Wow — I saw Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker last night at 6:30… and I’m still processing everything I saw! And apparently, the rest of the internet is as well.
Here’s a look at Google’s trending Rise of Skywalker internet searches with SPOILERS!
Please do NOT scroll below the movie poster if you have not seen the film and are NOT looking for spoilers.
*Please note: This is a developing article. As new search trends emerge, I will update this post to include them.*
Is there an after-credits scene in The Rise of Skywalker?
No, there is no after-credits scene in The Rise of Skyalker. This is the “end” of the Skywalker saga after all, so the rolling credits is all fans are left with.
Who are Rey’s parents?
Well isn’t that the question everyone has? If you’re googling this, either you haven’t seen the movie and are looking for a spoiler or you left the movie a little uncertain.
Ultimately, the truth of who Rey’s parents are/were is revealed in the new Star Wars movie. In The Last Jedi, Kylo Ren told Rey that her parents were nobody, but now we learn that there was more to the story. In The Rise of Skywalker, we, along with Kylo Ren, gain more knowledge to who Rey’s parents are. Yes, her parents were nobody, but that’s only because they decided to be nobody. Kylo Ren clarifies this to Rey before making the big reveal that Rey’s father was the son of Sheev Palpatine, aka Darth Sidious. Just as Kylo Ren is the grandson of Darth Vader, Rey is the granddaughter of Darth Sidious — the biggest baddie of them all!
But while you can’t choose what family you are born into, you can choose your own path. While Rey has Sith blood in her, she fights for the light and is a true Jedi. At the end of the movie, a passerby asks who she is. Her reply? I’m Rey… Rey Skywalker. No, Rey is not a Skywalker by blood, but this is the family she has chosen.
Who are the Jedi voices that Rey hears at the end of The Rise of Skywalker?
Great question! In a pivotal moment when Rey must find the strength to fight back against the once-again poweful Darth Sidious, aka Sheev Palpatine, Rey finds strength in the force from many Jedi who have gone on before her, aka force ghosts as many refer to them. “Be with me,” she says. And while her call to all the Jedi who came before her was unsuccessful during her opening scene of Jedi training, she now hears the voices answer her. While we do not lay eyes on those who speak, we do hear their whispers to Rey that they are with her in the force.
Jedi voices that are heard include Anakin Skywalker (voiced by Hayden Christensen from the prequel trilogy), Obi-Wan Kenobi (voiced both by Ewan McGregor from the prequel trilogy and Alec Guinness from the original trilogy), Qui-Gon Jinn (voiced by Liam Neeson from the prequel trilogy), Yoda (voiced by Frank Oz from the Skywalker Saga of films), Mace Windu (voiced by Samuel L. Jackson from the prequel trilogy), Ahsoka Tano (voiced by Ashley Eckstein from The Clone Wars), Kanan Jarrus (voiced by Freddie Prince Jr. from Star Wars Rebels), Aayla Secura (voiced by Jennifer Hale from The Clone Wars), Adi Gallia (voiced by Angelique Perrin from The Clone Wars), Luminara Unduli (voiced by Olivia d’Abo from The Clone Wars).
What is a force dyad in Star Wars?
Let’s start with the technical definition of a dyad as defined by Merriam-Webster dictionary. A dyad is “two individuals (such as husband and wife) maintaining a sociologically significant relationship.”
In the case of Rey and Kylo Ren (or Ben depending on the progression of the movie), the two represent the balance that can be brought between both sides of the force — the dark and the light. As they acknowledge their connection, it grows stronger. In The Last Jedi we see them share conversations with each other when they are in two separate locations. Now, in The Rise of Skywalker, we see this connection deepen as they are able to pass objects from each other’s locations (i.e. the necklace Rey is wearing or Darth Vader’s helmet).
As Ben and Rey’s connection grows, they become one with the force, and thus have the collective power to be able to defeat Darth Sidious.
For a thorough, technical explanation of how the force dyad works, this article from IGN.com is extremely helpful.
Do Rey and Kylo kiss in the Rise of Skywalker?
This one is for all of the Reylo fans! After Rey uses all of her energy to defeat Darth Sidious, we see her collapse on the floor alone. When Ben Solo finds her (after climbing out of the depths of the Sith temple on Exogol), he pulls her lifeless body into his arms. That is until he transfers some of his “life force” to her, successfully bringing her back to life.
There they are, back together again after everything they’ve just been through. Not as Kylo Ren and Rey, but as Ben and Rey. After staring at each other for what felt like forever — seriously, the whole audience was holding their breath waiting to see if they would kiss — they close the distance between each other and Ben and Rey kiss! Yes, it was a good one. But it was also bittersweet, for after their embrace Ben smiles at Rey before falling to the ground, dying, and fading into the force. What a star-crossed lovers moment.
Rey and Kylo Ren do not kiss — but Rey and Ben do.
What did Finn want to tell Rey?
Good question, and one we might never know the answer to. Immediately before Rey and Finn are swallowed up in sinking sand, Finn yells Rey’s name and says, “I never told you —.” But we didn’t get to hear the end, and neither did Rey.
Did he want to tell her that he loved her? That he also could feel the force? (After all, he has wielded Rey’s lightsaber before.) Let’s hope we find out one day… somehow…
Rey’s Yellow Lightsaber
The Rise of Skywalker gave us two new lightsabers. First, when Rey retreats to Ahch-To in hopes to fully avoid the pull to the dark side, Luke (as a force ghost) convinces her to not run from her fear, but to embrace her Jedi training and take-on Darth Sidious on Exogol. Before she goes, he presents her with the lightsaber that belonged to Leia during her Jedi training, telling her that Leia would have wanted her to have it.
The final scene of the movie brings us back to Tatooine, where Rey is seen burying both Luke and Leia’s lightsabers in the sand at the moisture farm where Luke grew up. And while for a quick second it might appear that Rey is putting aside the lightsabers because all darkness has been destroyed in the galaxy, we soon find she has another yellow lightsaber with her. Whose lightsaber does Rey have? Her own. This is a lightsaber that she has crafted for her self with a yellow blade! (I can’t wait for this to go on sale at Galaxy’s Edge.)
Babu Frik in Star Wars
Babu Frik is quickly booming a new favorite character from The Rise of Skywalker for many. StarWars.com describes Babu as: “A tiny droidsmith working among the Spice Runners of Kijimi, the well-regarded Babu Frik can reprogram or modify virtually any droid, regardless of the security measures protecting its systems.”
He’s cute, joyful with his work, and definitely brings a smile to the viewer’s face during a relatively dark movie.
How to Watch Star Wars in the Correct Order
Ahh, this is a question that can likely spark debate between some. What is the correct order to watch the Star Wars movies in? That depends who you ask. Watch the Star Wars movies in theatrical release order to see the story unfold as it traditionally was revealed, or watch the Star Wars movies in order by chronological timeline. Both are worth doing, and I’ve personally done both. My suggestion? Watch them in theatrical release order. This is the order that the movies were meant to be viewed in, allowing the user to start with the original trilogy followed by the prequels fills in Star Wars questions with answers as they were provided.
Luckily, I have a Star Wars guide to watch all movies in order by timeline and by theatrical release.
Wonderful blog post 🙂 My personal take on Rey collapsing was not that she used up all her energy in defeating the Emperor but that channelling every single Jedi, especially without training, is dangerous. We saw in the prequels what channelling force lightning did to Palpatine did (changing his physical appearance) and as lore goes channelling any great amount of force power, especially acting as a conduit for that many other force users, is too much for the physical body to handle. Her body simply couldn’t handle it.
While she was training to call to force ghosts she was calling maybe one or two of them to guide her. She wasn’t calling ALL the Jedi into her body at the same time. The fact that she managed to do it at all without burning out is testament to her power. Few could have done it – I’m literally just including the Skywalker-Solo line in that list – and even with training it still would have been immensely dangerous. It will be interesting to read the novelisation to get some more clarification on exactly what happened as well as what the training exercise was meant to achieve i.e. calling a force ghost or acting as a conduit.