Padme... "And to me, the novel is EU, except the parts justified on the screen, so Genghis12's diatribe is wasted on me." Well, then it's not wasted because that whole part IS on the screen. It's in the:[ul]DARTH SIDIOUS and DARTH MAUL look out over the vast city...[/ul]scene on Coruscant. However, because the viewer is unable to read Maul's thoughts, we unfortunately can't know what he's thinking at the time. However, like Lucas telling us that Vader was a Sith outside the movies for the OT, he also tells us what Maul was thinking about outside the movies for the PT. The only way you can prove this was not justified is if you can show cases where we get into people's minds and are able to see it on-screen. There are no such thought-viewing voiceovers in the movies at all. Therefore, dismissing Maul's thoughts because they weren't seen in some CGI thought-bubble is pretty strange. Maul clearly is thinking about something, and we know exactly what Lucas has him thinking about from the novel adaptation - a form of media which we are able to see Maul's thoughts. Maul was thinking back to two thousand years earlier, about the original Sith, what it meant to be a Sith, and the more than 50 or so Sith cultists who were a part of it. Like Vader being a Sith in ANH, there is more to the story than just the films. This case is no different. Therefore, my diatribe may be wasted on you, but not for the reasons you supplied. The scene I supplied - Maul standing on the balcony - is not some new EU scene - it's right there in the movies, screenplay, script and yes, the novellization as well.