#112 Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (4)
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But then, she saves him from his mortal wound with her ability to give Life Force. She tells him that she prefers Ben Solo to Kylo Ren – echoing the ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ nature of abusive men. And suddenly, this mass-murdering, genocidal maniac is redeemed. Just like that. He is healed, Leia dies, and the ghost of Han Solo tells him that Kylo Ren is dead. Ben Solo and Rey then eventually use their Force connection to beat Emperor Palpatine and save the day. She dies, he saves her with Life Force, they kiss, he smiles, then dies and disappears – Jedi-style.
Apart from the fact that it doesn’t make any sense (why did she not disappear when she died?), this is the single-most socially dangerous mess...
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