WARNING: The following contains spoilers for Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- Allegiance, by Ethan Sacks, Luke Ross, VC's Clayton Cowles and Lee Loughridge, on sale now.
When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit theaters a few years, fans couldn't help but wonder if something was brewing between the ex-Stormtrooper Finn, and Poe Dameron.
Even though Star Wars: The Last Jedi seemingly ended those fan ships by romantically pairing Finn and Rose Tico together, Marvel's Journey to Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: Allegiance has given them another crucial mission. And once more, it proves why they're the franchise's latest and greatest dynamic duo.
The Star Wars universe is filled with fan favorite duos like Han and Luke, Luke and Leia, Han and Leia, Han and Chewie, R2-D2 and C-3PO, not to mention Anakin and Obi-Wan, over the years. But Poe and Finn are getting a lot of time together to cement their position as they take on secret ops duty to help the rebels out. With this story acting as a prelude to The Rise of Skywalker, though, they're in a bit more dangerous territory as they go after a weapons cache in very dangerous territory.
What makes this such a precarious situation is the First Order has a lot more bounty hunters out chasing them after they escaped from Crait. Kylo Ren's ego didn't like how the events of The Last Jedi played out. With Snoke dead, he's ensuring Hux and his army are doing everything -- including killing innocent planets -- to weed out his mother's legion of Resistance fighters. Finn and Poe, however, know there's much more to the alliance than people, and it involves ships and weaponry. With the Resistance hidden on the garbage planet, Anoat, and Leia captaining the Millennium Falcon to Mon Cala for aid, the duo are facing a testing time on the Wayward Comet, a refueling station.
While there, Finn runs into a fight for no apparent reason as Poe tries to stay low-key to meet a mysterious figure. When Poe does find him, he chastises Finn and BB-8 about keeping a low profile, but getting into brawls isn't helping the cause. When their contact reveals they need to travel to the moon of Avedot, their mission becomes far more dangerous since they'll have to go to a decommissioned impound from the New Republic. Chances are the First Order could secretly be monitoring, laying a trap, but the desperate Poe makes it clear they need to take this chance and pull of the heist.
Their new suicide mission is a perfect summation of their relationship, since they know they have to fufill their goals to keep their odds of defeating Kylo Ren and the First Order alive. These two have already shown that they're willing to do anything in the name of the Resistance.
Even if Poe seems much more strict than he's been before -- which understandable given the recent losses incurred-- seeing these two together again is a pure delight. Nonetheless, Remex and Kendoh from Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge comics have locked on to the duo, and Finn and Poe could become a very handsome bounty for those hunters.