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Where Can Reva Sevander Go As A Character After “Obi-Wan Kenobi” Season 1? | Column from the Editor

At the end of Season 1 of “Obi-Wan Kenobi” (spoilers ahead), Reva Sevander/Third Sister (Moses Ingram) survives, despite many fan theories predicting that she wouldn’t make it to the end of the show (myself included). Even more curiously, she knows about the location of Luke Skywalker (Grant Freely), although she doesn’t know exactly why he’s important or of his ties to her former master, Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen and James Earl Jones). 

Reva is left at the end of Part VI of the show to decide her own fate. It’s an interesting resolution to her arc that I think few fans saw coming, although it does validate the fan theory that every episode of the show mirrors its episodic film counterpart, with Reva’s rejection of the Empire and Inquisitors clearly mirroring Vader’s own return to the light side of the force and as Anakin Skywalker in “Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi.” 

But the key difference with Reva is that she doesn’t exactly have a previous light-side identity to go back to; she was never a Jedi as the order was destroyed when she was a child, and ever since then, her number one priority has been survival no matter the cost. She could very well become a Jedi Knight in exile, fighting the Empire, in a similar way Ezra Bridger or Cal Kestis did in both “Star Wars: Rebels” and “Jedi: Fallen Order,” but she lacks a master. 

That is, unless Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) is willing to take her on as an apprentice. 

And I think that is the most likely direction Disney/Lucasfilm will go. “Obi-Wan Kenobi” has been a huge hit for Disney Plus, and lead Ewan McGregor has been vocal about enjoying his time on the show, and wanting to do a Season 2. So long as it doesn’t undermine the fantastic work that was done in this season, I see no reason not to order six more episodes of this show. 

Having Obi-Wan take on Reva as his apprentice would do just that, as it would shift the focus away from Vader — his previous, and so far, only apprentice — on to a new one. It would also fall in line with Obi-Wan’s redemption arc, as it would give him another chance to succeed as a Jedi master. 

I’ve seen other routes suggested for Reva online, such as her becoming head of a crime syndicate like Darth Maul or joining the rebel alliance, but I think her becoming Obi-Wan’s apprentice makes the most sense, given how much she knows of him and of Luke. Like it or not, she’s now a part of a very small circle that includes Bail Organa (Jimmy Smitts) and his wife, Breha (Simone Kessell), as well as Yoda. Obi-Wan has a vested interest in making sure that she doesn’t go back to her former master or otherwise return to being a dark side user, as he needs to ensure that no matter what, she doesn’t compromise himself or Luke. 

Her turn to the light side can also serve as a catalyst for Obi-Wan attempting to reach out and reform Vader into becoming Anakin again and betray Darth Sidious — something Vader reveals in the original trilogy happened (“Obi-Wan once thought as you do,” Vader says in “Return of the Jedi” to Luke after he tried to turn Vader). We haven’t seen Obi-Wan put in any effort to do so yet, other than a half-hearted attempt to scold Vader in their climactic fight at the end of “Star Wars: Episode III — Revenge of the Sith.” He never tries to get his former friend to come back to the light side and face the consequences of his actions — after he saw the footage of him killing younglings, he recognized that his friend was beyond redemption, and needed to be dealt with. 

We of course know that Vader can be brought back to the light side — just by Luke, not Obi-Wan. But it seems fit — even appropriate — for Obi-Wan to at least try to bring his former friend back from the dark side. 

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