When it comes to Star Wars I've always had this noble, if not pretentious, approach to how I view the films. I've always grown up with a strong affinity to Campbell's form of storytelling because of how I was raised. So, when it comes to analyzing the movies I used to think they were a grand part of an amazing and predictable storyline. This perspective kind of changed when I went to college and in the midst of that I had an interesting conversation with a friend of mine. I felt that Han Solo had returned to aid the Rebels in the Death Star because a sense of honor and with the nagging of Chewbacca. Yet my friend thought that Han had returned because of his personal feelings for Leia and wanting to get that [interject obvious phrase here]. That always bothered me because I thought Han Solo had acted on his convictions and not on his er, man parts. Over the years this theory has made more and more sense. Why would Han Solo return? He had no real stake in the adventure, had his award and wasn't risking his life for an obvious suicide mission! (Let's face, it was a suicide mission. They would have died if it wasn't for Han Solo magically returning at the exact moment. If Han Solo had joined in the battle in the first place he would have likely ended up like Biggs or Wedge.) I don't believe in the "will of the force" or even "destiny" in Star Wars. I believe in people who act on impulse and follow their heart. So what reason did Han Solo really have to go back? This is an open question. I don't really think he was "in love" with Leia for a very long time. I don't really think he was truly concerned about the Rebels at that time either. He had a bounty head and was in over his head and had been since he had dumped those spices. So he knew that he had to get back to pay off the bounty on his head as soon as possible. So, what do you guys think?