Personally I thought it was a weak way to have them connect, but I’m mostly talking about the new gang we meet. Severely underdeveloped characters, that one guy at first hesitates to help only to have an inexplicable change of heart… then there’s Wade who dies at the end and… we’re supposed to feel for him, I guess? Like, the issue isn’t that they’re there, it’s that we’re supposed to care. They’re obviously representing the fight against oppression and the cost of the mission to the point that it shouldn’t matter who they are, but not even the symbolic nature of the role helps that brief storyline to succeed, like it does for me in Rogue One, and it really drags the whole thing. Doesn’t help that the rest of the episode was mostly boring…
I agree about the characters for sure. I think there needed to be more build up to the beginning of the mission to Nur as it felt like they jumped into it pretty quickly. I get why it makes sense to set off as fast as possible, but we needed to actually care about Wade, we needed to really feel how huge a challenge this is for Obi-wan and see how under-confident he is that he can actually pull it off.
I actually liked this episode but that stuck out to me as the biggest thing being missing. Build-up.
“Remember, the Force will be with you. Always.”