Did anyone else find the love triangle kinda ruined after ROTJ? For the rest of time when people watch Star Wars, audiences will simply cringe with disgust when Luke seems to express interest in Leia instead of becoming invested in the love triangle and that pays off dramatically in ESB with "I love you!", "I know.". Upon rewatching ANH recently though, I interpreted that scene in a way I never have before. I always saw it as two guys competing over the attention of a girl they liked but now I see it could be looked at more as a brother looking after his sister. "Do you think a princess and a guy like me?" "NO!" Rather than being a jealous insecure Luke, maybe this is just Luke's early unconscious bond and protectiveness of his sister coming through. Like an older brother who dosen't want his sister dating a bad boy. Even when he asks Han what he thinks of her, maybe he's just probing his mind trying to see if this wild guy has his eyes on his sister. You might then say Luke's, "I care!" means he's vying for Leia's affection over Han but maybe he's just trying to return the favor of comforting her and giving her support in return for Leia comforting him over Obi Wan's death. What do you think? Even Luke's interest in hologram Leia early in the film, which I always interpreted as him being enamored by this mysterious beauty, now reads more like innocent genuine interest and concern.