2. Ditch the Reylo romance
The “Reylo” romance was one of the most unnecessary inclusions in the sequel trilogy.
Sure, the element of romance was missing from this trilogy if not for Rey and Kylo, and that is certainly something that was prominent in the other trilogies with Han and Leia in the original trilogy and obviously Anakin and Padmé in the prequels.
But both of those romantic storylines served the story. Rey and Kylo was fan service, and it was awful.
Rey and Kylo had great chemistry, and they had a unique connection in the force unlike any other in Star Wars lore. These two could communicate face-to-face through the Force and didn’t even need to be on the same planet to do it.
You can certainly make the kiss at the end of Episode IX make sense. Kylo just sacrificed his life to save Rey and the two obviously had a strong connection before that. However, Rey then goes ahead and takes the Skywalker name for herself at the end of the film, which makes the kiss a bit awkward, to say the least.
The sequel trilogy should have undoubtedly had a romantic interest, and it should have been between Finn and Rey.
As mentioned in the previous point, Finn’s character arc was horrendous, and the chemistry between him and Rey was absolutely there from the very beginning.
Again, what was he going to say to her that he never got to say?
No matter how many people deny it, we all know that Finn loved Rey.
The forced kiss with Kylo Ren to try and appease the masses ruined that.