Well, it was better than I expected. Plus finally some John Williams classics.
There’s just SO many problems that make this difficult to enjoy. For the first ten minutes I’m trying to just enjoy the show, but I can’t stop thinking “wait how did Reva get to Tatooine? I thought there were no other ships at that base. How did she even survive? How did she get there so fast when it seems like we picked up minutes after the last episode ended, with Vader’s Star Destroyer chasing Obi-Wan?” So many questions I have to put a lot of effort into ignoring.
I also don’t think they make it clear why exactly Reva wants to kill Luke. I guess it’s supposed to satisfy her need to get revenge on Vader… but at this point Vader doesn’t even know Luke exists. Was Reva going to call up Vader afterwards and be like “hey I’m still alive, also you had a son, but I killed him”? Or did she just want to kill Luke because she was afraid he would grow up to become another Vader? The latter would be a more interesting motivation, but it’s never made clear.
Also isn’t Obi Wan a bit concerned that Reva knows about Luke? I feel like Reva’s whole plot-line is just left hanging with no closure.
Whatever. This wasn’t that bad, just a lot of wasted potential. The only time I really felt something was when Obi Wan apologized to Anakin. But, unfortunately their interaction wasn’t as interesting as I hoped it would be. Since we know they both survive, an extended action-packed lightsaber duel isn’t really the best use of screen time. (They already went overboard with the duel in Revenge of the Sith.) I would have preferred a more dialogue-centered, psychological encounter.
Overall, I still feel like this series hasn’t justified its existence.