Where does Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode Two land on the Banana Meter?

Hello and welcome to another week of the Banana Meter! For those not aware of how this works, let me explain it to you. First, our critics check out a series. Then, they rate it on our scale of 0-100%, we gather the percentage from all of your critics and that’s how we get our rating on the Banana Meter.

What is the Banana Meter scale, you ask? 

When a show hits above 85% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Bonafide Bananas status.
When a show hits between 55-84% or higher from our critics, it means it hit Ripe status.
When the show hits under 55%, it means it hit Sour Status.

Hitting the Banana Meter today is
Obi-Wan Kenobi Episode two

Here is what our Ripe Banana Critics are saying about the episode:

Debopriyaa Dutta

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Episode 2 of Obi-Wan Kenobi takes the notch up higher, situating riveting sequences on the cyberpunk-ish planet of Daiyu while deepening the emotional stakes within Obi-Wan while introducing younger versions of beloved characters. This episode is quintessential Star Wars in the best of ways, and the ending evokes a lot of emotion, along with the full force of nostalgia.

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Jonathan Widdup

Banana Meter Rating: 81%

I thought this was a big improvement compared to the previous episode. Although I thought it shared some problems. I hope for the show to get better as it goes. And I definitely expect it to, because of how this episode ended.

Matthew Fox

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

A lot will be made of the final few seconds and the excitement that will bring. I’m here to praise the way they’re showing the struggle of Obi-Wan, who spent a decade hiding who he is. The hero we love is there, and he’s starting to emerge.

Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 70%

Episode 2 retreads the same ground as The Mandalorian and things become slightly predictable. But damn that ending gave me chills! Goddamn chills!! It was emotional too at times. Reva is my new fav star wars character, Natalie Holt’s score is exceptional

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Ricky Valero

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

Holy COW what an episode. Vivien Lyra Blair is a DELIGHT as Leia and OH MY GOODNESS THAT ENDING.

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Shaurya Chawla

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

A couple of minor jittery edits aside, Episode 2 brings the action into Obi-Wan nicely, with some stunning visuals and camerawork, and one wide grin of a final shot to leave fans on until next week.

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Beatrice Copland

Banana Meter Rating: 90%

The perfect follow-up to Episode 1 whilst also acting as a great hook for the rest of the series. It can be funny and dramatic but within the final few minutes may leave fans emotional.
These first 2 eps have felt like one film. And it’s great.

Maxance Vincent

Banana Meter Rating: 50%

I guess it’s kinda bad when your supporting cast overshadows the lead in the second episode of Obi-Wan Kenobi. Moses Ingram steals the entire thing away from McGregor who has nothing to do here. I’m still baffled that this is the best Lucasfilm could come up with…disappointed.

What is the Banana Meter Rating for ‘Obi-Wan Kenobi’ Part II? 79%

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