Luke, Han, Leia, and Chewy arrive on Endor, but they are separated during a skirmish with Storm Troopers. Leia encounters Ewoks, small furry creatures who take her to their tree village. Luke, Han, Chewbacca, C3PO, and R2 become ensnared in an Ewok net, and the Ewoks believe C3PO is a god. The group is reunited with Leia, and Luke persuades the Ewoks to help the Rebels. Sensing Vader is aboard the space station and knowing he can sense his presence on Endor, Luke tells Leia he’s endangering the mission and must leave. He reveals to her Darth Vader is his father and that she is also his child. Luke surrenders to Vader who takes him to Emperor Palpatine on the Death Star. The rebel fleet arrives to attack the Death Star, but the protective shield is still operational. Watching helplessly as the battle unfolds, Luke vows never to turn to the dark side. He struggles to submerge his anger and hate but is goaded by Palpatine to surrender to his emotions and attack him with his light saber. Luke attempts to strike, but Vader intervenes and they duel. Vader hears Luke’s thoughts that Leia is his sister and now he intends to turn her to the dark side. To protect Leia, Luke furiously attacks Vader. He has become powerful and after an intense battle, defeats Vader. Palpatine urges Luke to kill Vader and assume his position, but Luke refuses and tosses aside his light saber. Accepting that Luke can never be turned, the emperor showers him with electrical bolts. As Luke writhes in agony, Vader picks up Palpatine and throws him to his death down a deep reactor shaft. Vader is mortally wounded. Aided by Ewoks, Han and Leia destroy the shield generator. The Rebel fleet attacks the Death Star, delivering it a lethal blow. With destruction imminent, Luke drags the dying Vader to a small ship. Near death, Vader asks Luke to remove his mask so he can look upon his son with his own eyes and then dies. Luke escapes moments before the space station explodes. With Palpatine and Vader dead, the Empire collapses and the Republic is restored. During celebrations on Endor, the ghostly specters of Obi Wan, Yoda, and the youthful Anakin (Vader) appear to Luke. Redeemed and fulfilling his destiny to return balance to the Force, Anakin is a Jedi once again.
Trivia: When filming ROTJ, Lucas didn't want anyone to find out that they were shooting the third Star Wars movie, because pandemonium could break out. So when someone asked the crew what they were filming, they said "Blue Harvest". All of the crew had shirts and hats that said Blue Harvest on them. The fictitious film's tagline was "Horror beyond imagination."
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