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Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Summary

We begin, as always, a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away. Except this time, we're an even longer time ago… although the galaxy is just as far away.

We're meeting Darth Vader as a wee little lad, and Obi Wan when he was an (hunky) apprentice Jedi.

Jedi Qui-Gon Jinn and his apprentice, Obi-Wan Kenobi, are sent as ambassadors to begin negotiations to end to the Trade Federation's blockade of the planet of Naboo. We know that sounds like the beginning of Mr. Jedi Goes to Washington, but it isn't long before the action kicks into gear.

Viceroy Gunray of the Trade Federation contacts his master, Darth Sidious (who is bad: how can he be good with a name like that?) and the dark lord tells him to begin his invasion of the planet and kill the Jedi. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan fight their way through the droid battle station and make their way to Naboo. On the surface, they meet that unholy genetic combination of rabbit and amphibian: Jar Jar Binks. Jar Jar leads them to Gunga City, where the Jedi are fortunate enough to secure a transport and, less fortunately, Jar Jar as a traveling companion.

Important cultural side note: The Phantom Menace has been called out for portraying uber-offensive racial stereotypes. Jar Jar is one of 'em. We'll get into this in detail; don't you worry.

While the trio travels to the capital, the droid army occupies the city, which apparently has an open door policy for invaders. Viceroy Gunray captures the Queen and plans to have her sign a treaty to make the invasion legal—right after she's sent to Camp 4 to be "processed."

Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan rescue the queen and her court and steal a Nubian cruiser from the hangar. The ship runs the blockade, but its hyperdrive is badly damaged from the assault. Man, even though the Star Wars universe is extremely high-tech, hyperdrives always seem to be malfunctioning.

Qui-Gon orders the captain to land on a remote planet called Tatooine. He, Jar Jar, R2-D2, and the queen's handmaiden Padmé go to the spaceport to buy the parts they need but find their currency is no good. They meet a young slave boy named Anakin Skywalker and devise a plan where Anakin will compete in the Boonta Eve podrace to win a new hyperdrive from his owner, Watto. (Yup: that was a sentence with the words "Boonta Eve," "podrace," "hyperdrive," and "Watto." Welcome to Star Wars.) While spending time with the boy, Qui-Gon discovers he is immensely Force sensitive.

Anakin wins the race and—thanks to Qui-Gon enabling Watto's gambling addiction—his freedom as well. After the ship is repaired, Qui-Gon is attacked by a Sith warrior named Darth Maul, and he barely escapes with his life.

The group flies to Coruscant, capital of the Galactic Republic. Queen Amidala prepares to plead her case before the Galactic Senate, and Senator Palpatine of Naboo counsels her that Supreme Chancellor Valorum has no real power and the only way to secure help for her people is to displace him with a stronger chancellor. Gee, wonder who he has in mind?

  

During the Galactic Senate session, the Queen states her allegations against the Trade Federation, but the other delegates request that a committee be formed to investigate the allegations. Realizing that the committee will waste time while her people die, she motions for a vote of no confidence against Valorum.

Taking a break from Coruscant C-SPAN, we check in on Qui-Gon. The Jedi knight reports to the Jedi Council that he was attacked by a Sith warrior. While he has their attention, he also requests that Anakin be trained as a Jedi, believing him to be the one a prophecy foretold would bring balance to the Force. The Jedi Council tests Anakin but sense much fear in the boy. It seems test anxiety is a path to the dark side, so the council refuses to let Anakin be trained.

Senator Palpatine is announced as a candidate to replace Valorum, but Queen Amidala decides time is running out and returns to Naboo to solve the matter herself. On Naboo, Padmé reveals herself to be the true queen and brokers a peace with the Gungan leader, Boss Nass. She devises a strategy where the Gungans will distract the droid army while the Nubians capture the viceroy and destroy the droid control station. The Gungans are surprisingly amenable to being literal cannon fodder.

More surprising, Viceroy Gunray actually falls for the diversion tactic and sends his entire army to meet the Gungans. While the two armies fight, Padmé and her forces enter the city and assault the castle. There, they encounter Darth Maul, and the Jedi engage him in a lightsaber fight. Even Anakin gets in on the action when he activates the Naboo fighter he was hiding in to join the space fight for the droid control station.

Padmé manages to capture Viceroy Gunray, but the Gungans are captured by the droid army. Lucky for them, Anakin crash-lands inside the droid control station and destroys it from within, flying to safety as the station excitingly explodes around him.

Darth Maul kills Qui-Gon, but Obi-Wan manages to outsmart and kill the Sith. Of course, it's kind of difficult to learn the identity of your attacker when he's cut in two and thrown down an endless pit, but we guess the Jedi Council gave Obi-Wan a pass on account of the fact that he had a rough day.

Viceroy Gunray is sent to the Galactic Senate to answer for his crimes, and Palpatine is elected the Supreme Chancellor. Obi-Wan convinces the council to let him train Anakin as a Jedi despite the grave danger in doing so. Padmé and Boss Nass officially make peace between the Gungans and the Naboo. Happy endings all around!

  • Scene 1

    Scene 1

    • A slightly longer time ago in a galaxy still far, far away, the title crawl continues its eternal task of providing backstory.
    • This go around, the greedy Trade Federation has created a blockade surrounding the planet of Naboo to dispute trade route taxation.
    • While the Senate argues, the Supreme Chancellor has sent two Jedi Knights to negotiate a truce.
  • Scene 2

    Scene 2

    • The ambassadors receive permission to board the main battle station of the blockade. They're shown into a conference room with assurances that they'll be attended to shortly.
    • Left alone, they reveal themselves to be a young Obi-Wan Kenobi and his master, Qui-Gon Jinn.
    • Obi-Wan senses an elusive danger, but Qui-Gon reminds him to be mindful of the moment, of the living Force.
  • Scene 3

    Scene 3

    • TC-14 informs Nute Gunray that the ambassadors are Jedi Knights. Nute says he will discuss things with a Lord Sidious and sends the droid to distract them.
    • TC-14 brings them some kind of space tea, and Qui-Gon mentions that he senses an unusual amount of fear for such minor negotiations.
  • Scene 4

    Scene 4

    • Nute Gunray contacts Lord Sidious, who looks an awful lot like Emperor Palpatine from Return of the Jedi—nudge, nudge, wink, wink, say no more.
    • Sidious tells Nute to begin landing his troops and to kill the Jedi.
    • The Jedi's ship is destroyed in the docking bay. The Jedi hear the blast, but the doors to the conference room are shut while a not-so-subtle poisonous gas is pumped into the room.
  • Scene 5

    Scene 5

    • Droid troopers are ordered to destroy the Jedis' bodies, but when they open the door, Obi-Wan and Qui-Gon come out swinging.
    • They swiftly destroy the battle droids and begin making their way to the bridge.
    • Rune Haako believes they will not survive this.
  • Scene 6

    Scene 6

    • Qui-Gon tries to cut through the bridge's blast doors, but droids roll onto the scene. Realizing it's a standoff, Qui-Gon orders a strategic retreat.
  • Scene 7

    Scene 7

    • Drawing from the video game strategy guide, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan sneak through the ventilation shafts and into the hanger bay.
    • Seeing the invasion army, Qui-Gon decides they'll need to warn the Naboo and contact Chancellor Velorum. His plan is to stow aboard separate ships and meet on the planet.
  • Scene 8

    Scene 8

    • Queen Amidala of Naboo contacts Viceroy Gunray to tell him that his trade blockade is over. Nute says he is unaware of any ambassadors. Amidala warns him to beware.
    • Rune Haako wonders if she knows about the attack. Nute says they'll have to move quickly to disrupt communications before they can contact the Senate.
  • Scene 9

    Scene 9

    • On Naboo, Queen Amidala and her court are communicating with Senator Palpatine when the transmission cuts out. Sio Bibble says a communication disruption can only mean invasion… or maybe it's time they considered dropping their contract with Sprint.
  • Scene 10

    Scene 10

    • Qui-Gon runs from the advancing battle droid carriers and bumps into a Naboo native, Jar Jar Binks.
    • Jar Jar misunderstands the situation and, believing Qui-Gon saved his life, says he owes him life-debt.
    • The two run into Obi-Wan. Seeking a safe place to hide, the Jedi convince Jar Jar to take them to Gunga City… even though Jar Jar has technically been banished.
  • Scene 11

    Scene 11

    • After a swim to Gunga City, Jar Jar, Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan are immediately arrested and taken before the Gungan leader, Boss Nass.
    • Boss Nass doesn't care about the Naboo and believes the droid army will leave them alone.
    • Obi-Wan tries to convince him that the droid army will come for them. When that doesn't work, Qui-Gon uses a Jedi mind trick to get Boss Nass to give them transport.
    • Deciding they'll need a navigator, he also convinces Boss Nass to hand over Jar Jar because of the life debt.
  • Scene 12

    Scene 12

    • Obi-Wan asks Jar Jar why he was banished, and the Gungan says it's a long story but basically he's clumsy.
    • The Jedi and Jar Jar travel through the planet core: think Finding Nemo meets Dante's Inferno.
  • Scene 13

    Scene 13

    • Viceroy Gunray checks in with Papa Sidious.
    • Sidious says he has the Senate so bogged down with procedures that they'll have to accept the Trade Federation's demands.
    • He expects Nute to deal with Queen Amidala.
  • Scene 14

    Scene 14

    • The bongo's engine stalls, and Obi-Wan hotwires it back to life.
    • Two more sea monsters come at them, but Obi-Wan outmaneuvers the beasties.
    • On the planet's surface, the droid army waltzes into the Naboo capital and takes control. Seeing as the number of shots fired is zero, it seems pretty pleasant as far as invasions go.
  • Scene 15

    Scene 15

    • Viceroy Gunray tells the Queen and Governor that he'll force the Queen to sign a treaty legitimizing their occupation of the planet.
    • Rather than have her, you know, sign the treaty, he sends the Queen and her court to Camp 4 to be processed.
    • The Jedi intercept the court en route to Camp 4 and rescue them. Classic villain mistake, Nute old buddy. Real Dr. Evil of you.
    • Qui-Gon informs the Queen and Governor that the negotiations never took place and requests they make contact with the Supreme Chancellor. They head for the hangar.
  • Scene 16

    Scene 16

    • At the hangar, Queen Amidala protests that her place is with her people, but the Governor convinces her to leave and help Palpatine convince the Senate to side with them.
    • The Jedi make quick work of the battle droids and free the ship's crew. Everyone takes off in a Nubian Cruiser.
  • Scene 17

    Scene 17

    • The Nubian Cruiser attempts to run the Trade Federation blockade, but the ship's shield generator is hit.
    • The captain launches astromech droids to fixed the damaged system—one of which might look familiar.
    • All of the droids get blown save that familiar one.
    • It manages to repair the shield generator, and the ship slips through the blockade. Unfortunately, the hyperdrive was hit and is leaking hyperdrive fluid (or something). Obi-Wan uses the terminal to locate a remote planet named Tatooine where they can land and make repairs.
  • Scene 18

    Scene 18

    • Viceroy Gunray reports to Darth Sidious that the Queen disappeared before she could sign the treaty.
    • The dark lord says his apprentice, Darth Maul, will locate the Queen. Nute and Rune Haako realize the situation is officially out of their control.
  • Scene 19

    Scene 19

    • The Queen personally thanks the droid that saved the ship—one R2-D2 by name, erm, serial number.
    • Her majesty requests that her handmaiden Padmé clean it.
    • Down in the droid bay, Padmé meets Jar Jar Binks.
  • Scene 20

    Scene 20

    • Qui-Gon has the pilot land the ship near the outskirts so as not to attract attention. Obi-Wan informs him that the hyperdrive will need to be replaced.
    • Lacking a Galactic AAA, Qui-Gon heads for the spaceport with R2 and Jar Jar—what was that about not attracting attention again?
    • Panaka calls after them and says the Queen wishes Padmé to go and observe the planet. Qui-Gon reluctantly agrees.
  • Scene 21

    Scene 21

    • Qui-Gon enters a parts dealership, and the owner, Watto, brings him out back to check out his wares.
    • A boy is left to mind the store. The boy strikes up a conversation with Padmé. We learn his name is Anakin and that he and his mother are Watto's slaves.
    • Out back, Watto finds the part Qui-Gon needs, claiming he's the only one who has it. Qui-Gon tries his mind trick to get Watto to accept Republican credits in exchange, but it doesn't work. They leave empty-handed.
  • Scene 22

    Scene 22

    • Qui-Gon contacts Obi-Wan to see if they have anything to barter with. No luck.
    • Jar Jar tries to grab a snack from a local vendor, but when the shopkeeper demands he pay for the reptilian morsel, Jar Jar spits it out, right into some nasty-looking alien's face.
    • The alien, Sebulba, attacks Jar Jar, but Anakin comes in and warns him that they are big-time outlanders.
    • Sebulba says the next time he and Anakin race it'll be the end of the boy.
  • Scene 23

    Scene 23

    • Obi-Wan and Panaka are informed of an incoming message from Naboo.
    • Seeing a sandstorm coming, Anakin invites Qui-Gon and company to spend the night at his home.
    • Qui-Gon introduces himself to Anakin's mother, Shmi.
    • Anakin shows Padmé the droid he's building to help his mother. It's a protocol droid named C-3P0.
    • Once activated, C-3P0 introduces himself to R2-D2.
  • Scene 24

    Scene 24

    • The Queen receives a message from the Governor. He informs her people are dying and begs her to meet the Trade Federation's demands.
    • Obi-Wan warns her it's a trick and not to make contact.
    • On Coruscant, Darth Maul tells his master the trace came from Tatooine. Darth Sidious tells him to take the Jedi first, saying they will be no match for his apprentice.
  • Scene 25

    Scene 25

    • Shim and Anakin tell their guests about the slave transmitters and how they'll blow up if you escape.
    • Just a laid-back dinner table chitchat. Padmé is shocked there's still slavery in the galaxy.
    • Anakin reveals he knows Qui-Gon is a Jedi and asks if he has come to free the slaves.
    • Qui-Gon tells Shmi and Anakin their dilemma, and Anakin agrees to enter the upcoming podrace to win them the money they need to afford the parts.
  • Scene 26

    Scene 26

    • Qui-Gon barters with Watto to let Anakin race. After some haggling, Watto agrees to front the entry fee and Anakin if Qui-Gon provides the pod.
    • If Anakin wins, Watto keeps the wins minus the cost of the parts Qui-Gon needs. If Anakin loses, Watto keeps the Nubian ship.
  • Scene 27

    Scene 27

    • Over the communicator, Obi-Wan worries that if the plan doesn't succeed they'll be stuck there a long time. Qui-Gon says there is something special about the boy.
    • Shmi joins Qui-Gon, and the Jedi tells her the Force is unusually strong with Anakin. He asks who the father was, and Shmi confesses there was no father.
    • She can't explain it but wants Qui-Gon to help him if possible
  • Scene 28

    Scene 28

    • Some kids come around and heckle Anakin over his junker pod.
    • After they leave, Anakin uses a power charge and gets the pod working. Also, there's some Jar Jar shenanigans.
  • Scene 29

    Scene 29

    • Qui-Gon cleans a cut on Anakin's arm while Anakin decides he'll be the first one to visit all the star systems.
    • Qui-Gon has Obi-Wan analyze Anakin's blood for midi-chlorians.
    • Obi-Wan is astonished to find it has a higher midi-chlorian count than even Master Yoda's.
    • He asks Qui-Gon what that means but his master isn't sure.
  • Scene 30

    Scene 30

    • Darth Maul arrives on Tatooine. He sends out probe droids to search the spaceport.
    • Watto and Qui-Gon talk before the race, and Watto mentions he's betting heavily on Sebulba.
    • Qui-Gon wants a piece of that action and wagers his new pod against Anakin and Shmi.
    • Watto won't part with both slaves, so he rolls a chance cube to see which he'll wager. Qui-Gon uses the Force to help the cube along. It lands Anakin-side up.
  • Scene 31

    Scene 31

    • The announcers present the podracers. Sebulba sabotages Anakin's pod and then taunts him.
    • Qui-Gon reminds Anakin to concentrate on the moment and to feel rather than think—which sounds like trying to pat your head and rub your belly while driving at 900 mph, but hey, he's the Jedi Master.
  • Scene 32

    Scene 32

    • And they're off! Except for Anakin, who forgot to prime the engine or something.
    • The first lap sees the destruction of a few pods. Anakin manages to gain ground but remains far behind the leaders.
    • By the end of the second lap, Anakin has moved into second place thanks to his quick maneuvers… and Sebulba's cheating knocking out several other racers.
    • In the third lap, Anakin takes the lead but that thingamabob that Sebulba broke before the race finally falls off. Thinking quickly, Anakin extinguishes the fire and splits the remaining power between the engines.
    • He catches up with Sebulba, who tries to run him off the road. Anakin hits the thrusters and breaks away as Sebulba's pods smash into pieces. Anakin wins the race.
  • Scene 33

    Scene 33

    • Padmé and Shmi congratulate Anakin.
    • Qui-Gon tells Watto where to bring the parts. Watto tries to back out of the deal, saying it wasn't fair, but Qui-Gon threatens to take up the matter with the Hutts.
  • Scene 34

    Scene 34

    • Qui-Gon delivers the parts and returns to pick up Anakin.
    • Anakin is excited to learn of his newly won freedom and wants to learn to be a Jedi but is sad to learn his mother remains a slave. Shmi tells her son he must learn to live with change.
    • As Qui-Gon and Anakin leave, Anakin runs back to give his mother one last hug, promising to return to free her one day.
  • Scene 35

    Scene 35

    • Anakin and Qui-Gon return to the ship just as Darth Maul discovers them.
    • Qui-Gon orders the ship to take off while he engages Darth Maul in a lightsaber duel.
    • As the ship flies overhead, Qui-Gon jumps in and escapes.
    • Inside, Obi-Wan asks what it was, but Qui-Gon has no idea. He introduces Obi-Wan and Anakin for the first time.
  • Scene 36

    Scene 36

    • Viceroy Gunray is informed that his droid troops are searching for the rumored underwater villages.
    • Padmé views the Governor's message and notices Anakin shivering in the corner.
    • She gives him a blanket and he gives her a charm he carved.
    • He says it will bring her luck and hopes she'll remember him by it.
  • Scene 37

    Scene 37

    • Senator Palpatine and Chancellor Valorum meet the Queen on Coruscant. Qui-Gon informs the Chancellor that he must speak with the Jedi Council immediately and sends Anakin and Jar Jar with Padmé.
    • Senator Palpatine relates to the Queen that the Senate is full of greedy delegates, lacking interest in the common good.
    • Palpatine doesn't think the Senate will act on the invasion and the Chancellor lacks the power to force them into action.
    • The Queen asks what they can do, and Palpatine suggests that she call for a vote of no confidence in the Chancellor or submit a plea to the courts.
    • The Queen rejects both ideas, believing the Chancellor is their supporter and the courts take too long.
  • Scene 38

    Scene 38

    • Qui-Gon informs the Jedi Council that he believes the creature that attacked him on Tatooine was a Sith Lord.
    • They think the meeting is over, but Qui-Gon sticks around to tell them about Anakin and requests he be trained as a Jedi. He believes it was the will of the Force.
    • The Council agrees to test him.
  • Scene 39

    Scene 39

    • Anakin goes to tell Padmé goodbye before he heads to the Jedi Temple. The Queen tells him that Padmé has run an errand but agrees to tell her of his message when she returns.
    • At the Senate, Queen Padmé comes before the senators to state her accusations against the Trade Federation, but the Federation's senators object and request that a commission be created to examine the accusations.
    • When the Chancellor asks if the Queen will defer her motion to allow a commission, she says she won't and moves for a vote of no confidence in the Chancellor.
  • Scene 40

    Scene 40

    • Obi-Wan says Anakin will not pass the Council's test, but Qui-Gon assures him Anakin will be a Jedi. Obi-Wan asks his master not to defy the Council again, but Qui-Gon retorts that he'll do what he must.
    • The Council gives Anakin a test and he passes with 100%, but they see through him, recognizing his fear of losing his mother.
    • And fear, as we know, leads to the Dark Side.
  • Scene 41

    Scene 41

    • Jar Jar and the Queen are discussing the fate of their people when Panaka enters to tell the Queen that Palpatine has been nominated to succeed Valorum.
    • Palpatine is confident he'll be voted Chancellor, but the Queen fears that by the time he has the power there will be no one left to help. She decides to return to Naboo.
    • Elsewhere, the Council tells Qui-Gon that Anakin is not to be trained, as he is too old. (You'd think they would have just asked him his age during the application process, but no.)
    • Qui-Gon says he will take Anakin as his Padawan and that Obi-Wan is ready to face the trials to become a Jedi Knight.
    • Yoda puts a pin in the issue, and Mace Windu orders Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan to go with the Queen to Naboo and discover the identity of the Sith attacker.
  • Scene 42

    Scene 42

    • While they prepare to leave, Obi-Wan objects that the boy is dangerous, but Qui-Gon tells him to let the Council worry about Anakin's future.
    • Qui-Gon tells Anakin that he can't train him, so he is to watch him and learn. He also tells him about midi-chlorians, but we'll get more into that in our "Symbols, Imagery, Allusions" section.
  • Scene 43

    Scene 43

    • Back on Naboo, Viceroy Gunray informs Senator Palpatine—oops sorry, Darth Sidious—that the planet has been secured.
    • Sidious agrees to keep the Senate in gridlock and to send Darth Maul to join them.
    • On the Nubian cruiser, Panaka objects that they can't fight the Trade Federation without an army, and Qui-Gon reminds the Queen he can only protect her. The Queen asks Jar Jar for help.
  • Scene 44

    Scene 44

    • The Nubian cruiser lands on the planet, scanning one droid control ship in orbit.
    • On the surface, Obi-Wan apologizes for disagreeing with Qui-Gon over Anakin. Jar Jar returns to report that the Gungan city is deserted and thinks they went to their sacred place.
    • At the Gungan sacred place, the Queen tries to broker a peace with Boss Nass, but Padmé comes forth to reveal herself as the true queen and begs for help.
    • Seeing that the Queen doesn't think herself better than him, Boss Nass agrees to help.
    • In the capital, Viceroy Gunray updates Lord Sidious. Sidious tells Darth Maul to be mindful and let them make the first move.
  • Scene 45

    Scene 45

    • Panaka returns from a scouting expedition.
    • He finds a few hundred guards and police but most of the Nubians are in camps. Padmé reveals the battle is a diversion.
    • The Gungans will draw out the droids, and they'll sneak into the city to capture Gunray while their fighters will take out the droid battle station. Go team.
    • Viceroy Gunray tells Darth Sidious he plans to meet the army of "primitives." Darth Sidious orders them wiped out.
  • Scene 46

    Scene 46

    • The Gungans and droid army meet on the field of battle.
    • In the city, Panaka begins his diversion while Padmé and the Jedi enter the hangar and wipe out the droids there. The pilots take off in their fighters and begin engaging the battle station.
    • Qui-Gon has Anakin find a safe place—how about that starfighter, the one with the open cockpit and the keys in the ignition and the child-size helmet behind the seat? Yeah, that should be safe.
  • Scene 47

    Scene 47

    • The droids' long-range weapons can't penetrate the Gungan shields, so they deploy ground troops.
    • They enter the Gungan shields and engage. Still more Jar Jar shenanigans.
    • In the hangar, Padmé and the others head for the throne room, but Darth Maul intercepts them. Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan prepare to battle the Sith.
    • Seeing Padmé and the others pinned down by droidekas, Anakin powers up the starfighter and shoots the droids. But the autopilot engages and brings R2 and Anakin up to the dogfight.
  • Scene 48

    Scene 48

    • En route to the throne room, Padmé and her troops are pinned down by battle droids while the Gungans continue to fight the droid army.
    • Anakin enters the droid control station fight. Once R2 gets him off autopilot, he tries spinning (apparently it's a good trick).
    • Back at the palace, Panaka shoots out a window. He, Padmé, and some guards use ascension guns and batman their way to the top floor.
  • Scene 49

    Scene 49

    • Let's check back in with the Jedi. Darth Maul manages to go toe-to-toe with both of them before knocking Obi-Wan down to a lower platform.
    • Maul continues fighting Qui-Gon. They fight into a corridor of force field doors—seriously, how are these not a huge code violation?—and are separated when the force fields shut. Obi-Wan catches up and reaches the end of the corridor.
  • Scene 50

    Scene 50

    • The droids destroy the Gungans' shield generator. Jar Jar accidently opens a wagon of the Gungan water bombs. After bumbling his way through the battlefield, he destroys a droid tank.
    • At the throne room, Padmé and her soldiers are captured by droidekas.
    • At the space dogfight, Anakin is hit and crash lands inside the droid battle station. He tries to start the engines, but the ship is overheated.
    • Back at the Jedi, the corridor of force fields opens. Qui-Gon engages Darth Maul.
    • Obi-Wan rushes through but is cut off when the last force fields close again. Qui-Gon continues to fight, but Darth Maul gains the advantage and slays the Jedi.
    • Qui-Gon is dead, and Obi-Wan is mad.
  • Scene 51

    Scene 51

    • The droid army captures and rounds up the Gungans.
    • Padmé is brought before Viceroy Gunray to sign the treaty, but Sabe shows up, fooling him into thinking Padmé is the decoy.
    • He orders his droid guards to secure the queen.
    • Padmé draws blasters from the throne's armrest—right next to the beer cozies and TV remotes. She and Panaka make quick work of the remaining droid guards and capture Gunray instead.
    • Obi-Wan and Darth Maul engage in a well-choreographed lightsaber fight. It's almost like they practiced or something.
    • Dark Maul Force pushes Obi-Wan down a shaft; Obi-Wan manages to grab a node sticking out of the wall.
  • Scene 52

    Scene 52

    • The power to Anakin's starfighter comes online. He fires torpedoes and hits the battle station's main reactor. Anakin makes a hasty retreat as the ship blows up around him.
    • On the battlefield, all of the droids shut down. The Gungans win the day. Kinda.
    • Inside the room the Jedi are in, Obi-Wan is still hanging. Using the Force, he manages to flip over Darth Maul while summoning Qui-Gon's lightsaber to him. He cuts Darth Maul in half and the Sith tumbles in two down the shaft.
    • Obi-Wan comforts his dying master.
    • Qui-Gon's dying wish is that Obi-Wan train Anakin. Obi-Wan agrees.
  • Scene 53

    Scene 53

    • Viceroy Gunray is sent to the Senate to explain his actions.
    • The newly minted Chancellor Palpatine arrives and thanks Obi-Wan and Anakin for their service, noting he'll watch Anakin's career with great interest.
    • Palpatine promises Padmé they'll bring peace and prosperity to the Republic together.
  • Scene 54

    Scene 54

    • Yoda makes Obi-Wan a full-fledged Jedi Knight—guess killing the first Sith in a thousand years makes the trials unnecessary.
    • Yoda doesn't agree that Obi-Wan should take the boy as his Padawan learner. Even if he is the chosen one, Yoda sees danger in his training.
    • Obi-Wan remains defiant, saying he gave Qui-Gon his word. Yoda agrees to let Obi-Wan train him.
  • Scene 55

    Scene 55

    • At Qui-Gon's wake, Anakin wonders what will happen to him. Obi-Wan promises to train him to become a Jedi.
    • Mace Windu tells Yoda there is no doubt the warrior was a Sith. Yoda notes there are always two, an apprentice and master.
    • Windu wonders which one was destroyed.
  • Scene 56

    Scene 56

    • There's a parade to celebrate the end of the occupation.
    • Boss Nass presents himself before the Queen with Jar Jar and Captain Tarpals.
    • He's given something that looks like something Padmé picked up from Spencer's Gifts. The Plasma Globe of Peace, we guess.
    • Everyone cheers. The end… unless you count the six minutes of credits.