Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 2 recap: Obi-Wan is not Alone

This article contains SPOILERS for Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 2.

As Kenobi searches a crime-ridden city for the young Leia, the Galactic Empire is never too far behind in the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1.

Catch up here on everything from the last episode!

The second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 starts with the titular Jedi tracking down the young Princess Leia’s kidnappers on the planet of Daiyu. The city is filled with so much crime and gambling that when he asks where he could find Leia, who he alleges is his daughter, he is told nobody leaves Daiyu.

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Obi-Wan Kenobi (Ewan McGregor) and his eopie in a scene from Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 2: Searching for the Princess

Once a peddler tells Obi-Wan about a supposed Jedi helping people, he investigates to find Haja Estree (Kumail Nanjiani). Unfortunately, he is pretending to be a Jedi to con folks in need out of their credits.

Obi-Wan uses Haja’s street smarts to locate the true underbelly of the city so he can rescue Leia. While infiltrating and sneaking into an illegal drug operation, Obi-Wan is trapped but narrowly escapes Leia’s kidnappers by using the criminals’ own illicit drugs.

He finally finds Leia and instructs her multiple times to listen to him, so he can protect them. The Third Sister finds her mercenaries after they let Kenobi and Organa escape which only makes the Sith foot soldier even angrier.

When she is confronted by the Grand Inquisitor, he explains that she is not suitable to make big decisions like these because she is the “least of [them].” This only leads to the Third Sister doubling down and putting a bounty on Kenobi.

Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 2: Running through the city

While trying to keep the young princess in check, Obi-Wan fends off the bounty hunters that the Third Sister put out. In the process, he learns Leia is wiser beyond her ten years of age.

However, the trust that was building between Obi-Wan and Leia quickly diminishes when she sees the bounty put out on her “savior”. She blames him for her kidnapping while dismissing every piece of info Obi-Wan told her.

Leia tries to flee from Obi-Wan’s protection which only leads to the Jedi making scenes throughout the city and attracting more bounty hunters. A rooftop chase commences with Obi-Wan chasing Leia, while the bounty hunters with the Third Sister chase him.

When they are cornered, Leia makes a jump which compels Obi-Wan to finally use the Force to save her.  He’s able to have her float like she wanted to do earlier.

This leads to Haja Estree seeing Kenobi and lending his assistance. He tells Kenobi to use a cargo port since it is all robotically automated.

Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 episode 2: Some shocking news is shared

Up at the port, Obi-Wan notices some of Leia’s mother in the young child before the Third Sister, who the Grand Inquisitor called Reva, locates them. As Obi-Wan is hiding, Reva explains that she is not the only one looking for Obi-Wan because Lord Vader is as well.

At this moment, Obi-Wan’s demons and failures cloud his mind knowing that Anakin is still alive.

Reva (Moses Ingram) in Lucasfilm’s OBI-WAN KENOBI, exclusively on Disney+. © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. & ™. All Rights Reserved.

The Grand Inquisitor arrives at the port to stop the Third Sister. However, because he verbally tormented her earlier, Reva is done allowing her mission to be compromised anymore.

She, without hesitation, kills the Grand Inquisitor. In doing this, it allows Obi-Wan and Leia to escape the Empire’s wrath, but just barely.

This escape is not all a celebration because Obi-Wan knows he might cross paths with his former Padawan turned Sith Lord, Darth Vader.

How do you think Obi-Wan will handle learning about Darth Vader still being alive? Do you think this will impact his relationship with Vader’s own daughter?

Let us know your answers and opinions in the comments below!

Watch the new episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi season 1 Wednesday June 1, only on Disney+!