so Taako typically isn’t one to trust easily, especially when it comes to people in positions of power. I imagine growing up with adults who couldn’t be bothered to keep him and lup around and caravan leaders who would kick them out if they didn’t prove themselves useful enough left a mark on him that the people in charge are not always going to look out for you, especially if it doesn’t help them as well.
so it’s really interesting that Taako seems to trust Davenport a lot during the stolen century.
like, obviously we don’t get a lot between them, but there are two things that stuck out to me. The first being that Taako included him in Lup’s best day ever, although at that point the crew is obviously more of a family than co-workers. It still says a lot though that out of everything he thought Lup would have the most fun having a squirt gun fight with their captain.
the second thing though is during the robot cycle. When Davenport says to destroy the crystal, Taako complies instantly. He expects Lup to too, and a part of that can be chalked up to him being his slightly cold and pragmatic self, but i don’t think it’s all. He argues with Lup over this, and obviously they don’t agree on everything, but you’d think on something this big and that lup’s so passionate about he’d consider her side more.
He trusts Davenport’s judgement here though. It’s not like he has to worry about them getting kicked out, they’re stuck to the ship whether they want to be or not. Taako can’t run away from this, and so instead he actually finds himself believing in his captain. He can come off as cold and thinking of the mission above everything else, but taako can get that. So when Davenport says destroying the crystal is the only option, he’s ready to follow through. It takes Lup begging and threatening for him to even try and think of another option, because even only 17 cycles in I think Taako’s realized that he can trust davenport and that they think of things very similarly.
You can’t save everyone, you can only learn what you can and pick up the pieces to try and save more next time.