For anyone wondering what that third lesson was that Luke Skywalker wanted to teach Rey, fear not, answers are forthcoming (force-coming?). According to ‘The Star Wars Show,’ more details are going to be coming out in the soon to be released ‘The Last Jedi’ novelization, and the deleted scenes of that third lesson will be available as a bonus feature on the home video release of ‘The Last Jedi.’ Plus, according to a recent interview with Collider, director Rian Johnson claims the Blu-Ray release of the ‘The Last Jedi’ will have a lot more than even these deleted scenes:
“We loaded it up, man. Because we had so much good stuff, it was like, there were only a couple things where it’s like just a little two-shot thing, we said ‘We’ll hold that back.’ But all the major stuff, all the good stuff, we put on there.”
And here’s the full description of the main deleted scene/ sequence as told by Peter Sciretta:
One of the biggest deleted scenes involves another lesson Luke Skywalker gives to Rey, taking place chronologically after they talk inside the cave where Luke mentions Darth Sidious. Rey notices boats arriving at the island and there appears to be a big fire from where they’re landing. Luke tells her that it is a group of bandits who regularly come back to the island to plunder and kill the caretakers. Rey is very concerned and wants to help them, but Luke tells her that if you help them now, the raiders will come back stronger and it will make things worse in the future. He asks Rey if she is always going to be here to protect them, saying that a true Jedi Knight would do nothing and would only act to maintain balance, even when people get hurt.
Rey, furious at his reasoning, ignites her lightsaber and runs really fast, a Force-powered run that we glimpsed in one of the featurettes about the making of the film (see the screenshot at the top of this article). She runs over rocks on shallow water and bursts through a door with her saber into the village square ready for battle. Luke yells for her to wait, but she doesn’t stop.
She is surprised to learn that it’s not a raiding party, but an actual party, with caretakers celebrating and swinging glow sticks…The caretakers all stop and look at Rey, confused. One of the caretaker motions her her glow stick and Rey swings her lightsaber, imitating her movements, and sighs. The caretakers resume partying. Rey spots Chewbacca sitting at the party with a bunch of Porgs and R2-D2 (wearing a festive necklace). “Seriously?” Rey says to Chewie before storming out to find Luke.
Rey is mad that Luke lied to her and she confronts him. He admits that he’s sorry, but that she ran so fast and he couldn’t stop her. Rey says that she thought they were in danger and tried to do something. Luke responds, seriously this time, that that’s exactly what the resistance needs – not some old husk of a failed religion. He was again trying to teach her a lesson. Rey cries, explaining that her real friends are really dying and “that old legend of Luke Skywalker that you hate so much, I believed in it.” Luke is in shock. He realizes that he pushed her too far. Rey tells him she was wrong about believing in him and storms away.
There’s a brief glimpse of it below from ‘The Star Wars Show’ (around minute 3:56) but it does not show much, but keep in mind the full sequence should be included when they release bonus features with the Blu-Ray.
What do you think of this deleted scene? Would it have been nice to see all 3 lessons in the actual theatrical release of the film, or did 2 suffice? Share your thoughts in the comments below!