Hal 9000 said:
Here’s the first instance of caretaker removal. I just might end up doing two versions: one with deleted scenes and one without, since I think their inclusion is dubious even if they were fully polished, which they aren’t. I like a few of them quite a bit, but I understand why they were cut and they aren’t 100% presentable.
If I don’t use the Rey caretaker party scene, I think the caretakers’ only plot related role would be lost and they’d be more effective on the cutting room floor. The tone of the Luke/Rey thread would be improved IMHO, since there’d be no real payoff to their presence anymore.
This could work well, but the only problem is that we lose the clear snap-back-to-reality/no-longer-in-force-trance moment that you get with the caretakers. I also personally love the caretaker party scene and think it does a lot for character motivations.