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After Star Wars: The Last Jedi, we are left with questions that desperately need answering.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi changed everything we knew about a galaxy far, far away. Rian Johnson took chances and man, did they pay off.
The only problem is he left J.J. Abrams with many loose ends to tie up and questions to answer in Episode IX.
Starting with the former Ben Solo/Kylo Ren. He took the mantle of Supreme Leader by ‘Force” after the death of Snoke; we can only wonder what was going through his mind.
After throwing Hux around a couple of times and giving him the Force choke his grandfather always did, we get a sense of his mental state. One of complete Darkness and quest for total galaxy domination.
Why wasn’t Kylo Ren able to tell Luke wasn’t really there, on Crait? The most significant problem surrounding this is the lightsaber Luke held while “fighting” Kylo Ren. It was the blue weapon that was torn in two during the previous scene, by Rey and Kylo Ren.
We were not given a legitimate reason as to why Kylo Ren didn’t notice that Luke wasn’t there. The first possibility was that Kylo was so overcome by the Dark Side that he didn’t even notice the “projected” Luke standing right in front of him.
He was so blinded by his hate and anger for Luke and the Resistance, that was solely focused on one thing; destroying it all, not caring who or what got in his way.
The second possibility could be that the projection of Luke was active in the Force. Whenever Kylo Ren reached out through the force, he sensed his Master just like before.
When Luke walked out of the cave, Kylo Ren might have been leery of him is not real, but the Force told him differently. This situation still doesn’t explain the aspect of the lightsaber.
What do you think happened? Was Kylo blinded by hate and anger or did Luke’s projection seem real through the force? Is Kylo Ren going to carry the pain of his father and now his uncle with him. Or, did he let the past die?