"Perilous Pursuit" is the thirteenth episode of the animated micro-series Star Wars: Forces of Destiny' second season. It was released on May 4, 2018.

Official description[]

In a dangerous snowspeeder chase across Starkiller Base, Rey and Finn work together to escape pursuing snowtroopers.

Plot summary[]

During the Battle of Starkiller Base, Finn and Rey are riding a stolen Light Infantry Utility Vehicle. Rey asks Finn if he is sure that he doesn't want her to fly. Finn reassures her that he is alright as long as no one is following them. The two are soon pursued by three First Order Light Infantry Utility Vehicles carrying First Order snowtroopers. The pursuing snowspeeders are equipped with laser cannons.

Finn drives while Rey exchanges fire with the Snowtroopers. Rey tells Finn to head towards the forest, which he complies. As they enter the forest, she tells him to switch places. The two narrowly avoid crashing into a fallen trunk. A First Order snowspeeder follows them but Finn shoots down a heap of snow on them, causing the speeder to crash to the ground. The two Snowtroopers survive crash due to the thick snow. The remaining snowspeeders chase Finn and Rey through a trench. Finn shoots one of the repulsor engines of the second snowspeeder, causing it to crash. Finn cheers and Rey tells him that he likes shooting.

Finn and Rey exit the forest and approach a cliff overlooking a deep gorge. Finn's blaster is shot out of his hand. Rey tells him they are almost there. Finn thinks they won't make it to the other side of the gorge but Rey tells him to hang on. Rey accelerates the snowspeeder, blinding the pursuing Snowtroopers. Finn and Rey make it safely to the other side but the Snowtroopers' speeder falls into the gorge. After the chase, Finn agrees to let Rey fly and Rey agrees to let Finn do the shooting before driving off.


  • This episode was based on a deleted scene from Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens.
    • The episode depicts Rey and Finn's attempt to shake off pursuit very differently to how it was portrayed in the film's novelization. In the episode Rey is firing at their pursuers at the start and suggests that they switch places while in the novelization Rey pilots the speeder all throughout, and it is Finn rather than Rey who suggests they switch, but in this case the switch is just so Finn can get a better angle of fire. Also, Finn and Rey are pursued by (and are able to either fight off or destroy) three speeders in the episode while also having the time to briefly discuss their evolving tactics afterwards, while in the novelization they are pursued by only one speeder and subsequently have to focus their attention on the charging superweapon rather than on the discussion of their tactics.


By type
Cast Crew Uncredited



Notes and references[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 LaSalata, Justin: New 'Forces Of Destiny' Episodes Arrive May 4, TV Special on May 25. jedinews.co.uk. Jedi News. Archived from the original on June 26, 2018.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Disney YouTube.jpg Star Wars Forces of Destiny | Perilous Pursuit | Disney on the official Disney YouTube channel (backup link)
  3. Breznican, Anthony: Star Wars highlights female heroes in Forces of Destiny — first look (2017-04-13). ew.com. Entertainment Weekly. Archived from the original on April 2, 2020.
  4. TwitterLogo.svg Tracy Cannobbio (@Tcann13) on Twitter. "Allow me to introduce @NicoleDubuc - writer of the new #ForcesofDestiny eps debuting tomorrow! Nicole also wrote #StarWarsRebels eps "Through Imperial Eyes," "An Inside Man" and "Hera's Heroes", so...she's obviously awesome." (backup link)
  5. This episode takes place concurrently with Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens, which Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates to 34 ABY.