Obi-Wan Kenobi: Star Wars fans left ‘speechless’ after shock cameo in finale

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Star Wars fans were left stunned by a shock cameo in the season finale of Obi-Wan Kenobi.

The sixth and final episode of the Disney Plus series was released on Wednesday (22 June), and saw Ewan McGregor’s Jedi’s cat-and-mouse tussle with Darth Vader (Hayden Christensen) come to a head.

Spoilers follow for the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale...

At one point in the episode, Obi-Wan is visited by his old master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), taking the form of a force ghost.

Neeson has not reprised the role of Qui-Gon since originating it in 1999’s Episode I: The Phantom Menace.

Fans were taken aback by the cameo, with many expressing delight on social media at the unexpected reprisal.

“OMFG. I am speechless. The #Kenobi finale was so emotional and had such a satisfying ending. I love Star Wars,” one person wrote.

“QUI-GON FORCE GHOST!? THEY DID THAT!!!” another wrote.

One of the many positive reactions to the season finale (Twitter)
One of the many positive reactions to the season finale (Twitter)

“Force Ghost Qui-Gon appearing and saying ‘Well, it took you long enough’ to Kenobi made me so happy,” someone else commented. “That was the one thing I really was asking for and even if it’s the last scene of the show it makes me so happy we got another Qui-Gon moment.”

It’s not yet been confirmed whether or not Obi-Wan Kenobi will return for a second season, but the cast have expressed interest in returning, and the finale left open the possibilty of more episodes.

The series can be streamed now on Disney+.

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