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Obi-Wan Kenobi Part VI Resolved A Plot Hole That Dates Back To Episode IV

"Obi-Wan Kenobi" has been a huge success for Disney+. According to data obtained by Nielsen, the series gave the streaming service its largest original premiere to date, with the total minutes viewed exceeding the one billion mark. Viewers have certainly shown up to support the titular Jedi's standalone series. Furthermore, the show's critics and audience scores on Rotten Tomatoes indicate that it's been quite well received across the board.

Of course, many long-term fans of the "Star Wars" franchise will undoubtedly find closure knowing that some of their questions from "A New Hope" have finally been answered by "Obi-Wan Kenobi." If you've ever wanted to find out how the Jedi were wiped out or why Obi-Wan decided to become a hermit, the show has you covered. 

Unsurprisingly, then, the season finale of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" has filled in even more plot holes that have stirred debates among "Star Wars" fans throughout the years, one of which also dates back to the very first film from 1977. Let's talk about it.

The finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi solved a major Darth Vader plot hole

Anakin Skywalker and Darth Vader are technically one and the same. At the same time, they couldn't be more different. The villainous Sith Lord basically buried his previous self when he joined the Dark Side, and he confirms this during the finale of "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Following their epic lightsaber battle in the final episode, the injured Vader tells Obi-Wan that Anakin Skywalker is dead and that his villainous persona is all that's left. "You didn't kill Anakin Skywalker," he says. "I did." Obi-Wan agrees with this sentiment and calls his nemesis "Darth" when he says goodbye and leaves. It's an emotional moment for the titular Jedi, as it's clear that he feels like he failed Anakin. 

The scene also explains why Obi-Wan never referred to Anakin by his real name in the original "Star Wars" movie. He accepts that his former friend has been consumed by the powers of darkness, and he refuses to acknowledge them as the same person. Now that this plot hole has been addressed, it can be added to the list of "Star Wars" plot holes that weren't plot holes after all.