May The Force Be With You
Episode 5 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?

R2-D2 panics and screams to the others that C3PO has left with Rey and Yoda on the shuttle. Leia assures R2-D2 that C3PO muts have had a good reason to leave the base. Han, Obi Wan and Luke rush in wondering what all of the noise is about. Obi Wan reports that she has detected a breach in the base's defenses. Kylo Ren seems less than concerned about this news.
Obi Wan, R2-D2, Han, Leia, Luke and Kylo Ren discuss the current state of the base's defenses.

Obi Wan, R2-D2, Han, Leia, Luke and Kylo Ren discuss the current state of the base's defenses.

Luke, believeing that Kylo Ren has betrayed them, confronts Kylo directly and demands to know everything that Kylo has done. Kylo rebuffs Luke by asking why Luke doesn't have all of the answers if he is so strong in the force. Luke admits that he doesn't feel very connected to the force at the moment. Obi Wan, R2-D2 and Leia reassure Luke that the force will never leave Luke, even if Luke feels like he should give up.
Luke confronts Kylo Ren.

Luke confronts Kylo Ren.

Kylo Ren suggests that maybe they should give up and that there is no way for them to win. Han suddenly becomes very curious and suspects that Kylo Ren was sent there by Darth Vader. Kylo admits that Vader did send him and that he created the breach allowing Darth Vader access to the base. To prove that Kylo is telling the truth Darth Vader joins the conversation.
Leia and Luke discuss what will happen next with Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.

Leia and Luke discuss what will happen next with Kylo Ren and Darth Vader.

Obi Wan and Leia ask Vader exactly what he hopes to achieve. Kylo warns Vader that by starting a conversation he may start to feel i sheary become warm and start thinking that the rbels are right.

Han tries to convince Kylo that he doesn't need to stay with Vader and that Kylo will be welcomed and forgiven by the rest of them. To show this R2-D2 goes up to Kylo and offers a hand of friendship.

R2-D2 offers Kylo Ren a warm welcome.

R2-D2 offers Kylo Ren a warm welcome.

Kylo tells R2-D2 to get away causing Han to believe that Kylo is already starting to feel kindness. This development makes Vader very concerned. Obi Wan points out that by feeling kindness Kylo Ren can be saved. Kylo shouts that he doesn't need saving and he has done everything so that he can rule by the side of Darth Vader. Darth Vader voices his concern that there may be too much goodness in side of Kylo and this will make Kylo a liability that needs to be destroyed.

At the thought of having her son by killed Leia offers herself up a sacrifice in Kylo Ren's place. Han then proceeds to offer himself as a sacrifice to protect Leia.

Luke is shocked that to proect Kylo Ren, Leia and Han would offer themselves as sacrifices to Darth Vader.

Luke is shocked that to proect Kylo Ren, Leia and Han would offer themselves as sacrifices to Darth Vader.

Luke turns to Kylo and demands that Kylo make a choice about what to do next. Kylo doesn't trust the rebels but he no longer trusts Vader either. He attempts to leave the entire situation behind but R2-D2's mornfull wail causes Kylo to stop. Obi Wan tells Kylo that if he leaves he will turn his back on salvation. Kylo states that if he was worth saving someone would have already done it.

Leia goes to Kylo and says that she believes in him even if he doesn't believe in himself. Han joins her as does Obi Wan, R2-D2 and Luke.

Han, Obi Wan, R2-D2 and Leia surround Kylo Ren and tell him that they all believe he is worth saving.

Han, Obi Wan, R2-D2 and Leia surround Kylo Ren and tell him that they all believe he is worth saving.

Kylo laughs and tells Vader how crazy everyone is to believe that the force can save him. Vader joins in the laughter until Kylo tells Vader that they are correct about the power of the force and clasps Vader on the back. Vader keels over as he is suddenly weakened. Luke and Han rush to Vader to restrain him.
Luke restrains the suddenly weakened Darth Vader with the assistance of Han.

Luke restrains the suddenly weakened Darth Vader with the assistance of Han.

As Vader struggles to get free R2-D2 zaps Darth Vader. Vader discovered that he can no longer move and is stuck in place. With Vader no longer a threat Luke apologizes to Kylo for not believeing in him.

Luke suddenly that Kylo may be the Chosen One. Obi Wan says that everyone who allows the force into their hearts and souls are chosen. The rebels celebrate thier victory and welcome Kylo Ren into their family.

Kylo Ren is forgivena and welcomed by Han and Luke.

Kylo Ren is forgivena and welcomed by Han and Luke.

ANd so, another chapter begins in our saga. Family united, foes defeated, and yet there is still work to do. We hope you will join us in that works. And every day, every step of the way,

MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU!

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