PALACE OF THE JEDI - BALCONY - SUNSET
and QUI-GON stand outside the palace on a balcony.
: The boy will not pass the Council's tests, Master,
and you know it. He is far too old.
QUI-GON : Anakin will become A Jedi...I promise you.
OBI-WAN : Don't defy the Council, Master..not again.
QUI-GON : I will do what I must.
OBI-WAN : Master, you could be sitting on the Council
by now if you would just follow the code. They will
not go along with you this time.
QUI-GON : You still have much to learn, my young apprentice.
PALACE OF THE JEDI - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - SUNSET
stands before the TWELVE JEDI. MACE WINDU holds a small
hand-held viewing screen. In rapid succession, images
flash across the screen.
: A ship...a cup...a speeder.
WINDU turns the viewing screen off and nods toward YODA.
: Good, good, young one. How feel you?
ANAKIN : Cold, sir.
YODA : Afraid are you?
ANAKIN : No, sir.
MACE WINDU : Afraid to give up your life?
ANAKIN : I don't think so.
hesitates for a moment.
: See through you, we can.
MACE WINDU : Be mindful of your feelings...
KI-ADI : YOur thoughts dwell on your mother.
ANAKIN : I miss her.
YODA : Afraid to lose her..I think.
ANAKIN : (a little angry) What's that got to do with
YODA : Eveything. Fear is the path to the dark side...
fear leads to anger... anger leads to hate.. hate leads
ANAKIN : (angrily) I am not afraid!
YODA : A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the
most serious mind. I sense much fear in you.
ANAKIN : (quietly) I am not afraid.
YODA : Then continue, we will.
PALPATINES QUARTERS - SUNSET
AMIDALA is standing, staring out the window, with JAR
JAR. The lights of the city shimmer before them. EIRTAE
and SABE stand near the door. JAR JAR turns to face
the QUEEN and sees her sadness.
JAR : Mesa wonder why da guds invent pain?
AMIDALA : To motivate us, I imagine...
JAR JAR : Yousa tinken yousa people ganna die?
AMIDALA : I don't know.
JAR JAR : Gungans ganna get pasted too, eh?
AMIDALA : I hope not.
JAR JAR : Gungans do die'n without a fight.... wesa
warriors. Wesa gotta grand army. Dat why you no liken
and CAPTAIN PANAKA rush into the rom and bow before
PANAKA : Your Highness, Senator Palpatine has been nominated
to succeed Valorum as Supreme Chancellor.
PALPATINE : A surprise, to be sure, but a welcome one.
I promise, Your Majesty, if I am elected, I will bring
democracy back to the Republic. I will put an end to
corruption. The Trade Fedreation will lose its influence
over the bureaucrats, and our people will be freed.
AMIDALA : Who else can be nominated?
CAPT. PANAKA : Bail Antilles of Alderaan and Ainlee
Teem of Malastare.
PALPATINE : I feel confident...our "situation"
will create a strong sympaphy vote for us... I will
be Chancellor, I promise you.
AMIDALA : I fear by the time you have control of the
bureaucrats, Senator, there will be nothing left of
our cities, our people, our way of life...
PALPATINE : I understand your concern, Your Majesty;
unfortunately, the Federation has possession of our
planet. The law is in their favor.
AMIDALA : With the Senate in transition, there is nothing
more I can do here...Senator, this is your arena. I
feel I must return to mine. I have decided to go back
to Naboo. My place is with my people.
PALPATINE : Go back!! But, Your Majesty, be realistic!
You would be in danger. They will force you to sign
AMIDALA : I will sign no treaty, Senator. My fate will
be no different from that of our people. Captain!
CAPT. PANAKA : Yes, Your Highness?
AMIDALA : Ready my ship!
CAPT. PANAKA : Please, Your Majesty, stay here...where
AMIDALA : No place is safe, if the Senate doesn't condemn
this invasion. It is clear to me now that the Republic
no longer functions as a democracy. If you win the election,
Senator, I know you will do everything possible to stop
the Federation. I pray you will bring sanity and compassion
back to the Senate.
and her RETINUE exit the room. PALPATINE has a self-satisfied
smile on his face.
TEMPLE OF THE JEDI - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - TWILIGHT
OBI-WAN, and QUI-GON stand before the TWELVE MEMBERS
OF THE JEDI COUNCIL.
: ...Correct you were, Qui-Gon.
MACE WINDU : His cells contain a high concentration
KI-ADI : The Force is strong with him.
QUI-GON : He's to be trained, then.
COUNCIL MEMBERS look to one another.
WINDU : No. He will not be trained.
is crestfallen; tears begin to form in his eyes.
WINDU : He is too old. There is already too much anger
QUI-GON : He is the chosen one...you must see it.
YODA : Clouded, this boy's future is. Masked by his
QUI-GON : I will trin him, then. I take Anakin as my
reacts with surprise. ANAKIN watches with interest.
: An apprentice, you have, Qui-Gon. Impossible, to take
on a second.
MACE WINDU : We forbid it.
QUI-GON : Obi-Wan is ready...
OBI-WAN : Iam ready to face the trials.
YODA : Ready so early, are you? What know you of ready?
watches as QUI-GON and OBI-WAN exchange angry looks.
: Headstrong....and he has much to learn about the living
Force, but he is capabe. There is little more he will
learn from me.
YODA : Our own council we will keep on who is ready.
More to learn, he has...
MACE WINDU : Now is not the time for this...the Senate
is voting for a new Spreme Chancellor. Queen Amidala
is returning home, which will put pressure on the Federation,
and could widen the confrontation.
YODA : And draw out the Queen's attacker.
KI-ADI : Events are moving fast...too fast.
MACE WINDU : Go with the Queen to Naboo and discover
the identity of the dark warrior. That is the clue we
need to unravel this mystery of the Sith.
YODA : Young Skywalker's fate will be decided later.
QUI-GON : I brought Anakin here; he must stay in my
charge. He has nowhere else to go.
MACE WINDU : He is your ward, Qui-Gon...we will not
YODA : Train him not. Take him with you, but train him
MACE WINDU : Protect the Queen, but do not intercede
if it comes to war until we have the Senate's approval.
YODA : May the Force be with you.
QUI-GON, and ANAKIN leave.
CORUSCANT - SENATE LANDING PLATFORM - NIGHT
OBI-WAN, and ANAKIN stand on the landing platform outside
the ship. ARTOO whistles a happy tune as he leans over
the edge of the platform, watching the traffic. Suddenly,
he leans over too far and falls overboard. After a moment,
he reappears, using his on-board jets to propel himself
back onto the landing platform. The wind whips at ANAKIN
as he listens to the JEDI.
: It is not disrespect, Master, it is the truth.
QUI-GON : From your point of view....
OBI-WAN : The boy is dangerous...they all sense it.
Why can't you?
QUI-GON : His fate is uncertain, not dangerous. The
Council will decide Anakin's future...that should be
enough for you. Now get on board!
reluctantly boards the Naboo spacecraft followed by
ARTOO. QUI-GON goes over to ANAKIN.
: Master Qui-Gon, sir, I do not wish to be a problem.
QUI-GON : You won't be, Annie....I'm not allowed to
train you, so I want you to watch me and be mindful...always
remember, your focus determines your reality. Stay close
to me and you will be safe.
ANAKIN : Master, sir...I've been wondering...what are
QUI-GON : Midi-chlorians are a microcopic lifeform that
reside within all living cells and communicates with
ANAKIN : They live inside of me?
QUI-GON : In your cells. We are symbionts with the midi-chlorians.
ANAKIN : Symbionts?
QUI-GON : Life forms living together for mutual advantage.
Without the midi-chlorians, life could not exist, and
we would have no knowledge of the Force. They continually
speak to you, telling you the will of the Force.
ANAKIN : They do??
QUI-GON : When you learn to quiet your mind, you will
hear them speaking to you.
ANAKIN : I don't understand.
QUI-GON : With time and training, Annie...you will.
taxis pull up, and CAPTAIN PANAKA, SENATOR PALPATINE,
TWENTY OR SO TROOPS, GUARDS, and OFFICERS walk briskly
toward the ship, followed by QUEEN AMIDALA, PADME, EIRTAE,
and finally, JAR JAR. AMIDALA and her HANDMAIDENS stop
before the JEDI.
: (Cont'd) Your Highness, it is our pleasure to continue
to serve and protect you.
AMIDALA : I welcome your help. Senator Palpatine fears
the Federation means to destroy me.
QUI-GON : I promise you, I will not let that happen.
enters the ship, followed by her HANDMAIDENS. JAR JAR
hugs QUI-GON and ANAKIN.
JAR : Wesa goen home!
ALL move onto the ship. The ship takes off.
NABOO PALACE - THRONE ROOM - THEED - NIGHT
and RUNE stand before a hologram of DARTH SIDIOUS.
SIDIOUS : The Queen is on her way to you. I regret she
is of no further use to us. When she gets there, destroy
NUTE : Yes, my Lord.
DARTH SIDIOUS : Viceroy, is the planet secure?
NUTE : Yes, my Lord, we have taken over the last pockets
of primitive life forms. We are in complete control
of the planet now.
DARTH SIDIOUS : Good. I will see to it that in the Senate,
things stay as they are. I am sending Darth Maul to
join you. He will deal with the Jedi.
NUTE : Yes, my Lord.
SIDIOUS fades off.
: A Sith lord here with us?!!
SPACE - NABOO SPACECRAFT COCKPIT
stands next to the PILOT, RIC OLIE, pointing to various
buttons and gauges.
: ...and that one?
RIC OLIE : The forward stabalizer.
ANAKIN : And those control the pitch?
RIC OLIE : You catch on pretty quick.
NABOO SPACECRAFT - QUEEN'S CHAMBERS
and EIRTAE stand behind QUEEN AMIDALA as she talks with
QUI-GON and CAPTAIN PANAKA. OBI-WAN and JAR JAR watch.
PANAKA : The moment we land the Federation will arrest
you, and force you to sign the treaty.
QUI-GON : I agree...I'm not sure what you hope to accomplish
AMIDALA : I'm going to take back what's ours.
CAPT. PANAKA : There are only twelve of us, Your Highness....we
have no army.
QUI-GON : I cannot fight a war for you, Your Highness,
only protect you.
AMIDALA : Jar Jar Binks!
JAR looks around, puzzled.
JAR : Mesa, Your Highness?
AMIDALA : Yes. I need your help.
NABOO CRUISER COCKPIT - DAY
Naboo Cruiser heads toward the lush green planet. There
is only one Federation battle cruiser orbiting. OBI-WAN
and CAPTAIN PANAKA spot it on the view screen.
: The blockade's gone.
OBI-WAN : The war's over...No need for it now.
RIC OLIE : I have one battleship on my scope.
OBI-WAN : A droid control ship.
PANAKA : They've probably spotted us.
OBI-WAN ; We haven't much time.
NABOO SPACECRAFT - MAIN HOLD
QUEEN, CAPTAIN PANAKA, TROOPS, and HANDMAIDENS get ready
to disembark as the ship alnds. The elevator door slides
open, and ANAKIN emerges into the hold area. He see
PADME and run up to her.
: Hi! Where have you been?
PADME : Annie! What are you doing here?
ANAKIN : I'm with Qui-Gon...but...they're not going
to let me be a Jedi. I'm too old.
PADME : This is going to be dangerous, Annie.
ANAKIN : Is it? I can help... Where are we going?
PADME : To war, I'm afraid. The Queen has had to make
the most difficuld decision of her life. She doesn't
believe in fighting, Annie. We are a peaceful people...
ANAKIN : I want to help...I'm glad you're back.
smiles. PADME smiles back.