; and an alien transport driver performed by Scrubs veteran Zach Braff.
The way forward for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’
Whereas initially meant to be a one-season miniseries, it was introduced again in Could that Obi-Wan Kenobi is Disney+’s most-watched unique collection so far. This begs the query: Are there plans for a season 2?
Based on director Deborah Chow, not precisely. Chow not too long ago advised Entertainment Tonight: “We really did conceive it to be a limited series. It really is one big story with a beginning, middle and end. So, we weren’t thinking past that.”
Alternatively, two of the present’s stars — McGregor and Christensen — appear all in for extra Obi-Wan Kenobi. Christensen advised Radio Times: “It was definitely conceived as a standalone story. But I would love to continue with this character.”
Forward of the collection finale, McGregor additionally advised British GQ: “I really hope we do another. If I could do one of these every now and again—I’d just be happy about it.”
For now, any Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2 buzz stays pure hypothesis, although there’s definitely potential for these characters to pop up in future Star Wars tasks like Andor or the upcoming Ahsoka present.
The Obi-Wan Kenobi finale is now streaming on Disney+.