The choices we make. The actions we take. Moments, both big and small, shape us into forces of destiny.
The adventures of Rey and BB-8 continue in the second Forces of Destiny short, “BB-8 Bandits.” Picking up where we left off in the first short, Rey gets ready to take BB-8 to Niima Outpost, but there are other scavengers who desperately want to get their hands on the small droid.
Ready to defend him with her life, Rey begins the chase and demonstrates how quickly she can think on her toes. What I also love most about this short is that she doesn’t hold a grudge against the nightwatcher worm. Instead, she knows she can use the creature to her advantage. She also doesn’t resort to violence. Rey knows there are other ways to defuse a dangerous situation that don’t involve shooting or throwing fists, proving once again how she’s able to think outside the box.
With Teedo off their backs, Rey is able to take BB-8 to Niima Outpost. There, Unkar Plutt gives her an overwhelming pile of ration packs, but they’ll be hers only if she gives BB-8 over to him. She looks back at the droid, and in that moment, you can now factor in these mini adventures. Their encounter with the nightwatcher worm as well as with Teedo’s bandits helped her form a bond with the lovable droid. Instead of taking the food she needs to survive, she decides to take BB-8—and the rest of The Force Awakens continues on from there.
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