Episode VII: Escape from Peril
An Original Screenplay
INT. JEDI TEMPLE ? DOCKING BAY
The T-Wings enter the docking bay along with the remaining swoops and Ovan?s captured fighter. Ben leaves his ship as R2 is lowered to the ground. He is cheered by the surviving Jedi as the hanger doors open, revealing Mara, Thenna, Kane and Minch who run in to greet Ben as well.
Thenna hugs Ben, as Kane simply grabs his shoulder.
Yeah. You?re a hero.
The Jedi continue to celebrate.
EXT. KHARAM ? JEDI TEMPLE ? SUNSET
A fire burns on one of the Temple?s parapets.
INT. JEDI TEMPLE ? HALLWAY
Leia walks with Threepio and Golemun, on his throne.
I?m glad you?ve decided to come tour the temple.
Don?t think I?m here for anything but an investigation. I don?t trust these sorcerers.
It seems it was the Coalition that showed their true colors today, not the Jedi.
The Jedi must have provoked them. Why would the Coalition make such a risky move otherwise? I promise you Chancellor, I will bring an end to the Jedi before my career is over.
I assure you Senator, if you are this blind, your career may not last much longer.
Golemun stops and looks Leia deep in the eyes.
I warn you not to underestimate me, Chancellor.
INT. JEDI TEMPLE ? PARAPET
Golemun stares as Master Talja puts a hand on Thenna?s shoulder, causing her to rise. The procession begins to leave.
EXT. SPACE ? NARAGNOK
Black storms swirl across the dark red planet of Naragnok.
EXT. NARAGNOK ? TOWER
Lighting bolts crash behind a sea of lava, the Sith Tower a thin silhouette in the foreground.
INT. TOWER ? SECUTOS?S LAIR
Darth Secutos begins to speak from the shadows, perhaps nothing more than a hologram.
She has failed to bring me Skywalker.
DARK VOICE (O.S.)
I told you she was weak, Master.
A dark figure in a solid ebony mask steps out from the shadows. Darth Secutos begins to laugh.
We will destroy them soon enough.
INT. JEDI TEMPLE ? ASSEMBLY HALL
The Jedi stand assembled in the large Assembly Hall, along with the New Republic Military and honored Senators and guests. On a stage at the end of a long walkway are Luke, with Ben standing in front of him, Talja with Kane in front of her, and Mara alone in the middle. Minch, Artoo, Threepio and Leia stand at the edges of the stage as well.
The assembly turns and Thenna enters, now dressed in a Jedi robe. She strides triumphantly to the stage, where she stands in front of Mara. She bows to Luke, and he returns it. She then faces Mara and bows on one knee. Mara places both hands on Thenna?s shoulders and then kneels in front of her as well. The two rise together, and Thenna turns to face the assembly. She smiles and looks at her mother as the Jedi ignite their sabers in salute. She is now a Jedi apprentice.
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