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Obi-Wan Kenobi’s Finale Features the Return of a Major Franchise Star


Warning: Spoilers below.

Disney+’s “Star Wars” series “Obi-Wan Kenobi” ended its six-episode run on Wednesday, and fans saw the return of a popular character many had hoped to see all along.

Liam Neeson’s character from 1999’s “Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace,” Qui-Gon Jinn, made a surprise appearance in the miniseries finale.

Although the cameo was brief, Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) had tried countless times to connect with Qui-Gon, but a lot of time had passed since the apprentice Padawan had seen his mentor.

In the final minutes of the show, Obi-Wan finally reunited with Qui-Gon, even though he was a Force ghost.

Neeson, 70, reassured Obi-Wan that he was in fact watching over him all the time.

Qui-Gon was slaughtered by Darth Maul (Ray Park) in “The Phantom Menace”. The Disney+ episode also featured an appearance from Ian McDiarmid, who reprises his role as Emperor Palpatine.

Shortly after the episode aired, viewers took to social media to collectively gasp at the shocking cameo.

““I was still there Obi Wan, you weren’t ready to see me yet” LIAM NEESON LOOKS SO GOOD BACK LIKE WHO GONN #ObiWan #kenobi,” a fan excitedly tweeted.

“AFTER 23 YEARS, MY FAVORITE JEDI PREQUEL IS BACK!! LIAM NEESON AS QUI-GON JINN OMG!! ” a exclaimed.

Another one asked, “Can we have more Ewan McGregor and Liam Neeson please? @starwars#ObiWan.

Hayden Christensen and Ewan McGregor attend a photocall for the Disney+ limited series ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ at Corinthia Hotel on May 12, 2022 in London, England.
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“No, but why did Qui-Gon come and make me cry? Seeing Liam Neeson play the character again in live-action really makes me feel old. #obiwankenobi,” someone added.

When “Obi-Wan Kenobi” premiered late last month, a different character showed up and drove fans crazy.

10-year-old Princess Leia, played by Vivien Lyra Blair, charmed fans with her sassy jokes.




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