It would be a great shame if nothing is done with this, but there is the TFA-TLJ precedent. re: Poe and Holdo I found the book rendered Holdo worse, in that she's more clearly not caring a whit about morale and she absolutely ought to. If the troops have confidence in her, then the idea of there being a plan but she can't yet share it, would fly - there are times when your boss can't be wholly open, but if you know they're not out to do you over, it isn't a problem. Holdo allows negativity full rein on board and expects nothing bad to happen. Like Luke, more internal viewpoint was needed to make that work for me. As it was? Well, when Draven starts looking to give more a toss for his people in R1, it's not good. re: Ackbar Snoke's assessment of Hux was cutting but Ackbar's was far more to the point, it made for an excellent sequence.