Resistance fighters led by General Leia Organa evacuate their main base when a fleet of the First Order arrives at them. Poe Dameron leads an effective, but costly, counter-attack. Resistance ships go into hyperspace to escape, but the First Order follows them using a special tracking device. During an attack, Leia’s son, Kylo Ren, hesitated to shoot on the Resistance’s own ship, feeling that his mother is on board, but TIE fighters destroy the ship’s bridge and most Resistance leaders die.
Leia is rescued using the Force, but is badly hit and handed over to Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo. Unhappy with her passive strategy, Poe, Finn, BB-8 and mechanic Rose Tico embark on a secret mission of destroying the tracking device. Arrived on Ahch-To with Chewbacca and R2-D2 with Milennium Falcon, Rey meets with Luke Skywalker. Skywalker refuses to initiate this in the Force secrets because of the failure suffered many years ago when he tried to initiate Kylo Ren.
Without Luke’s knowledge, Rey and Kylo Ren begin to communicate with each other through visions. Upon request of R2-D2, Luke finally agrees to initiate Rey. Luke and Kylo tell Rey differently the events that led Kylo to the dark side. Luke confesses that he was even tempted to kill Kylo when he discovered that his mind was corrupted by Supreme Leader Snoke. Can not persuade Luke to join the resistance, Rey leaves Ahh-To without him to face Kylo Ren alone.