Spoilers follow for the Obi-Wan Kenobi finale...
At one point in the episode, Obi-Wan is visited by his old master, Qui-Gon Jinn (Liam Neeson), taking the form of a force ghost.
Neeson has not reprised the role of Qui-Gon since originating it in 1999’s Episode I: The Phantom Menace.
Fans were taken aback by the cameo, with many expressing delight on social media at the unexpected reprisal.
“OMFG. I am speechless. The #Kenobi finale was so emotional and had such a satisfying ending. I love Star Wars,” one person wrote.
“QUI-GON FORCE GHOST!? THEY DID THAT!!!” another wrote.
“Force Ghost Qui-Gon appearing and saying ‘Well, it took you long enough’ to Kenobi made me so happy,” someone else commented. “That was the one thing I really was asking for and even if it’s the last scene of the show it makes me so happy we got another Qui-Gon moment.”
It’s not yet been confirmed whether or not Obi-Wan Kenobi will return for a second season, but the cast have expressed interest in returning, and the finale left open the possibilty of more episodes.
The series can be streamed now on Disney+.