What is the general consensus on this scene? The novel states that Yoda and the Council had already decided before the meeting that Yoda would go, and were keeping Anakin out of the loop. The discussion is just for his benefit in this interpretaion. However, the movie by itself never seems to imply it IMO. What is your reading of the scene? I personally go with the novel, and think the Jedi are just pretending to include Anakin on this ocassion. It's not the only time in the film... "I sense a plot to destroy the Jedi" comes only after Anakin leaves the room.