Maybe I didn’t explain my criticism well enough, but it wasn’t just about passage of time, in fact it primarily was not. It was about the complexity of the base. If you were in downtown Manhattan in a skyscraper, and you saw some person you needed to get to in a skyscraper across the street, even if the two buildings were owned by the same company and had tunnels or bridges connecting them, it is guaranteed that crossing the gap and finding that person would be very difficult, especially if there was any kind of security and you looked like you didn’t belong there.
Sure, the time factors in, it would take forever just to find the room you’d seen them in. But if they were moving about, that would leave it to chance that you’d find them or not, calculated by square footage and rate of movement, to be technical. So we can figure that they were in fact lost, but maybe by chance, the Force helping perhaps, they ran into one another. But then we’re back in the realm people here keep getting into where you come up with your own personal explanation for something the screen in no way shows or implies, and we should not be doing the filmmaker’s work for them.
It isn’t nitpicking. It’s frankly absurd. You may not have picked up on it, but I literally laughed out loud in the theater involuntarily when this scene happened. And I’m not a hater of this movie either, I mostly loved it.
Wouldn’t all of this apply to a lot of the scenes inside the Death Star too?