Fear is the Past to the Dark Side: Skywalker Family Allegories in The Last Jedi

– by HanSpinel

Many have used the visual parallels between Rey and Kylo Ren in The Last Jedi as suggestion to a romantic connection. However, I suggest a more thematic and resonating connection of family and fear of the past is being presented, particularly when including Luke Skywalker’s perspective….

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A Rey Skywalker Origin Story as told by John Williams & Kylo Ren

– by HanSpinel

Here, I present a thematic analysis to highlight that Rey’s musical motif is a note-for-note reverse composition of “Anakin’s theme.” In contrast, Kylo Ren’s musical motif is inspired by “Anakin’s Dark Deeds.” I argue this as foreshadowing to Kylo Ren attempting to “finish what [Vader] started,” whereas Rey’s reversal of Anakin’s fall suggests her ultimate narrative arc is to “Rise” and reverse the original sin of the Skywalker father, Anakin….

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Two Truths & a Lie: How Rian Johnson Hid the True Identity of Rey’s Parents in Plain Sight

– written by HanSpinel

Following on the heels of recent commentary by JJ Abrams that there’s more to the story regarding Rey’s parents, I revisited The Last Jedi. In this article, I will demonstrate that the dialogue written for Kylo Ren’s specific description of Rey’s “nobody” parents contain carefully planted clues to the contrary of an “irrelevant” lineage. I conclude that Rian Johnson’s script and written description of Rey’s parents explicitly lead back to exactly one (1) family: the Skywalkers. In other words, Rian Johnson has cleverly hidden the clues to Rey’s true parents in plain sight, and JJ Abrams will be concluding the saga by revealing Rey’s true origin story in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker. This analysis further supports the Star Wars Shadow Council’s Definitive The Last Jedi Case for Rey Skywalker.

*Note: I provide an additional supporting piece of evidence that contains potential spoilers – well-marked and included at the very end of the article.

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Episode IX: Tying Together Leaks and the Saga

Here I ponder how recent Episode IX leaks will tie into the rest of the Skywalker Saga.

WARNING! BASED OFF LEAKED INFORMATION! POSSIBLE MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD!

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Return of the Last Jedi: A Throne Room Parallel Video

– article and video study by HanSpinel

Several commonalities exist in the form of plot lines and visual parallels between The Last Jedi (TLJ) and the Original Trilogy (OT). Here, I explore the similarities among the “Throne Room” scenes of Return of the Jedi and The Last Jedi, most of which play out in a beat-for-beat fashion (video below). 

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V-day or D-day: What will Episode IX mean for ReyLo?

– Guest Post by kelC3PO

There may be something in the air when it comes to Rey and Kylo Ren… but is it romance, or family ties?

In this post, I draw comparisons between the Luke/Leia and ReyLo “relationships.” A majority of the post focuses on highlighting fan opinions from the late 70’s and early 80’s that are in favor of a Luke/Leia love. I then hypothesize that any ReyLo relationship will end the same way as Luke/Leia… with Rey and Kylo Ren as relatives. A population of fans were upset with this reveal after RotJ, and I suspect ReyLo fans will react similarly should ReySky be revealed in Episode IX.

Hope you like it!