I'm hoping that it's Finn's hand reaching out (maybe to Rey, maybe to another person). I only watched it on my phone so I might of missed something that meant it was definitely KRs but I'm really hoping it's a big misdirect. It seems so much more in Finn's character to reach out for someone as well. It probably won't be bc they're ignoring Finn but you can hope right?
You know, I freaking can’t believe this just had me Google Kylo Ren in TLJ to have a closer look at his costume. I could think of few things I would want to do less today, but here we are.
Because you do make an interesting observation.
Here is the hand we see held out.
Black leather glove, black smooth sleeve and a non-patterned chest of the black shirt.
Okay, that would be Kylo right?
Or maybe not.
Here’s how Kylo looks just just before the cut to the outstretched hand.
And here is a larger view of his costume from EW
Please not that he has the same striped, layered sleeves as he had in TFA and his “overshirt” is a padded vest, the has vertical stitching across it.
So… even if he takes the vest off, unless he’s changed his clothes completely and now have a completely different shirt on, it can’t be him.
Finn on the other hand.
We unfortunately don’t see a lot of him, but here’s what we have
Now he doesn’t have a glove on his left hand, but while it is hard to tell with all the flash and light but he might have one on his right and we know that some First Order officers wears gloves. Funny how we apart from these very glaring shorts have nothing of Finn in FO uniform where we can see his hands. Even with the old promotional pic of him and Rose they are cut off at the chest.
Of course the code cylinders on Finn’s top vest aren’t in the picture with the hand, nor is the belt. But all Finn would have to do is take off the belt and vest - like maybe after a battle where it got torn and he don’t need it anymore anyway - and he would look exactly like the figure with the hand.
Considering all the falling, burning debris and everything, the shot with the hand and the shot with Kylo almost certainly comes from the same scene. But both of them also seems to belong in the “burning battle shots sequence” that we see Finn in. (That falling, burning debris again.)
So you know, I think you might be on to something. That the person with the hand could very well be Finn.
Whoever it is, it sure as hell isn’t Kylo.