Hello! Firstly, this blog is awesome! Secondly, what is your interpretation of Kylo Ren's line "It is you." to Rey during the final battle in The Force Awakens novelization? What do you think it means?
Thank you beautiful anon for the comment and question (ღ˘⌣˘ღ) I’ll try my best to answer.
Kylo Ren recognizes Rey by saying “It is you” in page 225 in The Force Awakens novelization when Rey grabs Luke’s lightsaber.
Pablo Hidalgo, Creative Executive at Lucasfilm Story Group, commented on this and had me change my speculation. I sway between Kylo and Rey being Luke’s Padawans and the one I’m about to explain.
Pablo is saying that ‘It is you’ is a callback to the ‘awakening line’.
This scene happens before Rey reaches Maz’s castle and Luke’s lightsaber. In the movie, there is no indication that Rey is force sensitive; however, in the WGA leaked script, during the interrogation scene, Kylo Ren and Rey both recognize an ‘energy’ in each other. Its very important to note that this ‘energy’ stopped them from perceiving the other as adversaries. Showing that the ‘feeling’ was good. For a moment, they sensed the light in one another.
When Rey’s power was fully realized in the snowy forest, Kylo Ren was abe to identify the energy surging from Rey and realized that she the light that has been feeling again (force bond?).
Maybe the answer is a combination of both Reylo being Luke’s padawans and the force bond.