1. Adil Burney

    Awesome stuff. Love your podcast.

    I have to disagree with you re Step 4 (mentor). I don’t think that it’s Mon Mothma. I think that Saw is the mentor (her being reunited with him. He trained her as he states). His shout “save the rebellion, save the dream” meets the advice part.

    In the Rogue One Visual
    guide, it says that Jyn is not impressed with the Rebel leadership. And Mothma does nothing for her. In fact Mothma comes across as very weak in R1 in my opinion. She doesn’t even fight for the Rogue One mission.

    Eadu is the special world.

    Keep up the great work!!


    1. Allen Voivod

      Thanks for your reply, Adil, and for the kind words about the podcast!

      You definitely make a good case for considering Saw as the mentor, and they certainly had that relationship already established.

      I would have liked a bit stronger push for going to war from Mon Mothma in R1 – it’s the direction in which she wants to go, but she doesn’t push it the way Raddus does. That said, in the novelization, there’s a moment right before that council meeting, where Mon pulls Jyn aside and says, “I’m sorry for what we did to you,” and it hits Jyn pretty hard. I think Jyn has more respect for Mon than the movie itself might suggest. I’d even guess there’s a chance Jyn knew who Mon was from her time with Saw, while Saw was still part of the nascent Alliance.

      But that’s speculation, of course. And like I said, you make a compelling case. 🙂 #MTFBWY


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