Why Reva’s Plan Wasn’t Tried Earlier? Obi-Wan Kenobi Writer Explains

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One question some fans have asked so far of Obi-Wan Kenobi is why Reva’s plan wasn’t tried earlier? If it was known that Bail Organa had connections to Kenobi, why not use him or his family as bait earlier? As writer Joby Harold explains in a recent interview with Vanity Fair, that’s not how the Empire works. Much as the Empire are hardly good guys, they do keep up pretenses, especially with the leading senators. This is why Reva’s plan is risky for the Empire.

“I think you said it very well. The Empire is in control, but they are a body that exists within the day to day life of the citizens of the galaxy. Many people believe they are doing what has to be done. There are people that sympathize with and believe in them. The Inquisitors aren’t acting like renegade hot shots, cruising around going against the wishes of the Empire. Reva’s unpredictability isn’t consistent with their operating procedure. Certainly going after a senator’s daughter is very much off limits. Reva’s discovery of the potency of the relationship between Bail and Obi-Wan, and taking advantage of that is certainly not within the playbook.”

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Even prior to this show, there was always that question of, did the Empire know Bail had good relations with Kenobi/Yoda? It is clear that the Empire are very happy to destroy Alderaan, and know they have Rebel sympathies. However A New Hope is also the turning point for a lot of reasons politically. Before Tarkin uses the Death Star we have a scene where he has just come off of comm’s with, or from the Emperor himself. Tarkin is informed that the Senate has been dissolved and even some of Tarkin’s men express concern that the Emperor won’t be able to maintain control without having the senate on side. (little did they know, he WAS the senate)

Of course the idea the Emperor had was simple. Destroy Alderaan and the galaxy will stay in line of face a visit from the Death Star. In the end with the destruction of the Death Star coming after the decision to dissolve the Senate, it goes bad for Papa Palp’s. Not only has his biggest stick gone, but he now is facing more and more joining with the Rebellion. Many join the Rebellion post-Yavin either appalled at Alderaan, or being no longer represented in the Senate.

Again, I know some fans are not liking the way Obi-Wan Kenobi is going. Personally though, I don’t feel any canon has been broken. Bent a little to fit the shape, yes. However not busted open, yet. That really is matter of opinion though.

Are you satisfied with this logic behind why Reva’s plan wasn’t tried earlier and went against the wishes of her superiors? Leave any Obi-Wan Kenobi thoughts below, or over on Discord.

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Campbell Clark

Cam is Senior Editor at LRM Online, and has a passion for all things geeky, including sci-fi, fantasy, and comic book movies.

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