The one thing I never understood about Return of the Jedi was why did Luke send Leia and Chewie to be captured, along with the droids? And how was Lando able to infiltrate Jaba’s Palace? Plus, Luke tells Han to stay close to Chewie and Lando, does this mean that Han knew the plan all along? Then why does he tell Luke, “you’re gonna die here, you know?”
None of it makes sense. In fact it makes less sense than the ewoks already having a large primitive-yet-effective defense system in place that the Empire somehow never found or recognized. For that matter, it doesn’t make sense that the Ewoks were on the moon at all. The Empire, after all, is a fascist government that commits genocide regularly–they enslaved and killed Wookies and they blew up an entire planet. Why they would leave some furry cannibalistic forest creatures alone doesn’t make any sense. I mean it’s not like they were the Christmas Critters or something–they were just evil teddy bears with awesome forestry skills.
But as little sense as the Ewoks make, Luke’s planning for everyone and everything to get captured by Jabba just so they can then escape (and I still ask: HOW THE HELL DID LANDO become part of the palace guard?) ices the cake of the nonsensical in Return of the Jedi.