I love tales of redemption.
Darth Vader is consistent throughout the original three films. He’s the villain. He is a machine. He does the bidding of the emperor and he gets things done.
But in the end, he makes the choice.
This scene has always stuck with me. Despite wearing a helmet, you can sense the emotion and the hand-wringing taking place in Vader’s head as he looks back and forth between Luke and the Emperor.
The universe is speaking to him, and he’s finally listening.
And then he makes the choice.
It is freeing.
It’s never too late. There’s always time to change, to decide.
We all have something we’re waiting to do. We’ve gone back and forth on it forever. It takes real courage to decide.
But it can be done.
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