The beautiful/painful links between Rogue One and the Star Wars Saga
There´s a thing I´ve only noticed recently:that most famous line from Mon Mothma “Many Bothans died to bring us this information” she says it with so much pain in her voice. Then she takes a step back, tries to get herself together because she knows she needs to be strong right now.
And I just realized why. The story of A new hope happens only about a week max. after the events of ROGUE One. Only a few days ago she met Bodhi Rook, that brave soul who defied the empire, only a few days ago she met Chirrut Imwe and Baze Malbus who survived a long time alone against all odds, she has only recently seen K2-SO who would always been seen bantering around with R2-D2 and maybe she sometimes still hears Cassian Andors voice in the rebel base. She remembers Jyn Erso, that girl who talked about hope in the most hopeless of times. She thinks about the fact that the same day that she has met or , in Cassians and K2-SOs case seen, the lot was also the same day she has last seen them. The very same day that she lost them and a whole planet full of friends (Alderaan).
Does she blame herself? Does she blame the whole rebellion that no one was willing to help them on that suicide mission? Can she sleep at night? Does she ask herself what might have been if more rebels had helped on that mission?
yes. she does.
Could she have changed anything?
No. Only more rebels would have died that day, and she knows that. But she still blames herself.And then. Then she meets Han Solo and Chewbacca, who remind her of K2-SO and Cassian, and she meets Luke Skywalker, who is here by accident like Jyn was. And she promises herself that she will help them. Whatever the price is, she is willing to pay; maybe also because she has known Padme and knows who Leia is and you can´t tell me that Mon Mothma didn´t visit the Organa family. And she owes them. she owes the whole Rogue One team for giving the galaxy another chance. She promises herself that she will not let them die, not repeating the mistake she made with not helping Jyn and Cassian and K2 and Chirrut and Baze and Bodhi. Because although next to no one remembers them, she always will. Aaand here I am again, thanks to one of my fellow Star Wars fans I have noticed that the “ Many bothans…“ line is from Episode VI and I feel ashamed af right now. Sorry for the wrong intel, but I really don’t want to erase this post, so you’ll have to bear with me. (I still think Mon Mothma was said after the death of the Rogue One crew).