Study Guide

Star Wars: Return of the Jedi Scene 4

Scene 4

Scene 4

  • Han's thrown in a cell with Chewbacca. Chewie tells him Luke's become a Jedi knight, but Han doesn't take it seriously.
  • The front gate of Jabba's palace opens and a hooded figure enters, dressed all in black. Yup, it's Luke.
  • Leia's been dressed up as a slave girl, complete with a pretty infamous gold metal bikini, and is chained to Jabba. Gross.
  • Luke enters Jabba's lair and says that he must be allowed to speak. He tells Jabba that Jabba will bring Han and Chewbacca to him.
  • Jabba issues a slimy chuckle, and says Luke's mind powers won't work on him.
  • Luke says they can do this the easy way or the hard way, but no matter what, he's leaving with his friends.
  • Jabba tells Luke he'll enjoy watching him die. Luke uses The Force to snag a nearby gun, but then the trap door in the floor opens again, and Luke falls through to the pit below along with one of Jabba's goons.
  • Meanwhile, Lando makes meaningful eye contact with Leia. Way to go, Lando.
  • Down in the pit, a gate opens, revealing a nasty monster called a rancor. It has tons of teeth and giant claws, and it's coming for Luke.
  • First, it makes a pit-stop to eat Jabba's henchman. Jabba and his crew watch from above with delight. Who needs an awesome home theatre set-up when you have a rancor, right?
  • Luke grabs a bone from the ground. Given that the rancor is about thirty feet tall, it doesn't look like a solid defense. The rancor scoops Luke up in his claw, and Luke wedges the bone in the rancor's mouth, giving Luke just enough time to scurry away under a rock.
  • The rancor chomps down the bone and tries to get at Luke under the rock. He can't, and Luke tries to escape. There's a slight problem: All of the doors and gates are locked or barred.
  • Luke grabs a rock and chucks it at a switch on the wall. It activates the gate and sends it crashing down on the rancor's head. Luke's spared, and Leia breathes a sigh of relief.
  • More of Jabba's henchmen flood in and apprehend Luke. Meanwhile, Jabba demands that Han and Chewbacca be delivered to him. He's going to make them pay.
  • Luke, Han, and Chewbacca are all brought before Jabba. C-3PO says that Jabba's going to have them all killed, and it's going to be painful. Like digested by a monster for a thousand years painful.
  • They're going to be thrown to the sarlacc in the Pit of Carkoon; we hear it's lovely this time of year.

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