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Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5: Here’s How [Spoiler] Returns From the Dead

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 has many twists and turns that make it one of the best episodes of the show so far. And one of them is the grand revelation of the return a very crucial member from the previous episodes. How do the events of episode 5 affect Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6? But more importantly, how does this character return from almost certain doom? We dive in and find out how this character’s comeback has some major consequences for Obi-Wan Kenobi in the season finale.

Obi Wan Kenobi Episode 5
Obi Wan Kenobi Episode 5

SPOILER ALERT: Major Spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 up ahead. Enter at your own risk









Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 – A Quick Recap

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 - Darth vader
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 – Darth vader

As Kenobi and Leia make it back to Jabiim, Reva and Vader are in pursuit, having placed a tracker inside Leia’s Lola droid. Lola manages to hack into the hanger door and stop the Path and its forces from evacuating. So Kenobi leads them into battle, with the strategy of holding Vader’s forces long enough for their people to escape.

Tala, Kenobi, and Haja Estree - Star Wars
Tala, Kenobi, and Haja Estree – Obi-Wan Kenobi

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The Path, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Tala watch as the Imperial forces use a heavy gun to break through the main door. Kenobi tries negotiating with Reva as a ruse to stall and buy the Path more time. While negotiating, Kenobi realizes that Reva is trying to get to Kenobi so that he could catch Vader with his guard down. She was one of the Jedi foundlings who watched as Anakin slaughtered them all. All she has been looking for is a way to avenge her fallen allies.

Tala's Death in Obi-Wan Kenobi
Tala’s Death in Obi-Wan Kenobi

After a valiant effort put up by Kenobi and Tala to resist the invading Imperial forces, Indira Varma’s character sacrifices herself in an explosion. Kenobi decides to surrender, promising Reva that he will distract Vader long enough for her to make the killing strike. As Vader makes his way into the cave system, Kenobi escapes along with the Path, Leia having helped override the hangar door controls and retrieving Lola in the process.

Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 - Kenobi Escapes Darth Vader
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 5 – Kenobi Escapes Darth Vader

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As Vader watches the ship leave, Reva tries to kill Vader but is unable to get close. Beaten, Reva realizes that Vader had already been onto her. The Grand Inquisitor, who Reva killed in Episode 1, is alive and kicking, having informed Vader of Reva’s treachery. Vader leaves Reva for the dead and the latter finds out from Kenobi’s abandoned holo disc that Vader has children and one of them is on Tatooine.

How Did The Grand Inquisitor Survive?

Obi Wan Kenobi Episode 1 - Grand Inquisitor's Death
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 1 – Grand Inquisitor’s Death

There is a rather simple explanation as to how the Grand inquisitor survived what looked like a fatal blow in Episode 1. In the first episode, the Pau’an is struck in his stomach region and seemingly bleeds to death. What many Star wars fans do not know is that Pau’ans have two stomachs. While the Grand Inquisitor was struck in one, his other stomach was perfectly fine and that is how he lived to tell the tale.

Grand Inquisitor in Obi-Wan Kenobi
Grand Inquisitor in Obi-Wan Kenobi

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This had already been confirmed by Rupert Friend, the guy who plays the character in the show. Friend was asked by Jimmy Kimmel on his show about his character’s death and he replied that Reva stabbed through “one of [the stomachs].” He avoided further questioning but had already spoiled a major twist. Of course, Star Wars fans already knew that the Grand Inquisitor somehow returns since he is seen in Star Wars Rebels as well. He probably had a long stint in a bacta tank where he got his wounds healed and then came back to Darth Vader and revealed Reva’s actions.

Obi-Wan Kenobi – Synopsis, Episode 6 Release Date & More

Obi-Wan Kenobi limited series on Disney+.
Obi-Wan Kenobi series on Disney+

A Disney+ Original, Obi-Wan Kenobi focuses on the story of the titular character as he journeys across the galaxy far, far away for a grand adventure. Episode 6 of Obi-Wan Kenobi will be released next Wednesday and will be the series finale. The official synopsis for the show reads:

Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 1

“Obi-Wan Kenobi” begins 10 years after the dramatic events of “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith” where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.

Written by Bibhu Prasad Panda

Bibhu Prasad Panda is a Senior Content Writer at FandomWire. He has always been fascinated with the world of word balloons and text boxes since he was 5. From aspiring to be an engineer to becoming a market research specialist, life's been quite a journey for him. Bibhu now follows his passion as an entertainment journalist/blogger. He's also an Omen main in Valorant. SCATTER!!!!