8 Most Puzzling Moments In The Obi-Wan Kenobi Premiere

Conmen, Inquistors and Bass Players oh my!

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Obi-Wan Kenobi is here! After lengthy delays and years of waiting, the first episodes dropped on May 27 and caused fans everywhere to say...

"Wait, what?"

OK, we jest. For the most part, the Obi-Wan Kenobi premiere lives up to the hype. Having said that, there are some perplexing moments that threatened to take us out of the story (before a well-executed action scene or Ewan McGregor's excellent, prequel-bettering performance pulled us back in).

Some of these instances are mild head-scratchers, such as Obi-Wan's surprising 9-to-5 on Tatooine (or however you measure time on a planet with two suns). Others are more serious concerns that caused us to almost scratch a divot into our skulls, such was our consternation over the series' lore-defying script.

Hopefully as the show progresses, it will take the time to address the latter point. But for now those scenes - and every other moment on this list - are the befuddling flies in an otherwise luxurious ointment.

And the first fly we're talking about is...

8. Obi Wan - Meat Packer

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When audiences were introduced to Obi-Wan Kenobi back in A New Hope, he appeared to be the quintessential hermit - a monk-like warrior living a life of regret-fuelled contemplation, alone amidst the hostile wilderness.

Which made it somewhat jarring when our introduction to the character in the TV show saw him working a mundane factory job, surrounded by a crowd of people.

Watching one of the greatest Jedi Masters of all time working the line in a factory was clearly intended to highlight Obi-Wan's fall from grace, but it also clashed against our assumptions of the character. For years we'd thought that he only left his cave in the rarest of circumstances due to the secrecy of his mission. To see him out and about as a regular face in Tatooine's crowd shattered that belief, but after giving the idea time to peroclate it does make sense - man's gotta eat.

(Also, Obi-Wan being a butcher does gel with the efficiency he displayed when lopping that poor sod's arm off in A New Hope).

What still fails to make sense, though, is the following entry...


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