EPISODE 4 OF OBI-WAN Kenobi is the most condensed and focused episode of the series to date. Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and Tala (Indira Varma) break into the Fortress Inquisitorius in the hopes of rescuing Princess Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) from Reva (Moses Ingram). Despite the fact that Obi-Wan and Tala’s mission is successful, there are a few snags along the way.
Who is Tera Sinube?
Tera Sinube, a male Cosian Jedi Master who served on the Jedi High Council prior to the Naboo Invasion, has passed away. Later in life, he studied Coruscant’s criminal underbelly and evolved into a Star Wars version of Columbo, an unassuming detective who used his keen observation skills to solve crimes and be a badass.
Tera’s mind remained sharp even as his body slowed, thanks in part to the Force, which enhanced his already formidable detective abilities. That was most evident in The Clone Wars episode “Lightsaber Lost,” in which he assisted Ahsoka Tano, yep, Ahsoka, in recovering her lightsaber from a thief named Bannamu.
Who is in the Jedi tomb in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4?
Obi-Wan Kenobi focuses on Tera Sinube when he first enters the tomb. Tera is the elderly Jedi who hid his lightsaber in his walking stick in the animated series.
The tomb’s other Jedi were unknown to viewers. The initial shot of the tomb’s entirety appeared to show Jedi Plo Koon and Quinlan Vos, but they look different upon closer inspection. Vos and Plo Koon would have likely gotten Kenobi’s attention more than Tera Sinube. Fans believe the Jedi who looks like Plo Koon is Coleman Kcaj, a Galactic Republic Jedi Master.
Kenobi also saw the body of a youngling wearing a prequels-era training helmet and several other Jedi. Why did the episode focus on unknown Jedi when there are several familiar, deceased Jedi?
One theory is that the tomb’s graves are like Han Solo’s carbonite and that the Jedi could be revived. Obi-Wan rescuing the Jedi would make sense if Kenobi returns for season 2. If the show goes this way, we’ll know.
Obi-Wan Kenobi has officially joined the Dark Side. Well, not Obi-Wan himself, though Ben is starting to show signs of mental deterioration these days. No, the show has become noticeably darker with each passing week, far more so than most other Star Wars projects released in recent memory.
Obi-despair Wan’s over Anakin and the tortured dynamic he shares with Darth Vader account for a large part of this. But, this week, with a gruesome discovery hidden deep within Fortress Inquisitorius, an Imperial underwater base on the moon Nur, episode four took a step further into the realms of horror.
Obi-Wan stumbles across what appears to be a tomb around 19 minutes into the episode. While many bodies are discovered, including one that will remain forever young, Ben is most surprised to find Jar Jar Binks’ corpse floating in a transparent orange casket…
Sorry, but that’s wishful thinking. This strange-looking individual isn’t Jar Jar at all. Tera Sinube, a Jedi Master who last appeared in The Clone Wars animated series, is who he is. While this isn’t the live-action debut that fans had hoped for, it’s still bittersweet to see fan favourites like Tera finally get their due in more mainstream fare.
It’s possible that these dead Jedi are being kept in stasis solely to serve as trophies. However, there could be a deeper meaning to these trophies. The Empire may require a steady supply of midichlorian-rich DNA.
We know Palpatine can evade death aboard the second Death Star and cling to life inside a clone body thanks to The Rise of Skywalker (or, more accurately, the novelization of The Rise of Skywalker). Supreme Leader Snoke is a part of Palpatine’s larger plan to unlock ancient Sith secrets and create a perfect, Force-sensitive clone body that will allow him to become immortal. By the time the Obi-Wan Kenobi series begins, we can assume Palpatine is well into his unholy science experiments. These Jedi may be imprisoned in oversized test tubes.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode Summary at a Glance
A SECRET TOMB — As Obi-Wan travels through the Fortress’s various halls, he comes across a corridor lined with chambers filled with an amber-like substance. The bodies of Jedi who have been hunted and murdered by the Empire and its Inquisitors are encased in them, much to Obi-horror. Wan’s
While many of the Jedi shown appear to be unknowns, one in particular has piqued the interest of Star Wars fans. That’s because he appears to be Tera Sinube himself.
FROZEN IN AMBER — Tera Sinube appeared in several episodes of The Clone Wars, despite not being as well-known as other members of the Jedi Order. He teamed up with Ahsoka Tano in one storyline to help her recover her lightsaber after it was stolen by a thief. Sinube was not only a capable and wise Jedi Master, but he was also well-versed in Coruscant’s criminal underworld.
When the Jedi Order fell at the end of Revenge of the Sith, no one knew what happened to Sinube. His appearance in Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 answers that question, revealing that he was pursued by the Empire.
THE INVERSE ANALYSIS — Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4’s Jedi Tomb scene finally reveals the fate of one beloved, albeit obscure Star Wars character. Obi-journey Wan’s through the Fortress Inquisitorius’ Jedi tomb is meant to emphasise how evil the Empire is, and the inclusion of at least one familiar character helps to convey that message.
Viewers now know exactly what kind of trauma and terror Obi-Wan is still dealing with in Kenobi, in case they needed reminding.