J.J. Abrams has revealed what Finn wanted to tell Rey throughout The Rise of Skywalker. The movie, which just hit theaters yesterday, has been confusing some fans and delighting others. Abrams was tasked with putting an end to the Skywalker Saga while also wrapping up the latest sequel trilogy at the same time, which is a monumental task to take on. Now that the dust has started to kick up, original director Colin Trevorrow is probably happy he didn't finish his version of the story. There are SPOILERS for The Rise of Skywalker below, so read ahead at your own risk.
During the quick trip to Pasaana, Finn starts to tell Rey something as they're about to sink in some quicksand. However, he's never able to spit it out and when Rey asks him about it later, he just brushes it off as nothing. Even Poe, who is feeling a little left out of this friend-triangle in The Rise of Skywalker, asks Finn about what he wanted to say, which ends up turning into a bro-lover's quarrel between the two. Finn never expresses what he wanted to say to Rey throughout the movie, leaving us to sift through J.J. Abrams' mystery box.
Now, J.J. Abrams has revealed what exactly was on Finn's mind in The Rise of Skywalker. The director was on hand at an Academy screening of the sequel where he took some questions at the end. However, Abrams' comments regarding Finn were made after the event when a Star Wars fan asked what Finn's secret message was, as there are quite a few unanswered The Rise of Skywalker questions. As it turns out, he wanted to tell Rey that he was Force sensitive, according to Abrams. Though it was never explained, most of the audience was able to pick up on that aspect of Finn's message.
There are a few Star Wars fans who may have thought Finn was going to profess his love to Rey, but that clearly wasn't the case as The Rise of Skywalker came to a close. During the conclusion, Finn seems to be in touch with the Force, which is all well and good, but how is this possible? And why is this the first that we're hearing about it? The final installment seems like a really odd place to bring up a new Force sensitive character.
We're not given any real explanation of how Finn is suddenly in tune with the Force and why it showed up just now, but it's here and it's official Star Wars canon. J.J. Abrams will have plenty of time to explain his choices in the movie in the coming months and years. Plus, all of the things that were left out of the movie will end up in novels and comic books for the years to come, leaving many to wonder why this stuff was never explained on the big screen. The Rise of Skywalker is now in theaters and you can head over to the official StarWars.com website for ticketing and showtime info.