SPACE - PLANET CORUSCANT (FX)
with the ship as it heads toward Coruscant.
CORUSCANT - CITYSCAPE - NABOO SPACECRAFT - DAY (FX)
spacecraft dlies over the endlesscityscape of Coruscant,
the capital of the galaxy.
NABOO SPACECRAFT - COCKPIT
looks out the cockpit window in awe.
OLIE : Coruscant...the capital of the Republic...the
entire planet is one big city.
ANAKIN : Wow! It's so huge!
NABOO SPACECRAFT - DAY (FX)
ship flies through the cityscape of Coruscant.
CORUSCANT - SENATE LANDING PLATFORM - DAY
Chancellor VALORUM, SEVERAL GUARDS, and SENATOR PALPATINE
stand on a landing platform.
The sleek Naboo spacecraft lands on the platform high
above the street level of the galactic capital. The
ramp lowers. OBI-WAN, QUI-GON, JAR JAR and ANAKIN descend
the ramp first and bow before PALPATINE and VALORUM.
CAPTAIN PANAKA, TWO GUARDS, QUEEN AMIDALA, then PADME,
RABE, EIRTAE, and MORE GUARDS descend the ramp. QUEEN
AMIDALA stops before the group.
ANAKIN and JAR JAR stand to one side, looking at the
huge city. PADME smiles at ANAKIN. PALPATINE bows before
: It is a great gift to see you alive, Your Majesty.
May I present Supreme Chancellor Valorum.
VALORUM : Welcome, Your Highness. It is an honor to
finally meet you in person. I must relay to you how
distressed everyone is over the currant situation. I've
called for a special session of the Senate to hear your
AMIDALA : I am grateful for your concern, Chancellor.
starts to lead QUEEN AMIDALA and her RETINUE off the
platform toward a waiting air taxi.
: There is a question of precedure, but I feel confident
we can overcome it...
JAR and ANAKIN start to follow, then stop, noticing
that OBI-WAN and QUI-GON are staying with the SUPREME
CHANCELLOR. QUEEN AMIDALA waves to the duo to follow
her. ANAKIN looks back to QUI-GON, and he nods to go
ANAKIN and JAR JAR join the QUEEN, PALPATINE, PADME,
RABE and EIRTAE in the taxi. PALPATINE gives the Gungan
and the boy in the back of the taxi a skeptical look.
JAR JAR leans over to ANAKIN.
JAR : Da Queens- a bein grossly nice, mesa tinks. (he
looks around) Pitty hot!
and the JEDI watch the taxi move off into the city.
: I must speak with the Jei Council immediately, Your
Honor. The situation has become more complicated.
PALPATINE'S QUARTERS - ANTEROOM - DAY
AMIDALA is sitting listening to PALPATINE. EIRTAE and
RABE stand behind the QUEEN; PADME is nowhere to be
sen. ANAKIN and JAR JAR are waiting in an adjoining
room. They can see the Queen but cannot hear what is
JAR : Dissen all pitty odd to my.
ANAKIN : Don't look at me. I don't know what's going
PANAKA enters, then goes into the room with QUEEN AMIDALA.
PALPATINE'S QUARTERS - LIVING AREA - DAY
is pacing as CAPTAIN PANAKA enters. EIRTAE and RABE
stand to one side.
: ...the Republic is not what it once was. The Senate
is full of greedy, squabbling delegates who are only
looking out for themselves and their home sytems. There
is no interest in the common good...no civility, only
politics...its disgusting. I must be frank, Your Majesty,
there is little chance the Senate will act on the invasion.
AMIDALA : Chancellor Valorum seems to think there is
PALPATINE : If I may say so, Your Majesty, the Chancellor
has little real power...he is mired down by baseless
accusations of corruption. A manufactured scandal surrounds
him. The bureaucrats are in charge now.
AMIDALA : What options do we have?
PALPATINE : Our best choice would be to push for the
election of a stronger Supreme Chancellor. One who will
take control of the bureaucrats, enforces the laws,
and give us justice. You could call for a vote of no
confidence in Chancellor Valorum.
AMIDALA : He has been our strongest supporter. Is there
any other way?
PALPATINE : Our only other choice would to be to submit
a plea to the courts...
AMIDALA : There's no time for that. The courts take
even longer to decide things than the Senate. Our people
are dying, Senator...more and more each day. We must
do something quickly to stop the Federation.
PALPATINE : To be realistic, Your Highness, I'd say
we're going to have to accept Federation control for
the time being.
AMIDALA : There is something I cannot do.
TEMPLE OF THE JEDI - DAY (FX)
unique building with it tall spires stands out against
the Coruscant skyline. A small transport passes by the
TEMPLE OF THE JEDI - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - DAY
stands in a tall stately room. Twelve JEDI sit in a
semi-circle. OBI-WAN stands behind QUI-GON in the center
of the room.
The Senior Jedi is MACE WINDU. To his left is an alien
Jedi named KI-ADI-MUNDI, and to his right, the Jedi
: ...my only conclusion can be that it was a Sith Lord.
MACE WINDU : A Sith Lord?!?
KI-ADI : Impossible! The Sith have been extinct for
YODA : The very Republic is threatened, if involved
the Sith are.
MACE WINDU : I do not believe they could have returned
without us knowing.
YODA : Hard to see, the dark side is. Discover who this
assassin is, we must.
KI-ADI : I sense he will reveal himself again.
MACE WINDU : This attack was with purpose, that is clear,
and I agree the Queen is the target.
YODA : With this Naboo queen you must stay, Qui-Gon.
MACE WINDU : We will use all our resources here to unravel
this mystery and discover the identity of your attacker...
May the Force be with you.
YODA : May the Force be with you.
turns to leave, but QUI-GON continues to face the Council.
: (Cont'd) Master Qui-Gon more to say have you?
QUI-GON : With your permission, my Master. I have encountered
a vergence in the Force.
YODA : A vergence, you say?
MACE WINDU : Located around a person?
QUI-GON : A boy... his cells have the highest concentration
of midi-chlorians I have seen in a life form. It is
possible he was conceived by the midi-chlorians.
MACE WINDU : You're referring to the prophesy of the
one who will bring balance to the Force...you believe
it's this boy??
QUI-GON : I don't pressume...
YODA : But you do! Rrevealed your opinion is.
QUI-GON : I request the boy be tested.
JEDI all look to one another. They nod and turn back
to OBI-WAN and QUI-GON.
: Trained as a Jedi, you request for him?
QUI-GON : Finding him was the will of the Force...I
have no doubt of that. There is too much happening here...
MACE WINDU : Bring him before us, then.
YODA : Tested he will be.
QUEENS QUARTERS - CORUSCANT - DAY Anakin, tentative,
walks down one of the long hallways in Senator Palpatine's
quarters. He stops before a dor that is flanked by TWO
: May I help you, son?
ANAKIN : I'm...I'm looking for the handmaiden, Padme.
GUARD speaks into his comlink as ANAKIN looks around
a bit nervously.
: The boy is here to see Padme.
RABE : Send him in.
doors open, and ANAKIN enters the Queen's quarters.
RABE greets ANAKIN as TWO OTHER HANDMAIDENS come and
go into the next room.
: I'd like to speak with Padme, if I could.
RABE : I'm sorry, Annie. Padme is not here right now.
Queen speaks out in the next room.
: (O.S.) Who is it?
RABE : Anakin Skywalker, to see Padme, Your Highness.
QUEEN moves into the doorway and studies ANAKIN. ANAKIN
bows and looks down, then takes a peek at her.
: I've sent Padme on an errand.
ANAKIN : I'm going to the Jedi temple to start my training,
QUEEN just stares at him.
: (Cont'd) I may not see her again...and... I just wanted
to say goodbye.
AMIDALA : We will tell her for you. We're sure her heart
goes with you.
: Thank you, Your Highness. I'm sorry to have disturbed
QUEEN dissapears behind the doorway, and ANAKIN exits.