As E2 begins, Palpatine resides on Coruscant. So does Anakin. Lucas made a point of telling us that Anakin had no contact with Padme for ten years - the elevator scene was scripted with this concept firmly in mind. Yet we also know that Padme has occupied Anakin's every thought, every day and night throughout that decade. It seems reasonable that Anakin would have "bumped into her" at some point in those ten years - if, indeed, Padme was spending large amounts of time on Coruscant. If Padme did think the world of young Anakin, as she assured us in E1, wouldn't she look him up, one single time, in the ensuing decade? Are we not implicitly being told that Padme did not spend large amounts of time on Coruscant? Yet Palpatine's knowledge of Padme's thought process is uncannily accurate... while Anakin misinterprets her actions, contradicts her intentions, and is generally not on the same page as Amidala. If Palpatine is indeed the Fountain of Force that he is rumored to be, I suppose he could "see" Amidala from afar... but shouldn't Anakin, the most gifted and singular Jedi-in-the-making, have a similar ability to "watch her" through the Force? "...A Jedi uses the Force... for knowledge and defense..." "...this one, a long time have I watched..." Anakin would, and could, "watch her" with some accuracy, some benign agenda, since he is obsessed, and he has a greater midichlorian count than Yoda... Why, then, is Anakin so perplexed, dumbfounded, wrong about so many of Padme's thoughts, interpretations, intentions? What are we to make of this?