I still find Palpatine’s survival deeply thematically unpalatable. (Unpalpable?)
I hope I’m wrong, but I think the pitch will be that when he exploded with blue energy in ROTJ, that was actually just time travel exhaust as he flung himself into the future.
Hmm, as I type… sounds sort of like Samurai Jack.
I just hope the whole thing feels thematically appropriate, but my cynical tendencies see this as unnecessary. I always thought Dark Empire looked stupid compared to the novels, since it just undoes and redoes ROTJ, but then again there’s been plenty of exactly that in the ST so far. I would think it’d be more congruent to figuratively re-defeat Palpatine rather than literally. My concerns aren’t how it makes sense logically, but thematically. But, we’ll see what happens.