Okay, so this feel fairly familiar.
Episode 4 of Obi-Wan Kenobi is another rescue mission as Obi-Wan and Talia head into an Empire stronghold to rescue Leia, who had been captured by Reva, the Third Sister (which was probably one of my biggest issues with last episode).
Obi-Wan and Talia head into the heart of the beast pretty easily. They find Leia, fairly easily too. And there is yet another Deus Ex Machina to pull his fat out of the fire.
There were a couple of interesting things: such as Obi-Wan using the force to hold back a cracking window with water behind it. I liked that moment (it reminded me of the “Not Penny’s Boat” scene form LOST, just with less emotion behind it).
It was also weird that Reva was able to foresee the possibility of Leia’s escape and plot to stash a tracking device on her droid. When she told Vader that she had a tracking device on the ship, I rolled my eyes big time because I did not think there was any chance that Reva could have possibly planted a tracker on the ship. However, at least it is plausible that she planted it on Lulu.
My problem is that this really does not seem to have any purpose in this episode. We basically ended up in the exact same spot we were before the episode. There were a few nice scenes with Obi-Wan and Leia after the rescue, but those did not require going through the rescue.
Only two more episodes and, for me, there have been two great episodes and two average to below average episodes.