‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Theory: Reva Would Not Have Gone Through With Torturing Leia

Reva looks ahead in the first episode of 'Obi-Wan Kenobi'
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What are Reva’s true intentions in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’?


Since Obi-Wan Kenobi premiered on Disney+, Reva (Moses Ingram) has become a fascinating Star Wars character. While she is an Inquisitor for the Galactic Empire, Reva has an interesting past and even more complicated goals. The character’s true intentions were revealed in the fifth episode of the miniseries, which premiered on Disney+ on June 15.

In the show’s fourth episode, Reva has kidnapped Leia Organa (Vivien Lyra Blair) and plans to torture her for information. However, small moments in this episode show Reva most likely would not have been able to go through with this plan, which sets up the reveal fans learn in the next episode.

[Spoiler Alert: This article contains spoilers for the first season of Obi-Wan Kenobi.]

Moses Ingram in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ | © 2022 Lucasfilm Ltd. &

What are Reva’s true intentions in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’?

In the fifth episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi, Obi-Wan (Ewan McGregor) discovers that Reva is a former Jedi Youngling who survived Order 66.

Reva living through Order 66 was briefly foreshadowed in the miniseries’ first episode. “Part V” of Obi-Wan Kenobi expands on Reva’s backstory.

While Reva saw Anakin Skywalker / Darth Vader murder her friends, she was able to survive the attack. To try and get revenge against Darth Vader, Reva joined the Inquisitors as a way to get close to him.

The episode ends with Reva attempting to attack Darth Vader. However, he easily beats her and stabs her with her own lightsaber. After she is left on Jabiim, Reva finds Obi-Wan’s transmitter and learns of Luke Skywalker’s (Grant Feely) location.

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Reva did not want to torture Leia in ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’

When Reva has Leia in custody, she tries to question Leia about the Path network, but Leia does not tell her anything. Reva tries to convince Leia that Obi-Wan is dead and those helping the Jedi have abandoned her. While she tells this story, she appears to be projecting her own experience onto Leia.

Leia refuses to cooperate, and so Reva sends her off to be tortured. As soon as Leia is taken away, Reva appears to be holding back tears, possibly upset at the thought of torturing Leia.

In the torture room, Reva gently says, “This is your last chance, Leia,” with her eyes once again looking teary. When Leia still refuses to say anything, Reva presses a small red button to start the torture machine.

As Leia begs for help, Reva appears close to tears and like she is fighting off strong emotions. In a genuine voice, Reva says, “I’m sorry, Leia. I really am.”

“He’s been looking for you for a long time.”

The fourth episode of #ObiWanKenobi is now streaming on @DisneyPlus.

— Obi-Wan Kenobi (@obiwankenobi) June 9, 2022

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Reva would not have gone through with torturing Leia

Before Leia can be tortured, Obi-Wan convinces Tala (Indira Varma) to send a distraction. As a result, Leia …read more

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