Obi-Wan KenobiThe third episode of the series premieres on Disney Plus today, and like its first time, it leaves us with some questions. The episode features a strange guest appearance, a mysteriously produced voiceover, and a deep passage Clone War reference, so unpack everything that’s going on here.
[Ed. note: This piece contains spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 3.]
Is that Zach Braff???
You then! You heard correctly. The Kill death celk actor and Garden State The director debuted in a cameo like this Nasal mole man, Freck, who offers Obi-Wan and Leia a ride to the nearest spaceport. Unfortunately for representing the star-nose mole, Freck turns out to be a Royal sympathizer, sporting the Star Wars equivalent of the Confederate flag on his space truck. .
During the inevitable fight, Obi-Wan seems to only knock him down rather than kill him, so Freck and Braff are likely to return in future episodes.
Is that also James Earl Jones?
Yeah like that, sure. Jones’ voice is used to bring life to his most famous character, Darth Vader, but whether Jones is directly involved remains to be seen. Jones recorded his own voice as Darth Vader most recently in Star Wars and Rogue One (and also a very small part of Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker). But things don’t always go so smoothly.
The 91-year-old actor was unknown in the first two Star Wars films and although his voice is apparently used at the end of the film. Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, this line is made through imitation or use of previously recorded material. Jones himself said at the time he didn’t know if the voice was his and was not directly involved in the production.
He got his credit due Obi-Wan Kenobi, but again his voice may have been generated rather than recorded again. Among the effects companies listed at the end of the episode’s credits is Respeecher, to provide “voice switching services”. Same company worked Books by Boba Fett to produce that thing is a great trophy for The Books by Boba Fett.
Who is Quinlan?
In the episode, Obi-Wan expresses delighted surprise that a man named Quinlan is alive and connected to a secret network of Jedi supporters who call themselves the Path. Quinlan Vos is a character introduced largely through Star Wars: Clone Wars series, a Jedi with the unique ability to see the memories of other beings by touching objects they’ve touched, making him an adept follower.
However, being named the Jedi best suited to infiltrate the criminal underworld to track down the hard-to-find also puts him in the position of being taken advantage of by the arrogant Jedi. The Jedi Council gives Vos a mission to locate and kill Count Dooku by befriending the Sith Lord’s former disciple, the female assassin Asajj Ventress.
Vos has come very close to Ventress; The two fall in love, and he accepts her tutoring in the Dark Side way. Together the two carry out a failed assassination attempt on Dooku, in which Vos is captured and tortured until he pledges allegiance to the Sith. He became a double agent, rejoining the Jedi order until his changed loyalty was discovered and the Jedi council once again ordered him to kill Dooku, but this time to atonement.
Vos’ second assassination attempt also didn’t go well, with Ventress sacrificing her life to keep Dooku from killing him. Her death left Vos deeply worried and eager to actually rejoin the Jedi. Obi-Wan personally defends Vos for the Jedi Council, stating that the cause of his fall to the Dark side lies with the Council itself for ordering a Jedi knight to perform a non-Jedi act such as assassination. and ask him to get close to the Dark Side while doing it – which would explain why Obi-Wan would be happy to see his old friend survive the Clone Wars and still be with the light. shining.
Vos will become a general of the clone forces, and he is confirmed to have survived the Jedi carnage by the clone soldiers in – check notes – Star Wars: Card TraderDigital collectible card app.
Maybe this one sentence reference is all we get for Vos in Obi-Wan Kenobi. But it’s also possible that this is just the beginning of his role. There are a few actors that we know have participated Obi-Wan Kenobi characters have yet to be revealed, including O’Shea Jackson Jr., who is not Not the same way Vos was depicted in Clone War and other Star Wars artworks.
With Leia in the hands of Inquisitor Reva Sevander, Vos’ tracking abilities could be put to good use for our hero. And his experience with the Dark Side can certainly make Obi-Wan KenobiThe Jedi test goes awry, both Anakin turn to Darth Vader and, as the series seems to be hinting at, the transformation of Reva from a kid on the run for her life in the first episode of the show into a Sith. The ambitious Inquisitor she is today.