Admiral Holdo’s Sacrifice
5 Greatest Moments from Star Wars: The Last Jedi
Following Princess Leia’s explosive accident, Admiral Holdo temporarily stepped up to take the reigns of the Resistance. She had a rather morally ambiguous stand during the first half of the film, often keeping her plans in silence as most of the Resistance members fell to the First Order. That said, she was given quite the negative spotlight for the most part, especially since most of the film centered around Poe and his pals.
It wasn’t until the latter half of Star Wars: The Last Jedi when we realized that she was actually planning to abandon ship and save everyone via escape pods. This didn’t sit well with Poe, but with Leia’s help, she and the crew managed to push through with their original plan. Admiral Holdo also took it upon herself to stay behind on the ship and ensure everyone made it out safely.
While viewers finally understood that she wasn’t actually sabotaging the Resistance, it wasn’t until her major sacrifice when everything actually clicked. As the First Order began gunning down the escape pods, Admiral Holdo realigned the lead Resistance ship and rammed Snoke’s flagship at light speed. Her courage and self-sacrifice in Star Wars: The Last Jedi makes her the perfect example of what a Resistance member embodies.