The opening chapter will begin ten years before our story takes place. Two Padwan learners flee the Jedi Temple on Coruscant as Clone Troopers murder the Jedi inside. The two kids, a girl and a boy, appear to make it out of the temple. Most likely these are younger versions of two characters we will meet as adults as the story progresses.
The logo for Star Wars: Obi-Wan Kenobi then appears on screen.
We pick up ten years later. Obi-Wan Kenobi rides his Eopie in the deserts of Tatooine. He approaches Anchorhead and ties up his mount where it will wait for him while he does his day’s work.
Kenobi sits in silence on his transport to the Dune Sea to work where he does some form of “sand whaling” with a crew of other “sand whalers.” They work for a tyrant of a boss who bullies and takes advantage of the crew. Kenobi wants to set the boss straight with some “aggressive negotiations” but resigns himself to obedient silence, determined not to make any waves.
After a day on the Dune Sea, Kenobi returns to Anchorhead, where he cleans up, and rides his Eopie home. There is a local Jawa named Tika (Teeka?) who waits for him. In a comedic sequence, we learn that the Jawa steals from Kenobi and he is often forced to buy his own items back.
Kenobi liklely buys some supplies from the Jawa and she pushes a T-16 Skyhopper toy (that she probably stole from someone else) into the transaction and to make her skedaddle he purchases the toy ship from the Jawa and she leaves.
We will experience how Kenobi buries his important possessions in the sand, probably in his cave. Kenobi digs up a few things and has a sort of ceremony, probably for his fallen friends and he buries the items again. It shows he still mourns the galaxy of friends and loved ones he lost after Order 66.
Kenobi readies for bed after a solid day of work. He reaches out with the Force for his old Jedi Master. He calls out to Qui-Gon Jinn. But Qui-Gon does not answer him. So Kenobi sits in silence and then goes to bed. This is probably a ritual of failure he conducts daily.
The next morning, Kenobi watches over the Lars Homestead from the front of his cave which looks down upon the land of Luke Skywalker’s home. When there is no one around, Obi-Wan takes the T-16 Skyhopper toy he bought from Teeka the Jawa to the property and leaves it there for ten-year-old Luke Skywalker to find. However, Uncle Owen finds it and puts it away before heading into “town.”
Meanwhile on Alderaan, Princess Leia lives in a lavish castle with her adoptive parents Bail Organa and her mother Breha. The parents dote on their daughter and adore her spirited personality.
Leia plays with her “Polly Pocket” droid named LOLA. They have a conversation about how while she is adopted, they could not love her any more if she was their biological child. She is their daughter and she is loved.
Breha, Leia’s mother, takes Leia’s droid and places her into her pocket. When she is not looking, Leia takes the droid back from her mother.
Bail and Breha converse that they fear for Leia. We get the sense that while things are right inside the castle, everything is not outside of it.
Meanwhile, back on Tatooine, a young unknown Jedi scrambles through the streets being very secretive and clearly in hiding. He scans the crowd looking for something or someone while trying not to be seen himself.
The Scythe lands in Anchorhead, kicking up dust. Three Inquisitors exit the ship. The Third Sister Reva says she can sense the Jedi and something else, perhaps Kenobi. The Grand Inquisitor says he is a shadow and she will never find him and Reva’s competitor, The Fifth Brother agrees.
Reva wants to draw the young Jedi out but she is ordered to wait. They walk through the town square interviewing and intimidating the locals. A local gives Reva some good old Anchorheadd street sass and she cuts off his hands to the astonishing amusement of The Grand Inquisitor.
Owen sees Reva’s brutality, and being seen as a local community leader he confronts Reva saying these people do not know anything about any Jedi. Owen explains how he hates those guys. Reva is close to attacking Owen when she moves on or is called away.
The Grand Inquisitor takes his pupils to a place for refreshments and explains that Jedi are predictable and easy to draw out. He threatens the bartender, framing an innocent man. The young Jedi in hiding reveals himself to save the bartender and runs.
The Inquisitors wound the young Jedi and he’s allowed to escape. However, this is all part of their plan. The Inquisitors then talk about how their plan on Alderaan was also successful and spice den pirates have the Princess. There is also a conversation at once point between the Inquisitors about how Anakin Skywalker broke free of the chains of the Jedi teachings and became much more unlike these stragglers.
Obi-Wan heads into Anchorhead to meet with Owen. They appear to periodically have these meetings. Obi-Wan wants to begin to train Luke in the ways of the Force and after his failures with the boy’s father, Owen forbids it. He tells Kenobi that he’s brought the Empire to Tatooine and he is making things worse, not better, for young Luke.
As a dejected Kenobi rides home he hears a voice call out to him. The voice is saying “Obi-Wan!” Kenobi pretends he doesn’t hear it and does not answer. The young Jedi explains his name is Nari and he has been searching for Kenobi for years.
Kenobi says he does not know what Nari is talking about; his name is Ben. Nari pleads for help. Nari says he is going to die out here without Obi-Wan’s help.
Obi-Wan tells Nari the war is over, they lost. If he wants to survive, bury his lightsaber in the sand and disappear. The two parts ways.
Later, Kenobi returns home to find Bail Organa at the Kenobi cave. Bail explains Leia has been taken. Kenobi, knowing their secret and the importance of the girl, Kenobi has to save her from the pirates as there appears to be more at play than meets the eye.
Kenobi agrees to head to Daiyu to save Princess Leia.
With the young Jedi likely bringing more heat to Tatooine, Kenobi, leaving for a bit is probably a good idea for Luke’s protection anyways.
Kenobi digs up his lightsaber and heads into Anchorhead. As he heads for the public transport he sees the dead body of Nari strung up in the town square, the poor guy didn’t make it.
A rattled Kenobi leaves Tatooine for the first time in ten years. The Inquisitors still know a powerful force user is on Tatooine as the feeling is still there after Nari’s death. They know the transport to Daiyu is off to rescue Leia and they will finally have the dirt on the Organa family to execute them.
Following Bai Organa’s directions Kenobi lands on Daiyu and meets with the contact (Kumail Nanjiani) who is the seedy guy on Daiyu that points the “disguised” Kenobi towards the Spice Den where Princess Leia is being held captive.
Kenobi fights his way inside and he takes down the gang members who run the Spice Den, one by one and sometimes a few at a time. At one point he throws spice into the faces of some of the gang, getting them intoxicated and they pass out, high on their own supply.
The kidnappers attempt to take the Princess to a new location and Kenobi chases the kidnappers on the rooftops of Daiyu where Reva meets up with the chase complicating things. Meanwhile the other Inquisitors are trailing behind Kenobi in search of the Jedi.
During the chase, Reva momentarily snatches Leia’s droid LOLA. She loads a tracking device onto the droid and releases the little mechanical critter.
Eventually as the chase continues, Obi-Wan clashes with Reva and her suspicions are verified that it is Kenobi on the case. Realizing she is outclassed but with a tracking device on the droid, she lets them flee.
By the end of the episode, Kenobi has defeated the spice den kidnappers and evaded the Imperials for now. Ten-year-old Princess Leia looks at her rescuer, bloody and battered, and she is not impressed with her knight’s lack of shining armor. They scramble back to the contact (Kumail Nanjiani) to get off world.
Kumail Nanjiani introduces them to Roken and NED-B. They agree to fly them home to Alderaan but they have stops to make first.
We then see a bacta tank. We see a closed eye open. The eye of Anakin Skywalker. Darth Vader. There’s been a disturbance in the Force and he has felt it.