In under a week’s time, we’ll probably have some answers about Rey’s backstory. I think the big question many people have is answered pretty clearly in ep. 7 already, and will be highly disappointed if the powers-that-be go a different route. I’m going to list some key, but, I think, overlooked reasons very vaguely, so that they don’t get to spoiler-y, and so that I can pretend to have thought something else if I am proven wrong. In no real order:
- Map, again
Even if I’m wrong, I will say that I was right, because:
- JJ can’t be trusted not to change course between episodes in order to turn something that was maybe more obvious than he thought into something else that’s unexpected. See “Lost”. Don’t actually see “Lost”.
- Even before JJ, this franchise had a reputation for changing the facts about characters’ parentage in order to provide twist endings.
And, if I am right, I’ll come back and explain the above reasons. If not, I’ll pretend I never wrote this.