(Major Spoiler Alert)
“Who’s Ben Solo???” Kevin (hubby) just asked me, a totally appropriate Christmas Eve conversation.
I just stared at him incredulously – with my mouth open.
This is the man who has every single Star Wars movie and has seen them more times than I can count.
“WHO’S BEN SOLO???” I asked him.
He just looked at me in response.
I couldn’t believe my ears.
How could he Not Know?
So I proceeded to go through The Parentage:
“You know…Han Solo is his father and Princess Leia is his mother. That’s Ben Solo.”
I couldn’t believe I was having to explain this to a fellow Star Wars fan. How could he Not Know?
“I don’t get it.” He insisted. “How is he connected to Kylo Ren?”
‘He IS Kylo Ren,” I said, as if putting extra emphasis (and volume) on certain words would make it more understandable.
“What?” He asked.
“He is Kylo Ren BEFORE Kylo Ren,” I answered.
I tried another way around the dilemma. “He was Ben Solo BEFORE he became Kylo Ren.”
‘What? I don’t get it.” he said.
“Ok,” I sighed, then proceeded trying to figure out how I was going to make this clear if he hadn’t gotten it already.
“Just what do you think Rey has been doing all this time?” I asked. “She’s been Trying to turn Kylo Ren Back into Ben Solo.”
“Right before the end, Kylo Ren returns to the Light Side of the Force and becomes Ben Solo. They fight together on the Light Side.”
“She dies. He gives up his life force to bring her back to life, she kisses him and then he dies.”
“Then Ben Solo and Kylo Ren are BOTH dead.”
There, that should take care of it.
“End of story,” I concluded, really hoping this made it clear because I honestly didn’t know how I was going to simplify it any further.
“Oh,” he responded.
Now he knows who Ben Solo is.