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 6: Assassins DISCUSSION: September 13, 2004 - September 17, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 10:29 - 14:19 Synopsis: On the ledge of a building, bounty hunter Zam Wesell meets Jango Fett. Jango is displeased with the failed assassination attempt on the landing platform. His client is getting impatient. At Padme's apartment, Obi-Wan checks up on Anakin, who is finding it difficult to keep his thoughts away from his mother. He would rather dream about Padme. Obi-Wan offers a mentor's advice to his apprentice. Back on the ledge, Zam puts Kouhuns in the assassin droid and sends it off to Padme's apartment. Obi-Wan and Anakin continue to talk about politics and senses. The assassin droid arrives at Padme's window undetected. A hole is cut in the window and the kouhuns drop onto the floor. Artoo is unable to detect the assassin tools as they make their way toward's Padme. As the kouhuns are almost on Padme's face, Obi-Wan and Anakin sense a disturbance and rush into the room. Anakin slices the kouhuns. Obi-Wan notices the droid outside the window and jumps out onto it as it takes off into the cityscape. The Naboo entourage enter the room to see how Padme is doing. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: At first I hated the back and forth between Zam and the apartment and realized after three screening that it only built up the suspense of the second assassination. I like the foreshadowing of Shmi's fate in the apartment. Anakin is worried about her, which is considered to be a minor plot point in Clones. It shows what Anakin wants, reveals more of his love for Padme and his allegiance to Palpatine. The political conversation between Obi-Wan and Anakin is essential to show the relationship between Jedi and Senate. Obi-Wan doesn't trust the Senate and easily can tell what Palpatine is up to. I didn't like Anakin's monotonic whining, "Not another lecture on the economic..." A few lines like this hurt the well done conversation. The environment, anticipation and suspense makes this chapter impressive in terms of a cross between exposition and action. It serves as the perfect scene preluding a huge action sequence.