Starring: Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Billy Dee Williams, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, Kelly Marie Tran, Joonas Suotamo, Billie Lourd, Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, Keri Russell
OUR RATING: ★★★☆☆
Space opera fantasy sequel and the conclusion in the trilogy of the Skywalker saga, co-written and directed by J.J. Abrams.
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“The dead speak! The galaxy has heard a mysterious broadcast, a threat of revenge in the sinister voice of the late Emperor Palpatine. General Leia Organa dispatches secret agents to gather intelligence, while Rey, the last hope of the Jedi, trains for battle against the diabolical Frist Order. Meanwhile, Supreme Leader Kylo Ren rages in search of the phantom Emperor, determined to destroy any threat to his power…”
[first lines; as Kylo discovers Palpatine]
Emperor Palpatine: At last. Snoke trained you well.
Kylo Ren: I killed Snoke. I’ll kill you.
Emperor Palpatine: My boy, I made Snoke. I have been every voice, you have ever heard, inside your head.
[the voice changes from Palpatine, to Snoke, Darth Vader]
Emperor Palpatine: The First Oder was just the beginning. I will give you so much more.
Kylo Ren: You’ll die first.
Emperor Palpatine: I have died before. The dark side of the force is a pathway to many abilities some consider to be unnatural.
Kylo Ren: What could you give me?
Emperor Palpatine: Everything. A new empire.
Emperor Palpatine: The might of the Final Order will soon be ready. It will be yours if you do as I ask. Kill the girl. End the Jedi. And become what your grandfather, Vader, could not. You will rule all the galaxies as the new emperor. But beware, she is not who you think she is.
Kylo Ren: Who is she?
[as she’s practicing using the Force with Leia training her]
Rey: Be with me. Be with me. Be with me.
[opens her eyes]
Rey: They’re not with me.
Leia Organa: Rey, be patient.
Rey: I’m starting to think it’s impossible to hear the voices of the Jedi who came before.
Leia Organa: Nothing is impossible.
Rey: Nothing is impossible. I’m going to run the training course.
Rey: I didn’t finish the training course. I got distracted. I’m just not feeling myself. I know it looks like I’m making excuses.
Leia Organa: Don’t tell me what things look like. Tell me what they are.
Rey: I think I’m just tired, that’s all.
[Rey hands back Luke’s lightsaber to Leia]
Rey: I will earn your brother’s saber, one day.
[BB8 beeps a reply]
Rey: No, you can’t do it for me.
Leia Organa: Never underestimate a droid.
[Leia walks off]
Rey: Yes, master.
Poe Dameron: Really could have used your help out there.
Rey: How did it go?
Poe Dameron: Really bad actually. Really bad.
Rey: Han’s ship!
[referring to BB8]
Poe Dameron: What did you do to the droid?
Rey: What did you do the Falcon?
Poe Dameron: The Falcon’s in a lot better shape than he is!
Rey: BB8 is not on fire.
Poe Dameron: What’s left of him isn’t on fire.
Rey: Tell me what happened?
Poe Dameron: You tell me first.
Rey: You know what you are?
Poe Dameron: What?
Rey: You’re difficult. Really difficult.
Poe Dameron: You…
Rey: You’re a difficult man.
Poe Dameron: You’re a…
Rey: So, Bad mood?
[points to Poe]
Poe Dameron: We’ve decoded the intel from the First Order spy, and it confirms the worst. Somehow Palpatine returned.
[referring to Palpatine]
Poe Dameron: He’s been planning his revenge. His followers have been building something for years. The largest fleet the galaxy has ever known. He calls it the Final Order. In sixteen hours, attacks on all free worlds begin. The Emperor and his fleet have been hiding in the unknown regions, on a world called Exegol.
C-3PO: Exegol does not appear on any star chart. But legend describe it as a hidden world of the Sith.
Poe Dameron: So Palpatine’s been out there all the time, pulling the strings.
Leia Organa: Always, in the shadows from the very beginning.
Maz Kanata: If we want to stop him, we must find him. We must find Exegol.
Rey: I know how to get to Exegol.
Leia Organa: Tell me.
Rey: Luke searched for it, for a long time. He nearly found it.
[referring to Luke’s notes]
Rey: There are cyphers here I can’t read. But he said to get there, you need one of these. A Sith wayfinder. They’re compasses that lead the way to Exegol, to stop what we both know is coming. I need to finish what Luke started. Find Exegol. Find the Emperor.
Leia Organa: No.
Rey: I don’t want to go without your blessing, but I will.
[Leia just looks at her]
Rey: I will. It’s what you would do.
[after Rey’s told them she’s going to look for Exegol]
Poe Dameron: We’re going with you.
[he walks towards the Falcon]
Poe Dameron: Chewie, did you get that compressor fixed?
Rey: I need to go alone.
Finn: Yeah, alone with friends.
Rey: It’s too dangerous, Finn.
Finn: We go together.
[Chewie roars and BB8 beeps]
C-3PO: I wholeheartedly agree.
[as he’s setting off to go off with Rey, Finn and Poe]
C-3PO: In the event that I do not return, I want you to know that you have been a real friend R2. My best one.
Rey: There’s so much I want to tell you.
Leia Organa: Tell me when you get back.
[she gives Rey Luke’s lightsaber and Rey embraces her affectionately]
Leia Organa: Rey, never be afraid of who you are.
Kylo Ren: The First Order is about to become a true empire.
Kylo Ren: I sense unease about my appearance, General Hux.
General Hux: About the mask? No, sir. Well done.
[translating for the female alien they’ve encountered]
C-3PO: She is saying, “Welcome.”
[the alien gives Rey a necklace and puts it around her neck]
C-3PO: Her name is Nyambee Geema.
Rey: That’s an excellent name. I’m Rey.
C-3PO: She will be honored to know your family name too.
Rey: I don’t have one. I’m just Rey.
[Kylo reaches Rey through their force bond]
Kylo Ren: Palpatine wants you dead.
Rey: Serving another master?
Kylo Ren: No. I have other plans. I offered you my hand once. You wanted to take it. Why didn’t you?
Rey: You could have killed me. Why didn’t you?
Kylo Ren: You can’t hide, Rey. Not from me.
Rey: I see through the cracks in your mask. You’re haunted. You can’t stop seeing what you did to your father.
Kylo Ren: Do you still count the days since your parents left? Such pain in you, such anger.
Kylo Ren: I don’t want to have to kill you. I’m going to find you, and I’m going to turn you to the dark side, by offering you my hand again. You’ll take it.
Rey: We’ll see.
[Kylo suddenly reaches out and grabs the necklace Nyambee gave her]
[after a masked man helps them to escape from a Stormtrooper]
Finn: How did you find us?
[the man takes off his mask to reveal himself to be Lando Calrissian]
Lando Calrissian: Wookies standout in a crowd.
Lando Calrissian: I got a bad feeling about this.
Rey: Leia needs pilots, General.
Lando Calrissian: My flying days are long gone. But do me a favor. Give Leia my love.
Rey: You should give it to her yourself. Thank you.
[into radio comm]
Stormtrooper: We spotted the fugitives.
[we see the rebels being chased by Stormtroopers who are also using jetpacks to fly]
C-3PO: Oh, they fly now!
Finn: They fly now?
Poe Dameron: They fly now!
[as they are sinking in through the sand]
Finn: Wait, Rey! Wait, I never told you, Rey…
Rey: What? Finn?
[they all sink]
Leia Organa: This mission is everything. We cannot fail. Any words from Rey?
Snap Wexley: The Falcon’s not responding.
Rose Tico: Do you have to say it like that?
Snap Wexley: Like what?
Leia Organa: Do me a personal favor. Be optimistic.
Snap Wexley: Yes, ma’am. Uh, this is terrific. You’re not going to believe how well this is going to turn out. It’s going to be great.
[Rose sighs, turns and walks away]
[after they sink in through the sand and end up in underground tunnels]
Poe Dameron: Rey?! Finn?!
C-3PO: You didn’t say my name, sir, but I’m alright.
[after they end up in the underground tunnels]
C-3PO: This isn’t the afterlife, is it? Are droids allowed in here?
Rey: So what was it?
Rey: What you were going to tell me.
Rey: When you were sinking in the sand, you said, “I never told you.”
Finn: I’ll tell you later.
Poe Dameron: You mean when Poe’s not here?
Finn: Yeah. Mm-hmm.
Poe Dameron: We’re going to die in sand boroughs and we’re all keeping secrets?
Finn: I’ll tell you when you tell u about all that shifty stuff you do.
[after they find Ochi’s bones in the underground tunnel]
Poe Dameron: Bones. I don’t like bones.
C-3PO: C-3PO: Bone. Never a good sign.
[after finding the dagger in the underground tunnel]
C-3PO: Oh, the location of the wayfinder has been inscribed upon this dagger. It’s the clue that Master Luke was looking for.
Finn: Yeah. Where’s the wayfinder?
C-3PO: I am afraid I cannot tell you.
Poe Dameron: Twenty point three gazillion languages, and you can’t read that?
C-3PO: Oh, I read it, sir. I know exactly where the wayfinder is. Unfortunately, it is written in the ruining language of the Sith.
Rey: So what?
C-3PO: My programing forbids me to from translating it.
Poe Dameron: So you’re telling us the one time we need you to talk, you can’t?
C-3PO: I’m unable, sir. I am mechanically incapable of speaking translations from Sith. I believe the rule was passed by the senate…
[just then a giant sand worm appears behind 3PO]
[to BB8 after healing the sand worm that was about to attack them]
Rey: I just transferred a bit of life, Force energy from me to him. You would have done the same.
[after leaving the underground tunnel]
C-3PO: I suggest we return to the Millennium Falcon at once.
Poe Dameron: They’ll be waiting for us at the Falcon.
Finn: Yeah, they’ll throw us in the pits of Grick.
Poe Dameron: Yeah, and use you as a target droid.
C-3PO: You both make excellent points, at times.
[after Rey accidentally destroys the First Order transport that had captured Chewie with Force lightning]
Rey: I lost control.
Finn: It wasn’t your fault.
Rey: It was.
Finn: No. It was Ren, he made you…
Rey: Chewie’s gone. That power came from me. Finn, there are things you don’t know.
Finn: Then tell me.
Rey: I had a vision of the throne of the Sith, and who was on it.
Rey: And me.
Finn: We got to go back to base.
Poe Dameron: We don’t have time to go back. We are not giving up. If we do that, Chewie died for nothing.
Finn: Poe, Chewie had the dagger.
Poe Dameron: Well, we got to find another way.
Finn: There isn’t. That was the only way to the wayfinder thing, and it’s gone.
C-3PO: So true. The inscription lives only in my memory now.
Poe Dameron: Hold on. The inscription that was on the dagger is in your memory?
C-3PO: Yes, Master Poe. But the translation of a forbidden language cannot be retrieved. That is short of a complete redactive memory bypass.
Finn: A complete what?
C-3PO: It’s a terribly dangerous, and simple, act performed on unwitting droids by dregs and criminals.
Finn: Let’s do that!
Poe Dameron: If this mission fails, it’s all been for nothing. All we’ve done, all this time.
Finn: We’re all in this.
[looks over to Rey]
Finn: Till the end.
[Rey takes his hand]
Rey: For Chewie.
[Finn holds his hand to Poe]
Poe Dameron: Hands?
[Poe takes his hand]
Poe Dameron: For Chewie.
[3PO comes over and takes Poe’s hand]
[after they arrive on Kijimi]
Poe Dameron: Alright. I know what we should do.
C-3PO: So do I. We should leave.
Poe Dameron: Clam it, 3PO.
[as they bump into Zorii Bliss on Kijimi]
Poe Dameron: So you’re still mad? Zori, we could use your help. We got to crack this droid’s head open, and fast.
C-3PO: Pardon me!
Poe Dameron: We’re trying to find Babu Frik.
Zorii Bliss: Babu? Babu only works for the crew. That’s not you anymore.
Rey: What crew?
Zorii Bliss: Oh, funny, he never mentioned it.
Poe Dameron: No, no…
Zorii Bliss: Your friend’s old job was running spice.
Finn: You were a spice runner?
Poe Dameron: You were a Stormtrooper?
Rey: Were you a spice runner?
Poe Dameron: Were you a scavenger? I mean we can do this all night.
Finn: Poe Dameron, spice runner. Runner of spice.
Poe Dameron: Alright.
[as 3PO is having his memory unlocked]
C-3PO: I haven’t the faintest idea why I agreed to this. I must be malfunctioning. I must be malfunctioning.
[referring to 3PO]
Poe Dameron: Babu, can you make him translate it?
[Zorii translates for Babu]
Zorii Bliss: Yes, but it will cause a complete…
C-3PO: A complete memory wipe.
Poe Dameron: Wait, wait, wait. If we make him translate it, he won’t remember anything?
Babu Frik: Droid, the memory go blank. Blank like.
C-3PO: Oh, there must be some other way!
Finn: Doesn’t R2 backup your memory?
C-3PO: Oh, please, R2’s storage units are famously unreliable.
Rey: You know the odds better than any of us. Do we have a choice?
C-3PO: If this mission fails, it was all for nothing. What we’ve done, all this time.
[as 3PO is looking at them all before his memory gets wiped]
Poe Dameron: What are you doing there, 3PO?
C-3PO: Taking one last look, sir, at my friends.
Rey: Something’s not right about all of this. I know where I’ve seen it. The ship he was on, Ochi’s ship.
Rey: The day my parents left, they were on that ship.
Finn: Are you sure?
Rey: Ren’s Destroyer.
Poe Dameron: He’s here?
[Rey senses something]
Finn: What about him?
Rey: He’s on Ren’s ship. He’s alive.
Poe Dameron: What? How?
Rey: He’s alive! He must have been on a different transport.
Finn: We got to get him!
[after 3PO has translated the Sith message and had his memory wiped]
C-3PO: Might I introduce myself? I am C-3PO, Human Cyborg Relations. And you are?
Poe Dameron: Okay, that’s going to be a problem.
Babu Frik: Hello. I Babu Frik.
C-3PO: Why hello!
Poe Dameron: 3PO, move your metal ass! We’re almost there.
C-3PO: How dare you! We’ve only just met!
[as they are about to go rescue Chewie from Kylo’s ship]
Ren: Hang on, Chewie. We’re coming.
C-3PO: However this Chewie person is, this is madness!
[after they break into Kylo’s ship and encounter two Stormtroopers]
Stormtrooper #1: Drop your weapons!
[using the Jedi mind trick]
Rey: It’s okay that we’re here.
[they lower their weapons]
Stormtrooper #1: It’s okay that you’re here.
Stormtrooper #2: It’s good.
Rey: You’re relieved that we’re here.
Stormtrooper #1: Thank goodness you’re here.
Stormtrooper #2: Welcome, guys.
Poe Dameron: [to Finn] Does she do that to us?
Rey: We’re looking for a prisoner, and his belongings.
[after rescuing Chewie and as they try to make their way back to their ship]
Finn: Wrong way!
Poe Dameron: Not really a right way, is there!
[as Rey gets the Sith dagger from Kylo’s quarters, he contacts Rey through their force bond]
Kylo Ren: Rey, wherever you are, you are hard to find.
Rey: You’re hard to get rid of.
Kylo Ren: I pushed you in the desert because I needed to see you. I needed you to see who you are. I know the rest of your story. Rey.
[Rey turns and lights up her lightsaber]
Rey: You’re lying.
Kylo Ren: I never lied to you. Your parents were no one. They chose to be, to keep you safe.
Kylo Ren: You remember more than you say. I’ve been in your head.
Rey: I don’t want this!
Kylo Ren: Search your memories.
[Rey attacks Kylo with her lightsaber, but he stops her]
Kylo Ren: Remember them. See them.
[Rey then has vision of her parents]
[referring to her parents]
Kylo Ren: They sold you to protect you.
Rey: Stop talking!
Kylo Ren: Rey, I know what happened to them.
Kylo Ren: [to Rey] Tell me where you. You don’t know the whole story. It was Palpatine who had your parents taken. He was looking for you. But they wouldn’t say where you were. So he gave the order.
[after Kylo’s discovered that Rey is on his Destroyer]
Kylo Ren: You know why the Emperor’s always wanted you dead.
Kylo Ren: I’ll come tell you.
[Kylo breaks their vision bond]
[after they have been captured on Kylo’s Destroyer and Hux is about to kill them]
Poe Dameron: What were you going to tell Rey before?
Finn: Still on that?
Poe Dameron: Oh, I’m sorry. Is this a bad time?
Finn: It sort of is.
[they start bickering, then they hear the blaster going off and turn to see Hux has killed the Stormtroopers]
General Hux: I’m the spy.
Poe Dameron: What?!
General Hux: We don’t have much time.
Poe Dameron: I knew it!
Finn: No, you did not.
[as Hux leads them to the Falcon and is helping them to get off the Destroyer]
General Hux: Blast me in the arm, quick.
General Hux: Or they’ll know.
[Finn blasts him in the leg instead]
General Hux: Ow!
Finn: Why are you helping us?
General Hux: I don’t care if you win. I need Kylo Ren to lose.
[after Kylo arrives on the Destroyer and faces Rey]
Rey: Why would the Emperor come for me? Why did he want to kill a child? Tell me.
Kylo Ren: Because he saw what you would become. You don’t just have power. You have his power. You’re his granddaughter. You are a Palpatine.
[Rey looks shocked]
Kylo Ren: My mother was the daughter of Vader. Your father was the son of the Emperor. What Palpatine doesn’t know is we’re a dyad in the Force way. Two that are one. We’ll kill him together and take the throne.
[Kyloe takes off his helmet]
Kylo Ren: You know what you need to do. You know.
[he offers his hand to Rey]
Rey: I do.
[just then Poe and the others arrive on the Falcon]
[referring to Poe, Finn and Rey’s escaping on the Falcon]
General Hux: It was a coordinated incursion, Allegiant General. They overpowered the guards and forced me to take them to their ship.
General Pryde: I see.
[to one of the officers]
General Pryde: Get me the Supreme Leader.
First Order Officer: Yes, sir.
[Pryde takes one of the Stormtrooper’s weapons, blasts Hux and kills him]
General Pryde: Tell him we found our spy.
Rey: He killed my mother, and my father. I’m going to find Palpatine, and destroy him.
Finn: Rey, that doesn’t sound like you. Rey, I know you.
Rey: People keep telling me they know me. I’m afraid no one does.
Emperor Palpatine: The Jedi apprentice still lives. Perhaps you have betrayed me. Do not make me turn my fleet against you.
Kylo Ren: I know where she’s going. She’ll never be a Jedi.
Emperor Palpatine: Make sure, and kill her.
[after they arrive at Kef Bir and encounter Jannah and her group]
Jannah: I received a transmission from someone named Babu Frik.
C-3PO: Babu Frik? Oh, he’s one of my oldest friends.
[as they are trying to fix the Falcon whilst on Kef Bir]
C-3PO: What a dreadful situation. Is everyday like this for you people? Madness.
Finn: Okay, wait. You were First Order?
Jannah: Not by choice. We were conscripted as kids. All of us. I was TZ-1719, Stormtrooper.
Finn: I never knew there were more.
Jannah: Deserters. All of us here were Stormtroopers. We mutinied at the Battle of Ensa Island. They told us to fire on civilians. We wouldn’t do it. We laid our weapons down.
Finn: All of you.
Jannah: The whole company. I don’t even know how it happened. It wasn’t a decision really. It was like…
Finn: An instinct. A feeling.
Jannah: A feeling.
Finn: The Force. The Force brought me here. Brought me to Rey, and Poe.
Jannah: You say that like you’re sure it’s real.
Finn: It’s real. I wasn’t sure then, but I am now.
[after takes a skimmer and heads towards the wayfinder by herself]
Finn: She’s not herself! You have no idea what she’s fighting.
Poe Dameron: And you do?
Finn: Yeah, I do. And so does Leia.
Poe Dameron: Well, I’m not Leia.
Finn: That’s for damn sure.
[after Rey finds the wayfinder and sees a vision of herself as a Sith]
Sith Rey: Don’t be afraid of who you are.
[they have short duel, after which Rey drops the wayfinder and Kylo picks it up]
Kylo Ren: Look at yourself. You wanted to prove to my mother that you were a Jedi, but you have proven something else. You can’t go back to her now. like I can’t.
[referring to the wayfinder]
Rey: Give it to me.
Kylo Ren: The dark side is in our nature. Surrender to it.
Rey: Give it to me.
Kylo Ren: They only way you’ll get to Exegol is with me.
[Kylo then destroys the wayfinder]
[they start dueling]
[as Leia senses Kylo and Rey dueling]
Maz Kanata: Leia knows what must be done, R2. To reach her son now, with all the strength she has left.
[as Kylo get the upper hand in their duel and is about to strike Rey he suddenly hears Leia through the Force]
Leia Organa: Ben.
[Kylo drops his lightsaber, Rey catches it and impales him with it, but then she senses Leia death and stops]
[after Rey Force heals Kylo]
Rey: I did want to take your hand. Ben’s hand.
[she then runs off and takes Kylo’s ship]
[after Leia’s death, and Rey leaving, Kylo hears Han’s voice]
Han Solo: Hey, kid.
[Kylo turns and sees Han]
Han Solo: I miss you, son.
Kylo Ren: Your son is dead.
Han Solo: No. Kylo Ren is dead. My son is alive.
Kylo Ren: You’re just a memory.
Han Solo: Your memory. Come home.
Kylo Ren: It’s too late. She’s gone.
Han Solo: Your mother’s gone, but what she stood for, what she fought for, that’s not gone.
[as Kylo is having a vision memory with Han]
Han Solo: Ben.
Kylo Ren: I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it.
[Han touches Kylo’s face and smiles]
Han Solo: You do.
Kylo Ren: Dad…
Han Solo: I know.
[Kylo throws his lightsaber into the water and turns to see Han gone]
[sitting by Leia body]
Poe Dameron: I got to tell you, I don’t really know how to do this, what you did. I’m not ready.
Lando Calrissian: Neither were we.
[Poe sees Lando approaching]
Lando Calrissian: Luke, Han, Leia, me. Who’s ever ready?
Poe Dameron: How did you do it? Defeat an empire with almost nothing?
Lando Calrissian: We had each other. That’s how we won.
Finn: I got to talk to you about something.
Poe Dameron: I got to talk to you about something. I can’t do this alone. I need you in command with me.
[referring to D-O]
Finn: This droid has… Thank you, I appreciate that.
Poe Dameron: General.
Finn: General. This droid has a ton of information about Exegol.
Poe Dameron: Wait, what, cone face?
D-O: I am D-O.
Poe Dameron: Sorry. D-O.
[after Rey has exiled herself on Ahch-To, and is about to throw Luke’s lightsaber into the burning wreckage of Kylo’s ship, suddenly Luke’s hand catches it]
Luke Skywalker: A Jedi’s weapon deserves more respect.
Rey: Master Skywalker.
Luke Skywalker: What are you doing?
[Rey continues her conversation with Luke’s Force spirit]
Rey: I saw myself on the dark throne. I won’t let it happen. I’m never leaving this place. I’m doing what you did.
Luke Skywalker: I was wrong. It was fear that kept me here. What are you most afraid of?
Luke Skywalker: Because you’re a Palpatine.
[Rey looks surprised]
Luke Skywalker: Leia knew it too.
Rey: She didn’t tell me.
[Luke sits next to Rey]
Rey: She still trained me.
Luke Skywalker: Because she saw your spirit. Your heart.
Luke Skywalker: Rey, some things are stronger than blood. Confronting fear is the destiny of a Jedi. Your destiny. If you don’t face Palpatine, it will mean the end of the Jedi, and the world will be lost.
Luke Skywalker: There’s something my sister would want you to have.
[we see Rey take out a lightsaber from its hiding place on the island]
Rey: Leia saber.
Luke Skywalker: It was the last night of our training.
[we see flashback of young Luke and Leia training]
Luke Skywalker: Leia told me that she had sensed the death of her son at the end of her Jedi path. She surrendered her saber to me, and said that one day it would be picked up again by someone who would finish her journey. A thousand generations live in you now. But this is your fight. You’ll take both sabers to Exegol.
Rey: I can’t get there. I don’t have the wayfinder. I destroyed Ren’s ship.
Luke Skywalker: You have everything you need.
[upon seeing R2-D2]
C-3PO: Oh, hello. I am C-3PO, Human Cyborg Relations. And you are?
[R2-D2 looks taken aback]
C-3PO: What? Well, I’m quite certain I would remember if I had a best friend.
C-3PO: You want to put what in my head? Under no circum…
[the next shot shows R2 loading 3PO’s memory back into his head]
C-3PO: Memory restoration complete. R2, have you heard? I am going with Mistress Rey on her very first mission.
C-3PO: I already have?
[to Poe and Finn]
C-3PO: I’m terribly sorry. I’m afraid R2’s memory bank must be crossed with his logic receptors. He says he is receiving a transmission from Master Luke.
Finn: It’s Rey. She’s going to Exegol.
[we see Rey flying Luke’s ship to go to Exegol]
Finn: She’s showing us. She’s showing us how to get there.
Poe Dameron: Then we’ll go together.
[as they are discussing their plan for getting to Exegol]
Beaumont: We need to pull some Holdo maneuvers. Do some real damage.
Finn: Come on, that move is one in a million.
[discussing their plan for getting to Exegol]
Finn: We’ll take the Falcon to the core systems, send out a call for help from anybody listening.
Poe Dameron: We’ve got friends out there. They’ll come if they know there’s hope.
[the group looks skeptical]
Poe Dameron: They will. First Order wins by making us think we’re alone. We’re not alone. Good people will fight if we lead them.
Finn: Leia never gave up. And neither will we. We’re going to show them we’re not afraid.
Poe Dameron: What our mothers and father fought for, we will not let die. Not today. Today we make our last stand, for the galaxy. For Leia. For everyone we’ve lost.
Finn: They’ve taken enough of us. Now we’re take the war to them.
[as the Resistance arrives in Exegol]
Poe Dameron: Call off the ground invasion.
Finn: Wait. The nav signal is coming from that command ship. That’s our drop zone.
Jannah: How do you know?
Finn: I feel it.
[as Rey confronts Palpatine on Exegol]
Emperor Palpatine: Long have I waited, for my grandchild to come home. I never wanted you dead. I wanted you here. Empress Palpatine.
[he looks to the throne]
Emperor Palpatine: You will take the throne. It is your birthright, to rule, here. It is in your blood. Our blood.
Rey: I haven’t come to meet the Sith. I’ve come to win them.
Emperor Palpatine: As a Jedi?
Emperor Palpatine: No. Your hatred, your anger. You want to kill me. That is what I want. Kill me, and my spirit will pass into you, as all the Sith live in me. You will be Empress. We will be one.
Emperor Palpatine: The time has come! With your hatred you will take my life, and you will ascend.
Rey: All you want is for me to hate, but I won’t. Not even you.
Emperor Palpatine: Weak, like your parents.
Rey: My parents were strong. They save me from you.
Emperor Palpatine: Your master, Luke Skywalker, was saved by his father. The only family you have here is me.
[Palpatine shows Rey the Resistance fighting with Palpatine’s fleet]
Emperor Palpatine: They don’t have long. No one is coming to help them. And you are the one who led them here. Strike me down. Take the throne. Reign over a new empire, and the fleet will be yours. Only you have the power to save them. Refuse, and your new family dies.
[Rey looking emotional nods her head reluctantly]
Emperor Palpatine: Good.
Emperor Palpatine: The ritual begins! She will strike me down, and pledge herself as a Sith. She will draw her weapon.
[Rey lights her saber]
Emperor Palpatine: She will come to me.
[Rey starts walking towards Palpatine]
Emperor Palpatine: She will take her revenge. And with a stroke of her saber, the Sith are reborn. The Jedi are dead!
[just then Rey sees Kylo, now as Ben, smiles, nods and he nods his head in return]
[after Rey and Ben come together to defeat Palpatine]
Emperor Palpatine: Stand together, die together!
[as he is draining Rey and Ben’s life force to rejuvenate himself]
Emperor Palpatine: The life force of your bond, a dyad in the Force. A power like life itself. Unseen for generations. And now, the power of two restores the one true Emperor.
Poe Dameron: Snap, they’re on your tail!
Snap Wexley: Yeah, I see it!
Poe Dameron: No, no! Snap! Snap!
[the TIE fighter shoots at Snap’s X-Wing, Snap screams]
Poe Dameron: No!
[Snap’s ship crashes and explodes]
[after Snap’s ship crashes]
Poe Dameron: My friends, I’m sorry, I thought we had a shot. There’s just too many of them.
Lando Calrissian: But there are more of us, Poe. There are more of us.
Wedge Antilles: Nice flying, Lando.
[referring to the Resistance]
General Pryde: Where did they get all these fighter crafts? They have no navy.
First Order Officer: It’s not a navy, sir. It’s just people.
Emperor Palpatine: As once I fell, so falls the last Skywalker.
[he throws Ben into a chasm]
[to his fleet as they are being attacked by the Resistance]
Emperor Palpatine: Do not fear their feeble attack, my faithful. Nothing will stop the return of the Sith!
[he starts to attack the entire Resistance with Force lightning]
[a weakened Rey watches the Resistance being destroyed by Palpatine’s Force lightning]
Rey: Be with me. Be with me. Be with me.
[Rey hears the voices of past Jedi]
Obi Wan Kenobi: These are your final steps, Rey. Rise and take them.
Anakin Skywalker: Rey.
Ahsoka Tano: Rey.
Kannan Jarus: Rey.
Anakin Skywalker: Bring back the balance, Rey, as I did.
Luminara Unduli: In the light. Find the light, Rey.
Mace Windu: You’re not alone, Rey.
Yoda: Alone, never have you been.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Every Jedi who ever lived, lives in you.
Anakin Skywalker: The Force surrounds you, Rey.
Aayla Secura: Let it guide you.
Ahsoka Tano: As it guided us.
Mace Windu: Feel the Force flowing through you, Rey.
Anakin Skywalker: Let it lift you.
Adi Gallia: Rise, Rey.
Qui-Gon Jinn: We stand behind you, Rey.
Obi Wan Kenobi: Rey.
Yoda: Rise in the Force.
Kannan Jarus: In the heart of a Jedi lies their strength.
Obi Wan Kenobi: Rise.
Qui-Gon Jinn: Rise.
Luke Skywalker: Rey, the Force will be with you. Always.
[Rey finally rises, stands before Palpatine and lights her saber]
Emperor Palpatine: [to Rey] Let your death be the final word in the story of rebellion.
[as Rey is deflecting Palpatine’s Force lightning with her saber]
Emperor Palpatine: You are nothing. A scavenger girl is no match for the power in me. I am all the Sith!
Rey: And I am all the Jedi.
[Rey uses Luke and Leia’s lightsabers to disintegrate Palpatine’s body, killing him]
[after Ben has used Force healing to resurrect Rey]
[the two embrace, kiss, then Ben dies, his body vanishing as it becomes one with the Force at the same time that Leia’s body vanishes]
[as the Resistance are celebrating their victory]
Maz Kanata: Chewie. This is for you.
[she gives him medal]
[last lines; Rey visits Luke’s homestead on Tatooine, buries Luke and Leia’s lightsabers in the sand, then lights up her own yellow blade lightsaber]
Tatooine Elder: There’s been no one for so long. Who are you?
Rey: I’m Rey.
Tatooine Elder: Rey who?
[Rey then sees the spirits of Luke and Leia]
Rey: Rey Skywalker.
[Rey and BB8 head off, then stop to watch the twin suns]
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