Random Thoughts on Obi-Wan Kenobi from Jacob Schoeneberger Part 2

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The June 3, 2022 installment of Jake Schoeneberger’s random observations

I have to start this article by asking a question that completely confuses me. Before the episode starts there’s the option to skip the intro on Disney+. Huh? Who would skip the intro on any Star Wars work? If there’s a single belief Jacob Schoeneberger lives by it’s that the intro of Star Wars shows/movies are the best part! Who’d want to miss that drama?

With that in mind, here are some random observations Jacob Schoeneberger has on the show.

The Jake Schoeneberger Random Thoughts about Obi-Wan Kenobi (Episode II)

This will contain spoilers for anyone who hasn’t watched the show yet.

As the episode began with Obi-Wan in the new city looking around, Jacob Schoeneberger had a random thought. Shouldn’t he have picked up some new duds for this mission? I mean, he’s wearing the exact same robe he wore as a Jedi knight. He looks exactly how anyone hunting him would expect him to look. I’d think he’d want to grab the galaxy’s equivalent of some tacky tourist shirt and lame shorts or something. Whatever would make him blend in as someone no one wants to talk to or be around. Someone to ignore. “But he has to carry his lightsaber,” you say. “Fanny pack!” I say!

In all seriousness, I loved how the episode began. Jake Schoeneberger nearly jumped off the couch when the old Clone Trooper asked for some credits. I half expected him to say, “Thanks, General,” to Obi-Wan after the exchange. Such a nice touch there.

Loved seeing Kumail Nanjiani as the new mystery “Jedi” whose name is Haja. It’s pretty clear he’s running a scam and that he doesn’t have Force abilities. But he plays the part so well you have to like him anyway. (Nanjiani is simply one of the most likable actors out there right now.) And when Obi-Wan questions him he says he did actually get the woman and her son to safety; he just took some of their money doing it. If the child had Force abilities he’s not wrong to try to get him somewhere safer. So he can’t be all bad!

Loved seeing Kenobi spring the trap in the holding cell. He knew Leia wasn’t there but wanted to get captured so that Flea would tell him what he needed to know. Silly smugglers, don’t you know who Obi-Wan is? Just because the Jedi were nearly wiped out doesn’t mean you can take out one of the best Jedis of his age so easily.

After Kenobi escapes with Leia, Third Sister gets in trouble once again with the Grand Inquisitor. It seems she came to them from “the gutter” as the Grand Inquisitor puts it. That explains why she has such ambition to capture Kenobi. She’s risen from the lowest depths to be an Inquisitor. I have to say, I kind of like her. She’s pretty scary, but you have to respect how she’s made herself and how much she stands up to the Grand Inquisitor. I think Jake Schoeneberger might have a brand-new favorite Star Wars character. Move over Ree-Yees and make room for Third Sister (Reva)!

Sick burn when Kenobi says their story is that Leia is his daughter and she whispers under her breath, “Granddaughter maybe.” LOL moment right there. Just makes us love Leia even more than we already did, if that’s even possible.

Leia is almost too smart for her own good. She sees Kenobi’s image in the disk from the bounty hunter that Kenobi incapacitates. She then thinks Kenobi is her real kidnapper. She’s smart but in this game she doesn’t understand all the rules and she’s making her own rescue more difficult. Oh well, when have we ever known Leia to do things the easy way? She learns the real truth after she falls from the building and Kenobi saves her using the Force.

Haja comes to the rescue and directs them to a cargo freighter, the only way to get off-world. He says he’s made some mistakes but he’s trying to make up for them now. Is it possible Jake Schoeneberger could actually be getting two new favorite characters in one episode? It sure feels that way! I hope we see lots more of Haja in this series.

We get to see the iconic spinning lightsaber blade when Grand Inquisitor is questioning Flea on where Leia disappeared to. We need to see a lot more of that soon in this series.

Jaw-dropping, incredible scene as Reva is trying to draw Obi-Wan out. Leia is safely aboard the cargo ship but she’s waiting for Obi-Wan to leave. Reva tells Kenobi that she’ll bring him before Lord Vader. It’s this moment that Obi-Wan realizes Anakin is still alive, and he’s the one hunting down the remaining Jedi.

Then as Grand Inquisitor arrives to put an end to Reva’s ambition, she instead kills him. I could not believe my eyes. She really is a force to now be reckoned with. But the delay this causes allows Obi-Wan and Leia time to escape in the cargo ship.

The final shot of the episode shows Kenobi sensing Anakin through the Force. Now the two see each other once again and another showdown is inevitable. Pretty heavy dramatic stuff and I’m loving this series so far.

The Jacob Schoeneberger Random Obi-Wan Kenobi Thought of the Day

Jacob Schoeneberger predicted Obi-Wan Kenobi would be the best Star Wars work we’ve seen in years, and I don’t think I’ll be wrong. It seems Star Wars is proving that maybe it doesn’t need Dave Filoni and Jon Favreau to make good stories after all! (But we do still love Filoni and Favreau…)

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