Screenplay : Star Wars A Force Awakens (2016)

In the following scene, Han Solo (Harrison Ford) meets his son Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) on the middle of a bridge within the starkiller base. Raised thousands of metres above the ground, Han attempts to bring his son back from the darkness thats consumed and twisted him. Confused on what to do, Kylo Respends.

The exchange occurs with characters Finn, Rey and Chewbacca watching from a lofty position within the base.

Participants

Han Solo : A smuggler and father of Kylo Ren.

Kylo Ren : The main antagonist, dark Jedi and Snoke’s apprentice.

Chewbacca : Solo’s best friend and Wookie.

Rey : A former scavenger and lead antagonist.

Finn : A former stormtrooper, part of the new alliance and second lead. 

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HAN WATCHES HIS SON PASS ONLY A FEW FEET IN FRONT OF HIM. Han SHIFTS HIS POSITION in the tight compartment, so he can watch Ren’s progress. Kylo Ren turns onto a FLAT BRIDGE THAT BISECTS the open space. Unaware of his father, Kylo Ren walks purposefully across to the opposite side.

Han watches his son walk off — the CLANK-CLANK of Kylo Ren’s boots receding. This is Han’s opportunity to escape but Leia’s words echo through his mind. He makes a decision and moves out, to the edge of the catwalk. He calls out, strongly:

 HAN   Ben!

The name ECHOES as Kylo Ren STOPS, far across the vast catwalk. He turns.

 KYLO REN   Han Solo. I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time.

Finn and Rey make their way into the space, opening a HATCH that allows A BEAM OF PRECIOUS SUNLIGHT to stream down like a spotlight on Han and his son. Finn and Rey get to a railing and look down. They can SEE and HEAR Han and Kylo Ren on the catwalk below.

HAN   Take off that mask. You don’t need it.

KYLO REN   What do you think you’ll see if I do?

Han moves toward Kylo Ren.

 HAN    The face of my son.

Kylo TAKES OFF HIS MASK. Han is JOLTED — seeing the face of his son for the first time as a man.

 KYLO REN   Your son is gone. He was weak and foolish, like his father. So I destroyed him.

 HAN That’s what Snoke wants you to believe but it’s not true. My son is alive.

SEVERAL LEVELS BELOW them, CHEWIE comes to the rail to watch.

INT. OSCILLATOR STRUCTURE – LOWER LEVEL – NEAR DARKNESS

Kylo flares.

 KYLO REN   No. The Supreme Leader is wise.

UP ABOVE, Finn, Chewie and Rey watch, rapt. Stormtroopers dot the perimeter of the structure, watching the scene.

ON THE BRIDGE, Han moves closer, stern:

HAN     Snoke is using you for your power. When he gets what he wants, he’ll crush you — you know it’s true.

Kylo hesitates. Somehow, he does know it.

 KYLO REN   It’s too late.

 HAN   No it’s not. Leave here with me. Come home. We miss you.

For the first time, Kylo Ren seems truly conflicted. Tears flood his stoic eyes…

 

KYLO REN   I’m being torn apart. I want to be free of this pain.

 

INT. OSCILLATOR STRUCTURE – DARKNESS FALLS

Han takes one step toward his son, but stops himself.

KYLO REN   I know what I have to do, but I don’t know if I have the strength to do it. Will you help me?

Han hears his son’s voice again, pained and vulnerable.

 HAN   Yes. Anything.

Kylo Ren unholsters his lightsaber and SLOWLY EXTENDS IT to Han, within a foot of Han’s chest. Han almost can’t believe it. The moment seems to last forever. And just then, the LAST BEAM OF SUNLIGHT streaming through the open hatch VANISHES.

Han actually smiles — and reaches out for the dark weapon –but with the light now gone, KYLO REN’S EYES FILL WITH DARKNESS, HE IGNITES THE LIGHTSABER — THE FIERY BLADE SHOOTS OUT, RIGHT THROUGH HAN’S CHEST AND BACK!

KYLO REN   Thank you.

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Check out the scene below :

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