In Catching Fire, Finnick starts out being just another smug self centered past winners. He is an infamous womanizer and tries to hit on Katniss, but she spurns him. However, later, when she and Peeta reach the cornucopia he openly allies himself with them. Later he saves their lives on several occasions, even choosing to save them over his old mentor, Mags. He gives Peeta CPR when he walks into a forcefield, and later teaches them important survival skills that allows them to remain alive.