This is super spoilery, but it’s a snow day and I’m pretty sure no one’s reading this stuff anyway. So, here are two small scenes I’d like to see in Start Wars Episode VIII
INT. resistance hangar
The MILLENIUM FALCON lands, and after a brief moment LUKE, REY, R2-D2 and CHEWBACCA exit. GENERAL LEIA approaches LUKE and gives him a hug.
It’s good to see you again. It’s been too long.
I know. Listen…I’m sorry about Han.
LEIA steps back and looks at LUKE for a moment. He looks older than his years, and clearly feels guilt about his friend’s death. She gives him a wistful smile.
It’s alright. It’s a wonder he lived as long as he did.
CHEWBACCA grunts his agreement.
…and scene number two…
KYLO REN is pursuing REY, who is injured and desperately trying to break away. She pauses at an intersection, glances left in surprise and then takes off to the right. As KYLO REN gets to the same intersection, GENERAL LEIA steps in front of him. She is pissed.
Benjamin Anakin Solo, put that light saber down! Now!
KYLO REN drops his saber and stumbles back a step.
And take off that ridiculous mask.
He rips the mask off his head like it’s on fire and stares past his mother, unable to make eye contact. LEIA picks up the light saber and starts pulling at the exposed wires.
Mother, no‑‑ that’s mine!
KYLO REN reaches for the light saber, but LEIA refuses to let him have it. She continues yanking pieces from the weapon.
Not anymore, it’s not. Do you have any idea how disappointed I am with you? If your father were here…
But he’s not, is he?
She slaps him across the face, hard enough to leave a growing red mark.
Your father loved you, and did everything he could to keep you safe. And how do you repay him?
She begins jabbing him with the light saber pommel, wires and bits now dangling from it. KYLO REN’s eyes begin to tear up.
Suddenly, FINN bursts into the corridor, a small group of Resistance fighters in tow.
General? Rey said‑‑ oh, crap!
FINN and the other fighters point their blasters at the now weeping KYLO REN.
Take him into custody.
(to KYLO REN)
This conversation isn’t over.
I have no idea what Kylo Ren’s middle name really is, but “Anakin” seems as likely as anything, and it has a nicer ring to it than the only other options I could think of. Bail? Luke? Lumpy? In any case, I’m amused at the thought that even though as far as we know Leia’s had no training or interest in the Jedi arts that her sheer force of will would be enough to stop Kylo in his tracks and reduce him to a little child again.