Jar Jar Bricks said:
But regardless, I don’t care much about his “I got a call about you guys” … but the one that sticks out is Rey’s kinda strange “Tell that to her yourself” … kinda implying they don’t talk but we know they just did? Kinda seemed unnecessary.
Leia sent him a transmission, jarbear. It was not a Skype call, if you will. It was a prerecorded message. So he didn’t talk to her.
Um…that’s not how communications work in Star Wars though?
I’m not trying to prolong this debate - if it’s decided, it’s decided - but there’s been exactly two instances of a prerecorded message in any of these films: Leia’s to Obi-Wan (because she was about to be captured), and Luke’s to Jabba (because he was doing that to plant R2 at the palace). Pretty much every other time we’ve seen communications - Vader to his troops, Palps to Vader, Palps to Naboo, Obi-Wan to Anakin, Snoke to Kylo… - it’s all been real time messages.
So…after Rey left, I guess Leia recorded a message to Lando (“Help Rey, Lando; you’re her only hope.”), stored it in a droid, sent the droid off to [wherever] to find Lando, just to tell him that he needs to hurry his butt off to Pasaana in person, because he needs to tell Rey everything he discovered about Ochi? Why not just send him a real time message? Faster, easier, more reliable…and I still don’t get why Lando wouldn’t just send his own holo-communication to Rey after that if he wasn’t on-planet.
Or, because Leia knew that Lando had information about Pasaana, it stands to reason that Lando told her about it. (“Leia! I discovered a Sith Assassin who hunted folks out on Pasaana!” “Really, what’s his deal?” “Lol why would I tell you that?”) So why not just give Rey that information directly? Why involve Lando at all?
Whereas, if Lando finds them himself, it makes more sense that he would give them information that Leia didn’t know about. Hal, if your only hang up is Finn’s line, I think it would still work in context: “Are you with the Resistance? How did you find us [oh Resistance operative]?”
And I agree with Jarbear - the implication from Lando’s “Give her my love” is definitely that he and Leia haven’t spoken in a while. It loses a lot of the emotional weight if Lando says “Oh yeah, I just heard from her like half an hour ago lol.” (And if he’s not staying on Pasaana, can’t he just visit her? If not call her?) Plus, it’s kind of a meta line, because it’s saying that he misses Leia just as much as we miss real-life Carrie Fisher. Or else,…he just heard from her.
But again, if people don’t care about any of that, I won’t push it.