I'm not saying that Abrams now, for some reason, suddenly thinks this is a great idea, I'm saying that Lucasfilms will insist that Rey be shown to "struggle", to dissuade some of the Mary Sue criticism, just some token "Seeee? She didn't succeed there!" Moment.I disagree with that entirely. Remember it was Abrams who started with Rey sitting on the finish line while the starting gun of the trilogy fired, and remember that it was Abrams who obediently and doggedly insulted the Star Wars fanbase, calling us all misogynists terrified of women.
Basically this, only it'll somehow play into the plot a bit more than in TLJ and TFA. There, Rey's """struggles""" were usually resolved at about the same speed that Sonichu overcomes his obstacles - that is to say: Rey overcomes her obstacles with such speed and ease, you can't help but wonder whether they even counted as obstacles.Kennedy is still in charge, they are still trying to make things Space Twilight, ergo REY WILL NOT FAIL. She'll encounter maybe about as much resistance as she did in TLJ: One scene of semi-vulnerability, less than thirty seconds of weakness, and right back up on the Sue Train she goes. A few swipes from disappearing knives and an easily escaped grapple later, and she's back to total infallibility.
So here, they'll give her some "obstacle" that she will overcome.
What I expect is when we see Jedi training between Leia and Rey (ugh ), Rey will have some frustration, I somewhat expect Rey to speak with Leia, and remarking that she's unable to do or understand something related to the Jedi and Leia will give off platitudes like "You will come to understand when the time is right", something vague to imply that she's far less perfect than what we have seen prior. Essentially, they will invent some issue that supposedly holds her down. I expect something specific (some moral lesson or some skill, though god knows what, we've already seen Rey is as pure as a virgin saint and as capable as the highest Jedi master in any field).
It will be an utter shitshow, but it's going to be something to point at and go "Seeee? Rey's not perfect and all powerful!" and that's gonna be the whole extend of that amazing plot thread.