Anakin Skywalker: What happened? Owen Lars: I finished early and I thought Shmi could use some help, so I went to find her, but there was evidence of a struggle, and bantha tracks in single file. Sand People. Owen Lars: I found Father and we went after her, but the Sand People attacked us. I had a blaster and we managed to get away, but they shot at our speeder and we managed to make it here ... Anakin Skywalker: Which way were the Sand People going? Owen Lars: East. Anakin Skywalker: Owen, can you walk? SFX: [NOD] Anakin Skywalker: Obi-Wan, see to them? I’m going to find my mom. SFX: [STAND] Obi-Wan Kenobi: Anakin. It’ll be dark soon. Obi-Wan Kenobi: Wait for sunrise, at least.
Padmé Amidala: Yes. All of the Naboo are clones. Yes, we know it’s illegal. And, yes, I had no choice in the matter. But that doesn’t dismiss the fact that we are still people who deserve the right to live. Obi-Wan Kenobi: I was questioning why Senator Naberrie didn’t try harder to gain the Senate’s intervention. Obi-Wan Kenobi: The Republic will do nothing to help you. Padmé Amidala: Could the Jedi help? Obi-Wan Kenobi: We’re peacekeepers, not warriors, regardless of what the tales allege.
Sola Naberrie: What was that? Padmé Amidala: Thank you, Senator. I’m sorry more couldn’t have been accomplished. Sola Naberrie: I’m sorry, too, Your Majesty. I know heartfelt platitudes won’t mean much, but good luck. Obi-Wan Kenobi: That was … a person who looked like you. An older version of you. Padmé Amidala: Yes. SFX: [PUSH] Obi-Wan Kenobi: And the Queen’s handmaidens — you keep your faces covered, but I swore I couldn’t tell any of you apart. I didn’t want to come off as an offworlder, so I kept that thought to myself.
Sola Naberrie: Have the Jedi ambassadors arrived? Padmé Amidala: They have, Senator Naberrie, but the negotiations failed through no fault of the ambassadors. Naboo is under attack. The Separatist forces have not only blockaded the planet, but our capital city is in ruins. I ask for reinforcements to fight this battle. Sola Naberrie: My apologizes, Your Majesty, but the Senate is aware of Count Dooku’s actions. He hasn’t just attacked Naboo, but six other star systems on the Outer Rim. These systems are not members of the Republic, but they, too, have requested intervention. And the Senate itself is bogged down in bureaucracy. The Republic has no standing army to fight a war. Padmé Amidala: So we’re on our own? Sola Naberrie: I’m very sorry, Your Majesty. The Republic is simply unprepared.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: He’s been baking in the sun. Padmé Amidala: Ah. What makes you think it’s a ‘he’? Obi-Wan Kenobi: Very well. She, then. Anakin Skywalker: We can send a signal to Coruscant if you want. Padmé Amidala: Is that so? Yes, please. I’ll program in the contact codes.
Anakin Skywalker: Yeah. Totally fried. The storm strikes again.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: So there’s really no way to repair it? Either of them?
Anakin Skywalker: Better to sell the hull for scraps and buy new. Have any money?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: I can get some transferred.
Anakin Skywalker: Republic credits? No one will take that out here.
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Great. You don’t happen to have a ship, do you?
Anakin Skywalker: Are you kidding? If I had a ship, what would I be hanging around here for?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: So why do you stay?
Anakin Skywalker: How can I abandon my mom?
Obi-Wan Kenobi: Do you have any kind of transmitter? One powerful enough to broadcast to Coruscant?
Anakin Skywalker: No, but that X-4 unit should suffice — I mean, if I boost the signal and unscramble the security codes. Whose is it?