May The Force Be With You
Episode 3 Recap

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

Well, not quite as long ago as that other story. And not in that galaxy, in a different one that’s not quite as far away... Hang on... Let me start over…

A while ago in a galaxy that is not near ours...

It is a time of civil war. The Empire is polarized. Those who fight to protect hope and light are outnumbered, outmanned, but they continue to fight those who stand with the Dark Side. Can they prevail? Can they beat back their would-be conquerors? Will the Force be with them?

Darth Vader is agitated. He is worried about his grandson, Kylo Ren, and is becoming emotional that Kylo was willing to put himself into harm's way for Vader's plan.

Vader is shocked when Yoda arrives, not only because Yoda was called by whatever is bringing everyone together but that Yoda would visit the dark side of the planet.

Darth Vader is informed by Yoda that the Force will never reject him.

Darth Vader is informed by Yoda that the Force will never reject him.

Yoda remembers when the two of them were friends. Vader says that he has severed all ties. Yoda comments that while Vader may reject the Force, the Force would never reject Vader. At first Vader thought that Yoda was willing to join Vader's forces. Yoda counteroffers by asking Vader to join the light side forces. These strange events are offering Vader a second chance. Vader admits that this is a second chance and that he will use it to crush the light side. Yoda comments that he feels sorry for Vader and that he must feel lonely. Yoda departs to leave Vader alone with his thoughts.

Vader is fine being by himself. He feels that he has accomplished a great amount alone. If he has destroyed planets and grown his Empire without love then he doesn't need it now. Besides, he does have Kylo Ren on his side... doesn't he?

Vader is fine all by himself.

Vader is fine all by himself.

Meanwhile, on the light side of the planet C3P0 and R2D2 arrive to inform Han, Leia, Luke, Rey and Obi Wan of a mysterious signal they intercepted. The droids could not track the signal as it disappeared suddenly.

Rey listens while C3P0 and R2D2 inform Luke and Leia about the mysterious signal.

Rey listens while C3P0 and R2D2 inform Luke and Leia about the mysterious signal.

Luke is deeply troubled about this new development but Obi Wan is unconcerned as the Force is with them. Han is ready to fight and Leia is ready to fight beside Han and look to Luke to lead them. Luke isn't sure who he needs to look to. Obi Wan and Rey tell Luke that he should look to the Force.

Obi Wan and Rey look to the Force when they feel afraid.

Obi Wan and Rey look to the Force when they feel afraid.

Han suggests that while the Foce can help them they still need to be proactive and go to their battlestations. While Leia is at her battle station Kylo Ren meets her. Leia is surprised at Kylo's presence but isn't afraid. Kylo confirms that he was the cause of the signal. He masked his ships appraoch so he wouldn't be shot down. Leia tells him that he wouldn't have been shot down. She is upset that Kylo killed Han in the past but she forgives him.

Leia is happy to see her son, Kylo, again.

Leia is happy to see her son, Kylo, again.

Kylo is shocked by this warm welcome. Leia asks Kylo if would like some water. When Kylo admits that he is thirsty she leaves to get the drink. Kylo begins to doubt the plan he and Vader concocted. If the others are this warm and welcoming Kylo wonders if he will be able to follow through with destroying them.

Who knew that Kylo would recieve such a warm welcome?

Who knew that Kylo would recieve such a warm welcome?

Will Kylo be able to follow through with the plan? Can Kylo return to his family and be untouched by what he experiences? Which side of his nature will win? Return next week to find out. Until then...

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

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