The Last Jedi’s Big Twist Explains Confusing Force Awakens Moment

Rey curiously didn't sell BB-8 for food in The Force Awakens, but the revelation about her parents in The Last Jedi explains why.

Star Wars: The Last Jedi‘s major revelation about Rey’s parentage ties back to one of The Force Awakens’ more confusing moments: when the young scavenger refused to sell BB-8 to Unkar Plutt for food portions. Long before Rey represented a chance for the Jedi Order to rebuild, she was surviving on Jakku, living in isolation as she sought out any scraps she could find to exchange for food. She stayed on the wasteland in the hopes her family (who left her there) would one day return, until her l...