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 27: Back to Tatooine DISCUSSION: December 27, 2004 - December 31, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 63:39 - 66:20 Synopsis: The Nubian Yacht flies toward Tatooine. Back in Mos Espa, Anakin and Padme being pulled around by a rickshaw droid pay a visit to Watto. Watto has aged since the last time we have seen him. He is outside his shop trying to fix something. Anakin helps him, then Watto becomes uneasy since this is a Jedi he is dealing with. Anakin says he is looking for Shmi. Watto has no idea who he is, but finally sees Anakin in him. Watto asks Anakin if he can help him with deadbeats who owe him a lot of money. Anakin, trying to get Watto focused, reminds him about his mother. The Toydarian says that he sold her to a moisture farmer named Lars a while back. Lars freed her and married her. Anakin says he want to know where he can find her. Watto agrees and they go inside the shop to look at the records. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: We just left this place on TPM and we're back in AOTC. Luckily we get to see the old spaceport of Mos Espa and the lovable swindler, Watto. It's important to bring full circle to Watto, but it serves minimal purpose. I like this chapter. We get a nice transition from rain to desert. Mos Espa really hasn't changed in ten years, just Watto. Older Watto seems more real the Watto from Phantom Menace. He's less blue, he's scraggly and got a nice looking hat. I love the "You sure sprouted, Wehoo" line and also the one about "You wanna help me find some deadbeats who owe me a lot of money." I always wondered how the rickshaw droid played into it. When I read spoilers a few years back, I had no idea how this would play in. We don't need to know how Anakin and Padme got their hands on one, since it only has a few seconds screentime. It's also good to hear some more backstory and hear some familar names like Mos Eisley and Lars again. It does its job to tie up some loose threads in Phantom Menace. We no longer have to return to Mos Espa now that we'll be having the Lars Homestead for currently two films. Good chapter.