Episode 4 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?
Kylo Ren is still in our hero’s base. He is shocked by the sudden appearance of Darth Vader. Vader is communicating with his through a hologram to check on Kylo’s progress. Kylo explains how his mother forgave Kylo and has welcomed him back into the family.
Vader assumes that Leia’s kindness is a trick and warns Kylo to be on guard. Vader tells Kylo to keep pretending that Kylo is glad to be there. When Kylo responds that pretending to be glad won’t be hard, Vader gets suspicious of Kylo’s loyalty. Kylo manages to convince Vader that Kylo is still planning on destroying the rebellion. Vader tells Kylo to make his family proud as Vader’s hologram disappears. Kylo isn’t sure which side of his family he should make proud.
Elsewhere in the rebel base, C3P0, R2-D2, Obi Wan, Han and Luke and concerned that they are not able to track the source of the mysterious signal they detected earlier. This is putting everyone on edge. Leia enters and explains that she knows where the signal is coming from… and announces that Kylo Ren has returned to his family.
Yoda and Rey arrive to see what all of the commotion is about. The two of them are shocked that Kylo has come and asked for forgiveness. Luke is concerned that he is the only one that seems to doubt Kylo’s intentions.
Yoda and Rey are worried that Vader may be preparing for an assault on the base. Kylo asks how he can help prepare the defenses. Yoda and Rey state that they will take the shuttle and check the dark side of the planet. Luke is distressed that Yoda would be leaving at such a crucial time but Yoda assure him that Luke training will remain with him as will the force.
Yoda and Rey tell Luke that the force will always be with him, all he has to do is seek it out when he needs it. Han, Leia, Obi Wan, C3P0 and R2-D2 all agree that they will join together and fight as Luke keeps a doubtful eye on Kylo Ren.
Is the family truly reunited? Is Kylo truly sorry? Can the Force lead them through what’s to come? We’ll find out next week, in our final episode. Join us then and, in the meantime...
MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!
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