“There is another Skywalker,” Yoda told Luke with his dying breath in the middle of Jedi. Yoda wasn’t even supposed to be in the movie, but director Richard Marquand demanded a return to the swamps of Dagobah so that Yoda could confirm to Luke that Darth Vader wasn’t just playing mind games with him when he revealed himself as Luke’s father in Star Wars: Episode V – The Empire Strikes Back.
All well and good, but then there was that last zinger: Luke also had a twin sister he never knew about – and she was his longtime crush, Princess Leia. Once informed, Leia said that, in the back of her mind she’d always known. Uh, does that include the time in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope that you planted a hot smooch on your brother? Or the time your dad tortured you aboard the Death Star? Unlike the Vader revelation, which turned out to be essential to the plot resolution of Jedi, the Leia revelation felt like an afterthought, tacked on to the story and more than a little creepy. But hey, it freed her up to be with Han Solo, so… bygones, right?
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