In case you need it spelled out for you, there are potential spoilers ahead….
During the recent avalanche of released footage for The Force Awakens, we see much from the sequence where Finn and Poe escape the First Order aboard a TIE fighter, then crash on the surface of Jakku. From there, the characters part ways until we see them in what can only be described as a stand-offish reunion at the Resistance Base, presumably as everyone is scrambling to attack the Starkiller base.
So what gives? They escaped a dire situation together so shouldn’t they be pals? You’d think so, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. So what happens between them? Does Poe let one rip in the cockpit of the TIE? Maybe, but is that enough to piss Finn off that badly? My guess is that upon crashing on Jakku, Poe wakes up first, and not only ditches his jacket, but ditches Finn as well. Either thinking he’s dead, or dying, or that he’s a Stormtrooper that can’t be trusted, it appears as though Poe leaves Finn behind. That seems rather cold doesn’t it? I’m sure there’s more to the story than what trailers and images published in magazines tell us. It seems like their arrangement is one of convenience at the start, and ends with a frosty reunion at the Resistance base, where Poe seems genuinely glad to see Finn alive, and looks to be somewhat apologetic. For his part, Finn looks less than impressed with the guy who just left him there after he helped Poe escape the First Order. If I were left behind after rescuing someone in desperation probably feel a little betrayed, too.
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