May the fourth be with you: 20 of our favorite moments from the Star Wars franchise

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Episode VIII: Rey and Kylo Ren take on Snoke

During The Last Jedi, Supreme Leader Snoke tries to persuade Rey to join him. With Kylo Ren and Rey at his side, he insists the First Order will be unstoppable. Of course, Rey refuses. But the moment Snoke commands Kylo to kill her, watchers know the film is about to take an interesting turn.

Using his powers, Kylo begins to move the lightsaber nearest to Snoke. And instead of using it to end Rey’s life, he bisects his master instead. It’s a shocking twist, only made better by the fight scene that comes directly after. Rey and Kylo take on the Praetorian Guard, and frankly, they annihilate them. The two are a force to be reckoned with, and it’s almost a shame Kylo chooses the dark side once more after this scene.

Episode VIII: Luke confronts Kylo Ren

Toward the end of The Last Jedi, Kylo and his forces surround the Resistance, trapping them in an old rebel base on Crait. Our heroes are about to give up when Luke Skywalker appears, a beacon of hope after all his years in hiding. He tells Leia, “No one’s ever really gone,” before walking out to meet Kylo head on.

As Poe surmises, Luke confronts Kylo to buy the Resistance time. He distracts his nephew while the others take the opportunity to escape. Their reunion is less than amicable, and as they spar, Kylo insists that he “will kill the last Jedi.” Luke tells him that his statement is completely wrong, then offers some final words reminiscent of his own Jedi master: “Strike me down in anger, and I’ll always be with you.”

Of course, Kylo puts his lightsaber through Luke anyway. It becomes clear that Luke’s presence was not fully physical, and the Jedi becomes one with the Force after this scene. He’ll now be able to guide Rey, just as Obi-Wan guided him.