Remember way back when, back in the day when they were still casting The Force Awakens? There was an audition script posted, and all the rumor-mongers and leak chasers downloaded it with no intention to audition, because they wanted to see if the script would tell them something about The Force Awakens. Even though no one believed it would. But maybe it did, a bit.
Here’s that audition script, which I read live on the podcast with the assistance of Brainstormer Lani, Quizmaster Joe, and Scorekeeper Declan:
Rachel labors to bear Thomas’s weight as they inch their way down a deserted road, blood dripping from his leg.
He’s trying to stomach an apple.
THOMAS (kidding): Can’t you go any faster?
RACHEL: Shut up and eat your apple.
He enjoyed that, but every step is sheer agony on the leg.
RACHEL: There’s a barn a little farther up the road…
A big barn, dark and damp. Rachel covers the floor with hay, then lays out her sleeping bag. Thomas looks through her backpack for anything he can use as a bandage.
RACHEL: You need rest.
She lowers him down – which puts her face mere inches from his open wound. She cringes without meaning to.
THOMAS: Sorry. I know it’s –
RACHEL: It’s fine. I’m just not a big fan of blood.
THOMAS: You know, for such a tough girl, you’re kind of squeamish.
RACHEL: Your fever’s still up. And we have to get some more food in you.
THOMAS: I’m not hungry.
RACHEL: It wasn’t a request.
She sits down next to him and takes out a loaf of bread.
THOMAS: Rachel, thanks for coming to get me.
RACHEL: Family has to stick together, right?
She starts to rise. He grabs her hand, dead serious.
THOMAS: Listen, if I don’t make it –
THOMAS: But if I don’t…
Before he can finish, she drops down next to him and looks him dead in the eye.
RACHEL: You’re not going to die. I forbid it. Okay?
RACHEL: Get some sleep.
THOMAS: What about you?
RACHEL: I will. In a bit.
I keep thinking of the scenes we’ve seen, of Rey and Finn on the run, TIE Fighters strafing them and causing huge explosions, Rey helping Finn to his feet, them running through a marketplace-looking space from First Order Stormtroopers, and I can’t help but think there may be a little more truth to the script than we all may have thought.
How about you? What do you think about the possibility that this may actually mirror something in the movie? Have your say in the comments!
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