When you’re something like us, you most likely had an Obi-Wan Kenobi wishlist put aside even earlier than the Disney Plus sequence began airing. Some issues – akin to Younger Leia and that whole Grand Inquisitor situation – admittedly took us without warning. Others, together with a sure cameo within the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale, have been perhaps a bit of extra predictable – however no much less thrilling. And it’s an look that’s despatched followers right into a frenzy.
Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6 comply with.
No, we’re not speaking about Liam Neeson’s return as Qui-Gon Jinn. We’re speaking about somebody who has skills some would possibly take into account to be… unnatural.
Someway, Palpatine returned. Following Vader heading again to Mustafar together with his tail between his legs after being defeated by Obi-Wan, he’s seen in dialog (over hologram) with none aside from Ian McDiarmid’s Emperor – making his sixth look in a Star Wars live-action undertaking.
“I’m wondering in case your ideas are clear on this, Lord Vader,” Palpatine hisses at Vader. “Maybe your emotions to your previous Grasp have left you weakened?”
Vader finally ends up swearing fealty – as did loads of different Star Wars followers watching at residence who have been excited to see Palps again in motion.
“Good of you to point out up Palpatine,” one wrote on Twitter (opens in new tab). One other said (opens in new tab) they have been “misplaced for phrases” on the nostalgia overload, which included the Emperor’s cameo.
“It was so superior to see Palpatine and Qui-Gon once more. I like that they gave Ian McDiarmid the previous make-up from Return of the Jedi,” one viewer remarked (opens in new tab). One other wrote (opens in new tab), “You’ve gotten simply acquired to like Emperor Palpatine placing Vader in his place but once more.”
For extra on the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale, learn on for a way the episode reframes an important A New Hope moment, in addition to all of the response to that big prequel callback. Plus, uncover what’s coming subsequent to a galaxy far, far-off with our information to upcoming Star Wars movies – and if Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 is also within the pipeline.
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