- The gang falls into the trash compactor and can't escape because the door is magnetically sealed.
- Luke is pulled under by a wormlike creature—who threw that thing away in the trash?
- The creature lets go of Luke, but they soon realize why when the compactor's walls start closing in.
- Unable to stop the walls, Luke calls C-3PO to have R2 shut down all the trash compactors on the detention level.
- Stormtroopers enter the room where C-3PO and R2-D2 are hiding, and C-3PO convinces them that they are imperial droids.
- The droids find another terminal and manage to save Luke and company at the perfectly timed last second.