Star Wars: Battlefront II contains some DLC that explains an apparent plot hole related to the opening sequence of Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Despite its massive box office success, The Last Jedi has become one of the most controversial Star Wars movies. Fans are divided over a multitude of elements of the sequel, including director Rian Johnson’s handling of Luke Skywalker as well as the narrative revolving around Rey, Kylo Ren, and Supreme Leader Snoke. There’s also been plenty of general complaints about the plot and pacing.
Some of the issues raised with The Last Jedi also amount to straight-up plot holes, and one of them involves one of the film’s most exciting moments. The opening sequence, featuring Poe Dameron’s (Oscar Isaac) attack on a First Order Dreadnought and the Resistance’s subsequent bombing of the ship, has raised questions of its own. Mainly, how did the Resistance know where and how to plant their bombs in the Dreadnought in the first place?
Thanks to a new video on the official Star Wars YouTube channel, that particular plot problem has been solved. Considering the importance of the Death Star plans to both A New Hope and Rogue One, the plans for the Dreadnought were curiously absent from the Resistance’s ability to complete their mission and take the vessel down. The video explains that Battlefront II’s “Resurrection” DLC contains content revealing Imperial commander Iden Versio, her daughter Zay, and Shriv Suurgav obtained the plans to the Dreadnought and “transferred” them to General Leia Organa to help the Resistance. And those plans, of course, helped Poe and the Resistance bombers figure out where to deploy their bombs in the first place.
The video also theorizes that the plans obtained by the Resistance contain the map that Rose and Finn use to infiltrate Snoke’s ship to disable their hyperdrive tracking system. This is not the first time Battlefront II has revealed a subtle connection to The Last Jedi, either. Another clip reveals an Easter egg in Battlefront II containing an ancient Jedi compass that Luke used to find the original Jedi temple on the planet Ahch-To.
Fans who left The Last Jedi disappointed may not change their minds based on this one plot explanation. But Battlefront II at least does a respectable job explaining exactly how the Resistance knows the First Order’s weaponry so well. It would’ve been unfortunate for one of the movie’s best action scenes to contain a plot hole, however minor it may be. Ultimately, it only helps that Battlefront II built a logical bridge between the Resistance and its ultimate destruction of the Dreadnought.
At the end of the day, it’s debatable as to how big of a plot hole this really was. There are bigger issues with Star Wars: The Last Jedi than how the Resistance knew where to drop their bombs. It’s really more of a nitpick. But clearly, the makers of Battlefront II felt it was at least important enough to create content that supplemented the opening sequence and provided more clarity about the Resistance’s attack.
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