THEED - PALACE - DAY
waterfalls of Theed sparkle in the noonday sun.
THEED - PALACE THRONE ROOM - DAY
AMIDALA, SIO BIBBLE, and FIVE OF HER HANDMAIDENS (EIRTAE,
YANE, PADME, RABE, SACHE) are surrounded by TWENTY DROIDS.
CAPTAIN PANAKA and FOUR NABOO GUARDS are also held at
gunpoint. NUTE and RUNE stand in the middle of the room.
: ...how will you explain this invasion to the Senate?
NUTE : The Naboo and the Federation will forge a treaty
that will legitimize our occupation here. I've been
assured it will be ratified by the Senate.
AMIDALA : I will not co-operate.
NUTE : Now, now, your Highness. You are not going to
like what we have in store for your people. In time,
their suffering will persuade you to see our point of
view. Commander. (OOM-9 steps forward) Process them.
OOM-9 : Yes, sir! (turns to his sergeant) Take them
to Camp Four.
SERGEANT marches the GROUP out of the throne room.
PALACE - PLAZA - DAY
AMIDALA, PADME, EIRTA, YANE, RABE, SACHE, CAPTAIN PANAKA,
SIO BIBBLE, and FOUR GUARDS are led out of the palace
by ten BATTLE DROIDS. The plaza is filled with tanks
and BATTLE DROIDS, which they pass on their way to the
Unbeknownst to them, QUI-GON, OBI-WAN, and JAR JAR sneak
across on a walkway above the plaza and jump from a
balcony to begin an attack to rescue the QUEEN.
BATTLE DROIDS are instantly cut down. MORE DROIDS move
forward and are also cut down by the JEDIS' flashing
lightsabres until there is only the DROID SERGEANT left.
The SERGEANT starts to run but is pulled back to QUI-GON
by the Force, until finally he is dispatched by the
JAR : Yousa guys bombad!
AMIDALA and the OTHERS are amazed. JAR JAR is getting
used to this. They move between two buildings.
: Your Highness, we are the Ambassadors, for the Supreme
: Your negotiations seem to have failed, Ambassador.
QUI-GON : The negotiations never took place. Your Highness,
we must make contact with the republic.
PANAKA steps forward.
PANAKA : They've knocked out all our communications.
QUI-GON : Do you have transports?
CAPT. PANAKA : In the main hanger. This way.
disappear down an alleyway as the ALARMS are sounded
CENTRAL HANGER - HALLWAY - DAY
PANAKA cracks open a side door to the central hanger.
QUI-GON looks in over his shoulder. OBI-WAN, JAR JAR,
and the rest of the group are behind him. They see several
Naboo spacecraft guarded by about FIFTY BATTLE DROIDS.
ALARMS can be heard in the distance.
PANAKA : There are too many of them.
QUI-GON : That won't be a problem. (to Amidala) Your
Highness, under the circumstances, Isuggest you come
to Coruscant with us.
AMIDALA : Thank you, Ambassador, but my place is here
with my people.
QUI-GON : They will kill you if you stay.
BIBBLE : They wouldn't dare.
CAPT. PANAKA : They need her to sign a treaty to make
this invasion of theirs legal. They can't afford to
QUI-GON : The situation here is not what it seems. There
is something else behind all this, Your Highness. There
is no logic in the Federation's move here. My feelings
tell me they will destroy you.
BIBBLE : Please, Your Highness, reconsider. Our only
hope is for the Senate to side with us... Senator Palpatine
will need your help.
CAPT. PANAKA : Getting past their blockade is impossible,
Your Highness. Any attempt to escape will be dangerous.
BIBBLE : Your Highness, I will stay here and do what
I can...They will have to retain the Council of Governors
in order to maintain control. But you must leave...
QUEEN turns to PADME and EIRTAE.
: Either choice presents a great risk...to all of us...
PADME : We are brave, Your Highness.
QUI-GON : If you are to leave, Your Highness, it must
AMIDALA : Then, I will plead our case before the Senate.
(to Bibble) Be careful, Governor.
CENTRAL HANGER - DAY
door opens to the main hanger. QUI-GON, OBI-WAN, JAR
JAR, CAPTAIN PANAKA, TWO GUARDS, and THREE HANDMAIDENS
(PADME, EIRTAE, RABE), followed by QUEEN AMIDALA, head
for a sleek chrome spacecraft. SIO BIBBLE, YANE and
SACHE stay behind. The HANDMAIDENS begin to cry.
PANAKA : We need to free those pilots.
PANAKA points to TWENTY GUARDS, GROUND CREW, and PILOTS
held in a corner by SIX BATTLE DROIDS.
: I'll take care of that. OBI-WAN heads toward the group
of captured pilots.
and the QUEEN, CAPTAIN PANAKA, JAR JAR, and the rest
Of the GROUP approach the GUARDS at the ramp of the
DROID : Where are you going?
QUI-GON : I'm Ambassador for the Supreme Chancellor,
and I'm taking those people to Coruscant.
DROID GUARD : You're under arrest!
DROID GUARD draws his weapon, but before any of the
DROIDS can fire, they are cut down. OTHER GUARDS run
to their aid. OBI-WAN attacks the GUARDS around the
stands, fighting off DROIDS as the OTHERS rush on board
the spacecraft. OBI-WAN, the FREED PILOTS (including
RIC OLIE), GUARDS and GROUND CREW MEMBERS rush on board
The OTHER PILOTS and GUARDS race to SIO BIBBLE. After
everyone has made it onto the ship, QUI-GONjumps on
board. ALARMS sound. MORE DROIDS rush into the hanger
and fire as the ship takes off.