Star Wars: The Force Awakens' Final Script Confirms Who Rey Was Left in Jakku With

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Spoiler warning: This article contains spoilers for Star Wars: The Force Awakens (but seriously, who hasn't seen this awesome movie?)

Rey's flashback scene in Star Wars: The Force Awakens have raised a lot of questions about her past: How did she end up in Jakku? Why did her family leave her there? Why did Luke Skywalker's lightsaber trigger those surge of memories? But there's one thing we're certain about: the one she was left with when her family dropped her off on Jakku. Now we have confirmation of who it was, but that, of course, brings out several other questions.


When Rey was left on Jakku as a child, she's left in the care of Unkar Plutt, the junk dealer (played by Simon Pegg) who's in possession of the Millennium Falcon at the beginning of The Force Awakens. The confirmation comes from Slashfilm who has seen a complete version of Episode VII's final script. In Rey's vision/memory, we saw a large hand and the voice of a man saying, "Quiet, Girl!". If you've seen the film more than once and were paying close attention to that voice, you'd recognize that it was the one who gives Rey food in exchange for salvage.

The revelation isn't big; Plutt is the only resident of Jakku we got to meet; the confirmation makes us wonder why she was left there with him. We see that Rey and Plutt's interactions are strictly business. He doesn't seem to care for her in any way. In one scene, we're told that he's giving her significantly less food now than he was previously. He even commands his goons to rob BB-8 from her. What kind of parents would leave their daughter to this terrible being? Maybe Plutt is the Star Wars' version of the Dursleys from Harry Potter.

We still don't know how much of this Rey even remembers. It was not clear if she knows she was left with Unkar Plutt since it was not explained. She may not have clear memories of when her family left her in Jakku.

So what do you think is the deal between Rey and Unkar Plutt? Hopefully, Star Wars: Episode VIII will answer a lot of questions this raised.