Sometimes you just have to cut to the chase.
Fairly often when players are making increasingly Rube Goldberg-esque plans with little regard for how long they will take to execute.
So... fairly often.
Commentary by memnarch (who has not seen the movie)
Hey, there's Phasma! GM wants to save time; that makes a lot of sense to me. There's only so much time in a day, and telling a story doesn't match up well with simulating every step to get to the same end result. Movie plot guess though, I'm not sure if this feels more like a scene is missing or if this is making fun of the coincidence of Phasma walking by. Maybe the GM has some flashback scenes they wanted to make sure they had time to share? It's hard to try and accurately guess when this Episode feels like it's shaping up to be the longest one yet.
And perhaps the GM thought things were going too well for Team Good Guy so far, so it was time to pull the trigger on Finn being a spy. I think the question now is, does the topic of Gil come up and push Finn to stick with Zeppo and Chewie or are we going to have a brawl on our hands as the truth comes out? Han looks kind of unhappy about something, but I can't tell if it's just a side look to watch Finn try to interrogate Phasma or he's not liking what was just said. I have to remind myself sometimes that Han was never a traitor in any of the movies, at least nowhere close to the degree that Jim played him.
Finn: Well. Phasma’s a general. High profile. Troopers might know where she is.
Zeppo: Like the one Chewie just shot?
Finn: Yeah... Chewie can ambush another one. Without the crossbow this time.
GM: Okay. You find a hidden alcove. Chewbacca leaps out and tackles the first person who walks past.
GM: By sheer time-saving luck, it’s General Phasma!
Finn: Phasma. Where’s the prisoner, Rey Solo?
General Phasma: Ah, Finn. Returned to report on your spying within the Resistance?
Chewbacca: Did she just say you’re a spy?
Zeppo: Ooh. I’m glad we saved time and got to this bit.