“I’m telling you that as a boy on Coruscant you were frightened of the wrong thing.”
I was this close to a [crying on the floor.jpg] moment over Luke’s entire scene in SWBF2. He’s so kind and gentle, while being confident and sure of himself. He’s badass and settled into his own skin, yet every moment radiates compassion and kindness.
He was completely and utterly Jedi.
I WANTED TO WEEP FOR HOW MUCH I LOVE LUKE SKYWALKER.
But I also wanted to weep for the content of his scenes with Del, that they’re trying to find the Emperor’s observatory to destroy it, that Luke can feel something is wrong with this place because of it, something dark is there, and Del knows who he is, knows that he’s a Jedi, knows they’re enemies in this war. And yet Luke only helps him back up, works together with him, encourages him to be better, doesn’t kill him because Del gave him a choice and Luke doesn’t want to kill anyone.
Del confesses that, as a boy on Coruscant, he was terrified of the mysterious Jedi and the point of the scene is he’s learning that the Emperor was not what he appeared to be, that he had a special observatory where the only way to open it was with the Force, that he was wrong to be afraid of the Jedi.
It’s a quiet moment, but one that hammered home for me all over again just how horrible it was what happened to the Jedi, who were strange and mysterious to someone like Del, but were the people who tried to help. And yet so many believed it was Palpatine who was the good guy and they were wrong about that. That it’s not until over 20 years later, after so much has been lost, that something like this happens.
THIS WHOLE THING IS SO, SO GOOD.
I always image Jeff as one hell of smooth talker/manipulator. Only guards and senior nurses/doctors are allowed to work with him in the asylum bc he has maninuplated one too many people, resulting in his escape once but also multiple attacks