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Star Wars Fans Going Mad Over Big Cameo In Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale

Daisy Phillipson

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Star Wars Fans Going Mad Over Big Cameo In Obi-Wan Kenobi Finale

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WARNING: Contains spoilers for the finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi

Obi-Wan Kenobi has been providing fan service left, right and centre, so it’ll come as no surprise that the finale followed suit. 

As well as giving us the Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) rematch we’d all been waiting for, none other than Liam Neeson’s Qui-Gon Jinn made an appearance. 

Star Wars fans were just as delighted as Obi-Wan to see the Jedi Master - albeit in ghost form given the fact that he was killed by the Sith Lord Darth Maul in The Phantom Menace.

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His cameo arrives at the end of the sixth and final episode of the Disney+ series after McGregor’s Jedi checks that all is well with the young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely).

As he travels through the desert in search of a new home, Qui-Gon emerges from thin air, much to the shock of his former apprentice. 

“Well, took you long enough,” he quips, to which Obi-Wan replies: “I was beginning to think you’d never come” - clearly a nod to the fans who have waited in anticipation for this reunion. 

Qui-Gon then says: “I was always here, Obi-Wan. You just were not ready to see.”

He's back! Credit: Disney+
He's back! Credit: Disney+

It was the perfect end to the mini-series, and over on Twitter the praise continues to roll in for the decision to get Neeson back - even if just for a brief moment. 

As said by one: “AFTER 23 YEARS, MY FAVORITE PREQUEL ERA JEDI IS BACK!! LIAM NEESON AS QUI-GON JINN OMG!!”

“When I thought the series were out of surprises then pulled out Liam Neeson as Qui Gon Jinn at the end of the ep I SCREAMED,” wrote another. 

A third added: “I’m so happy that Liam Neeson came back as force ghost Qui Gon Jinn.”

Others speculated what the appearance could mean should the series get renewed for a second season

“Now that Obi Wan can presumably commune properly with Qui-Gon, give us season 2 of some teachings and Obi Wan helping other Jedi,” said one. 

“He could be a part of things now that get paid off long after the Skywalker saga, in a new part of the galaxy that we haven't seen yet.”

Fans are calling for a second season. Credit: Disney+
Fans are calling for a second season. Credit: Disney+

Another wrote: “The finale was wonderful. But it begs for a season 2. There is room in canon for it. And have Liam Neeson be a bigger role!”

Whether Disney gives the greenlight for round two is yet to be seen, although it has been rumoured to be in the pipeline. 

Only time will tell - but until then, all six episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi season one are available to stream on Disney+ now. 

Topics: Star Wars, Ewan McGregor, TV and Film, Disney Plus

Daisy Phillipson
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