Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode 4 Brings Elements Of Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order To Life

The fourth episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" pays clear homage to one of the best "Star Wars" video games to ever exist: "Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order." The previous episode of the Disney+ show teased a few details that tied into the game, which fed into fandom's desire to see in-game protagonist Cal Kestis (played by "Gotham" star Cameron Monaghan) to appear in live-action, especially since the timeline for the upcoming sequel game "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" lines up with that of the show.

Naturally, "Fallen Order" fans are still expecting a live-action Kestis to show up in "Obi-Wan Kenobi," but it is still unclear whether the series will be taking that route just yet. The reasons for the same are pretty strong — the third episode of the show hinted at Force-sensitive kids being smuggled to Jabiim, which is pretty similar to the "Fallen Order" storyline of Cal searching for a holocron containing the names of Force-sensitive children.

This might just be the foundation for a rebuilt Jedi Order, which is obviously at an extremely nascent stage, but episode 4's narrative, which involves Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) infiltrating Fortress Inquisitorius to rescue Leia (Vivien Lyra Blair) draws a lot from Cal's final mission in "Fallen Order."

Here's how the show recreates one of the tensest missions in the game, recreating some pivotal moments, almost beat-by-beat. But beware of major spoilers for the the fourth episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi."

All you need is a Rebreather to infiltrate a mighty fortress

After Vader (Hayden Christensen) almost burns his former master alive on Mapuzo, Obi-Wan is saved by Tala Durith (Indira Varma), and  the Jedi Master learns that Leia has been kidnapped by the Inquisitors. Realizing that Leia must have been taken to Fortress Inquisitorius, the Sith stronghold on the water moon of Nur, Obi-Wan obviously needs to find a way to infiltrate the base.

The base is described as "impenetrable," and it doesn't even have shields because as one of Obi-Wan's reluctant rescuers notes, "No one would be stupid enough to attack them." Slight problem with that, as there are two people who were stupid (or brave) enough to attack them five years ago: Cal Kestis and Cere Junda (Debra Wilson).

It is eerie how similar Obi-Wan and Tala's plan to infiltrate the fortress is to Cal and Cere's mission to do the same. While Tala uses her Imperial cover to enter and grant access to Obi-Wan, Cere finds another way to infiltrate (not shown in the game) and Cal swims upwards underwater and enters through a circular entry port. Obi-Wan enters through a similar entry port that Tala helps override, making his way with the aid of a rebreather and then surfacing on a raised platform.

The interiors of Fortress Inquisitorius are taken straight from the game

This is obviously the first time we are seeing Fortress Inquisitorius in live-action, but the interiors, the layout, and the design elements of the base will seem all too familiar for those who've played "Fallen Order." Similar to Cal, Obi-Wan also makes his way through the many connecting hallways of the fortress, taking down a Stormtrooper or two when he's on the verge of being discovered (the game functions differently, of course, player autonomy and all). Like Cal, Obi-Wan makes his way to the torture chamber, perhaps the most secure part of the base, where Leia is being interrogated by Reva (Moses Ingram).

Cal's mission takes him to the chamber to retrieve the holocron, which was pried away from him by Trilla Suduri (Elizabeth Grullon), the Second Sister, who was Force-choked and killed by Darth Vader abruptly, marking a terrifying moment in "Fallen Order." We see Vader stomp menacingly towards Reva and force choke her in this episode of "Obi-Wan Kenobi "but she is spared at the last minute when she reveals that she has placed a tracker to keep tabs on Obi-Wan. Trilla was not so lucky, despite being more ruthlessly devoted to the Imperial cause than Reva.

The horrible Inquisitorius torture chair

The torture chair Leia is placed in can be seen during the final boss fight between Cal and Trilla, along with flashbacks to Trilla and Cere being captured by the Empire and tortured after Order 66. The Inquisitorius torture chair was used to inflict pain on captured Jedi, either for prying information before killing them or breaking them enough to turn them into Sith Inquisitors (which happened in Trilla's case). It's important to note that the Torture Chamber was torn apart by Vader in the game after he kills Trilla, in an attempt to prevent Cal from escaping with the holocron.

In "Obi-Wan Kenobi," we see Reva putting Leia on the chair, hoping to torture her for information about a possible Rebel base. This is too cruel even for the Inquisitors, although Reva did seem a bit torn about this, but perhaps she would have gone ahead with it due to her unflinching ambition to please Vader.

The base is flooded...again

While escaping, Leia, Obi-Wan, and Tala fight off stormtroopers, and Purge Troopers can also be seen in the fight too, a cool little detail, if you ask me, given how unhinged they are in the game). Leia and Tala run off to the elevator, while Obi-Wan tries to hold off a cracked glass window with the Force, eventually using it to flood the hallway, drown the troopers, and escape. This is exactly what happens in "Fallen Order," in which Cal initially floods the base on purpose to swim through the lower levels undetected. Later, Cere uses the Force to attack Vader with the water that surrounds the fortress.

This is the second time the base has been flooded over a span of five years, and it is baffling how the folks at Fortress Inquisitorius did not care to up their security after two Rebels managed to infiltrate and get away with sensitive information. While it is canon that Imperial strongholds are not exactly too difficult to break into, the same standards being applied to a Sith torture fortress that doubles as a military base and a trophy hall for dead Jedi is a tad too much.

Also, stationing a single (clueless) stormtrooper just outside the underwater entry ports is never a good idea. I mean, most of them have a history of dying by deflected blaster shots. Come on!

What about a live-action Cal Kestis?

To sum up, much of episode 4 of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" has been taken directly from "Jedi: Fallen Order," to the point that mirrored plot elements feel like an alternate walkthrough of the final Nur mission. Although nothing is written in stone, the strong ties to "Fallen Order," plus the aligning of timelines might just hint towards the setting up of a live-action Cal debuting in the show.

Is it possible that Cal is on Jabiim, the final destination of the Path, which seems to be what the show is building towards in the final episodes? I sincerely hope this is the case, as we have already seen a BD droid appear in "The Book of Boba Fett," marking a pretty cool callback to Cal's adorable (and extremely intelligent) droid friend.

The first four episodes of "Obi-Wan Kenobi" are currently streaming on Disney+. "Star Wars Jedi: Survivor" will release sometime in 2023.