Obi-Wan Kenobi Episodes 1 and 2: Easter Egg And Reference Breakdown
The first two episodes of the Obi-Wan Kenobi series have arrived on Disney+. And while the series is entrenched in the world of Star Wars, there were still some things the average viewer may have missed. So we're breaking down some of the Easter eggs and references from Episode 1 and 2.
Warning: Spoilers head.
The first episode of the limited series kicks off introducing the viewer to the world Obi-Wan, which inadvertently reintroduces us to Princess Leia Organa as well--a young kid living on Alderaan. Meanwhile, Darth Vader's Inquisitors are hunting down the remaining Jedi, and three of them are on Tatooine, where Obi-Wan is currently living.
Episode 2 takes us to Daiyu where Obi-Wan is on a mission to save Leia Organa. However, the Inquisitors are hot on his tail, and of course, there are some fantastic action sequences closing out the episode.
Below, you'll find a breakdown of some of the Easter eggs we found in the episode.
1. Bye bye Jedi
The series opens with Order 66 in full effect. This is when Palpatine activated the Clone Troopers to kill all the Jedi, including the younglings. In the Clone Wars animated series, we saw this was against the Clone Troopers will.
2. The Grand Inquisitor
This here is the Grand Inquisitor, who is essentially the leader of the Inquisitors. They work for Darth Vader and the Empire and hunt Jedi. All of the Inquisitors use lightsabers and are Force sensitive. Many of them are former Jedi themselves--or Jedi Padawan. Rupert Friend plays the villain here, while Jason Isaacs voiced the Grand Inquisitor on the animated series Star Wars: Rebels.
3. Obi-Wan's animal friend
After Obi-Wan gets off of work, he feeds some food to a friend. This animal is called an Eopie. They are essentially the camels of Tatooine, used to carry people and cargo around the desert planet.
4. We're on Alderaan
We all know the fate of the planet Alderaan--the Death Star blows it up during A New Hope. However, in the first episode of Obi-Wan, we get to see a young Leia on it, who loves watching ships.
5. A funky bassist
The man that was watching Leia on Alderaan is quite the scoundrel. The actor playing him is none other than Flea, the bassist from Red Hot Chili Peppers.
6. Someone needs a little help
Now in Episode 2, Obi-Wan sees a Clone Wars vet on the streets of Daiyu. That former Clone Trooper is played by none other than Temuera Morrison, who also played Jango and Boba Fett--Clone Troopers are all clones of Jango, so this makes sense.
7. Daiyu's Jedi
We quickly find Daiyu's Jedi, who is played by Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick). He's not so much a Jedi as he is a swindler using magnets to perform Force push and grab tricks.
The wanted poster goes out for Obi-Wan in Daiyu, and it's all in Aurebesh. When translated, here's what it says:
"Offenses High treason"
"Bounty Upon capture"
9. More translation
Without going into translating everything in Aurebesh on the show, here's another one for you. The sign in the background here translates to "Market." That's the fun thing about Aurebesh. It's English, but replacing the letters with different symbols.
10. LOM-series droid
This bizarre bug-eyed robot originates far from Daiyu, and they were created to look like the species they were to serve, the Gand. However, these droids had an issue: their personality software could become corrupted and even overridden by the droid itself.
The most notable LOM-series droid is none other than 4-LOM, a bounty hunter who made its first appearance in The Empire Strikes Back. While this isn't 4-LOM above, there were quite a few other LOM-series droids that also broke free of their programming to become enforcers in the Outer Rim.
11. Wait… what?
The Third Sister ends up seemingly killing the Grand Inquisitor, and for Star Wars fans, that is incredibly confusing. The Grand Inquisitor is one of the main villains of Star Wars Rebels, which takes place in the five years leading up to the Battle of Yavin. The Obi-Wan series takes place 10 years after the Revenge of the Sith--which is nine years before the Battle of Yavin. So is the Grand Inquisitor actually dead or is he replaced with someone that looks nearly identical to him--with a skinnier head? Probably the former.