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Obi-Wan Kenobi fans ‘screaming’ over Star Wars cameo in tear-jerking episode 6 finale after weeks of speculation over return-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

‘That was so perfect!’ one fan said.

Obi-Wan Kenobi fans ‘screaming’ over Star Wars cameo in tear-jerking episode 6 finale after weeks of speculation over return-Sabrina Barr-Entertainment – Metro

Obi-Wan’s strength has been restored ahead of his Darth Vader rematch (Picture: Lucasfilm Ltd.)

Warning: spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 6.

The episode 6 finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi was always going to be an emotional affair, as Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) and his former Padawan Anakin Skywalker, aka Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) went head-to-head in an epic rematch.

However, a twist that came right at the end of the episode has left many fans beaming for joy, as Obi-Wan’s own Master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), finally showed up as a Force Ghost after weeks of speculation that he would appear.

Liam – who also recently made a cameo as a police officer in Derry Girls – first appeared in Star Wars in the prequel trilogy, seeing the potential in Anakin (JAke Lloyd) when he was a young boy in The Phantom Menace.

The Jedi was eventually killed by Darth Maul (Ray Park), using his dying words to urge Obi-Wan to train Anakin in the ways of the Force.

The first two episodes of Obi-Wan Kenobi saw the titular character namedrop his late Master, leading viewers to suspect that Qui-Gon would eventually make his return.

#obiwankenobi finale spoilers

qui-gon really showed up and said “it was about time” 😭

— sabine ♡ KENOBI SPOILERS (@hunterbadbatch) June 22, 2022

That prediction finally came to fruition in the final moments of episode 6, as Obi-Wan rode away on his Eopie after speaking to young Luke Skywalker (Grant Feely) for the first time.

‘Master Qui-Gon!’ Obi-Wan says in shock, as the Force Ghost turns around to greet him.

‘Well, took you long enough,’ Qui-Gon replies.

Obi-Wan admits that he was beginning to think his old master would ‘never come’, to which he replies: ‘I was always here, Obi-Wan. You just were not ready to see. Come on, we’ve got a ways to go.’

Liam starred in The Phantom Menace alongside Natalie Portman as Queen Padmé Amidala, Jake Lloyd as Anakin and Ewan as Obi-Wan (Picture: Keith Hamshere/Lucasfilm Ltd)

The final statement made by Qui-Gon has prompted plenty of fans to speculate that season two could be on the horizon… with many expressing their excitement over Liam’s return to the franchise.

‘Qui-Gon really showed up and said “it was about time”,’ one person said, while another tweeted: ‘I’m screaming.’

Qui-Gon!!!! Finally #ObiWanKenobi

— joseph villarroel (@friezsnake) June 22, 2022


— cole ⚡️ (@kingofnaboo) June 22, 2022

OMG they did the thing! Liam Neeson is officially back as Qui-Gon Jinn!

— DarthDan456 (@darthdan456) June 22, 2022

Me when I saw Qui-Gon Jinn make his cameo in #ObiWan! #ObiWanKenobi

— Vanessa Diaz (@BriteandBubbly) June 22, 2022

‘It was really cool to see Liam Neeson as #QuiGonJinn again. That really made me smile,’ someone else wrote, while one person simply put: ‘Qui-Gon!!!! Finally.’

Liam threw some Star Wars fans off when he was recently asked if he would reprise his Star Wars character, saying he would only do so in a film. Oh what a red herring.

Speaking to about a potential comeback, he said: ‘Oh, I think so, yeah, yeah, yeah, I think so … if it was a film. Yeah, I’m a bit of a snob when it comes to TV, I must admit, I just like the big screen, you know?’

He added that he ‘can’t believe’ it’s been 24 years since The Phantom Menace came out, saying: ‘I just cannot believe where the time has gone. It was a terrific experience, shooting that film in London.’

Obi-Wan Kenobi is available to watch on Disney Plus.

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