Lucasfilm's popular The Star Wars Show took a brief hiatus following the release of The Last Jedi, yet made a triumphant return with an all-new episode from the official Star Wars cruise. During a promotion for the upcoming novelization of the film, we got our first look at a pivotal deleted scene from the film, which explored Luke's third lesson to Rey. The clip begins at around the 3:58 mark in the video below.
The clip only shows a handful of shots of Rey running across Ahch-To, bursting through a wooden gate and confronting Luke Skywalker, confessing how much she believed in the legend as a hero. Last year, SlashFilm discovered exactly how this sequence played out and how it led to Rey abandoning Ahch-To.
In a scene that would have chronologically taken place after Luke revealed the details of Darth Sidious to Rey, the duo both notice boats approaching Ahch-To with fires raging on the island where the boats presumably landed. Luke informs Rey that these are bandits that regularly travel to the island to murder the Caretakers who live there.
Rey, understandably, wants to protect those who ensure the remains of the Jedi Temple stay intact, yet Luke tells her a true Jedi Knight wouldn't interfere in the "balance," despite people getting hurt. This doesn't sit well with Rey and she rushes to where she sees the fires blazing, with her Force abilities making her approach even more ferocious.
Upon her arrival, Rey realizes that the Caretakers have faked the encounter and are celebrating around a real fire. The entire story was an elaborate ruse to test Rey about how she'd react to the idea of someone being in danger. Luke then confirms that this was another important lesson she needed to learn, which is that she is exactly what the Resistance needs, a person willing to save anyone at all costs rather than a former Jedi who has chosen a life of solitude.
The two share an emotional interchange, with Rey expressing her exasperation at seeking help from the Luke Skywalker of legend, not the man who would settle for injustices existing in the galaxy.
The scene merely may have been cut due to time constraints, but it also paints Luke Skywalker in a much more deceitful light, which is slightly different than the grumpy hermit the theatrical cut of the film portrayed him as.
Given how the scene looks like it has finished visual effects, we can most likely expect to see the entire scene on the film's Blu-ray.
The Last Jedi is in theaters now.