When I first saw Star Wars: The Force Awakens, I was a little confused by that last scene. Why was Luke Skywalker just hanging out by himself on that rock looking out at the sea? How long had he been standing there? And for the love of all that's holy, why didn't he say something... anything?!
Sometimes I also want to hide away and see if anyone cares
But this new video has shed some light on that fateful interaction between Luke and Rey. She wasn't there to give him back his lightsaber. She was there to give him a voice. To let out his feelings. To be free.
Look, sometimes I want to do the same thing as Luke. To just hide away and see if anyone cares if I'm gone. Maybe they'll realize how much they miss me while I'm away, I think. Or maybe not. I'm not really sure where I'd go except maybe under the covers in my bed for an extended period of time (not all of us can afford trips to secluded
planets islands). But hey, you can't know for sure if people really value the time you put into being a Jedi until you disappear.
That ending is so much clearer to me now. Luke didn't run away from his problems. He just needed someone to notice he was gone.