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A Skywalker reunion in The Last Jedi
According to reports, the Luke and Leia moment in The Last Jedi was so eerily quiet on set. Almost like a funeral for Han, of sorts, which was fitting with the mood. Leia even has an “I know” nod to Han, when she says that to Luke, really meaning “I love you.”
"No one is ever really gone."
Coincidentally, this served as a send off for the late Carrie Fisher, ordained by the will of the Force. We said goodbye to Luke and Han in this scene, but to Leia as well. C-3P0 and Poe have a C3PO/Han-like moment when Poe tells the droid to “shut up,” when he’s shown the odds.
The super laser used by the First Order to crack the Resistance Order originated from the Tarkin Initiative. Another feature of the Empire era from Tarkin’s plans was Hyperspace tracking, which was actually revealed by Jyn Erso in Rogue One — when she’s looking for the Death Star plans on Scarif. That’s how the First Order was able to track the Resistance, with Tarkin’s original vision.
Clues that Luke Skywalker was not present during his duel with Kylo Ren:
- He’s using Anakin’s lightsaber, which was destroyed
- His appearance is the same as it was the last time Ben Solo saw him
- Magically appears inside the Rebel Base “How did he get in here”?
- When Kylo moves on the salty surface, you can see his foot imprints. With Luke, you can not.
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"If you strike me down.. I’ll always be with you."
Luke taunts Kylo “see you around.” with another Han Solo reference.
"See you around, kid."
Luke becomes one with the Force, staring off into twin suns, ending his hero journey the same way it began, with the exact same music accompanying it. The Light Side ghosts also taunt Dark Side users, which Luke will no doubt do to Kylo Ren in Episode IX.
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Rey lifts rocks and boulders, allowing the Rebels to escape — a reference to when Luke says the Force is more than lifting rocks. It’s also a mirror of when Luke lifts rocks with Yoda in The Empire Strikes Back.
On the Falcon, you can see the Jedi texts stowed away, hinting that Rey will use them to train a new generation of Jedi. Luke did say he won’t ever teach Jedi, but Rey will. Rey also makes a comment to BB-8 on his new antenna, a reference to The Force Awakens, when she fixed his bent antenna.
Leia tells Rey:
"We have everything we need."
They have the Force, each other, the teachings, and most importantly, the Falcon.
The film ends with the legend of Luke already spreading across the galaxy. It inspires the same orphan boy on Canto Bight from earlier in the film, who is strong with the Force. The film ends with the youngling staring off into the stars with hope, and the Alliance ring, much like Luke did at the beginning of the original Star Wars film. If you look closely, you can see the broom resembles a lightsaber — with Luke’s theme playing in the background.
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