SPOILER ALERT: This article contains spoilers for the ending of Rogue One. Read at your own risk.
Rogue One is no romance novel, but if resistance fighters Jyn Erso and Cassian Andor don't deserve a Happily Ever After, I don't know who does.
Fierce, charismatic, witty, brave, honorable, and secretly looking to love and be loved in return, Jyn is a heroine you're soon willing follow to the ends of the earth—just ask Cassian.
A cynical, laser-focused, anything-for-the-cause intelligence officer at the start, Cassian quickly comes to respect the gutsy Jyn and eventually becomes not only her biggest supporter but her partner. Don't we all have a special place in our hearts reserved for the tough alpha heroes whose only weakness is their love for their spunky heroine?
So we have our romance novel-worthy hero and heroine, and a mission to steal the Death Star plans that just so happens to bring them closer and closer, making them more and more reliant on each other. While watching Jyn and Cassian fight side-by-side and rescue each other in the movie, I got flashes of Battlestar Galactica (2004)'s Starbuck and Apollo, Suzanne Brockmann's SEAL Team 16 couple Sam and Alyssa, and The 100's Clarke and Bellamy, some of my all-time favorite 'ships.
[The couple that fights together...]