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 9: New Assignments DISCUSSION: September 28, 2004 - October 2, 2004 DVD TIME INDEX: 24:48 - 29:44 Synopsis: Back at the Jedi Temple, Obi-Wan and Anakin are before the council. Obi-Wan is sent to track down the bounty hunter, while Anakin is assigned to protecting Senator Amidala, travelling as refugees to her home planet of Naboo. Anakin suggest Padme may show a different opinion on the idea. Mace suggests that Anakin talk to Palpatine and have him persuade Padme to go home. In the Chancellor's Office, Anakin speaks alone to Palpatine. Palpatine congratulates Anakin on obtaining his first assignment. They discuss wisdom and guidance and Palpatine continues to push that he forsees Anakin as the most powerful Jedi, even more powerful than Yoda. Obi-Wan, Yoda and Mace are walking down a corridor in an atrium. Obi-Wan is worried about Anakin, that he is arrogant. Mace reassures that if the prophecy is true then Anakin will bring balance. At Padme's Apartment, new glass is being put in the bedroom window. Padme gives Jar Jar temporary duties as representative of Naboo in the Senate due to her absence. She rushes to Anakin and expresses her opinion. They talk about duty and growing up. Anakin speaks of slowly he is resenting Obi-Wan. He is headstrong. Padme tries to reassure him. They sit on the bed and Anakin stares into Padme's eyes. Padme tells Anakin that she feels uncomfortable and he apologizes. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: There are many different scenes in this chapter. The council scene was impressive. It reminds me so much of TPM. Even though they used something similar. A necessary scene to re-establish the council and the relationship of the Jedi. Palpatine's Office is the best part of the chapter. The foreshadowing is chilling. Palpatine is giving everything Anakin wants to hear. It's pushing for everything that Vader stands for and Anakin does not. I love the red like I said in Chapter 4. I can just visualize Palpatine, humped over as the Emperor and Anakin as Vader. As far as the atrium scene, I would rather have it on the landing platform. See Deleted Scene 3. I like Yoda's line about the arrogance in the older and wiser Jedi. The conversation between Anakin and Padme in the apartment is decent. I think that the dialogue GL had originally before it was cut, talking about strong-minded people could have helped this scene. I even like Jar Jar's "Muy Muy Humility" speech. Bizzare, but it's not that bad. Moving chapter, gives almost enough time to get the point across. There's so many minute details that give this chapter so much life. This is the point in the movie, where you have an important plot point.