Have you ever heard this?
“Mako wishes to speak to you in private”
If so, you’re not alone. In Star Wars The Old Republic, this is part of the mechanic to progress your class storyline.
What you need to do is have your companion active (summoned) and go somewhere private. This doesn’t mean what you might think – it’s not about having other players or NPCs around.
Just go to a cantina or your ship and talk to your companion there. A dialogue should start and you’ll be off and making drastic decisions with huge consequences in no time! I don’t know why for the love of the Force a cantina is considered private, but there you have it.