Here’s a pat on your back if you guessed correctly what the Third Sister’s true identity was. It was a popular fan theory that Reva was actually a Jedi youngling who survived Anakin’s attack during Order 66.
Not only is that true, but Vader apparently knew that as well. This is why he isn’t caught by surprise when Reva finally betrays him. Instead, he plays her like a fiddle and stabs her to death in Ep 5. The big question is: Will Reva survive?
Well as it turns out, Reva/The Third Sister will be alive for Obi-Wan Kenobi Ep 6. She may finally join hands with Obi-Wan to protect Leia and Luke from Darth Vader.
Let’s remember that this whole vengeful hunt for Obi-Wan began with Reva’s scheme, where she sniffed him out by kidnapping Leia. Reva expected that delivering Obi-Wan to Vader would put her high in his books, where she’d had a better chance of killing him in a surprise move.
Obviously, as Episode 5 depicts, Vader knew who she was right from the moment she walked into his presence. He let her do his dirty work and believe she was earning his trust, just for him to kill her off when she no longer served a purpose.
As she finally betrays him, he thinks it to be the right moment to stab her in the stomach with her own light saber.
But fans are quick to point out that Vader left her to die… but he didn’t kill her off. After all, we’re smart enough to not believe any deaths that don’t take place on the screen.
Fans are curious about whether Vader knew she may not die or even intentionally left her there to survive. Some theories imply that Reva did not “escape” when she was a youngling, but Vader actually very much knew he was letting her live, which is something he is once again mirroring here.
It could be that since her secret is now out, Vader expects her to join Obi-Wan’s side. So by leaving her alive, he can track her down in case she does find Obi-Wan, leading him to his long-time nemesis.
Plus, she has definitely heard Bail’s message (however reckless it was of him to send it in the first place) and will head to Tatooine, since the ending does imply that. While we know Reva is alive for now, we don’t know if she’ll survive long enough for a redemption arc.
It is possible that Reva may finally side with Obi-Wan, protect Luke and Leia’s secret, and have one final rematch with Darth Vader. Let the finale amaze us!
About Obi-Wan Kenobi
Obi-Wan Kenobi is a Star Wars spinoff series directed by Deborah Chow for Disney+. It premiered on May 27, 2022 on Disney+.
The main cast includes Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen, who will be reprising their roles for Obi-Wan and Vader, respectively. Additionally joining them are Kumail Nanjiani, Indira Varma, Joel Edgerton, Bonni Piesse, and Rupert Friend among many others.
The show follows Obi-Wan Kenobi ten years after the events of Revenge of the Sith where he faced his greatest defeat, the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker turned evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.