Seeing that this is not really a topic for TPM or for AOTC, this seemed to be a proper place to discuss this. In AOTC, Dooku said to Obi-Wan that Qui-Gon knew of the corruption in the Senate when he was telling him that a Dark Lord of the Sith was controlling the Senate. Was Dooku possibly implying that he and Qui-Gon may have known(before Dooku became a Sith) before the Jedi Council that the Sith had returned/reemerged/still existed and had already began impacting the Senate? I ask this because it takes me back to Qui-Gon seeming so for certain that his attacker, Darth Maul on Tatooine was a Sith Lord. Qui-Gon seemed to have no doubt of this, and said confidently, "My only conclusion is that it was a Sith Lord" Now many could argue and have done so that this was the only conclusion he could have made. But remember that the Jedi per Ki-Adi Mundi and Mace quickly refuted such a notion, and proclaimed their extinction, and that they could not have returned withour the Jedi's knowledge. Yoda simply offered that maybe not in that as he said, "Hard to see the dark side is" But this does not explain why Qui-Gon seemed so sure that his attacker was a Sith Lord. Is it possible that he and Dooku somehow had come to learn that the Sith still existed and/or reemerged and had found their way into influencing the Senate? And so would this possibly be what Dooku was trying to say to Obi-Wan that he and Qui-Gon knew this even when the Jedi Council could not see it, and they knew where the corruption in the Senate originated, and that being the Sith? But if this was the case, why would they not share this knowledge or their suspicions with the Council? But who knows, maybe they did and it was rejected. Then look what transpires in that Qui-Gon is killed by the Sith and Dooku becomes one. By the way, we know Palpatine was the Senator for Naboo obviously before the time of TPM and certainly had begun controlling the Senate. And we heard Sidious say in TPM, "I have the Senate bogged down in procedures", and then we see and hear Palpatine control the Senate by manipulating and controlling Amidala to call for a vote of "no-confidence" in Chancellor Valorum. Could Dooku and Qui-Gon have learned about the Sith prior to the time of TPM and their influence on the Senate, but unsure of who the Sith were?? Darth Sin!