In The Last Jedi, after Rey leaves Ahch-To she

jettisons from the Millennium Falcon in an escape pod

did she ever show any surprise that

she was headed into a bombardment of Leia's ship


And when she

left Chewie did she expect to get captured by the First Order?

That part just made me really confused, like I completely missed the part where she learned about all the stuff that

Finn apparently was trying to protect her from

in the beginning of the movie.

  • Nothing has really come as a surprise in the Star Wars universe since that time when Vader said he was Luke's father.
    – user71418
    Dec 18, 2017 at 13:54
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    After Rey interacted with Kylo Ren through the Force network, she started believing that there was still good in him and she was going to save him from the dark side despite being warned by Luke.
    – user931
    Dec 18, 2017 at 13:55
  • @Bat, but how did she wind up where she did, luck? At least when Luke went to confront Vader he told someone he was going to do it. Dec 18, 2017 at 13:58
  • The answer is Force Vision..
    – user931
    Dec 18, 2017 at 14:00
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    It seemed like her pod piloted straight to the doorway, seemed like it was intentional.
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 18, 2017 at 14:06

2 Answers 2


She intended to be captured by the First Order.

She doesn't specifically know about the bombardment, and given her limited view from the escape pod she probably doesn't see it, but she knows that the Resistance might be in trouble: when she and Chewbacca try to contact them from the Falcon, they fail. Hence her instructions to Chewie to get in and out as quickly as possible, no heroics. (Very approximate paraphrase there; haven't seen the movie enough times to quote it.)

  • Will provide a quote when I get some time :)
    – Edlothiad
    Dec 18, 2017 at 19:19

I'm not sure she ever notices the bombardment. She really doesn't have a moment's rest after jettisoning into the middle of an active battlefield (I know I'd be more concerned with not getting shot or hitting debris).

As to her capture

Kylo Ren was expecting her, due to the Force-link. Note how she was guided into the bay, where she was met by Ren and a stormtrooper bearing handcuffs. I think she was surprised at the handcuffs, but I read her face as more of "I just walked into the lair of the enemy". It's takes some fortitude to confront someone like that on their turf, even if you've had a Force-vision indicating Ren will turn in some fashion.

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    This is also a callback to Return of the Jedi, where Luke voluntarily surrendered to Darth Vader in hopes of turning him. Dec 18, 2017 at 16:06

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