Report: Here's What Luke's Third Lesson To Rey In The Last Jedi Would Have Been

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In Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Luke tells Rey he's going to give her three lessons -- lessons about why the Jedi have to end, as he says in the trailer. The movie features two of them and now we know what happened to the third.

/Film has the exclusive details, which include an elaborate scene involving the Ahch-To Caretakers and a famous shot from the behind-the-scenes footage released this summer. The entire sequence was filmed but cut from the final product.

According to the site, which confirmed the information with multiple sources, after Luke and Rey talk about the history of the Jedi, boats are seen coming to Ahch-To. Rey inquires and Luke says they're bandits who regularly terrorise the Caretakers.

Outraged, Rey says she wants to help, but Luke tells her if she helps, they will come back stronger and in greater numbers next time. A true Jedi would let it happen and keep the balance.

Rey disagrees and runs to the village, as seen in the above shot taken from the behind-the-scenes footage. When she gets there, lightsaber ignited, she realises Luke lied. It's not bandits, it's a party, one that Chewie is enjoying along with the porgs, R2-D2, and others. Rey feels relieved but betrayed.

Luke tells her he's sorry but that's the third lesson. That real help comes from action, not the mystery of some old religion. Unamused, Rey reportedly cries and says "that old legend of Luke Skywalker that you hate so much, I believed in it." Luke is ashamed of himself.

According to the article, this was cut because it painted Luke in an even worse light. It was also supposed to be partially funny and maybe the humour didn't quite work. But you also have to think the scene would have lengthened an already long movie -- and was maybe not as impactful as intended, considering what comes later.

It also serves a similar purpose as Rey finding out the truth about Ben before she eventually leaves the island anyway.

This scene might make it onto the Blu-ray, though, as director Rian Johnson has already teased there may be upwards of 20 minutes of deleted scenes. Other scenes could include a few moments on Canto Bight (including a bathhouse scene detailed here) and different versions of Finn, Rose, and DJ arriving on Snoke's ship.


Comments

    Can't see why they would care about painting Luke in an even worse light, this film butchered his character as it is, reducing it to comic relief and basically just making him a foil for Kylo. But yeah, including it wouldn't have helped the run-time.

    I loved the movie, but this seems like an oversight. If you weren't going to have all three lessons in the final cut, why wouldn't you edit the footage to remove mention of them?

      Indeed, it's not like they couldn't have ADR'ed it to just have him say 'some' or 'a few' later on when they redo the audio in post anyhow.

      This third lesson was the biggest thing in my mind as I left theatre. I thought, What was Luke trying to say? How would he explain it now? It seemed profound(or at least, interesting) that the “Third Lesson” is was never explained.
      But nah, they just left it on the editing room floor. Jesus. The more I think back on this movie, the less I like it.

      I assumed it was a clever reference to how Rey, like Luke before her in ESB, raced off before completing her training, hence the unfinished lesson. Oh well.

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    "OMG SO WE ARE MEANT TO BELIEVE THAT AFTER EVERYTHING HE LOVES BLOWS UP IN HIS FACE, LUKE - A JEDI MASTER - WOULD GO INTO SECLUSION ON A REMOTE PLANET. AND THEN BECOME A GRUMPY F*CK WHO REFUSES TO TRAIN AN APPRENTICE! THIS IS THE MOST UNBELIEVABLE THING EVER, SO TOTALLY ILLOGICAL! THERE'S NO BASIS FOR IT IN THE CANON."

    "I MEAN JEDI MASTER, WHAT KIND OF, WOULD DO THAT? CONFUSED, I AM"

      Sorry, friend, you've missed their point entirely. Which is probably why you're trying to hand wave them away as rabid fanboys with your straw man.

        Oh no, I fully understand that they are middle class white boys with massive entitlement complexes that make them think they 'own' the franchise as opposed to anyone else.

        And pointing out that Luke's character in TLJ is a reprise of Yoda isn't a 'straw man', I would look up what that is before using the term again. It's 'STATING THE BLEEDING OBVIOUS' not a misrepresented rebuttal to their fumbling whining.

          The only person assuming anything is yourself. Just because you believe it to be true, doesn't mean it is. You made a Yoda-Luke comparison, literally the only person I've seen make it, as it is convenient to deflect criticism leveled at the film on the Luke point instead of tackling valid criticism. Perhaps you need to look up what a straw man is.

          You're also making sweeping generalisations based on your own assumptions about an entire group of people disappointed with a movie. So while we're handing out advice, perhaps you should take a step away from these TLJ discussions; you're the one acting rabidly at this point.

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