Until the release of ROTS on 5/19/05, I would like to discuss AOTC chapter by chapter on the DVD. There are 47 chapters to discuss over the next 8 months, excluding Chapter 1: Opening Logos, Chapter 2: Attack of the Clones and Chapter 50: End Credits. Each discussion will last 5 days. At the end of 5 days, the following chapter will be posted. Chapter 13: "Encouraged to Love" DISCUSSION: October 18, 2004 - October 22, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 34:49 - 36:03 Synopsis: The refugee transport flies through space. In the cargo hold, Artoo is getting food for Anakin and Padme. A droid tells Artoo no droids are allowed in the line. Artoo brings the food over to Anakin and Padme. Padme thanks the droid. She says that it must be difficult to be a Jedi to such a strict code. Anakin adds in about being with the people that he loves. Padme asks if he's allowed to love. She believe that it was forbidden. Anakin starts to explain the code to Padme and tells her the compassion is essential to a Jedi's life. In his view, Jedi are encouraged to love. They continue to talk about how each one of them has changed in the past ten years. Anakin says that Padme has barely changed and she's exactly like she is in Anakin's dreams. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: This chapter starts the Anakin and Padme section of the middle chapter. It's a short scene that moves their relationship from professional to personal. The first time they meet, it's professional. In the apartment, Anakin looks up to Padme for advice, now they're into personal matters. I like when Artoo gets the food, because it's a cross between the cantina scene when Wuher the bartender discriminates against the droids and also the scene in the droid chamber in Jabba's Palace. The droid reminds me of EV-9D9 a bit. Being a pushy droid that doesn't like Artoo. This is the first of many ships that Padme's on. They can't stick to one ship like in the OT, but being on the refugee ship is the perfect disguise. The backstory about Jedi and love is necessary and to see how Anakin twists the code to his liking shows that he thinks he always gets his way. I like at the end how they're talking about change. Padme said that Anakin has changed so much. It's like yeah it's a different actor. Anakin says Padme's changed so little. Because she only aged three years instead of ten. I do miss the nightmare sequence in this chapter. A recurring theme about the fate of Shmi. It does it's job. We stay away from Anakin and Padme for two chapters and it's enough to see some space, get to the point and have some comedy at the same time.