When Rey sought out Luke in The Last Jedi, the former Jedi Master was reluctant to get involved in the Resistance. Luke agrees to teach Rey three things, yet in the film's final cut, only the first two of these lessons are directly confirmed. Writer/director Rian Johnson recently teased that the true third lesson may be revealed in Episode IX.
Johnson previously revealed that a scene was cut from the film in which Luke lied to Rey, claiming that the island of Ahch-To was under attack, with Rey running in to rescue the island's inhabitants. Luke used this as a teaching moment to convey that the Resistance needed heroes like her, not him, to win
When speaking with Entertainment Weekly about the deleted scene, which will be available on the film's Blu-ray, Johnson spoke ambiguously, avoiding confirming that there was a specific final "lesson"
The scene would have taken place before Rey's Force connection with
“In her next-to-last Force connection she has with
The omission of the scene also leads to a dramatic emotional beat for Luke.
“It’s much more of a crushing reversal when Luke finds her in the hut [talking to
You can see this scene when The Last Jedi lands on Blu-ray March 27th.
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[H/T Entertainment Weekly]