星球大战原力觉醒剧本
初三 其它 32767字 99人浏览 张新景772015

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

Written by

Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams & Michael Arndt

Based on characters created by George Lucas

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away...

STAR WARS EPISODE VII THE FORCE AWAKENS

Luke Skywalker has vanished. In his absence,

the sinister FIRST ORDER has risen from the

ashes of the Empire and will not rest until

Skywalker, the last Jedi, has been destroyed.

With the support of the REPUBLIC, General

Leia Organa leads a brave RESISTANCE. She is

desperate to find her brother Luke and gain

his help in restoring peace and justice to

the galaxy.

Leia has sent her most daring pilot on a secret

mission to Jakku, where an old ally has

discovered a clue to Luke's whereabouts....

PAN across the star field to a bright moon. A RUMBLING is FELT. A VAST STAR DESTROYER -- unlike any we have seen -- HURTLES PAST US, of seemingly endless length, eclipsing the moon. After a long beat, FOUR TRANSPORT SHIPS fly from a hangar. We HOLD ON THEM NOW, as they fly off toward a distant planet. Jakku. MUSIC BUILDS AND WE...

CUT TO BLACK.

A GROWING ROAR of MEAN ENGINES -- gnarled RADIO CALLS, the SHUDDERING of a ship's hull. Then FLASHES OF LIGHT: for an instant we see a STORMTROOPER -- then BLACKNESS. Then ANOTHER STORMTROOPER, then it's gone.

The FLICKERING CONTINUES until the LIGHTS ARE CONSTANT. We ARE IN: INT. TROOP TRANSPORT VEHICLE - NIGHT

TWENTY STORMTROOPERS. Holding on at attention, moving to the ship's rhythm, in the tense moments before a raid. A FILTERED COMMAND and they LOCK AND LOAD their heavy blaster rifles. The BRUTAL NOISE is replaced by SUDDEN, SHOCKING QUIET: EXT. JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

WIDE SHOT of a small, peaceful village. Distant sounds of native animals. A single wind chime.

Suddenly a DROID RISES INTO FRAME, CLOSE: ROUND and SKITTERY, orange and white, this is BB-8.

Focuses on something past camera. He BEEPS -- FAST, MORSE CODE-LIKE SOUNDS, clearly worried. Moves EVEN CLOSER TO CAMERA -- is MORE worried -- BEEPS more -- then TURNS AND ROLLS OFF FAST -- INT. LARGE HUT - NIGHT

CLOSE ON A HAND: a small LEATHER SACK is placed in the palm. The hand closes. Another OLDER HAND covers it.

In a primitive HUT, an old explorer, LOR SAN TEKKA, (rugged, kind) has handed the mysterious sack to POE DAMERON (32, in a pilot's jacket). Poe has charisma, a natural spark:

LOR SAN TEKKA This will begin to make things right. I've traveled too far, and seen too

much, to ignore the despair in the

galaxy. Without the Jedi, there can

be no balance in the Force.

POE Well, because of you now we have a

chance. The General's been after

this for a long time.

LOR SAN TEKKA"The General." To me, she's royalty. Well, she certainly is that.

POE BB-8 ENTERS FRANTIC, BEEPS.

Concerned, Poe turns to Lor San

Tekka.

POE (CONT'D) We've got company.

EXT. LARGE HUT - NIGHT

The men exit fast. Poe moves TO CAMERA, raises QUADNOCULARS. POE'S POV: LIGHTS on the horizon -- approaching ENEMY SHIPS. POE lowers the quadnocs -- PUSH IN ON HIS UNNERVED EYES. A

GROWING, FRIGHTENING THUNDER. POE You have to hide.

LOR SAN TEKKA You have to leave. Go!

Poe turns to him. Conflicted. Finally nods, hurries off. BB-8 follows.

EXT. JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

TRACK FAST with Poe as he and BB-8 hurry through the village, various ARMED VILLAGERS taking position, prepared to defend. EXT. JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

A ROAR of WIND and DUST: the TRANSPORTS LAND. Stormtroopers come out FIRING BLASTERS -- the VILLAGERS FIRE BACK -- many are HIT!

EXT. RISE ADJACENT TO VILLAGE - NIGHT

Poe runs to an X-WING fighter, parked at a distance from the village, hidden behind a ROCK OUTCROPPING.

POE Come on, BB-8! Hurry!

Poe sends BB-8 into the droid socket / co-pilot seat -- he moves to the cockpit -- the CONTROLS COME TO LIFE. As the CANOPY CLOSES, Poe shoots a quick look back: the ENEMY ARRIVES IN THE DISTANCE. Poe urgently works the controls -- BB-8 BEEPS.

The X-WING LANDING LIGHTS COME ON, ENGINES WHINE TO LIFE! But just then:

Poe's ship is suddenly HIT BY BLASTERFIRE! Poe turns to look: two STORMTROOPERS CHARGE HIS WAY, FIRING!

POE (CONT'D) I see 'em!

BB-8 BEEPS nervously as Poe GRABS HIS CONTROLS and FIRES AT THEM, using the X-wing's drop-down antipersonnel blaster! The two Troopers are BLOWN AWAY in the large BLAST HITS! Poe tries to start the ship now, but the ENGINES SPUTTER. Concerned, he opens his canopy, jumps down, moves to the back of his ship: BAD DAMAGE ON THE REAR ENGINE PANEL. They're in trouble.

EXT. JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

Lor San Tekka moves sadly through the village as STORMTROOPERS wielding FLAME THROWERS destroy structures. Surrendering

Villagers are ROUNDED UP. Penned ANIMALS panic.

EXT. RISE ADJACENT TO THE VILLAGE - NIGHT

Back at the X-wing, Poe kneels beneath his ship, pulls from the leather sack a SMALL, OLD ARTIFACT which he inserts into BB-8 -- the droid's MULTI-READER ENVELOPS it.

POE You take this. It's safer with you than it is with me. You get as far

away from here as you can. Do you

hear me?

(BB-8 BEEPS, hesitates)

I'll come back for you! It will be

alright.

BB-8 watches Poe run off. BEEP-WHINES nervously, then turns and heads off. Turns back once to look at Poe, then ROLLS AWAY. Poe uses his blaster rifle to fire at incoming troopers from cover.

EXT. JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

The Troopers and villagers in battle -- as one Trooper is HIT and goes down. Another -- OUR TROOPER -- KNEELS to help. The hit trooper raises a torn, bloody glove -- his HUMAN HAND visible -- and MARKS OUR STORMTROOPER'S MASK WITH BLOOD just before he dies. Our Trooper, stands -- overwhelmed by the battle.

AN IMPOSING SHUTTLE CRAFT -- VERTICAL WINGSPAN 90 FEET TALL -- LANDS NEAR THE TRANSPORT VEHICLES. The shuttle craft door OPENS -- through the wind and smoke,

KYLO REN exits the ship: a TALL, DARK FIGURE, he strides through the chaos toward San Tekka.

A senior Trooper moves to our blood-marked Trooper, and orders HIM: SENIOR TROOPER Stay here.

Our Trooper nods.

Kylo Ren stops before the outraged Lor San Tekka, dwarfing him. Only now does it become apparent that Kylo Ren wears a DARK MASK, marked by battle. Inset metal lines reflect FIRE. KYLO REN Look how old you've become. LOR SAN TEKKA Something far worse has happened to you.

Our blood-marked TROOPER is placed in line with other stormtroopers.

KYLO REN You know what I've come for.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: LOR SAN TEKKA I know where you come from. Before

you called yourself Kylo Ren.

KYLO REN The map to Skywalker. We know

you've

found it, and now you're going to

give it to the First Order.

Adjacent to the village, Poe enters frame -- sees the Ren/San

Tekka exchange continue.

LOR SAN TEKKA The First Order rose from the dark

side... you did not.

KYLO REN I'll show you the dark side.

LOR SAN TEKKA You may try, but you cannot deny the

truth that is your family.

Suddenly Kylo Ren raises his LIGHTSABER -- IGNITES IT --

PERPENDICULAR SMALLER BLADES AT THE HILT, A UNIQUE BUZZ -- YELLOW/RED ENERGY, SPITTING SPARKS AND SMOKE --

KYLO REN You're so right.

And as he RIPS IT DOWN ACROSS SAN TEKKA!

Poe, RUNNING, SEES THIS AND YELLS, AIMS HIS BLASTER AND FIRES

AT KYLO REN! Instantly:

Kylo Ren RAISES HIS HAND -- POE'S BLAST FREEZES -- THE BOLT

OF ENERGY STRAINING AND VIBRATING IN MID AIR! Kylo Ren

sees Poe, who suddenly CANNOT MOVE, but strains to.

He is grabbed by Stormtroopers who drag him past the

VIBRATING, FROZEN BLAST, to Kylo Ren.

A Stormtrooper begins a brutal PAT DOWN. Kylo Ren moves

closer. Poe just glares. The Stormtrooper KICKS OUT Poe's

legs -- he lands hard on his knees.

Kylo Ren kneels to look at Poe.

POE So who talks first? You talk first?

KYLO REN The old man gave it to you.

POE (INDICATES KYLO'S MASK) It's just very hard to understand

you with all the...

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: KYLO REN (TO TROOPERS) Search him.

POE ... Apparatus.

The Troopers roughly pull Poe away. A Stormtrooper begins a

brutal PAT DOWN. Kylo Ren moves closer.

Poe just glares as the pat down ends.

STORMTROOPER #1 Nothing, sir.

KYLO REN Put him on board.

Kylo Ren regards the Stormtroopers with the rounded up

Villagers, then turns to the CHROME-SKINNED, FEMALE BLACK-

CAPED HEAD STORMTROOPER, CAPTAIN PHASMA.

CAPTAIN PHASMA Sir, the villagers.

KYLO REN Kill them all.

Phasma nods, steps forward:

CAPTAIN PHASMA On my command!

The Troopers, including OURS, aim at the Villagers.

CAPTAIN PHASMA (CONT'D) Fire!

Poe is roughly PULLED into a transport ship, the ramp LIFTS.

All around our Trooper BLASTERFIRE ERUPTS -- but we're WIDE

ENOUGH to see he ISN'T FIRING. PUSH IN until the FIRING

STOPS. All the Stormtroopers SPREAD OUT TO SEARCH -- except

ours.

Kylo Ren heads back toward his ship. But then he STOPS.

Feels something. TURNS AND LOOKS AT OUR STORMTROOPER for a

LONG MOMENT. Our Trooper can barely meet his gaze; knows

he's doomed.

Kylo Ren then heads off -- passes the FROZEN BLAST, which,

after a beat, GOES FREE AND SLAMS INTO A NEARBY STRUCTURE,

scaring the hell out of our Stormtrooper.

EXT. EDGE OF JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

A Stormtrooper climbs down from the cockpit of Poe's X-wing,

BACKS AWAY:

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: STORMTROOPER #2 Nothing here. Go ahead!

Three other Stormtroopers FIRE LASER CANNONS at the X-wing

--

destroying the ship in a LARGE EXPLOSION.

EXT. OUTSKIRTS OF JAKKU VILLAGE - NIGHT

BB-8 rolls across the sand, looks back: the X-wing FIREBALL.

BB-8, afraid, continues on his own in a mysterious, dark desert. We see a FORM -- an animal, its RED EYES LIFTING from the sand, watching the rolling droid, who just keeps going.

In a WIDE SHOT, we HEAR HIM BEEPING to himself, lonely and frightened.

EXT. SPACE - NIGHT

With the SANDY PLANET OF JAKKU as backdrop, Troop Transports and Kylo Ren's Shuttle approach a massive STAR DESTROYER. INT. STAR DESTROYER HANGAR - NIGHT

Poe, shackled, is ushered from the transport through the hangar. He is awed by the imposing space.

POE All right. All right!

Our Stormtrooper passes, moves fast:

INT. TROOP TRANSPORT VEHICLE - NIGHT

Our Stormtrooper enters the dark, vehicle. He removes his helmet. His head comes up and we PUSH IN ON HIS FACE FOR THE FIRST TIME. This is FN-2187. He is 23, likable. But in this moment, terrified, desperate.

After a beat, behind him, CAPTAIN PHASMA enters. FN-2187 knows he's in trouble.

CAPTAIN PHASMA FN-2187. Submit your blaster for

inspection.

FN-2187 Yes, Captain.

CAPTAIN PHASMA And who gave you

permission to remove

that helmet?

FN-2187 I'm sorry, Captain.

CAPTAIN PHASMA Report to my division at once.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: Phasma heads off. Shattered, FN-2187 replaces his helmet.

CUT TO: INT. JUNKED VESSEL CORRIDOR - DAY

A metal sheet is pulled open to reveal the wrapped up face of A SCAVENGER, perhaps alien, in GOGGLES, FACE MASK and GLOVES. Backpack with a STAFF strapped to it. Uses TOOLS to remove various MECHANISMS from inside the wall. We are in an upside-down, canted CORRIDOR. The Scavenger finds a

valuable piece, drops it in a SATCHEL.

Swings the bag back and begins CLIMBING DOWN on a cable,

between treacherous WALLS OF MACHINERY, headed to:

INT. JUNKED VESSEL - LARGER SPACE - LATER

Alone and tiny in this massive, sideways wreck, the Scavenger descends, climbing down a two-hundred foot-long cable. LANDS HARD onto rusty metal.

INT. JUNKED VESSEL - ENGINES - DAY

The Scavenger carries the satchel and another large, found piece, over enormous pipes in the vast space, heads through the dust toward a distant SLIT OF SUNLIGHT.

EXT. JUNKED VESSEL ENGINE - DAY

The Scavenger arrives from the darkness and pulls off goggles and gear, revealing the grimy face of a beautiful, young

WOMAN. This is REY, 19.

She opens her canteen, shakes out the two final drops into her mouth. HITS THE SIDE of the canteen again and again for whatever she can get. CUT WIDE:

Rey is rendered minuscule, standing at the bottom of an EPIC

ENGINE OF A DECAYING, CRASHED STAR DESTROYER -- DISTANT SOUND of her canteen-hitting. She sets her things on a piece of

sheet metal and sits next to it, sliding down the sand dune. She RIDES DOWN THE MOUNTAIN OF SAND. WE HOLD FOR A LONG

TIME, looking down, as she recedes from us, toward the distant SALT FLATS below. Random SCATTERED DEBRIS. Her SPEEDER,

tiny from here.

Rey moves to her junker SPEEDER, jumps on, fires the sputtery engine and DRIVES OFF.

EXT. DESERT - SPACESHIP GRAVEYARD - DAY

Rey races along the desert floor: a GRAVEYARD OF CRASHED

SPACESHIPS. EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - DAY

Rey's speeder PASSES us, heading for a dusty, desert town. Refueling, small trade, scavengers.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: CRASH! Rey's sack carrying her heavy FOUND OBJECTS hits the

sand. Working like a tough seaman, Rey hauls the sack from her speeder toward the town.

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - CLEANING TABLE - DAY

TIGHT ON REY'S HANDS as she SCRUBS CLEAN her day's salvage. Rey glances up: she looks at an old woman, also cleaning

some salvage.

Rey watches her, gets lost in the simple moment. A small,

passing alien UNDERLING barks something to her in another language. She returns to work.

INT. NIIMA TRADING STRUCTURE - DAY

Rey looks up to a SERVICE WINDOW: two feet above her, behind a protective screen, is her boss, UNKAR PLUTT (50, blobfish, unclean). He examines her pieces. Then he offers:

UNKAR What you've brought me today is worth... Hmmm... One quarter

portion.

Though disappointed, Rey barely shows it. She nods thanks. Unkar pushes through his transfer drawer a SEALED PACKET: DRIED GREEN MEAT in one section, BEIGE POWDER in another. She takes it.

She swallows her resentment and heads off.

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - DAY

The IMMENSE SETTING SUN against the FLAT TERRAIN. Rey's SPEEDER races, almost insignificant, across frame. INT. REY'S DWELLING - DAY

She SCRATCHES MARKS into the rusty wall. Another MARK; another DAY. And there are THOUSANDS of marks.

A SIZZLING SOUND over: A DRIED DESERT FLOWER in a rusty ENGINE PIECE. A rough, stuffed HANDMADE DOLL, made from what looks like orange Rebellion flight suit material and twine. Rey's lonely, ramshackle dwelling. Everything reclaimed. She cooks for one. Does everything for one. She opens the POWDER, moves to the makeshift WOK, where the GREEN MEAT SIZZLES. Pours the powder into milky WATER in a tin. Stirs it. It GROWS INTO A LOAF as she puts the meat on an old plate. Grabs the loaf.

EXT. REY'S DWELLING - DUSK

Rey sits, eats like a starving child. Every last drop. Licks the metal plate. Looks out at the horizon. A single silent ship heads off, a shimmering, thin contrail. She wipes her mouth. Picks up an old, broken REBELLION HELMET.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: just 'cause. Puts it on,

WIDE SHOT of Rey sitting, alone and isolated, on the leg of an ANCIENT, FALLEN AT-AT in which she lives.

Then, a distant ELECTRONIC SQUEAL -- instantly she's up, helmet too big, she rips it off. Hears ANOTHER BEEPING SQUEAL. She hurries to her QUARTERSTAFF and runs off.

Rey climbs a dune. RISE WITH HER, revealing BB-8, caught in

a NET but fighting back, being held by a TEEDO (a small,

brutish desert tyrant), who rides a LUGGABEAST. The teedo

YELLS at BB-8, who BEEPS madly, struggling to free himself.

Rey watches this injustice for a beat, finally YELLING OUT:

REY Tal'ama parqual!

The Teedo and BB-8 STOP, GO SILENT, turn to her.

REY (CONT'D) Parqual zatana!

A half beat and the Teedo YELLS SOMETHING BACK, threatening.

BB-8's head swivels to him, then back to Rey, like watching

a tennis match.

Rey angrily moves to them, pulling a knife from her pouch.

Rey starts CUTTING BB-8 out of the netting. The Teedo freaks

out, YELLING. Rey suddenly stands, turns to the Teedo and

says, fiercely:

REY (CONT'D) NOMA. The Teedo

barks a sort of "AHHHHH!" (As if to say, "GO TO

HELL!"), Then heads off on his beast. This prompts BB-8 to

start BEEP-YELLING at the departing bully, provocatively.

REY (CONT'D) Shhhh.

BB-8 quiets instantly. The two watch the Teedo head off.

Finally, BB-8 BEEPS a question. She KNEELS to him.

REY (CONT'D) That's just Teedo. Wants

you for

parts. He has no respect for anyone.

Your antenna's bent.

(considers BB-8 for

the first time,

STRAIGHTENS THE ANTENNA) Where do you come from?

(BB-8 BEEPS) Classified. Really? Me

too. Big

secret.

(points to horizon)

Niima Outpost is that way, stay off

Kelvin Ridge.

(MORE)

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY (CONT'D) Keep away from the Sinking Fields in

the north, you'll drown in the sand.

(stands, heads off)

BB-8 starts after her, BEEPS. She turns sharply, he stops.

REY (CONT'D) Don't follow me. Town is

that way.

(he BEEPS again)

No!

She heads off again. Finally he BEEPS to her -- something

SWEET this time. That he is alone, scared, has no one else.

This makes her stop. She turns and looks at him. Not liking

him. But a gesture of her head says, reluctantly, "Come

on." BB-8 quickly moves to her. They head off together.

REY (CONT'D) In the morning, you go.

(HE BEEPS) You're welcome.

The two disappear behind a dune.

EXT. STAR DESTROYER - DAY

Three TIE fighters head to the massive ship high above Jakku.

INT. STAR DESTROYER HOLDING CELL - DAY

POE, shackled to a chair, BEATEN, wakes up.

KYLO REN I had no idea we had the best

pilot

in the Resistance on board.

Comfortable?

Through battered lips:

POE Not really.

KYLO REN I'm impressed. No one has been

able

to get out of you what you did with

the map.

POE Might wanna rethink your

technique.

Kylo Ren says nothing, reaches out to him. Poe flinches in

the chair as Kylo Ren reaches for his face, not touching

him. Poe is soon in agony, remains in horrible silence --

KYLO REN Where is it?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: POE The Resistance will not be intimidated

by you.

KYLO REN Where... is it?

Poe can't take it -- he BEGINS TO SCREAM and we CUT TO:

INT. STAR DESTROYER CORRIDOR - DAY

WHOOOSH! The cell door SLIDES UP. Kylo Ren exits, fierce,

confronts GENERAL HUX (34, scary) who awaits him:

KYLO REN It's in a droid. A BB unit.

GENERAL HUX Well then. If it's on Jakku,

we'll

soon have it.

KYLO REN I leave that to you.

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - DAY

BB-8 is dropped to the sand.

REY Don't give up. He still might show

up. Whoever it is you're waiting

for. Classified. I know all about

waiting.

BB-8 BEEPTALKS a question.

REY (CONT'D) For my family. They'll be

back.

One day. Come on.

She tries to force a smile, but can't, really. She heads

off. BB-8 BEEPS... then heads after her.

INT. NIIMA TRADING STRUCTURE - DAY

Rey stands with BB-8 in front of Unkar Plutt, at his window.

He reviews her goods. He glances quickly at BB-8.

UNKAR These five pieces are worth...

Let

me see here... One half portion.

REY (OBJECTS)

Last week they were a half portion

each.

She hates him. He leans forward.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: UNKAR What about the droid?

REY What about him?

UNKAR I'll pay for him.

BB-8 doesn't like this at all. Rey is awkward, but curious.

UNKAR (CONT'D) Sixty portions.

CLOSE ON HER. Stunned. Literally hungry for this amount of

food, her stomach practically rumbles.

BB-8 sees her interest and BEEPS furiously, not liking this

conversation at all.

She looks at Unkar. Looks down at BB-8. Considers it all.

Finally, she hears herself say:

REY Actually... the droid's not for

sale.

(TO BB-8) Come on.

Unkar furious. Rey, then BB-8, head out. Recovering, Unkar

watches her go with dark eyes. He picks up a communicator:

UNKAR Follow the girl and get that

droid.

He SLAMS the service window door SHUT.

INT. STAR DESTROYER HOLDING CELL - DAY

The cell door WHOOSHES OPEN -- a STORMTROOPER enters. Poe

remains shackled, worse for wear. A TROOPER GUARD here.

STORMTROOPER Ren wants the prisoner.

TIGHT ON POE, in pain, drained, as the Guard unshackles him.

INT. STAR DESTROYER CORRIDOR - DAY

An exhausted, handcuffed Poe is walked down the corridor by

the Stormtrooper, who holds a blaster at Poe's body.

STORMTROOPER Turn here.

Poe turns into a narrow passageway --

INT. STAR DESTROYER NARROW PASSAGEWAY - DAY

Heading down the narrow hall the Stormtrooper stops Poe.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: STORMTROOPER Listen carefully: you do exactly as

I say, I can get you out of here.

POE (COMING TO)

If -- what--?

The Stormtrooper pulls off his helmet: IT IS FN-2187.

FN-2187 This is a rescue, I'm helping

you

escape. Can you fly a TIE fighter?

POE You with the Resistance--?!

FN-2187 What?

(THAT'S CRAZY) No no no! I'm breaking

you out.

Can you fly a TIE fighter?

POE I can fly anything. Why, why are

you helping me?

FN-2187 Because it's the right thing

to do.

POE (it hits him)

You need a pilot.

FN-2187 I need a pilot.

And Poe, seeing this is for real, smiles a hero's smile.

POE We're gonna do this.

FN-2187 (unsure but hopeful)

... Yeah?

INT. STAR DESTROYER HANGAR - DAY

WIDE SHOT ESTABLISHING the hangar. Find FN-2187, again

masked, walking with Poe. By all appearances he's escorting

a prisoner. A group of OFFICERS passes in the opposite

direction.

FN-2187 Okay, stay calm, stay calm.

POE I am calm.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FN-2187 I'm talking to myself.

(BEAT) Not yet. Okay, go. This way.

FN-2187 walks quickly toward the far wall -- Poe follows --

up the stairs to a two-man SPECIAL FORCES TIE FIGHTER --

INT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

FN-2187 and Poe (wincing, sore) drop into the back-to-back

cockpit. FN-2187 pulls off his helmet as Poe removes his

cuffs and jacket, fires up the ship with excitement.

POE I always wanted to fly one of these

things. Can ya shoot?

FN-2187 Blasters, I can!

POE Okay, same principal! Use the

toggle

on the left to switch between

missiles, cannons, and mag pulse --

use the site on the right to aim,

triggers to fire!

FN-2187 This is very complicated

FWOOOOOOM! The TIE FIGHTER LURCHES FORWARD --

POE I can fix this.

INT. HANGAR SIX CONTROL ROOM - DAY

WIDE: see the ship STRUGGLE TO RISE, CABLES connected to it

--

PULL BACK FAST to REVEAL we're inside the main control room.

STAR DESTROYER TECHNICIAN We have an unsanctioned

departure

from bay two.

WHIP TO a FIRST ORDER COLONEL, who responds:

FIRST ORDER COLONEL Alert General Hux and stop that fighter.

INT. STAR DESTROYER HANGAR - DAY

The TIE Fighter LIFTS OFF from the bay, rips CHARGING cables! Stormtroopers UNPACK and aim MEGABLASTERS.

INT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

FN-2187 opens fire.

INT. STAR DESTROYER HANGAR - DAY

FN-2187 TEARS UP PARKED TIE FIGHTERS and GUN EMPLACEMENTS WITH WELL-AIMED, STRATEGIC LASER BLASTS! Hits the CONTROL ROOM! INT. HANGAR SIX CONTROL ROOM - DAY

THE WINDOWS ARE BLOWN IN BY LASER BLASTS! INT. TIE FIGHTER COCKPIT - DAY

POE I got it!

EXT. STAR DESTROYER - DAY

The TIE Fighter blasts from the ship --

INT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

Poe pilots -- amazed, almost enjoying it.

POE Woooahhh! This thing really moves. All right, we gotta take out as many

cannons as we can or we're not gonna

get very far!

FN-2187 All right!

POE I'm gonna get us in position, just stay sharp!

EXT. STAR DESTROYER - DAY

The TIE Fighter ARCS BACK, DIVES THROUGH THE OPENING BETWEEN THE LEVELS OF THE MASSIVE SHIP, then FLIES DOWN AND BACK, along the ship's belly --

INT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

Poe flies toward the CANONS --

POE Up ahead! Up ahead! You see it? I've got us dead centered. It's a

clean shot.

FN-2187 Okay, got it.

FN-2187 gets a target, FIRES!

EXT. STAR DESTROYER - DAY

LASERS BLAST from the TIE Fighter -- A SERIES OF CANNONS EXPLODE! Our TIE Fighter SLICES THROUGH the debris! INT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

FN-2187 YELLS in celebration:

FN-2187 YES! You see that?! DID YOU SEE

THAT? POE I saw it! Hey,

what's your name?

FN-2187 FN-2187! Poe reacts,

this tells him volumes about FN-2187's history.

POE FN-whaa?

FN-2187 That's the only name they ever

gave

me!

POE Well I ain't using it! FN, huh?

Finn. I'm gonna call you Finn!

That all right?

Even in the madness, Finn can't suppress his smile.

FINN"Finn." Yeah, "Finn", I like that!

I like that!

POE I'm Poe. Poe Dameron.

FINN Good to meet you, Poe!

POE Good to meet you too, Finn!

INT. STAR DESTROYER MAIN BRIDGE - DAY

General Hux looks over the shoulder of LIEUTENANT MITAKA, at

a console.

LIEUTENANT MITAKA Sir, they've taken

out our turbolasers--

GENERAL HUX Use the ventral cannons.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: LIEUTENANT MITAKA Yes, sir. Bringing them online --

KYLO REN (O.S.) General Hux. Is it the Resistance

pilot?

Hux turns: Kylo Ren enters fast, looms large, angry.

GENERAL HUX Yes, and he had help.

(VEXED) From one of our own.

PUSH IN ON REN as Hux says:

GENERAL HUX (CONT'D) We're checking the registers

now to

identify which Stormtrooper it was.

KYLO REN ... The one from the village.

FN-

2187. Hux is unnerved that Ren knows -- he chalks it

up to Ren's

Force ability. Kylo Ren heads off.

LIEUTENANT MITAKA Sir. Ventral

cannons hot.

GENERAL HUX Fire.

EXT. STAR DESTROYER - DAY

Massive WARHEAD LAUNCHERS SPIN and FIRE BLASTS toward the

TIE fighter, which flies EVASIVE MANEUVERS -- most blasts

hit the DEBRIS from the TURBOLASER DESTRUCTION.

The TIE fighter then PULLS A BIG TURN, BACK TOWARD JAKKU,

THE SANDY PLANET WHERE POE LEFT BB-8. INT. TIE FIGHTER

- DAY

POE

One's coming towards you. My right,

your left. Do you see it?

FINN

Hold on! I see it! POE

Nice shot. Finn looks up suddenly in alarm --

FINN

Where are you going?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: POE We're going back to Jakku. That's

where.

FINN

No no no! We can't go back to Jakku!

We need to get outta this system!

NEAR-MISS LASER BLASTS as Poe pilots aggressively.

POE

I got to get to my droid before the First Order does!

FINN

What - a droid?! POE

That's right. He's a BB unit! Orange

and white: one of a kind.

FINN

I don't care what color he is! No droid can be that important!

POE

This one is, pal. FINN

We need to get as far away from the

First Order as we can! We go back

to Jakku, we die!

POE

That droid's got a map that leads straight to Luke Skywalker!

FINN Oh, you gotta be kidding me!!! I--

Suddenly BAM! THEY ARE HIT!

EXT. TIE FIGHTER - DAY

The TIE FIGHTER SPARKS AND SMOKES, SPIRALING out of control

toward the surface of Jakku!

INT. STAR DESTROYER MAIN BRIDGE - DAY

Captain Phasma and General Hux stand before a holographic

projection detailing FN-2187's service records.

CAPTAIN PHASMA FN-2187 reported to my

division, was

evaluated and sent to Reconditioning.

GENERAL HUX No prior signs of

non-conformity?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: CAPTAIN PHASMA This was his first offense.

A technician checks her readings, reports to General Hux.

TECHNICIAN #1 General. They've been

hit.

GENERAL HUX Destroyed?

TECHNICIAN #1 (GETTING

READINGS) Disabled. They were headed back to

Jakku -- the fighter's projected to

crash in the Goazon badlands.

GENERAL HUX They were going back for

the droid --

send a squad to the wreckage.

EXT. JAKKU DESERT - DAY

TIGHT ON FINN'S FACE: His EYES OPEN. He goes from unconscious

to terrified, fast. He sits up, looks around. CUT BACK

WIDE: he sits in the middle of an EPIC DESERT, DUNES FOREVER.

A BLACK CHUTE blows in the wind behind him, scattered debris.

Then he sees, over distant dunes, RISING BLACK SMOKE. He

gets up -- moves toward it, calling out:

FINN Poe! Poe!

Finn scrambles over the massive dune to the TIE FIGHTER,

SMOKING AND ON FIRE, small debris around it. He thinks he

sees POE'S ARM -- he pulls on it, but it's JUST POE'S JACKET.

He throws that off and tries to find a way in -- even a way

to LOOK INSIDE, but the smoke and heat make it impossible.

FINN (CONT'D) Poe!!! POE!

Suddenly the ship BEGINS TO SINK -- like it's being CONSUMED

INTO QUICKSAND -- Finn is slipping in too --

FINN (CONT'D) POE!!! POE!!! It becomes clear fast: if Finn doesn't get away, he's gonna

get sucked in too! So Finn scampers away from the TIE FIGHTER as it SINKS INTO THE SAND! We're in the Sinking Fields. A few moments and IT'S GONE.

Finn's out of breath. Horrified. Then A GIANT EXPLOSION ERUPTS FROM below, SENDING SAND AND DEBRIS EVERYWHERE!

Finn sees this, disoriented, scared, exhausted and defeated. And all alone.

EXT. DESERT - DAY

ENDLESS DUNES BEHIND HIM, Finn walks, removing pieces of his Stormtrooper gear, using Poe's FLIGHT JACKET for shade. EXT. DESERT - DAY

Exhausted, Finn continues his trek across the endless, sandy nothingness.

EXT. DESERT - DAY

Finn, parched and losing hope, he walks to the edge of a massive dune, looks out into the epic valley below. Miles ahead: NIIMA OUTPOST.

INT. STAR DESTROYER - BRIDGE - DAY

General Hux and Kylo Ren walk the length of the bridge. GENERAL HUX Supreme Leader Snoke was explicit.

Capture the droid if we can, but

destroy it if we must.

KYLO REN How capable are your soldiers,

General?

GENERAL HUX (WITH VITRIOL) I won't have you question my methods.

KYLO REN They're obviously skilled at committing high treason. Perhaps

Leader Snoke should consider using a

clone army.

GENERAL HUX (YOU SON-OF-A-BITCH) My men are exceptionally trained -- programmed from birth--

KYLO REN Then they should have no problem

retrieving the droid. Unharmed.

GENERAL HUX Careful, Ren. That your "personal

interests" not interfere with orders

from Leader Snoke.

KYLO REN I want that map. For your sake, I

suggest you get it.

Ren heads off. Hux hates him.

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - DAY

Sun-scorched and exhausted, Finn stumbles out of the desert into the Outpost. In a heatstroke daze he moves past enormous old SHIP PARTS, MERCHANTS, SCAVENGERS and TENTED STALLS. FINN Water... water... water..

He sees a WATER TROUGH where a filthy, slobbering hippo-like creature (a HAPPABORE) DRINKS. Finn moves to it, uses his hands to desperately DRINK the filthy water. After a couple swallows he SPITS IT OUT, disgusted.

FINN (CONT'D) -- Awgh, GAH!

But he's parched and immediately RETURNS FOR MORE.

ACROSS THE MARKETPLACE, REY kneels with an emphatically BEEPING BB-8. Just then, TWO of UNKAR'S THUGS approach and stop her. One

clearly tells her that they're taking the droid. BB-8 reacts nervously as Rey resists them -- one pulls a SACK over BB-8 while the other grabs Rey's arm -- in the tussle, Rey KNOCKS OVER METAL URNS for sale --

Finn, still drinking, is PUSHED OVER by the happabore. He falls to the ground, then turns to look when he HEARS CRASHING. He sees, through the tents, REY FIGHTING.

He moves UP CLOSER to help this young woman being accosted --

but he STOPS when Rey begins to FIGHT BACK -- scrappy and feral, she KICKS, BITES and HITS. Finn is taken aback as she DEFEATS the attackers, who hit the sand, hard. Finn just watches, stunned.

Rey moves to the COVERED BB-8 -- PULLS THE SACK OFF OF HIM. Finn cannot believe his eyes. IT'S POE'S DROID!

Rey talks to BB-8, who, nervous now, looks around and... SEES FINN! BB-8 STARTS BEEPING like crazy. Then something insane happens: REY LOOKS AT FINN.

REY (To BB-8) Who? Him?

Finn is confused. Rey stands, staring at Finn, defiant. Finn can feel trouble coming -- and Rey begins CHARGING AT HIM, quarterstaff in hand.

Realizing he's the target, Finn begins to RUN -- away from her, through the tent marketplace. Rey goes after him -- he turns a corner -- then another -- then BAM! She's got

ahead of him and SLAMS HIM TO THE GROUND WITH HER STAFF! Finn is on his back, out of breath and freaked out. She holds the staff on him threateningly:

REY What's your hurry, thief?

FINN What--?! Thief?

BB-8 ROLLS UP FAST, MOVES TO FINN -- a WELDING ARM TELESCOPES FROM HIS BODY AND SHOCKS FINN! FINN (CONT'D) OW! HEY! What?!

REY The jacket! This droid says you stole it!

FINN I've had a pretty messed up day, alright?! So I'd appreciate it you

stop accusing me -- OW!!!

(BB-8 has ZAPPED him

AGAIN) STOP IT! REY Where'd you get it? It belongs to

his master.

Finn looks at her -- then the agitated droid, Finn's mind racing. He puts it all together. Frustrated, but sighs

heavily, needing to respond somehow. So he makes a hard decision: to tell the truth.

FINN It belonged to Poe Dameron. That was his name, right?

Rey and BB-8 react, surprised and wanting more.

FINN (CONT'D) He was captured... by the First Order!

I helped him escape but our ship

crashed.

(RELIVING IT) Poe didn't make it. (sees BB-8 is sad,

ROLLS OFF) Look, I tried to help him. I'm

sorry...

BB-8 heads off to the side, depressed. Rey watches BB-8, then considers Finn again. Says, a bit impressed:

REY So you're with the Resistance?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: Finn's mind races again. He makes an easy decision: to lie.

FINN Obviously. Yes. I am. I'm with the Resistance, yeah.

(WHISPERS) I'm with the Resistance. Rey lowers her staff, Finn stands. Rey studies him:

REY I've never met a Resistance

fighter

before.

FINN Well, this is what we look like.

Some of us. Others look different.

REY BB-8 says he's on a secret mission,

he has to get back to your base.

FINN Apparently he's carrying a map

that

leads to Luke Skywalker, and

everyone's after it.

She turns to him, concerned, curious. And asks:

REY Luke Skywalker? I thought he was

a

myth.

Just then BB-8 BEEPS MADLY at something he sees.

REY (CONT'D) What is it?

Rey moves to him, peeks around a tent corner. Now Finn moves

to see: at a distance, TWO STORMTROOPERS TALKING TO UNKAR'S

THUGS -- who POINT THEIR WAY!

Finn urgently grabs her hand and heads for the tents:

REY (CONT'D) (re: her hand)

What are you doing?!

FINN Come on!

Suddenly LASER BLASTS RIP PAST THEM, HIT THE CLEANING UNIT,

SPEWING STEAM! Rey SCREAMS -- MORE BLASTS as they run!

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - DAY

Finn and Rey holding hands, the three race, ZIGZAGGING through

a maze of tents:

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FINN Come on, BB-8!

REY Let go of me!

FINN No, we gotta move!

REY (pulls her hand back)

I know how to run without you holding

my hand! BB-8 stay close! This

way!

Now Finn and BB-8 follow Rey -- ANOTHER BLAST just missing

them! They disappear through a tent.

TRACK FAST WITH STORMTROOPERS, through the tent maze. They come out of a tent, HAVING MOMENTARILY LOST THEIR TARGET. STORMTROOPER Call in the air strike! REY, FINN AND BB-8 duck into another tent:

INT. NIIMA OUTPOST - TENT - DAY

Rey, Finn and BB-8 move through RUSTY WARES and take cover. Quiet, urgent:

REY They're shooting at both of us! FINN Yeah, they saw you with me! You're marked!

REY Well, thanks for that!

FINN I'm not the one who chased you down with a stick! Does anyone have

blasters around here?!

REY (TO BB-8) Are you okay?

Finn QUIETS HER WITH A GESTURE, HEARING SOMETHING.

PUSH IN ON FINN -- whatever he hears alarms him greatly -- he GRABS HER HAND AGAIN -- PULLS HER AWAY --

REY (CONT'D) Stop taking my hand!

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - TENT - DAY

Finn pulls Rey from the tent -- BB-8 FOLLOWS --

As they race from the tent a TIE FIGHTER SCREAMS INTO VIEW

FROM BEHIND THE TENTS! A SECOND FOLLOWS CLOSE BEHIND. IT FIRES AT THEM -- A MASSIVE BLAST SENDS REY AND FINN FLYING -- BB-8 ROLLING!

WIDE SHOT: TWO TIE FIGHTERS SCREAM OVER the town, the

EXPLOSION throws sand and debris fifty feet into the air. Rey is thrown HARD to the ground -- she is rattled, truly afraid. Then she turns: FINN lies nearby, unconscious.

Suddenly afraid, she scrambles to him, rolls him over. BB-8 ROLLS OVER, BEEPING in concern.

REY Hey!

As Finn comes to, he sees her. Through his fog:

FINN -- Are you okay?

And that very question touches her -- having never in her life been asked it.

REY Yeah.

(extends her hand)

Follow me.

Grateful, Finn takes it. They're off.

LOCALS run amok as TIE fighters DIVE BOMB. REY, Finn and BB-

8 SPRINT, BLASTER EXPLOSIONS GET CLOSER AND CLOSER!

EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST - SPACEPORT - DAY

Rey, STAFF strapped to her back, leads the way as she, Finn

and BB-8 race into the spaceport. Finn glances back: TWO

TIE FIGHTERS BANK their return. They YELL:

FINN We can't outrun them!

Rey POINTS to a parked, four-engine SHIP ahead:

REY We might in that quad-jumper!

FINN We need a pilot!

REY We've got one!

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FINN You?!

(then, indicates one

OFF-CAMERA) What about that ship?

REY That one's garbage!

They run for the JUMPER but the passing TIE FIGHTERS FIRE AT

IT, BLOWING IT APART IN A HUGE FLAME BALL! Rey, coming to a

quick stop, RIGHT UP TO CAMERA:

REY (CONT'D) The garbage'll do!

She turns and runs back -- Finn and BB-8 follow as they all

run toward the piece of junk -- and we see it for the first

time: THE MILLENNIUM FALCON!

TIE fighters BANK AROUND AGAIN. Finn, Rey and BB-8 run up

the ramp of the semi-tarped Falcon.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

Finn, Rey and BB-8 enter the ship -- she hits a control and

the door DESCENDS CLOSED as she races to the cockpit:

REY Gunner position's down there!

FINN (CLIMBS DOWN)

Y'ever fly this thing?

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Rey tosses her staff aside, jumps into the pilot's seat,

frantically flips switches. BB-8 rolls in behind her as the

ENGINES WHINE to life:

REY No! This ship hasn't been flown in

years!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNNER POSITION - DAY

Finn buckles into the gunner seat -- to his shock the SEAT

WHIPS TO THE LEFT, startling him -- he grabs the controls to

steady himself.

FINN Great.

(reacts to seat)

Whoa! I can do this, I can do this--

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Rey bucks herself up. Doesn't believe her quick words:

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY I can do this, I can do this--

Rey pulls the yoke:

THE FALCON ENGINES LIGHT UP BRIGHT! EXT. NIIMA OUTPOST

- SPACEPORT - DAY

The FALCON RISES, WILDLY -- ITS TARPS FLY OFF -- THE SHIP

SPINS AND TILTS, SLAMS INTO AND CRUMBLES THE TOWN'S ARCHWAY! From the tents, Unkar Plutt runs out, SCREAMS:

UNKAR HEY!!!! THAT'S MIIIIIIINE!!! The Falcon BLASTS AWAY, two TIE FIGHTERS chase it, fast!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

Rey pilots, headed for the sky!

Finn SWINGS into frame, trying to work the GUNS.

FINN Whoa! Hey! Oh! Stay low! Stay

low!

REY WHAT? FINN Stay low! It confuses their tracking!

For a crazy instant Rey LETS GO OF THE YOKE, stretches to

the co-pilot controls -- THE FALCON CANTS!

REY BB-8, hold on!

Rey finally REACHES the switches, returns to the yoke,

stabilizing the ship, afraid of this next move.

REY I'M GOING LOW!!! EXT.

DESERT - DAY

BEHIND THE FALCON as it DRAMATICALLY BANKS AT AN UPWARD ARC,

UPSIDE-DOWN, then SWOOPS PERILOUSLY LOW across the sand.

Two TIE FIGHTERS SCREAM past us!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

In the cylindrical corridor, BB-8 ROLLS TO THE CEILING!

Rey looks back for a flash as the TIE Fighters pass -- They

are ROCKED BY A BLAST!

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY What are you doing back there? Are

you ever gonna fire back?!

Finn flicks switches -- The GUN TARGETING LIGHTS UP:

FINN I'm working on it! Are the shields up?

Rey strains, reaching for something in the co-pilot seat. REY Not so easy without a co-pilot! Finn struggles with the gun controls and SWEEPING CHAIR: FINN Try sitting in this thing!

Finn finally FIRES BACK at the two TIE FIGHTERS!

EXT. DESERT - DAY

Finn's shots MISS. The TIE FIGHTERS ARC BACK IN PURSUIT and SCREAM PAST US toward the Falcon! Both TIES FIRING!

INT. TIE FIGHTER COCKPIT - DAY

The BLACK-SUITED PILOT FIRES at the Falcon.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNNER POSITION - DAY

The Falcon is ROCKED by another BLAST!

FINN We need cover, quick!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Rey HITS SWITCHES, pilots the best she can:

REY We're about to get some!

(TO HERSELF) I hope.

EXT. DESERT - DAY

The Falcon speeds through a ROCK FORMATION, GRAZING THE ROCK, TAKING OUT A CHUNK -- the two TIE Fighters in pursuit, FIRING! The Falcon BANKS SO HARD, the edge of the ship RIPS A LINE IN THE SAND as it turns, REVEALING THE SHIP GRAVEYARD AHEAD. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

BB-8 EXTENDS MAGNETIC CABLES to brace himself in a corridor.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: Finn continues to fire at the TIE fighters, narrowly missing

them.

FINN Damn it!

Rey maneuvers the ship deeper into the graveyard.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNNER POSITION - DAY

Finn SWOOPS into frame, FIRES --

FINN Come on... come on...

-- HITS AND SHATTERS the TIE FIGHTER!

REY Nice shot!

FINN I'm getting pretty good at this! EXT. DESERT - SPACESHIP GRAVEYARD - DAY

The TIE FIGHTER CRASHES amid the DEBRIS, THREE SCAVENGERS instantly there to consume the new bounty.

The Falcon, pursued by the ONE REMAINING TIE FIGHTER, slaloms through the MASSIVE WRECKAGE, GRAZING THE OLD SHIPS as she goes, pieces flying.

The TIE FIGHTER FIRES -- HITTING THE FALCON'S LOWER TURRET, SPINNING IT, JAMMING IT INTO FORWARD POSITION! INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - GUNNER POSITION - DAY

ALARMS BLARE -- FINN The cannon's stuck in forward

position, I can't move it! You gotta

lose 'em!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

The ship is HIT AGAIN -- afraid, Rey's mind races as she scans the area -- and gets an idea.

REY Get ready!

FINN Okay! For what?

EXT. DESERT - SPACESHIP GRAVEYARD - DAY

Rey pilots the ship up AND INTO THE REAR OF A CRASHED SUPER STAR DESTROYER! The final TIE FIGHTER FOLLOWS!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

Finn peers out the window, realizing where they are:

FINN ARE WE REALLY DOING THIS?! INT. WRECKED SUPER STAR DESTROYER - DAY

The two ships slalom debris inside the giant ship -- the Falcon GRAZING ONE SIDE, THEN THE OTHER, SPITTING SPARKS! INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

Rey, scared, girds herself as she quickly runs out of space in the wreck.

REY Oh no!

Just as the TIE PILOT GETS A LOCK,

Rey YANKS THE YOKE --

EXT. DESERT - SPACESHIP GRAVEYARD - DAY

The Falcon makes a HARD RIGHT TURN out of the Destroyer. Rey then CUTS POWER AND FLIPS THE SHIP SO BACK FACES FRONT! FINN CAN NOW SEE THE PURSUING TIE FIGHTER! He FIRES,

DESTROYING IT! REY GUNS THE ENGINES again, FLIPS THE FALCON and FLIES AWAY

as the TIE FIGHTER CRASHES!

FINN Whooo!

The Falcon ROARS OFF, victorious, leaving the ship graveyard and disappearing into the clouds.

EXT. SPACE - DAY

The Falcon ROARS from Jakku off to space.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Rey excitedly unbuckles her seatbelt and hurries back. INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - CORRIDOR - DAY

Rey races past BB-8, who is RETRACTING his safety restraints. Finn, adrenalized, climbs from the turret, meets Rey in the corridor, the LOUNGE in the b.g..

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY FINN Good shooting! Thanks! I--

Now that was some I don't know! -- I've

flying! How did you flown some ships but I've

do that?! No one never left the planet!

trained you? No one? Your last shot was dead

That was amazing! on. You got him with one

(beat) blast!

You set me up for it! (laughs)

(cocky) It was perfect!

That was pretty good.

They're just staring at each other now, seeing something odd and weird and wonderful -- two people totally inexperienced in joy and camaraderie.

Bb-8 BEEPS something urgent -- she turns to the droid, kneels. REY (CONT'D) You're ok. He's with the Resistance.

He's going to get you home. We both

will.

(TO FINN) I don't know your name. FINN Finn. What's yours.

REY I'm Rey.

BB-8 looks at him: really? Finn is reminded: HE'S LIED TO HER. She looks at Finn with a sweet smile.

FINN Rey...

But before Finn can say anything they JUMP: across the lounge, STEAM BURSTS from under the grating.

REY Help me with this! Quick!

They hurry to the grating, PULL IT UP together. BB-8 rolls over, watches.

FINN Whoa! What's going on?

She goes below as BB-8 BEEPS concern.

EXT. SPACE - DAY

The First Order Star Destroyer above Jakku.

INT. STAR DESTROYER BRIDGE - DAY

Lieutenant Mitaka moves to Ren, who looks out across the

star field. Mitaka swallows, uneasy with his task.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: LIEUTENANT MITAKA Sir. We were unable to acquire the

droid on Jakku.

Ren turns to look at him, he says nothing.

LIEUTENANT MITAKA (CONT'D) It escaped capture

aboard a stolen

Corellian YT model freighter.

KYLO REN The droid... stole a

freighter?

LIEUTENANT MITAKA Not exactly, sir. It

had help.

Ren says nothing. Which says everything. Mitaka sweats.

LIEUTENANT MITAKA (CONT'D) We have no confirmation,

but we

believe FN-2187 may have been helped

in the escape--

Ren IGNITES HIS LIGHTSABER, TURNS AND SLASHES AT THE CONSOLE

BEHIND HIM! HOLD ON Mitaka, who reacts, looks away -- winces.

The horrible SOUNDS of Ren's rage continues. Finally Mitaka

looks up. The metallic wall behind Ren is RIPPED with glowing

scars.

KYLO REN Anything else?

Mitaka hates to say the following, but:

LIEUTENANT MITAKA The two were

accompanied by a girl.

Ren reaches out -- Mitaka is suddenly, violently PULLED TOWARD

REN, into his black glove:

KYLO REN What girl?

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - LOUNGE AREA - DAY

Rey's head POPS up from under the grating, surrounded by

STEAM. An EMERGENCY ALARM BLARES.

REY It's the motivator! Grab me a

Harris

wrench -- check in there!

As he checks a storage box, she disappears down below,

overwhelmed by the technical issues --

FINN How bad is it?!

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY If we wanna live, not good!

BB-8 watches as Finn searches A SELECTION OF TOOLS:

FINN They're hunting for us now, we

gotta

get outta this system!

Rey re-emerges, Finn hands her the wrench.

REY BB-8 said the location of the

Resistance Base is "need to know" --

if I'm taking you there, I need to

know!

FINN (Throws a tool)

This?

She catches it and goes under again, leaving Finn and BB-8

alone. He contemplates telling her the truth. This is his

moment. But instead he knees to BB-8, says quietly, urgently:

FINN (CONT'D) You gotta tell us where

the base is.

(BB-8 BEEPS) I don't speak that.

Alright, between

us, I'm not with the Resistance,

okay?

(BB-8 backs up)

-- I'm just trying to get away from

the First Order -- but you tell us

where your base is, I'll get there

first -- deal?!

(BB-8 COCKS his head)

Droid, please.

Rey pops up again:

REY Pilex driver, hurry!

Finn moves for the tool.

REY (CONT'D) So where's your base?

FINN (searching, to BB-8)

Go on BB-8, tell her.

(QUIETLY) Please!

She and Finn look to BB-8 -- who considers the whole

situation, then BEEPS.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY The Ileenium system?

Finn hands her the tool, surprised but thrilled -- Rey

disappears below again.

FINN Yeah, the Ileenium system, that's

the one -- get us there as fast as

you can.

A smiling Finn gives BB-8 a THUMBS UP. BB-8 quickly extends

his WELDING TORCH and TURNS IT UPWARD, then retracts it.

REY I'll drop you two at Ponemah

Terminal.

I need the bonding tape, hurry!

FINN (searching for tape)

What about you?

REY I gotta get back to Jakku!

FINN (loses his mind)

BACK TO JAK--?! Why does everyone

always wanna go back to Jakku?! !

REY No, that one! No. No. The one I'm

pointing to! No. NO. NO. If we

don't patch it up, the propulsion

tank will overflow and flood the

ship with poisonous gas!

Bb-8 has moved to Finn -- TIPS HIS HEAD, shows him the tool.

He throws her the tape, she disappears below:

FINN This?

REY Yes!

FINN Hey. Rey. You're a pilot -- you

can fly anywhere! Why go back?!

You got a family? You got a

boyfriend? Cute boyfriend?

The STEAM and ALARM STOP as Rey pops up, annoyed:

REY None of your business, THAT'S WHY!

But then: ALL THE SHIP POWER GOES OUT. BB-8 is nervous.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FINN ... That can't be good.

REY (HEADS OFF)

-- No it can't be --

FINN FOLLOWS REY TO: INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT

- DAY

They plop into the seats, in a panic. She checks the dead

INSTRUMENTATION PANEL:

REY Someone's locked onto us -- all

controls are overridden.

Finn quickly, awkwardly climbs up, looks out.

REY (CONT'D) Get off. Get off! See

anything?

FINN ... Oh no.

EXT. SPACE - DAY

The Millennium Falcon, powerless, is a sitting duck.

SOMETHING EPIC appears from ABOVE: THE ANTENNA ARRAY IS THE

FIRST WE SEE OF A MASSIVE FREIGHTER, ITS GIANT HANGAR OPEN LIKE A HUGE MOUTH WHICH SWALLOWS THE FALCON LIKE A WHALE! INT.

MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Finn PLOPS into his seat, horrified.

FINN It's the First Order.

REY What do we do-- there must be

SOMETHING -- Finn's mind races -- then:

FINN You said poisonous gas --

REY -- Yeah, but I fixed that --

FINN Can you unfix it?

Rey stares at him -- and gets his plan! They head off --

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - LOUNGE AREA - DAY

The GAS MASKS hanging in the lounge are GRABBED.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: Finn and Rey, gas masks on, quickly climb into the open

grating area.

REY C'mon BB-8.

They help BB-8 down, too: they both struggle like crazy, he

weighs a TON.

FINN I got it.

REY Oooh...

FINN I'm okay. BB-8 get off me...

UNDER THE GRATING Finn pulls the grating over them as

Rey works on the controls.

REY You think this'll work on the

Stormtroopers?

FINN Yeah. Their masks filter out

smoke,

not toxins.

LIGHTS COME ON! SOUND of the SHIP RAMP LOWERING! Finn PULLS

THE GRATING CLOSED as he says:

FINN (CONT'D) Hurry!

REY I'm hurrying!

Suddenly the FALCON DOOR OPENS -- AND HAN SOLO AND CHEWBACCA

BOARD THE FALCON, weapons at the ready. PUSH IN ON THEM,

ready for combat, operating silently, with hand signals only.

HAN Chewie, we're home.

Han gives Chewie a nod to check out the ship. Chewie heads

off one way, Han in another.

The grating above LIFTS OFF -- hands in surrender, they look

up at Han, who's training his blaster on them, threatening.

They're SCARED.

HAN (CONT'D) Where are the others?

Where's the

pilot?

REY ...I'm the pilot...

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: HAN You?

Chewie MOAN-TALKS. Rey responds to him --

REY No, it's true: we're the only ones

on board.

FINN You can understand that thing?

HAN And "that thing" can understand

you

too, so watch it. Come on outta

there.

They climb up -- BB-8 uses his magnetic arm to quickly pull

himself out.

HAN (CONT'D) Where'd you get this

ship?

REY Niima Outpost.

HAN Jakku?! That junkyard?

FINN Thank you! Junkyard!

HAN (TO CHEWIE)

Told ya we should've double-checked

the Western Reaches!

(TO REY) Who had it, Ducain?

REY I stole it from Unkar Plutt. He

stole it from the Irving Boys, who

stole it from Ducain.

HAN Who stole it from me! Well, you

tell him Han Solo just stole back

the Millennium Falcon for good.

Han walks away, takes in the ship: it's his again. Doesn't

see that Rey is awed. His back to all of them, he smiles.

Chewie responds as Han heads toward the cockpit.

REY This is the Millennium Falcon?

You're

Han Solo?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: HAN I used to be.

FINN Han Solo? The Rebellion General?

REY No, the smuggler!

FINN (TO CHEWIE)

Wasn't he a war hero?!

Chewie replies: "Yeah, I guess, kinda..." Rey calls out:

REY This is the ship that made the

Kessel

Run in fourteen parsecs...!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - SAME

Han enters the cockpit.

HAN Twelve! Fourteen.

A moment of private joy. Then he sees something that ANNOYS

HIM: HAN (CONT'D)

Hey! Some moof-milker put a

compressor on the ignition line!

Han moves to the corridor.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - LOUNGE AREA - DAY

REY Unkar Plutt did. I thought it was

a

mistake too, puts too much stress on

THE HYPERDRIVE-- HAN (OVERLAPPING HER) -- Stress on the hyperdrive--

(who is she? Then:)

Chewie, throw 'em in a pod, we'll

drop them at the nearest inhabited

planet.

REY Wait! No -- we need your help!

HAN My help?

REY This droid has to get to the

Resistance base as soon as possible!

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FINN He's carrying a map to Luke Skywalker.

Yup: Han stops in his tracks.

FINN (CONT'D) You are the Han Solo that

fought

with the Rebellion. You knew him.

The mention of Luke has really hit Han. He turns to Finn.

HAN Yeah, I knew him. I knew Luke.

Suddenly: a distant, METALLIC KA-CHUNK!

HAN (CONT'D) Don't tell me a Rathtar's

gotten

LOOSE-- Han hurries out -- they all

follow, (Chewie, Rey, Finn, then

BB-8), Finn with WILD CONCERN:

FINN Wait -- a what?! Did you just say

Rathtars? Hey!

INT. CARGO SHIP - HANGAR - DAY

The Falcon is parked in this giant freighter's hangar. Han

moves to a CONTROL PANEL, they all follow him.

FINN You're not hauling Rathtars on

this

freighter, are you?

HAN I'm hauling Rathtars.

On the CONTROL PANEL: IMAGES ON SCREENS FROM ALL AROUND THE

SHIP. Including the EXTERIOR, where a TRANSPORT SHIP is

LANDING ON THE FREIGHTER. Han is fearful.

HAN (CONT'D) Oh great. It's the

Guavian Death

Gang -- they must've tracked us from

Nantoon.

Han heads off as:

REY What's a Rathtar?

INT. CARGO SHIP - CARGO CONTAINER CORRIDOR - DAY

Han leads our group down a LONG NARROW HALL lined with cargo containers.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED:

HAN They're big and dangerous...

FINN Y'ever heard of the Trillia

Massacre?!

REY No.

FINN Good.

They turn a corner:

HAN I got three of 'em going to King Prana.

FINN THREE?! How'd you get them on

board?

HAN I used to have a bigger crew.

Chewie GROAN-TALKS, concurring.

CUT TO: LOOKING UP AS A HATCH OPENS IN THE FLOOR. HAN AND CO. ARE THERE. HAN Get below deck and stay there until

I say so -- don't even think about

taking the Falcon.

REY What about BB-8?

HAN He stays with me -- until I get rid of the gang, then you can have him

back and be on your way.

FINN What about the Rathtars... where are

you keeping them?

A TERRIFYING BAM: a GROTESQUE RATHTAR GIANT TONGUE SLAMS

into the CARGO CONTAINER window behind Finn, whose heart

stops.

HAN There's one.

REY What are you gonna do?

HAN Same thing I always do: talk my way

out of it.

(CHEWIE MOAN-TALKS) Yes, I do. Every

time.

INT. CARGO SHIP - NARROW CORRIDOR - DAY

A PORTAL opens. The GUAVIAN DEATH GANG enters. One man in

a SUIT (BALA-TIK), and five SECURITY SOLDIERS in badass

UNIFORMS with ROUND-FACE HELMETS. They turn into and stop

at one end of the corridor. Han, Chewie and BB-8 forty feet

away in the middle of the long hall.

BALA-TIK Han Solo. You are a dead man.

Han smiles innocently, friendly. BB-8 nervously looks back

and forth at the gang, and Han.

HAN Bala-Tik. What's the problem?

BALA-TIK The problem is we loaned you

fifty

thousand for this job.

INTERCUT WITH: INT. CARGO SHIP - BELOW

FLOOR GRATING - DAY

They look up, trying to get a view.

REY Can you see them?

FINN No.

They start crawling down the crawl space.

BALA-TIK I heard you also borrowed

fifty

thousand from Kanjiklub.

HAN You know you can't trust those

little

freaks! How long've we known each

other?

Rey and Finn arrive under the gang. They WHISPER:

REY They have blasters...

FINN A lot of 'em.

We RISE THROUGH THE FLOOR to see the GANG and Han and company

in the distance.

BALA-TIK The question is how much

longer will

we know each other? Not long. We

want our money back now.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: HAN Ya think hunting Rathtars is cheap?

I spent that money.

BALA-TIK Kanjiklub wants their

investment

back, too.

HAN I never made a deal with Kanjiklub!

BALA-TIK Tell that to Kanjiklub.

The SOUND of a PORTAL OPENING. Han's face GOES WHITE as he

turns to the OTHER END OF THE CORRIDOR, where KANJIKLUB

MEMBERS APPEAR. A GANG in a MEDIEVAL BANDITO style.

Han smiles uncomfortably at the Kanjiklub members. Its

LEADER, TASU LEECH, out front. Han tries to play it off:

HAN Tasu Leech. Good to see you.

Tasu speaks an alien language, we SUBTITLE:

TASU LEECH Wrong again, Solo. It's

over for

you.

Tasu COCKS HIS WEAPON, there for blood. BB-8 is nervous.

Finn and Rey react to the sounds of the new gang -- start

CRAWLING BACK the other way to see them.

HAN Boys. You're both gonna get

what I promised! Have I ever

not delivered for you before?

BALA-TIK Yeah.

TASU LEECH Twice!

Han realizes he's right.

HAN What was the second time?

BALA-TIK Your game is old. There's no

one in

the galaxy left for you to swindle.

TASU LEECH Nowhere left for you to

hide.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: BALA-TIK That BB unit... the First Order is

looking for one just like it. And

two fugitives.

Finn and Rey SUDDENLY STOP CRAWLING, tense.

BB-8 hides behind Han's leg. PUSH IN ON Han as he realizes:

Finn and Rey are in real trouble.

HAN First I've heard of it.

Below the grating, Finn and Rey look at each other, afraid. Above, another Kanjiklubber (RAZOO QIN-FEE) says (SUBTITLED): RAZOO QIN-FEE Search the freighter. One of the Kanjiklubbers begins moving down the corridor, AIMING A FLASHLIGHT DOWN BELOW, searching for:

FINN AND REY, in a QUIET PANIC BELOW: THEY START CRAWLING FAST in the opposite direction they came.

Rey crawls off fast, Finn follows. They quickly arrive at a JUNCTION BOX AREA, Rey looking at the controls.

REY Wait wait wait wait. If we close the blast doors in that corridor, we

can trap both gangs!

FINN Close the blast doors from here? REY Resetting the fuses should do it. Rey begins RESETTING the FUSES, SPARKS shooting from them as they do. Finn quickly joins in.

Rey and Finn FINISH resetting the fuses boxes. Rey smiles optimistically. Finn looks hopeful too.

DOWN AN EMPTY ROW OF LARGE CONTAINERS, which OPEN -- and a GIANT RATHTAR -- an ENORMOUS, FIERCE AND RAVENOUS LAND OCTOPUS --

SLITHERS OUT OF ITS CAGE! BACK UP TOP as BANKS OF LIGHTS BEGIN GOING OFF, ONE BY ONE.

The GANGS look around.

Han's eyes go wide -- he gets it -- and it's bad. QUIETLY: HAN ... I got a bad feeling about

this...

Suddenly all the LIGHTS COME ON AGAIN -- even down below, where Rey realizes it hasn't gone as planned.

REY Oh no.

FINN Oh no, what?

REY (PALE)

Wrong fuses.

IN ANOTHER CORRIDOR, BACK WITH THE GANGS: BALA-TIK Kill them! And take the droid!

The gangs AIM THEIR WEAPONS JUST AS A RATHTAR APPEARS BEHIND

THE GUAVIAN DEATH GANG, GRABBING TWO MEMBERS! THE OTHERS SCREAM AND RUN! The gang FIRES BACK -- BLASTS FLY!

Han and Chewie react, flinching -- then turn to Kanjiklub as a RATHTAR APPEARS BEHIND THEM, ROARING DEAFENINGLY! The

Gang turns -- others run, FIRE AT IT.

INT. CARGO SHIP CORRIDOR A - DAY

Han, Chewie and BB-8 race down the hall -- A MEMBER OF THE

KANJIKLUB GANG comes around the corner. Han PUNCHES him with one blow, throws him toward the Rathtar. They keep steppin....

INT. CARGO SHIP - BELOW FLOOR GRATING - DAY

Rey and Finn hurriedly crawl through the space below decks. FINN This was a mistake!

REY Huge!

INT. CARGO SHIP CORRIDOR A - DAY

Two Guavian Death Gang members run through the ship -- passing Tasu Leech, who sees another Kanjiklub member down the

corridor -- who gets GRABBED BY A TENTACLE! Tasu tries to help him, but he gets PULLED UP AND AWAY! Tasu hears a

distant terror-scream of a Rathtar, and runs the other way. Other Kanjiklub members YELL at him to avoid that direction --

they all turn a corner -- a RATHTAR IS THERE AND GRABS THE TWO OTHERS! Tasu FIRES at the beast and RUNS OFF -- and we land on a FLOOR HATCH, which opens. Rey and Finn climb out, quickly.

They turn a corridor --

REY What do they look like?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: Another corner -- and GANG MEMBERS ARE BATTLING A HORRIBLE

RATHTAR! Rey COVERS HER MOUTH.

FINN They look like that.

Finn yanks her away. They race around another corner -- a RATHTAR IS THERE! FINN (CONT'D) This way!

REY Are you sure?

They scream and run off -- but Finn is GRABBED, PULLED AWAY FAST! REY (CONT'D) FINN! But the Rathtar's fast and TURNS A CORNER, losing Rey --

FINN REY! INT. CARGO SHIP

CORRIDOR E - DAY

TIGHT ON FINN as he's being yanked down the hall, SCREAMING as he struggles to get loose!

Rey turns the corner -- Finn is gone -- nowhere to be seen. REY FINN!!!! Without Finn, she is instantly distraught -- then she

realizes: SHE'S JUST PASSED A CONTROL PANEL! Her eyes light

up as she moves to it: a BANK OF VIDEO MONITORS OF THE SHIP

--

and there's Finn, being dragged by a Rathtar toward an OPEN

BLAST DOOR. Rey's hand on the button, she waits... then

SLAMS THE BUTTON! INT. CARGO SHIP CORRIDOR B - DAY

The BLAST DOOR INSTANTLY CLOSES ON ONE OF THE RATHTAR'S

TENTACLES! It SCREAMS IN PAIN, ITS SEVERED TENTACLE STILL

WRAPPED AROUND FINN'S LEG! Finn scrambles up, desperately

shaking the sticky tentacle off his leg!

Rey arrives, runs to Finn, beaming to see him alive -- he is

adrenaline-rushed, in shock:

REY Finn!

FINN It had me! But the door--!

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY That was lucky!

ANOTHER CORRIDOR - Finn and Rey run towards the Falcon.

INT. CARGO SHIP CORRIDOR D - DAY

Han, Chewie and BB-8 take cover, Han exchanging BLASTER FIRE

with GANG MEMBERS AT THE OTHER END OF THE HALL.

HAN I got the door. Cover us!

Chewie GROAN-AGREES. Chewie FIRES DOWN THE HALL as Han

CROSSES THE CORRIDOR, BB-8 following nervously. As Chewie

exchanges blaster fire, Han works the controls.

THE HATCH OPENS (FALCON in the distance) -- just as CHEWIE

IS HIT IN THE SHOULDER BY ENEMY FIRE! He goes down with a

LOUD GROAN! HAN (CONT'D)

Chewie! You okay?

Han GRABS CHEWIE'S BOWCASTER, FIRES at the DOOR CONTROLS,

BADASS! HAN (CONT'D) (looks

at bowcaster)

Wow. Come on! Come on!

INT. CARGO SHIP HANGAR - DAY

Run with Finn and Rey as they turn into the hangar, toward

the Falcon. Han helps WOUNDED CHEWIE up the ramp, sees them.

REY Han!

Finn and Rey race past BB-8 -- as they go up the ramp, Han

says to Rey:

HAN You, close the door behind us!

(TO FINN) You take care of Chewie!

Han and Rey race up the ramp as Finn heads up with Chewie,

who SCREAMS WILDLY IN PAIN!

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Han stands at the navicomputer, hitting switches. Rey enters

fast, moves past him to Chewie's seat.

HAN Hey, where are you going?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY Unkar Plutt installed a fuel pump

too -- if we don't prime that we're

not going anywhere.

HAN I hate that guy.

Han sits as, Rey hitting buttons:

REY And you could use a co-pilot.

HAN I got one, he's back there.

IN THE LOUNGE, CHEWIE IS IN PAIN -- INT. MILLENNIUM

FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Han and Rey in the seats:

HAN Watch the thrust, we're goin' out

of

here at lightspeed --

REY (SHOCKED)

From inside the hangar? Is that

even possible?

HAN I never ask that question until

after

I've done it.

A RATHTAR JUMPS ONTO THE WINDSHIELD -- REY SCREAMS! Its

GIANT MOUTH CHEWING AT THE GLASS! Han works the controls:

HAN (CONT'D) This is not how I thought

this day

was gonna go -- angle the shields --

Hang on back there!

IN THE LOUNGE, Chewie is in pain -- Finn going through a

first aid kit -- the ship is HIT again --

FINN (HUGE PROBLEM)

No problem!

INT. CARGO SHIP - HANGAR - DAY

Three GANG MEMBERS race out here and FIRE AT THE FALCON -- hitting FUEL LINES, BLASTING THE SHIP HARD!

The ship is hit.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

HAN Come on baby, don't let me down! He hits a switch -- but NOTHING.

HAN (CONT'D) What?!

But Rey reaches over, hits a switch, matter-of-factly. REY Compressor.

Han doesn't like it but she's right -- he hits the switch again and the HYPERDRIVE FIRES! The hangar is FILLED WITH LIGHTSPEED BLAST as the ATTACKING GANG MEMBERS ARE BLASTED BACK LIKE DRY LEAVES. In the cockpit the RATHTAR RIPS AWAY as THE STARS STRETCH LIKE ELASTIC and we CUT TO:

EXT. CARGO SHIP - DAY

Camera ROTATES as the Falcon DISAPPEARS IN A STREAK, leaving the cargo ship behind.

INT. CARGO SHIP - DAY

PUSH IN on a HANGAR DOOR where Bala-Tik arrives at the window, SEETHING. Makes a CALL:

BALA-TIK Inform the First Order that Han Solo

has the droid they want. And it's

aboard the Millennium Falcon.

EXT. STARKILLER BASE - DAY

A pair of TIE fighters roar towards a magnificent PLANET, frozen WHITE. This is the STARKILLER BASE, a natural planet that has been hacked and modified into something sinister. Over this we HEAR a DEEP, almost SOOTHING VOICE. A voice very much in control, of power:

SNOKE (V.O.) The droid will soon be delivered to the Resistance...

INT. STARKILLER PLANET - ASSEMBLY ROOM - NIGHT

KYLO REN and General Hux in a dark space, looking UPWARD at someone addressing them.

We're in a massive and dark ASSEMBLY ROOM. Hundreds of DESKS in a stadium arc, focused on a platform where we see SUPREME LEADER SNOKE. Not entirely human, at nearly twenty-five feet tall. All of him a STONY GREY. Old, wounded, fragile and powerful, all at the same time.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: SNOKE ... Leading them to the last Jedi.

If Skywalker returns, the new Jedi

will rise.

GENERAL HUX Supreme Leader, I take

full

responsibility for th--

SNOKE General! Our strategy must now

change.

GENERAL HUX The weapon. It is ready.

I believe

the time has come to use it. We

shall destroy the government that

supports the Resistance, the Republic.

Without their friends to protect

them, the Resistance will be

vulnerable, and we will stop them

before they reach Skywalker.

Snoke considers. Almost seems to die for a moment. Then:

SNOKE Go. Oversee preparations.

GENERAL HUX Yes, Supreme Leader.

General Hux, proud, cocksure, exits. Kylo Ren watches him

go. Snoke SITS. A new intimacy in his voice.

SNOKE There's been an awakening. Have

you

felt it?

KYLO REN Yes.

SNOKE There's something more. The

droid

we seek is aboard the Millennium

Falcon. In the hands of your father,

Han Solo.

Kylo Ren reacts with subtle, but real, surprise.

KYLO REN He means nothing to me.

SNOKE Even you, master of the Knights

of

Ren, have never faced such a test.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: KYLO REN (STEELY RESOLVE) By the grace

of your training, I

will not be seduced.

SNOKE We shall see. We shall see.

A gentle, satisfied nod from Snoke, and Kylo Ren, obsessed,

filled up, exits. Snoke watches him disappear, a grotesque

evil SMILE growing -- as he DISINTEGRATES -- Snoke has been

a HOLOGRAM all along.

EXT. LIGHTSPEED SPACE - DAY

RACING with the Falcon through the STRINGLIGHT of lightspeed.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - DAY

CHAOS: INTERCUT between the COCKPIT where Han and Rey pilot,

ALARMS SOUNDING, problems everywhere, and the LOUNGE where

CHEWIE YELPS as Finn nervously works to BANDAGE HIS SHOULDER.

SPARKS! HAN Electrical

overload!

REY I can fix that!

HAN The coolant's leaking!

REY Try transferring auxiliary power

to

the secondary tank--

HAN -- Secondary tank, I got it!

INT. LOUNGE:

CHEWIE HOWLS IN PAIN! Finn hangs in there, wraps a bandage

on Chewie's shoulder: Chewie ROARS. BB-8 scurries off.

FINN Chewie, come on! I need help with

this giant hairy thing! Stop moving!

Chewie!

INT. FALCON COCKPIT:

HAN You hurt Chewie, you're gonna deal

with me!

INT. LOUNGE:

As Finn struggles to bandage the Wookiee:

FINN Hurt him?! He almost killed me six

times!

(Chewie GRABS HIM by

the collar, ROARS)

Which is fine.

INT. FALCON COCKPIT:

HAN This hyperdrive blows there's

gonna

be pieces of us in three different

systems.

Han at the controls when all the alarms STOP. Rey, satisfied,

sits in the co-pilot seat. Han is confused.

HAN (CONT'D) What'd you do?

REY I by-passed the compressor.

He looks at her. A little, appreciative laugh. Han exits,

walking past BB-8.

HAN Move, Ball.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - LOUNGE AREA - DAY

Han kneels at Chewie, who lies awake but recovering. Han

checks his friend's wound with care. Chewie MOAN-TALKS.

HAN Nah, don't say that, you did great.

Just rest.

Han turns to Finn, who sits at the HOLOCHESS set, BB-8 beside

him. This is awkward for Han, but damn, he means it:

HAN (CONT'D) Good job, kid. And

thanks.

FINN You're welcome.

Finn has accidentally hit a button on the chess set, and the

PIECES appear, looking up at Finn, curiously. The pieces

start to FIGHT as Finn fiddles with the controls, trying to

turn it off.

HAN So, fugitives, huh?

REY The First Order wants the map.

(MORE) (CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY (CONT'D) (re: Finn and

BB-8)

Finn is with the Resistance...

(SHRUGS) ... I'm just a scavenger.

Han gives Finn a skeptical once-over as Finn finally manages

to TURN THE CHESS SET OFF as Rey enters. Han looks to BB-8.

HAN Let's see whatcha got.

REY (TO BB-8)

Go ahead.

BB-8 rolls forward -- and suddenly PROJECTS A HOLOGRAPHIC

MAP, FILLING THE ROOM. PLANETS, STARS, SYSTEMS. They

all react. Chewie sits to look up. Han moves through

stars, becomes reflective.

HAN This map's not complete. It's just

a piece. Ever since Luke disappeared,

people have been looking for him.

REY Why'd he leave?

HAN He was training a new generation

of

Jedi. One boy, an apprentice turned

against him, destroyed it all. Luke

felt responsible... He walked away

from everything.

FINN Do you know what happened to him? HAN There're a lot of rumors. Stories. The people who knew him the best

think he went looking for the first

Jedi temple.

REY The Jedi were real?

HAN I used to wonder that myself. Thought

it was a bunch of mumbo-jumbo --

magical power holding together good,

evil, the dark side and the light.

(BEAT) 'Crazy thing is, it's true. The Force, the Jedi, all of it. It's

all true.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: An alarm rings on the control station, prompting Han to toggle

some switches. BB-8 cuts off the hologram. Chewie rises and moans to Han, but Han motions for Chewie to lay back

DOWN: HAN (CONT'D) No, you rest.

(To Rey and Finn)

You want my help? You're getting

it. Gonna see an old friend. She'll

get your droid home. This is our

stop.

Han leaves towards the cockpit, Rey and Finn following. EXT. LIGHTSPEED TO SPACE - DAY

BEHIND THE FALCON as it DROPS OUT OF LIGHTSPEED, revealing a

BEAUTIFUL GREEN PLANET ahead, TAKODANA.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - COCKPIT - DAY

Han pilots. Finn and BB-8 beside him, Rey as co-pilot.

Han notices Rey looking out the windshield, almost in tears. REY

(QUIETLY) ... I didn't know there was this

much green in the whole galaxy...

Han watches her -- sees a vulnerability that touches him.

EXT. TAKODANA PLANET - DAY

The Falcon CRESTS OVER an ENDLESS GREEN FOREST TO REVEAL a

CASTLE on a picturesque LAKE.

The Falcon lands near the castle, among dozens of WORN,

smallish freighters.

EXT. LANDING PAD - NEAR MAZ'S CASTLE - DAY

Rey steps off the Falcon, UP TO CAMERA, BB-8 at her side.

She takes in the towering stone CASTLE, FOREST to one side,

LAKE to the other. Serene, beautiful, all new to her.

INT. MILLENNIUM FALCON - LOUNGE AREA - DAY

From BLACKNESS: a storage unit opens. Han rummages,

retrieving old BLASTERS. Finn arrives behind him, concerned.

FINN Hey, Solo -- I'm not sure what

we're

walking into here --

HAN D'you just call me "Solo"?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: FINN Sorry. Han-- Mr. Solo. You should

know, I'm a big deal in the

Resistance. Which puts a real target

on my back. Are there any

conspirators here? First Order

sympathizers?

HAN Listen big deal, you've got

another

problem. Women always figure out

the truth.

Hands him a BLASTER.

HAN (CONT'D) Always.

Han walks off. Finn watches him go, wracked with guilt.

EXT. MAZ'S CASTLE - DAY

Han hands Rey a blaster pistol as she stands at looks at the

castle.

HAN You might need this.

REY I think I can handle myself.

HAN I know you do. That's why I'm giving

it to you. Take it.

Rey picks it up. Grips it.

HAN (CONT'D) You know how to use one

of these?

REY Yeah, you pull the trigger.

HAN There's a little bit more to it than

that. You got a lot to learn. You

got a name?

REY Rey.

HAN Rey. I've been thinkin' about

bringing on some more crew, Rey. A

second mate. Someone to help out.

Someone who can keep up with Chewie

and me, appreciates the Falcon.

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: REY Are you offering me a job?

HAN I wouldn't be nice to you. It

doesn't

pay much.

REY You're offering me a job.

HAN I'm thinking about it.

Rey wants to say yes. But something stops her. A line she

can't cross.

HAN (CONT'D) Well?

REY If you were, I'd be flattered. But

I have to get home.

Han looks at her, questioningly.

HAN Jakku?

Rey looks off, in thought. Yeah, Jakku.

REY (BEAT) I've

already been away too long.

HAN (TO CHEWIE)

Chewie, check out the ship as best

you can.

HAN (CONT'D) It's too bad. Chewie kind

of likes

you.

Han heads off. HOLD on Rey.

EXT. MAZ'S CASTLE - DAY

Han walks them to the castle.

FINN Solo, why are we here again?

HAN To get your droid on a clean ship.

REY Clean?

(CONTINUED) CONTINUED: HAN Do you think it was luck that Chewie

and I found the Falcon? If we can

find it on our scanners, the First

Order's not far behind. Want to get

BB-8 to the Resistance? Maz Kanata

is our best bet.

FINN We can trust her, right?

HAN Relax, kid. She's run this

watering

hole for a thousand years. Maz is a

bit of an acquired taste, so let me

do the talking. And whatever you

do, don't stare...

REY AND FINN At what?

HAN Any of it.

The door opens. Music. Madness. And...

INT. MAZ'S CASTLE - MAIN ROOM - DAY

We ENTER THE LOUD, CROWDED MESS of a hall -- PUSHING PAST a

room full of rough and odd ALIENS AND HUMANS, who gamble,

drink, scheme, negotiate, argue -- until we end up on the

BACK of a tiny, thousand year-old, four foot tall ALIEN, who

suddenly STARTS, as if SENSING something -- the Alien TURNS

TO US: she is FEMALE, wearing large ADJUSTABLE GOGGLES.

This is MAZ KANATA.

MAZ Han Solo!

Everyone turns to look. It's ALL QUIET in here.

HAN (Sotto) Oh boy. (Louder, waving)

Hey, Maz!

NOISE returns. Maz walks to them, pushes someone away.

MAZ Where's my boyfriend?

HAN Chewie's working on the Falcon.

MAZ I like that Wookiee. I assume you

need something. Desperately. Let's

get to it.