Obi-Wan Kenobi: I consider myself a person who usually goes against the current of society. As others would say, I go for free. And this article is a good example, because I am one of those who believes that the second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi is more necessary than ever. Something that surprises me, because until chapter 5, I did not want to know anything more about Anakin Skywalker’s teacher for having entered a quite dangerous territory as it is the canon. But with this sixth and final episode (stop reading if you haven’t seen it), the series makes it clear that there are options to renew, and now I’m on board this ship that seemed to sink.
The problem that Obi-Wan Kenobi has had
For weeks, I’ve been reading and hearing that Obi-Wan Kenobi plays dangerously with the Star Wars canon. In part, I think it is very difficult to fit this series set between the events that occurred in Revenge of the Sith, and those that were seen much earlier in A New Hope. Without really knowing why, most of us fans believed that Darth Vader had not had any encounter with his Jedi Master until Episode IV. And on the other hand, doing an Obi-Wan series without taking into account Anakin Skywalker would have been, to say the least, daring (and boring?).
A few days ago I shared my theory about how Obi-Wan Kenobi fits into the Star Wars canon: we were never really told that Darth Vader and the protagonist of the Disney+ series hadn’t seen each other until A New Hope. Simply not having witnessed the years that pass between one film and another made us think wrongly (and in advance). Even so, I am aware of how complicated it has been to enjoy various fights between these two characters, and make them fit into the timeline. In part, because decisions like the one that took place in the last chapter (Obi-Wan leaving Anakin alive) have made some fans scream in heaven. If Ben has let Darth Vader escape, is he to blame for everything that happened after the fact in Star Wars?
Why do I think Obi-Wan Kenobi season 2 is necessary?
But the last scene of the series has changed my mind: Obi-Wan Kenobi encounters a projection of Qui-Gon Jinn, his own Jedi Master, and encourages him to find himself, thus ‘kicking’ Ben off Tatooine. and leading you to new adventures. Adventures, on the other hand, away from Luke and Leia. Hence, a second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi is perfect to be able to play with secondary stories that do not threaten to damage the canon. Something similar to what proposals like The Mandalorian have achieved. And finally, when the time is right, have Ben return to Luke’s planet until connecting with A New Hope.
Who wouldn’t want to see the pilgrimage of a Jedi like Obi-Wan Kenobi from planet to planet, trying to help his own? Also, I don’t think that Darth Vader, after his last encounter with his Master, would venture to go after him. A kind of unsigned truce that is born from the evident connection that still exists between the two.
For all this, the second season of Obi-Wan Kenobi, as long as it moves away from the Star Wars canon and gives the protagonist a free hand, is a full-fledged yes. And what do you think?