Warning: This text accommodates spoilers for Obi-Wan Kenobi “Half V”.
It took till the Disney Plus collection’ penultimate episode, however Star Wars followers lastly acquired the Hayden Christensen content material they’ve been craving on this week’s installment of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Alongside the return of Ewan McGregor, the present was principally offered on the truth that Christensen was coming again as Anakin Skywalker, and but the prequels star has been caught beneath Darth Vader’s helmet over the previous few weeks.
Christensen lastly acquired to earn his paycheck in “Half V”, although, which opened with a flashback to the Clone Wars period, depicting a coaching duel between the previous Jedi Grasp and Padawan that was revisited all through the episode, to reflect Obi-Wan and Vader’s tactical chess-match within the present-day. Followers have been ready all season for this, so that they have been unsurprisingly thrilled by having Anakin again. Particularly because it meant Christensen really acquired to point out his face.
The very best half is we even acquired one other flashback to Hayden’s pre-Mustafar Vader, too.
And he did the factor! He did the Anakin factor!
We gained, folks.
The king is again.
Christensen actually acquired to showcase each aspect of Anakin/Vader’s character on this episode, huh?
Additionally, can we simply recognize that Disney didn’t de-age him for the flashback scenes? In a present during which Vader is literally voiced by an A.I., that’s a welcome old-school method.
Much was made within the run-up to Obi-Wan Kenobi‘s launch about Christensen’s return to the function and the way he was attending to ship a recent tackle the character. With only one week left to go, we’re lastly beginning to see what they have been speaking about. Fingers crossed there shall be rather more from him to return exterior of the Vader costume in subsequent Wednesday’s collection (or possibly season) finale.