Star Wars fans react to "spine-chilling" Darth Vader scenes in Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4

Darth Vader in Obi-Wan Kenobi
(Image credit: Disney/Lucasfilm)

Warning: Major spoilers ahead for Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4! Turn back now if you haven't seen the latest episode on Disney Plus! 

Obi-Wan Kenobi episode 4 has brought back Darth Vader once again – and though the Sith Lord only has two very brief appearances in this installment, it's enough to get the internet talking. 

In the first scene, both Obi-Wan and Vader are in bacta tanks, though neither of them are having a particularly restful time. The Jedi Master is tormented with the memory of the fight in episode 3, while Vader also seems to be remembering the clash. 

"Obi Wan & Vader both in bacta tank, having visions of their meeting & connecting through the Force is something very spine chilling for me," is one person's thoughts

"No spoilers but the bacta tank(s) scene in the new Obi-Wan Kenobi episode is actually amazing I feel so many emotions," says another fan

More people are getting emotional over the moment, too: "Okay but the scene of Obi-Wan in the bacta tank paralleling to Vader in his bacta tank god man, that just hurts" 

"Ngl, the back and forth shots here between Obi-Wan and Anakin in the bacta tanks were pretty dope though," is another person's reaction


Vader's second appearance in the show is another glimpse at the terrifying villain in action – he marches on Reva and very nearly kills her before she reveals she planted a tracker that can lead the Imperials to Obi-Wan. 

"It's just I was so scared of Darth Vader in this scene," says one person

"When will I stop being shocked af when Vader appears on screen? Not this week for sure especially not when the entrance was THIS" says someone else

"What a suspenseful episode! Very clever of the writers to create new characters that we are invested in. It adds to the unknowing, and that adds to the suspense. And every time Darth Vader appears it's a horror movie!" thinks this person

Another tweeter has praise for the actors involved in bringing Vader to life: "Hayden Christensen's stride along with James Earl Jones' voice acting made Vader so terrifying in this scene outstanding performances by both." 

"GO OFF KING!! I love when Vader makes an entrance with his Force choke move," says another excited fan.  

We'll surely be seeing Vader again soon – the Disney Plus show has just two episodes remaining, and you can see our Obi-Wan Kenobi release schedule to find out exactly when the next installment drops in your time zone. 

For more on the series, check out our interviews with Ewan McGregor and Hayden Christensen on their favorite memories filming the show and how their characters' relationship has changed, as well as Christensen on why he didn't speak to George Lucas before returning as Darth Vader and Moses Ingram on playing the galaxy's newest villain, Reva.

For everything else coming soon from the galaxy far, far away, here's our guide to all the upcoming Star Wars movies and TV shows. 

Molly Edwards
Entertainment Writer

I'm an Entertainment Writer here at GamesRadar+, covering all things film and TV for the site's Total Film and SFX sections. I previously worked on the Disney magazines team at Immediate Media, and also wrote on the CBeebies, MEGA!, and Star Wars Galaxy titles after graduating with a BA in English.