Finally, the moment you’ve been waiting for has come: Obi-Wan faces Vader, but it’s not exactly an even fight. In fact, Vader absolutely demolishes his former master, almost burning him alive before Tala shows up at the last second to save his neck. But where’s Leia?
Reva Kidnaps Leia Again and Takes Her to the Fortress
While Tala rushes to save Obi-Wan back in town, Leia continues through the secret tunnel on her own. But when she reaches the ship platform, it’s not Tala’s pilot waiting for her but Reva. The Inquisitor takes Leia back to Fortress Inquisitorius, the faction’s command center on the Mustafar moon of Nur. Reva interrogates Leia, trying to manipulate her into giving up the location of the Path hideout where Tala and the rebels are hiding Obi-Wan. But the princess gives her nothing. Frustrated with Leia, Reva sends her to a torture chamber where she’ll force the answers out of the little brat.
Obi-Wan and Tala Stage Another Daring Rescue Mission in Imperial Territory
Tala and an injured Obi-Wan reach the planet Jabiim, where they make contact with another Path agent named Roken. After spending some time inside a bacta tank, Obi-Wan and Tala head to the Fortress, planning to sneak in and rescue Leia. Using her Imperial credentials, Tala is able to unlock an underwater passage into the Fortress for Obi-Wan. The Jedi sneaks his way into the base, and eventually comes upon a grotesque Inquisitor trophy room, where the bodies of murdered Jedi are displayed in glass cases. It’s the dark fate awaiting Obi-Wan if he doesn’t get out of the Fortress alive.
The Jedi Master finds and frees Leia, fighting his way through ranks of stormtroopers, while Tala distracts Reva with a false report about the location of the Path. Eventually, both Obi-Wan and Tala reunite and cut a path to an Imperial ship. But before they can board a shuttle, Reva catches up with them. Surrounded by every Imperial agent on the base, it seems that this is the end of the line for all of our heroes, but then two T-47 airspeeders show up to save the day, shooting down stormtroopers while Obi-Wan, Tala, and Leia make a run for it. The trio board one of the fighters and escape Reva once more.
Reva Is Named Grand Inquisitor and Her Past Revealed
When Vader arrives, he’s most displeased that Reva has allowed their prey to escape. But before Vader can Force choke the Inquisitor to death, she reveals that she planted a tracker on Leia’s little droid while interrogating the princess. This will allow the Empire not only to follow Obi-Wan and Leia wherever they go but to learn the location of the Path safe house. Vader spares her and even commends her efforts, finally promoting her to the position of Grand Inquisitor, which is what she’s wanted from the very beginning (but the Empire doesn’t know she killed her predecessor on Daiyu to get it).
Reva’s goal isn’t just to become the best of the Inquisitors and impress her Sith bosses, though. We learn that Reva actually wanted to gain favor with Darth Vader in order to get close enough to kill him — the Inquisitor has actually been hunting Vader the entire time, using Obi-Wan to lure him into a trap!