Rise of Skywalker Final Scene Breakdown! How does Star Wars Episode 9 The Rise of Skywalker complete the Skywalker saga with callbacks to the previous films -- A New Hope, Return of the Jedi, and Revenge of the Sith? Spoilers ahead! What happens to Rey, Kylo Ren, Leia, and Emperor Palpatine in the ending of The Rise of Skywalker? Erik Voss explains The Rise of Skywalker ending scene, and how its deeper meaning ties into the nine films as a whole. How has Palpatine returned, and what is Palpatine's plan? What does Rey learn about her origin? And What new backstory does The Rise of Skywalker establish about Leia?