Obi-Wan Kenobi' Episode 5: Tala's death has fans imploring 'Star Wars' to stop Rogue One-ing key characters

Indira Varma's Tala was one of the fan favorites after her maiden appearance in Episode 3


                            Obi-Wan Kenobi' Episode 5: Tala's death has fans imploring 'Star Wars' to stop Rogue One-ing key characters
Indira Varma as Tala in 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' (Disney+)
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Contains spoilers for 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Episode 5

With 'Obi-Wan Kenobi' hurtling towards an exciting finish, there was enough in the penultimate episode for fans to rejoice and feel sad. It was the latter that had more effect considering the show killed off a pivotal character who had fast become a fan favorite. Indira Varma's Tala was one of the casualties in the battle at Jabiim after Darth Vader and Reva (Moses Ingram) wade their way in to capture Obi (Ewan McGregor) and Leia Organa.

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Essayed by 'Game of Thrones' star Indira Varma, the character plays an Imperial officer who defected. In episode 3, Tala appears in her uniform on a mining planet Mapuzo leading a batch of Stormtroopers only to kill them and save Obi Taand Leia (Vivian Lyra Blair). She assists the Jedi and their allies by helping them with a safe route via an underground railroad called The Path. She was equally instrumental in helping Obi rescue Leia in the previous episode. However, it was a sad, but heroic end to the character.

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"@starwars Can you please stop Rogue One'ing all my favorite characters please? I fear I will die of sadness #ObiWan #Tala #ObiWanKenobi #obiwanspoilers," one of the tweets read. "Perhaps the best compliment I can give #Kenobi is that in a series featuring literally Obi-Wan Kenobi, Darth Vader, Leia and a bunch of Inquisitors, the every day supporting characters stand out. Tala has been a *star*, as far as I’m concerned, and Haja & Roken are awesome too, another tweet read. "// #ObiWan #ObiWanKenobi spoilers - - - - - Tala and NED-B’a deaths… I’m still sick," a comment said.

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"#ObiWanKenobi   spoiler - - - - - TALA AND NEDB’S DEATHS TOOK ME RIGHT BACK TO ROGUE ONE DEAR GOD," a fan lamented. "// Obi-Wan Kenobi spoilers (3/7) - - - Sad Tala died this ep. Really good character Not much of Leia this ep, but she did save everyone, fixed Lola, & all with a bit of sass. Iconic & like many have guessed Reva was in fact at the temple during Order 66," one of the fans tweeted. "// KENOBI SPOILERS - - - the way tala d!es and obi wan just. isnt even given time to grieve. he holds back his tears and forces himself to move on for the sake of everyone else who needs him. because lord knows this man is never allowed to keep anyone who grows close to him,a fan remarked.

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"// kenobi spoilers - - - - - this line from tala is definitely going to stick with obi-wan. the memories of what happened haunt him, what he could have done differently in the past to prevent it. but the past is the past, so now he fights to make things better," a fan wrote. "// #obiwankenobi spoilers . . . . ewan mcgregor's acting was phenomenal this episode. the conversation with reva about not saving the younglings? his reaction after losing tala? when he realized something was wrong at the end? give him all he awards." a fan said.

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'Rogue One' has to be one of those movies where the deaths of the characters stayed with fans. K-2SO dies defending Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor while they hunt for the Death Star plans. Chirrut Imwe kicks the bucket from enemy blaster fire after throwing a switch that would Bodhi Rook send a message to the Rebel Alliance. The latter dies in an explosion when a shoretrooper throws a grenade, as does Baze Malbus. Erson and Andor die in an earthquake that happens after the Death Star’s destruction.

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'Obi-Wan Kenobi' Episode 5 is available for streaming on Disney+