We should note this easter egg now places canon Corwin as a Jedi Knight much earlier than in Legends.
This is another Legends deep cut that requires some digging. The name “Tiberus” carved on the wall could refer to Tiberus Anderlock, a Jedi pilot from the online PC game Star Wars Galaxieswhich ran from 2003 to 2011.
In the early 2000s, StarWars.com supported Clone Wars with a variety of webcomics posted on Hyperspace, the official starwars fan club online portal. The name Drake Lo’gaan on the cave wall is from one of those comics, a Jedi Padawan from the story “Reversal of Fortune” who, after fighting alongside Anakin during the Clone Wars, survived Order 66 and later clashed with Vader. He also interacted with several Clone Wars characters, including General Grievous, Aayla Secura, and Barriss Offee.
The planet Garel gets a shoutout this week, adding to its lengthy list of mentions, if not outright appearances. Portrayed in Rebels as well as mentioned throughout a variety of books and comics, Garel was the site of a Phoenix base, home to a rebel cell key to some of the early decisions that turned a scattered network of anti-Imperial fighters into an organized Rebel Alliance.
“Other Ways to Fight”
Obi-Wan’s assertion that “There are other ways to fight” is a slight variation of Sir Alec Guinness’ line “There are alternatives to fighting” in A New Hope. There’s irony here, since the quote was originally said shortly before Obi-Wan confronted Darth Vader. It’s also been incorporated into Jedi philosophy in general since then, such as when Luke tosses away his lightsaber in Return of the Jedi or confronts Kylo Ren only as a Force projection in The Last Jedi.
Force Powers Unleashed
Pulling down a spaceship with the Force as Vader does in this episode has been depicted several times in starwarsmost famously in the video game The Force Unleashed. It’s also reminiscent of Rey’s failed attempt to do the same thing in The Rise of Skywalker.