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If you are screaming for more fish nuns, more drunk strangers, and more crystal fox, then you are going to want to check out “Star Wars: The Last Jedi’s” home video release. A film this large warrants just as large, special functions, and that is exactly what you get with “The Last Jedi’s” digital extras.
Here is an overview of the 6 deleted scenes every Star Wars fan should see:
1. Poe: Not Much of a Sewer
If there is one thing that is guaranteed to move copies of ‘ Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” it is the promise of more Finn (John Boyega) and Poe (Oscar Isaac) scenes. The extras provide the department with the cut scene between the Resistance of the pilot and the ex-stormtrooper, which takes place immediately after the good guys jump to hyperspace and escape of the First Order and justice for Leia saves Poe a degradation.
Originally in-between those scenes, we see Poe to catch Finn on everything that happened while he was recovering. This scene is one of the two scenes that help underline Finn’s arc in “The Last Battle.” Here, he flat-out tells Poe that he’s not a soldier and he didn’t sign up to join the Resistance. Poe responds by giving Finn his jacket (although he is not proficient with a needle and thread, so that the thing is still a little cutting of Finn’s lightsaber duel with Kylo Ren back on the Starkiller Base).
2. It is Strange That You Included That
After the First Order is the second attack on the Resistance of the fleet, the one death of Admiral Ackbar and left Leia in a coma, we find Finn with the transceiver in the sending of the fleet to the distant Rey (Daisy Ridley). Finn seems paralyzed, not at all, and not even BB-8 is happily squeaking can get him to snap. And then BB-8 is something totally tearjerky: He plays a hologram recording of Rey the last words of Finn of “The Force Awakens.” This indignation of Finn, who is also the explanation of BB-8 that was weird, the droid recognized that private moment. This scene, together with the previous, show early on that 1. Finn is not a member of the Resistance and 2. He is only interested in saving Rey.
3. Caretaker Village Order
The one deleted scene that you absolutely must see this, because it gives us what we really wanted from “The Last of the Jedi:” More! Fish! Nuns!
This scene slides in right after Luke’s (Mark Hamill) great speech from Rey about the shortcomings of the Jedi, how they let Darth Sidious rise right under their Force-sensitive nose. It also serves as Rey the third test, the one that we never see in the film. The test is as follows: Rey sees a fleet of ships to come ashore, and Lucas tells her that they, the robbers, one time per month to plunder the village of the Lanai (a.k.a. the fish nuns). Rey wants to dive in and save them, but Lucas responds with a number of hard Jedi wisdom: If Rey makes use of extreme violence to save them, then the looters just come back even stronger next month, and Rey is probably not around to save them from the next month. Rey doesn’t care; she jumps into action, charging into battle with lightsaber drawn. But when she arrives, she finds something less terrifying and more…footloose and fancy-free. She crashes a lanai party where the fish are nuns started with their fish dudes! Even Chewie and Artoo are in on the action (there, the partying action, not the frisky action). Lucas pulls the classic ‘point-of-view” line of defense when Rey confronts him and he tells her that the Resistance must be a fighter her and not an old man as he was.
This scene is great because it contains more fish, of nuns, of course, but it is also great because it really underlines Rey and Luke, the different mission statements. The sets their conflict is clear, and it sets up Rey to flat-out tells Luke that he is nothing like what the man who they looked up to and that he is very disappointed in her. You will get this feeling from other scenes that were left in the film, sure, but it’s a bit cathartic to see Rey actually say those words to her not-quite-master in the face.
4. Mega Destroyer Invasion – Extended Edition
By the time you go to Finn and Rose infiltration mission in “The Last of the Jedi,” there is much to do and the film is rolled in the direction of the explosive finale on the salt planet Crait. That is the reason why the Resistors are not confronted with much resistance when they sneak on board, grab the Imperial disguise, and go about their mission. Originally, though, the tension was completely gone and writer/director Rian Johnson used Finn’s history as a stormtrooper to heat things up. After putting on their black look, the trio (including Benicio del Toro’s hacker/traitor DJ) walks in what appears to be the First Order answer to Dunder Mifflin. Just a few of the evil drones in their evil cubicles, doing what is evil! BB-8 collides against his evil counterpart, BB-9TH.
Then our heroes reached with a lift and just when you think that they are safe, a team of stormtroopers on a story. Finn, Rose, BB, and DJ are now in closed quarters with a handful of stormtroopers and a fully recognizes Finn! The tension is thick as Finn confronts the leering trooper and He even slides his hand on his holstered blaster, ready for a shoot-out. But for things that can explode, the stormtrooper turns out that he was under the impression of his old friend in an officers uniform. Congratulations on the promotion, Finn! Shoot-out to avoid!
5. Rose Bites the Hand Who Promises Her
The deleted scenes also give us more of Kelly Marie Tran’s Rose, including this spicy moment that shows an edgier side, we don’t get to see in the film. This comes directly after DJ sells Finn and Rose to the First Order, if they are beaten and on their knees for General Hux and Captain Phasma. Hux approaches Rose, picking up her necklace and places it as an artifact of the Otomok system. In short, Hux calls the Rose residence and calling them all vermin, even hinting that he had a hand in the demise of the Rose of the colony. Hux shouts Increased by placing his finger under her chin and she bites it. She bites the poodoo out of his finger! And they do not let go, not easy! Hux finally pulls his finger back out of her and orders their execution.
You don’t have to lose much plotwise by this scene to be cut, and you still get to see plenty of shades of Rose in the whole movie. Yet this removed moment Rose cruelty unlike anything else in the film. Don’t mess with Rose!
6. Phasma Squealed Like a Cry Hog
When it comes to the big adventure movies like “Star Wars” franchise, character deaths are always big moments. You spend the entire movies wondering whether or not a character is going to bite, because a death means a character is off the table, or the story goes to find out a solution to bring them back. That is the reason why this deleted scene is so important, because it put a new spin on Captain Phasma (Gwendoline Christie) apparent demise.
The scene takes place after she falls to her presumed death in the film. Instead of engulfed in flames, we see cracked-helmet-Phasma claws her way back to the platform, along with a few stormtroopers. Surrounded and outnumbered, Finn resorts to telling the truth: He tells everyone within earshot that the Phasma who lowered the shields on Starkiller Basis, causing the destruction. He says that the only thing he had to do was put a gun to her head and she complied without hesitation. Just as the stormtroopers seem to consider to be on the Phasma, she takes all four of them with a succession of blaster shots. But before they can attack Finn, he picked up a big ol’ cannon and blasts her away.
The big difference here is, but we don’t see where she lands! In the film, we see her fall to a fiery death on a crumbling spaceship. In the deleted scene, we just see her get blasted offscreen. The former is much more definitive than the last! This scene leaves a lot more wiggle room to bring Phasma back, but his place in the canon is totally in contradiction with what we see in the final film. Sorry, Phasma, but your best chance of survival has done, non-canonical!
This article originally appeared on Decider.com