The choices we make. The actions we take. Moments, both big and small, shape us into forces of destiny.
The focus in the latest Forces of Destiny episode shifts from Rey to Leia as the audience gets taken back to the time of Return of the Jedi. There, Leia—voiced by newcomer Shelby Young—and Wicket come across two stormtroopers who are giving two fellow Ewoks a hard time.
Leia knows she has to get back to Han, Luke, and the others to complete their mission, but when she sees two helpless beings in trouble, she’s not going to abandon them without a care. She’s going to help because she’s in a position to do so. It’s like what she said to Ezra Bridger in Star Wars Rebels, “I feel like because I can fight, I have to for those who cannot.” That’s what I love most about Leia and it’s something that she inherited from her mother, Padmé.
She also doesn’t think of them as inferior. The stormtrooper uses words like “things” and “primitive” when talking about the Ewoks, but when Wicket does his heroic act off the tree, she calls him smart. It’s another important lesson to take away from these shorts: never judge a book by its cover.
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