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 eight 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 19: Stolen Kiss DISCUSSION: November 17, 2004 - November 21, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 44:01 - 45:47 Synopsis: By a gondola, Anakin and Padme come to the Varykino, the Naberrie Lake Retreat in the Lake Country. They dock at the retreat. Anakin helps Padme out of the gondola. They walk to edge of the retreat deck. Padme tells Anakin that she used to come here for school retreat and how she loves the water. She says they used to lie on the sand and let the sun dry them and guess the names of the birds singing. Anakin tells her that he doesn't like sand. He says that Naboo is soft and smooth and starts to slowly put the moves on Padme. He starts to feel her back. They look into each other's eyes and share their first kiss. Padme breaks off and says she shouldn't have done that. Anakin apologizes and begins to have mixed emotions. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: The first actual chapter of the love story. The Lake Retreat is absolutely stunning. Lake Como seriously is one on-location environment I'm glad that they chose for this film. It is perfect for what's actually going on. This is probably the most amount of skin, we've seen from Padme up to this point. Usually, she's decked out in these ceremonial robes where we can only see her face. She knew exactly what she was doing. Changing into a sexed up costume is going to make Anakin just want to fall into your arms. And for her to say she shouldn't have kissed him was contridictary. She could have stayed in her golden robes from the palace or her blue outfit from her parent's house, but that was her choice. Now the backstory of school and previous visits was unnecessary, but helped relieve the tension for such a scene to begin the romance. I'm just glad they changed the lines around, because originally when she started talking about her Level Three class and her glass story, that would be torture beyond recovery. The whole sand conversation is okay. Anakin hates sand and he lived on Tatooine for six years, well not by his own will. The back and forth between Kamino and Naboo actually works, but it's going to go so quickly that it is difficult keeping up at times. Nice chapter. Not very moving, but still romantic enough for Star Wars.