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Things We Want To See Happen In Obi-Wan Kenobi Season 2

This article contains spoilers for "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

Disney+'s "Obi-Wan Kenobi" just finished its six-episode run, delivering plenty of epic moments and solid surprises. The series caught fans up with Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) after the events of "Revenge of the Sith," as he continues to be haunted by Anakin's (Hayden Christensen) turn to the dark side and is given a new mission to rescue a young Princess Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair). McGregor's return as Obi-Wan was everything that fans could have asked for, as the epic confrontations between him and Anakin, now in full Darth Vader mode, showcased some of the best action in live-action "Star Wars." His growing relationship with Leia, meanwhile, allowed him to face his past and move forward towards a new journey.

What is that new journey? Well, at the moment, it's unknown since "Obi-Wan Kenobi" was simply a limited series, meaning that no future seasons are planned. However, with "Obi-Wan Kenobi" smashing Disney+ viewership records and stars like McGregor and Christensen advocating for another season, the chances of getting a second season of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" are pretty high. The only question is: what could another season look like? With everything that "Obi-Wan Kenobi" introduced and left on the table, there are plenty of things it could do that would excite the "Star Wars" fan base like never before.

Darth Maul and Obi-Wan's long-awaited rematch

One of the biggest ongoing story threads in "Obi-Wan Kenobi" was Darth Vader constantly being on Obi-Wan's tail waiting for the right moment to seek his revenge. Throughout the whole series, fans were eagerly awaiting to see these two have the epic reunion and duel they deserve, and it finally came to fruition in the finale. The climactic fight between these two not only delivered some amazing visuals and lightsaber choreography, but also some emotional blows that saw Obi-Wan realize that Anakin couldn't be saved. But Vader isn't the only Sith Lord holding a grudge against Obi-Wan.

After getting cut down by Obi-Wan in "The Phantom Menace," Darth Maul is certainly looking for revenge and could be a great Season 2 villain. Thanks to "Solo: A Star Wars Story," we already know that Maul is alive and well, robot legs and all, and it's not too far of a stretch to say that he'd be on the hunt for Kenobi. After all, their rivalry is already well-known to fans of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" and Maul has plenty of story material left that hasn't been touched on in the live-action universe. If we're already on the path of redeeming the prequel movies, Darth Maul shouldn't be left out.

A glimpse of other Jedi that are alive

Via Order 66, Vader and Emperor Palpatine sent out the Inquisitors to hunt and slay all the Jedi remaining in the galaxy. By the time we get to the events of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," there aren't many left. Obi-Wan is pretty much shown to be the last one standing and even when he comes across one named Nari (Benny Safdie), he gives him the cold shoulder, leading to Nari being publicly hanged by Reva (Moses Ingram). However, in Episode 3, Obi-Wan is shown "The Path," a hidden escape system utilized by Jedi and Force-sensitive people, meaning that other Jedi are likely still out there.

For those that know the "Star Wars" extended universe, there are actually a good amount of Jedi that survived Order 66 who Obi-Wan could come across wherever his new journey takes him. Honestly, that could be where he's going. Now that he knows that other Jedi are out there and using "The Path" to survive, Obi-Wan could try to look for them and rebuild the Jedi order while Luke grows up. Or, he could just help them survive since the Inquisitors still exist and the Grand Inquisitor (Rupert Friend) will certainly want to get things back on track.

Cal Kestis' live-action debut

Fans of the "Star Wars" video games were introduced to Jedi padawan and Order 66 survivor Cal Kestis (Cameron Monaghan) during the events of "Jedi: Fallen Order." A Force-sensitive human, Cal went through training to become a Jedi Knight until he was left on his own after Order 66. Cal has quickly become a fan favorite and many are excited to see him return in the upcoming sequel, "Jedi: Survivor." However, rumors have been circulating lately about Cal possibly getting his own show on Disney+ (via The Direct), so maybe he could debut in a possible second season of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" first.

To be fair, in the game canon, Obi-Wan and Cal have never met, but that doesn't mean they couldn't. Technically, Cal does exist somewhere in the live-action canon, since the events of his story do coincide with where Obi-Wan is currently in his story. It's certainly not a stretch to say that they could meet up at some point, and it would be a great way to get the wider fan base acclimated to the character. Also, it would just be amazing to see McGregor's Obi-Wan and Monaghan's Cal onscreen together.

Obi-Wan working with Ahsoka

In the animated "Star Wars" universe, mainly "The Clone Wars," fans know that Jedi Ahsoka Tano has a very close relationship with both Obi-Wan and Anakin, embarking on many missions with them. However, she's nowhere to be found in the prequel films. Ahsoka's time in the live-action universe has mostly been relegated to some appearances in "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett," but that's about to change. Ahsoka, played by Rosario Dawson, is set to star in her own Disney+ series that will flesh out her story, but an appearance in a potential second season of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" could fill in some of her missing lore. 

While she's mostly been seen with Luke Skywalker in "The Book of Boba Fett," Ahsoka does mention that she seemingly knows Anakin, meaning that she must have met Obi-Wan at some point too. Ahsoka's time before "The Mandalorian" and "The Book of Boba Fett" is still a little hazy, so maybe having her finally work alongside Obi-Wan in the live-action universe could clear some things up. It could at least explain how she's still around after Order 66 and the Empire's rise and fall.

A reunion of Jedi masters

Now that Obi-Wan knows that he likely isn't the only Jedi left after Order 66, there's a good chance that he's going to go find any remaining Jedi. Surely Master Yoda tops that list, right? With Yoda being one of Obi-Wan's old masters, Obi-Wan would almost certainly want to see him again — and he could, now that he's not completely tied to watching Luke. Even though Obi-Wan was able to fend off Vader for now, he knows that he's not really ready to train Luke to be the Jedi he needs to be to stop the Empire, so finding Yoda to gain further guidance seems like a sensible decision.

Given that Obi-Wan knows that Yoda has retreated to Dagobah and the two have a strong rapport with each other, the series has kind of set itself up perfectly to have Obi-Wan and Yoda reunite. Fans would obviously go nuts for it and it would be incredibly interesting to see Obi-Wan and Yoda converse more about Anakin's turn to the dark side and the Empire's rise in the galaxy.

Flashbacks to Obi-Wan being trained by Qui-Gon Jinn

The "Obi-Wan Kenobi" finale delivered a big surprise that no one was expecting, with Liam Neeson reprising his role as Qui-Gon Jinn to talk to Obi-Wan as a Force ghost. It was the perfect final treat for fans and a great sendoff for Obi-Wan as he moves forward. It's possible that a second season could see more conversations between Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan as he faces new challenges. But let's take it a step further: We already got an incredible flashback sequence between Obi-Wan and Anakin in Episode 5, so why can't we do the same thing with Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan, looking back at on the latter's time as a padawan?

Outside of "The Phantom Menace," we've rarely ever seen Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan together. Learning about his time as a padawan under Qui-Gon could be a great way to flesh out unseen parts of Obi-Wan's character. Perhaps we'd see more parallels between him and Anakin that we never realized before. Qui-Gon's reappearance could offer Obi-Wan a new perspective that he could instill in others somewhere down the road.

Boba Fett hunting Obi-Wan

The Inquisitors didn't exactly have the best luck keeping Obi-Wan in their grasp throughout the season and aren't really ready to jump back into hunting him down. After Reva was shown to be a traitor, the ranks of the Inquisitors went back to normal, but the impact of her actions can still be felt. Vader is surely questioning the effectiveness of the Inquisitors and could look for outside help to reign in Obi-Wan. Given that we've never really seen how Vader eventually gets Boba Fett as a gun for hire, there could be a possible storyline involving Vader hiring Boba Fett to track down Obi-Wan. 

While parts of Boba Fett's journey after the Clone Wars were explored in "The Book of Boba Fett," we've still never really seen how he become the legendary bounty hunter or how he became aligned with Vader. With Vader still wanting to get revenge on Obi-Wan, he could hire out Boba Fett to bring him in, making Fett a strong secondary or main antagonist for a second season. There's also still some bad blood between Boba Fett and the Jedi, since Mace Windu did kill his father Jango Fett in battle. Even though Mace is either missing or dead, Boba could go for the next best thing and kill his old pal Obi-Wan.

The start of the Rebellion

While Obi-Wan is attempting to escape from Reva and Vader, he receives help from a group of mostly nameless refugees that eventually help Leia return to Alderaan safely. Obi-Wan's final exchange with their leader Roken (O'Shea Jackson) leaves him on good terms with the group, while Obi-Wan distracting Vader allows them to escape in the finale. It's never said that this group of refugees is a part of the Rebellion or an early interpretation of them, but what if they are?

We've only really seen the start of the Rebellion's efforts in "Rogue One," and with the good relationship built between Leia and this group of refugees, who's to say that they couldn't end up becoming the Rebellion that would eventually take down the Empire? It could be cool to see Leia's story in "Obi-Wan Kenobi" be continued in this way. With the Empire ramping up their efforts across the galaxy, it would make sense for her to start playing a more active role by creating a resistance to try and take them down.

More of Hayden Christensen as Anakin

Aside from Ewan McGregor's return as Obi-Wan, fans were elated by the news of Hayden Christensen also reprising his role as Anakin Skywalker from the prequels, even if he's mostly trapped under the Vader outfit. It's nice that Christensen is there in spirit, but it would have been greater to see more of Christensen onscreen without him being stuck in costume. It really wasn't until Episode 5 that the series justified Christensen's return with an exciting flashback to a training battle between Obi-Wan and Anakin. Perhaps that battle sets the template for what the second season could include.

While Anakin maybe isn't weighing as much on Obi-Wan's mind, he's still a prevalent force. There could be more flashbacks to Anakin training under Obi-Wan to fill in some gaps in their relationship. Whether it would be another big fight or just a casual conversation between padawan and master, more flashbacks to the good old days of Anakin and Obi-Wan working together could further flesh out their characters. Christensen has earned the right for more screentime and a second season of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" should fulfill that.

The early days of the Death Star

The Death Star is the most destructive and devastating tool in the Empire's arsenal, able to destroy planets with one swift blast. It's the most significant reason that the Rebellion is formed and takes action to stop the Empire from ruling the galaxy. In "Rogue One," we saw a group of rebels steal the plans from the Empire and deliver them to Princess Leia, but how did those plans come to be?

While Obi-Wan is off on his next adventure, it would be interesting to cut away to Vader and Palpatine working on creating the Death Star and coming up with plans to take over the galaxy. It's a part of "Star Wars" that's rarely seen and could give Vader a nice background plotline outside of dealing with Obi-Wan himself. It could also bring in some nods to "Rogue One" that could eventually connect that film and "Obi-Wan Kenobi," filling in even more gaps between the prequel and original trilogy. Who knows, maybe Mads Mikkelsen could even reprise his role as Galen Erso?

More of Vader and Palpatine's dynamic

The Empire is in an interesting place during the events of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," as Darth Vader is really just becoming a terrifying force in the galaxy. With his Inquisitors, Vader is starting to eradicate the Jedi and use the Force to become a devastating entity on his own. While Obi-Wan has slipped his grasp for now, he's got plenty of other things to worry about in making the Empire stronger. A second season could make for a great time to showcase more of Vader and Palpatine's dynamic in the Empire.

It would be interesting to see what it's like for these two to try and take over the galaxy. Maybe we could even see hints of Anakin resisting Palpatine's desires for destruction. Overall, it would be a smaller storyline and could possibly work better in a Vader-focused show on its own, but it's always nice to see how the dark side operates. Giving a better look at Vader and Palpatine's dynamic during this time, especially after Vader basically loses to Obi-Wan, could be pretty insightful.

The Inquisitors hunting for more Jedi

While it was great that the Inquisitors were finally introduced in the live-action universe, they took a big backseat compared to Vader and Reva. With the Grand Inquisitor pretending to be dead for most of the series and not really doing much after he returned at the end of Episode 5, the Inquisitors really didn't get to do much Jedi hunting. That's why if there's going to be a Season 2 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi," the Inquisitors need to make a stronger return.

The time of Order 66 is one of the darkest eras in "Star Wars" and the Grand Inquisitor is one of the franchise's most prolific villains, so a second season could do more to show the horrors of the Inquisitors. Perhaps Obi-Wan's big mission now could be trying to stop the Inquisitors once and for all, since we don't ever see them again after this point. "Obi-Wan Kenobi" kind of blew it with utilizing the Inquisitors, but could easily make up for it by having them continue to hunt down Jedi across the galaxy and cause Obi-Wan more problems. We'll have to wait and see.