One of many largest continuity points within the first two Star Wars trilogies concerned R2-D2 and the truth that the final two residing Jedi, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Grand Grasp Yoda, failed to acknowledge him from the times of the Clone Wars.
The total story of that galaxy far, distant started when Uncle Owen and Luke purchased R2 off the Jawas originally of A New Hope. Little did they know that the droid held the important thing to saving the world from the tyrannical rule of the Empire. However to discuss the extent of Artoo’s contribution to the Skywalker Saga is frivolous, to say the least. The character has at all times confirmed to be integral to the narrative and its progress, whether or not within the Unique Trilogy, the sequels, and even the times of the Republic.
Over time, although, lots of people have puzzled why Yoda failed to acknowledge Artoo in The Empire Strikes Back when Luke landed on the swamps of Dagobah. Most people attributed this to a different one among George Lucas’ continuity blunders, however a brand new anthology e book, revealed to rejoice the 40th anniversary of Episode V and titled From a Sure Level of View: The Empire Strikes Back, lastly reveals that Yoda did acknowledge the droid, however simply shrugged it off.
The current publication, which is a retelling of the occasions from the POV of different characters, dedicates a chapter to Yoda, whereby he notices that Luke’s companion is definitely the identical R2 unit from the times of the Clone Wars.
Right here’s the excerpt that particulars this scene from his perspective:
“Fastidiously shifting via the swamp whereas staying beneath the fog, Yoda quickly noticed the boy and his droid unpacking their provides. Although the droid was caked with algae, dust, and abdomen fluid, its look and acquainted blips have been nonetheless fairly recognizable.
After all the boy had Anakin’s previous droid with him. Such cycles of destiny not stunned the nine-hundred-year-old Jedi.”
It’s definitely fascinating to see that the previous Grand Grasp of the Jedi Order nonetheless has his wits about him, and it additional reaffirms the truth that each Yoda and Obi-Wan knew greater than they let on to Luke within the Star Wars Unique Trilogy.