Star Wars: Episode II - Page Three





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INT JEDI TEMPLE - OBI WAN'S QUARTERS - MORNING

Obi Wan meditates in the early morning. A shaft of sunlight streams through a small window.

Anakin enters. He plops down on the bed.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Where did you go?

ANAKIN

Out.

OBI WAN KENOBI

What happened?

ANAKIN

Nothing happened. That's the problem. I tell her I love her, and she runs off. Now she's gone.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Your countenance has changed. You look darker.

ANAKIN

So when are we leaving?

OBI WAN KENOBI

We're not.

ANAKIN

I saw a whole army of Jedi Knights loading up into battleships. We're going.

Anakin sits up straighter, ready to rise.

OBI WAN KENOBI

No. We are not.

Anakin stands up, towering over the sitting Obi Wan.

ANAKIN

They need us!

Obi Wan rises to his full height, but still is shorter than Anakin.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Anakin, I said we are staying here. I am your master and you will obey.

Rage builds inside Anakin.

ANAKIN

You are not my master. Qui Gon freed me. I'm not a slave anymore.

OBI WAN KENOBI

No, you are not a slave. You are my padawan.

ANAKIN

Then teach me something! By the stars, Obi Wan, the last thing you taught me was three years ago. I've had to teach myself how to use the force.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Yoda can teach you better than I.

ANAKIN

So now you're trying to push me off to someone else? Forget it! I'll go take the Jedi trials on my own.

Anakin storms out.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Anakin!

The room brightens slightly.

QUI GON JINN (O.S.)

He is master of his own destiny, Obi Wan.

Obi Wan whirls around, to see his old master, QUI GON JINN, glowing before him.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Master Qui Gon.

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INT JEDI TEMPLE - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - NOON

Anakin throws open the doors and strides into the chamber. He stands defiantly in the center of the council.

The council ceases their discussion and turns attention to Anakin.

YODA

Anakin Skywalker, why have you disturbed us?

ANAKIN

I am ready to take the Jedi Trials.

KI-ADI MUNDI

Ready? What do you know of being ready?

ANAKIN

Give me the trials.

Anakin ignites his lightsaber and holds it menacingly in front of him.

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EXT CONCORD DAWN - FOREST - DAY

A unit of Jedi Knights, led by Mace Windu, fans out, searching for the entrance to a hidden base. Adi Gallia brings up the rear.

All forest sounds suddenly cease. Mace gestures everybody to the ground.

Blaster fire rips apart the trees right at head level.

MACE WINDU

Get ready!

Dozens of MANDALORIAN SUPERCOMMANDOS rush at the Jedi. Lightsabers ignite. Blasters fire. Chaos and carnage ensue as the Mandalorians attempt to overwhelm the Jedi by sheer force of numbers.

Mace Windu and Adi Gallia fight back to back. They cut down many Mandalorians. But more keep coming. There is no end to this enemy.

ADI GALLIA

We can't hold them back much longer!

MACE WINDU

We must.

A jedi screams as he is shot from behind. Two more jedi fall.

ADI GALLIA

There's too many of them!

MACE WINDU

Fall back! Fall back!

The jedi attempt to regroup, but the Mandalorians ruthlessly cut through them. One jedi attempts to surrender, she is quickly cut down.

ADI GALLIA

Jessa!

Adi Gallia tries to rush to her fallen student. Mace Windu stops her.

MACE WINDU

She's one with the force now. You can't bring her back.

A huge Mandalorian Walker crashes through the trees. It fires strafing bolts at the fleeing Jedi. Some Mandalorians get caught in the hail of blasts. They fall silently.

Mace Windu and Adi Gallia race back toward their starship. Sentries around the ship see them coming and prepare the ship for take off.

INT JEDI WARSHIP - CONTINUING

The ship takes off. Mace Windu looks around. Only three Jedi Knights left, in addition to he and Adi Gallia. The sentries were Padawan learners. Only four of them left.

MACE WINDU

There were too many of them.

ADI GALLIA

The council must hear of this.

MACE WINDU

Open a channel to Coruscant.

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INT JEDI TEMPLE - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - DAY

A hologram of Mace Windu stands in the center floor.

MACE WINDU

We were overwhelmed by the Mandalorians. We alone remain to warn the galaxy. They are clones. They cannot be controlled with the force.

YODA

Return to Coruscant, Master Windu.

KI-ADI MUNDI

We will formulate our attack when you arrive.

Anakin watches the hologram in utter disbelief.

ANAKIN

They're dead? All of them.

KI-ADI MUNDI

The Jedi are not invincible, young Anakin.

OPPO RANCISIS, a hairy Jedi Master, speaks for the first time.

OPPO RANCISIS

We must destroy the cloning facilities. Only then will their numbers be limited.

KI-ADI MUNDI

Only Obi Wan knows exactly where that facility is. And that is only one of perhaps hundreds of facilities.

YODA

Anakin Skywalker, declare yourself ready for the Jedi Trials?

Anakin straightens to his full height.

ANAKIN

I am ready.

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INT JEDI TEMPLE - TRAINING ARENA - AFTERNOON

YARAEL POOF, a long-necked Quermian Jedi Master, watches Anakin closely. Anakin lies stretched out on a rack, sweating profusely. He writhes in terror, staring at something only he can see.

Yarael Poof frowns in concentration. Anakin arches his back, trying to overcome his deepest fears.

Obi Wan kneels, as he watches from a distance away. Yoda stands next to him.

OBI WAN KENOBI

He's killing him.

YODA

Always different the trials are. The boy must face his fears.

Anakin shakes his head, trying to get rid of the horrible visions.

ANAKIN

Mom... no. Leave her alone! Amidala. Amidala! Leave her alone!

Suddenly Anakin is still. He looks at the straps binding his wrists. The straps fall open. He looks calmly at Yarael Poof.

ANAKIN

You will be the first.

Anakin gets up and walks away. Obi Wan rushes to his side.

OBI WAN KENOBI

What did you see?

ANAKIN

I'm going to find Amidala.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Anakin, what did you see?

Obi Wan grabs Anakin's elbow. Anakin shakes off his hand and turns unblinkingly to look at Obi Wan.

ANAKIN

I saw you.

Anakin walks away.

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EXT NABOO - OUTSIDE THEED - NIGHT

Darth Rezin watches a Jedi ship fly to the capital city.

EXT NABOO - THEED - NIGHT

Anakin looks cautiously across the open courtyard. Nothing stirs. He starts across the open space. Halfway through, he stops and points his finger to a raised corridor.

In the open corridor, BOBA FETT ducks behind a column.

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INT NABOO - PALACE - THRONE ROOM - NIGHT

Queen Amidala sits in conference with her advisers and Gungan representatives. SIO BIBBLE, the governor, and CAPTAIN PANAKA sit among the group. JAR JAR BINKS represents the Gungans.

CAPTAIN PANAKA

Long range sensors show advance ships heading toward Naboo, your majesty. I suggest we evacuate immmediately.

JAR JAR BINKS

Meesa no tinken da Gungans ganna leave. Wesa fightin 'gin.

AMIDALA

Jar Jar Binks. Go to the Gungans and tell them of this new threat.

SIO BIBBLE

I do not think we can win.

CAPTAIN PANAKA

If the Gungans fight, they will die.

Alarms go off. Captain Panaka turns and draws his blaster.

The doors burst open. Anakin rushes through. Captain Panaka shoots at Anakin.

AMIDALA

No!

Anakin draws his lightsaber and deflects the blow.

ANAKIN

Amidala, you've got to come with me.

AMIDALA

Captain Panaka, what are those alarms?

CAPTAIN PANAKA

Proximity alarms. Something or someone is inside the palace.

INT NABOO - PALACE - QUEEN'S CHAMBERS - NIGHT

The handmaidens talk in the other room. Amidala sits in a chair, waiting for the "all clear" signal. Anakin looks out the window to the open balcony.

AMIDALA

Why did you come here?

ANAKIN

I saw that you were in danger.

AMIDALA

How? You were on Coruscant.

ANAKIN

Through the force. I can see things... the future.

Amidala debates her next question. She really doesn't want to know, but curiosity drives her to ask.

AMIDALA

What happened to me?

ANAKIN

I saw a man, dressd all in black. He was following you. I tried to call out to you, but ... but you were taken away from me.

Amidala goes to Anakin and touches his arm.

AMIDALA

Anakin, I can't see the future, and I'll never be a Jedi like you, but I will always care for you.

Anakin stares out at the twinkling stars.

ANAKIN

Then why don't you do something about it?

Amidala smiles sadly.

AMIDALA

I am a queen, Anakin. My first duty is to my people.

ANAKIN

What about your duty to you?

AMIDALA

I don't have a good answer for that.

A KNOCK at the door. Jar Jar Binks sticks his head in.

JAR JAR BINKS

Issa okieday. Dere-sa no one here.

Jar Jar notices the two of them talking. He comes all the way into the room.

JAR JAR BINKS

Yousa Annie, right?

Anakin nods.

JAR JAR BINKS

Mesa wundrin', whysa you bein' a bombad jedi? Yousa bombad racer.

ANAKIN

So I can free the slaves.

JAR JAR BINKS

Oh. Dissa good reasonin'. Mesa ganna go chat widda' bosses.

Jar Jar Binks exits. Amidala has to smile as Jar Jar gets his ears caught in the closing door.

JAR JAR BINKS

Oopsa.

AMIDALA

Where were we?

ANAKIN

You didn't have an answer for why you don't do what you want.

Amidala takes off her headdress. She walks to the doorway and hands it to Rabe. Amidala lets her hair fall down across her shoulders.

AMIDALA

No, I don't. Anakin... I don't even know how to say this. This is my destiny. I can't change that.

ANAKIN

How do you know? How do you know it's your destiny? You could lead thousands into battle, I've seen it, but instead you hide on this isolated planet.

AMIDALA

I'm not hiding. I'm leading my people.

ANAKIN

You're one of the leaders rebelling against the Supreme Chancellor. You have a grand destiny... much more than you have here.

Amidala smiles wearily.

AMIDALA

What you say sounds so good, Anakin. I wish I could believe it.

ANAKIN

Come with me. We can go somewhere where... where he won't find you.

AMIDALA

I need to go to sleep. We'll talk in the morning.

Anakin nods slowly. He goes to the door.

ANAKIN

I'll be just down the hall.

AMIDALA

Thanks. And Anakin...

Anakin stops halfway out the door.

AMIDALA

I'm glad you came back.

Anakin gives a small smile and closes the door.

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EXT CONCORD DAWN - NIGHT

The Republic fleet masses outside of the Concord Dawn system. They are outnumbered three to one by the Mandalorian fleet.

INT STAR DESTROYER - CONTINUING

ADMIRAL TUNNI, a sharp-faced humanoid, communicates with Chancellor Palpatine.

ADMIRAL TUNNI

Supreme Chancellor, we are in position to attack.

PALPATINE

Wait until I give the order. There are traitors among the Senate, and I fear they may betray us.

ADMIRAL TUNNI

Do you know who they are?

PALPATINE

I have my suspicions. Their voices must be silenced before we attack.

ADMIRAL TUNNI

Understood, Sir.

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EXT MANDALORIAN WARSHIP - NIGHT

Darth Sidious communicates with Mandalore.

DARTH SIDIOUS

Have the Jedi arrived?

MANDALORE

Many of the Jedi were slaughtered by the clones.

DARTH SIDIOUS

This is an unfortunate turn of events. With the Jedi reduced, there will be none to stop us.

MANDALORE

We must stop the clones, Lord Sidious.

DARTH SIDIOUS

You take care of the Jedi. I will take care of the clones. What news of the Senator from Concord Dawn?

MANDALORE

His transport was destroyed by terrorists. No survivors.

DARTH SIDIOUS

Excellent. And Malastare?

MANDALORE

He has been silenced.

DARTH SIDIOUS

Very good, Lord Mandalore.

MANDALORE

I do what I do for the glory of the Mandalorian Republic. The bloodline must be kept pure.

DARTH SIDIOUS

Bring me word when the Jedi arrive.

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INT JEDI TEMPLE - OBI WAN'S QUARTERS - MORNING

A KNOCK at Obi Wan's door. He rises from his meditation. The COURIER enters.

COURIER

The Jedi Council requests your presence.

Obi Wan grabs his out cloak and follows the courier.

INT JEDI TEMPLE - COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CONTINUING

Mace Windu is bruised and scarred, nevertheless, he sits in his seat at the head of the Council.

Obi Wan bows respectfully.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Masters, why have you summoned me here?

MACE WINDU

Do you know where the cloning facility is on Concord Dawn?

OBI WAN KENOBI

I only saw one.

MACE WINDU

Do you know where it is?

OBI WAN KENOBI

Yes.

MACE WINDU

Will you lead us to it?

OBI WAN KENOBI

I can tell you where it is.

MACE WINDU

That's not what I asked.

Obi Wan recognizes the determination in Mace Windu's face.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Yes, I can lead you to it.

Yoda and Mace Windu look at each other and nod.

YODA

Upon you, Obi Wan Kenobi, we confer the rank of General.

MACE WINDU

Is there anyone in the Senate that you trust?

OBI WAN KENOBI

Bail Organa, of Alderaan. But he is opposed to this war.

YODA

Go to him.

Obi Wan immediately turns and heads out the door.

MACE WINDU

May the force be with you.

OBI WAN KENOBI

Thanks.

Obi Wan exits.

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EXT NABOO - NIGHT

The Mandalorian advance fleet approaches Naboo. A small patrol of Naboo fighters attempts to identify the attackers. They are shot down immediately.

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