Published On: Fri, Jun 17th, 2022

‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Continues the Trauma Tour for Ben

Obi-Wan with a Lightsaber in Obi-Wan Kenobi

One of the aspects of the Disney+ Obi-Wan Kenobi series that has been consistently fascinating to me is the exploration of grief and trauma that is happening not only for Ben but for Anakin, as well. As we saw in “Part V,” their shared grief isn’t something that either is really working through, and we got to see how their pain manifested, from their past relationship with each other up to the scenes we see them share throughout the series. While, sure, Ben is clearly upset about what happened with his former Padawan, he’s at least still connected to him and Padmé through Luke and then Leia. But for Anakin, he’s just lost in the grief of his own making.

But episode 5 gave us a specific scene that really gives us some insight into their relationship and just how deep the pain runs for both Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi.

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