Killing is not only wrong, it is APPAULING! Getting revenge on the people who killed a loved wrong is just as appauling. What Anakin did was wrong, period! There is no way around it, and it is quite useless to argue against this. Yes, it was understandable that he lost control, and yes, I did feel sorry for him, when he lost his mother. Anakin is like a lost soul, and is a conflicted individual. However, it still does not justify him killing all of those people. Two wrongs never make a right, and this scenerio just proved that Anakin was no better than the people who brutally killed Shmi. This scene is the beginning of Anakin's descent into evil. From watching episode one, you know that Anakin was worried about his mother, and had fear. From that, you knew that something bad was going to happen to Shmi, and Anakin was going to do something horrific as a result. Well, it happened in AOTC. Lucas said that Anakin's mother and girlfriend play a huge part in his downfall. He can't let them go. Those obsessive feelings is what makes one greedy, and greed is of the darkside. From this, you can definately conclude that something bad is going to happen with Padme, and it will be the thing that will completely drive Anakin over the edge, and into the hands of Palpatine. I don't know if Padme will die, but I definately think that something bad will happen to Padme, and it will cause Anakin to fully go astray. In AOTC, there is some humanity left, even though the darkside is growing in him. In episode three, he will completely lose his humanity, and become "fully" evil. Why do you think that Obi Wan kept saying that darth vader betrayed and murdered Luke's father, from a certain point of view? Why do you think that Obi Wan kept saying that Anakin was "dead?" If you look at it, he really was dead in the OT. It just makes it so amazing, that Luke is able to save his father from darkness.