If there is one thing everyone admits about TLJ it is that Holdo's leadership is devoid of any flaws. The film offers a brilliant metaphor when it shows Leia, Admiral Ackbar and the rest of the Rebel leadership core being literally SUCKED out of the franchise because they literally sucked as inspirational leaders, consistently unable to ever evoke a sense of fidelity or hope in the troops they led. As she happened to be a fan favorite character, for reasons which escape any reasonable person, Leia was allowed back into the film but only as a secondary voice to inform us all that Vice Admiral Holdo is the most brilliant leader the protagonists have ever had the honor to serve under in the Star Wars films. The Force Awakens gave us a portrayal of Poe Dameron as a prideful, arrogant and insubordinate man who had absolutely zero respect for the so-called "authority" of Leia Organa and continually refused to risk his life for the missions she assigned to him, such as retrieving a map to Luke Skywalker or directly attacking Star Killer Base. In yet another of Rian Johnson's brilliant and flawless script choices, Poe finally finds himself confronted with female leadership in order to provoke growth in his character. Only in the third act of The Last Jedi is Poe Dameron finally able to receive leadership from a female in authority over him. Such is the brilliance of Holdo's planning and leadership. Rian Johnson brilliantly delighted us by Subverting Audience ExpectationsTM. Inspirational speeches may be great for Braveheart or Gladiator or actual militaries or any group of people who could really use a morale boost and something to believe in during a crisis... but Vice Admiral Holdo knows better. As you know, she cannot trust anyone. This is an important plot point. The film opens with Lieutenant Kaydel Ko Connix being entrusted with overseeing the evacuation of the base on D'Qar. This is to set up how she clearly cannot be trusted to be informed of the plan that will bring the evacuation to fruition. It is Connix's own mental blindness that leads her from being trusted with guiding the evacuation of her team off of D'Qar to feeling so outside of communication with her leadership that she willingly takes part in a mutiny. Totally her own fault. The flawless characterization of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo presents us with a leader so capable of inspiring loyalty and a sense of security in her troops that she feels secure in a policy of zero transparency to any panicking members of their ranks. Only she could understand that, when asked by her followers, "Just tell us there is a plan" that she could not answer that question without risking the plan. Even a calming, securing flat reply of "I promise you there is a plan" would somehow immediately inform any possible spies of the precise details of the plan. Unrivaled insight. Inspiring loyalty. Holding teams together during a crisis. The plan was flawless because it was led by a flawless leader. In this thread we will continually repeat the perfection of Vice Admiral Amilyn Holdo's plan and reaffirm how there was not possibly any way her character could possibly have been improved upon or written better.