We’re examining the Poe story once more, for nuggets about the New Republic and the Resistance. At this point, we can’t tell how long the Resistance has been in existence, but certainly it is in the year preceding The Force Awakens. To Poe, it’s just “rumors” of a splinter of the New Republic military, which broke off to address the threat of the First Order.
Leia, as the leader of the Resistance, is not supposed to have the best relationship with the New Republic anymore. But she seems to have a good enough relationship with the leadership on Mirrin Prime, where the New Republic base resides in the Mirrin sector, to be able to sweep an insubordination charge under the rug for Poe, and to get to use some newly constructed facilities on the New Republic base.
Seems we’ve still got a lot to learn in that regard.
Also, we get yet another appearance of Major Ematt, who appeared in The Force Awakens and also made appearances in the novels Smuggler’s Run and Moving Target. Ematt’s getting a lot of play in the new canon – and there’s a gray-haired man in the shadowy background of the Yavin IV command center in the Rogue One trailer. Any chance it could be a prematurely gray Ematt?
And finally, did you know that Leia talked Admiral Ackbar into coming out of retirement to join the Resistance? True dish!
Trivia Time!Test your knowledge of the Star Wars universe!
Yesterday’s answer: “Tal’ama parqual!”
Today’s question: What’s Finn’s first line in The Force Awakens?