In “The Force Awakens” Han Solo, Chewbacca and Finn are caught in a battle on the planet Takodana—where Maz Kanata lives, hangs out and does whatever she does—and Chewbacca begins using his bowcaster to pick off Stormtroopers like flies. At one point in the middle of the battle, Han Solo asks to try the bowcaster out and exclaims something along the lines of, “I like this thing!”
Okay, okay… Han Solo likes that big, bad powerful bowcaster… But why is he so surprised and delighted by its power and handling apparently only now in this film? Hasn’t Chewbacca had that bowcaster for at least 30 years? And within those 30 years you are telling me Han Solo has never put his hands on that bowcaster before? Or witnessed its power in action? Really? The first time he’s touched it is during the events in this film?
What is the in-universe explanation for this?
I mean I know some couples are shockingly oblivious to the things their partners have, use, do and have done. But this seems a bit of a stretch coming from someone like Han Solo who seems to spend endless days/nights with his Wookiee sidekick getting into all kinds of wacky action/adventure predicaments.