"I sense great fear in you, Skywalker. You have hate, you have anger, but you don?t use them." This line by Count Dooku really got to me when I watched ROTS for the second time recently. Dooku seems to have no problem reading Anakin's emotions. Palpatine can not only read Anakin's emotions he can actually read Anakin's dreams! (How he does that?? Unexplained. lol). Yet the Jedi seem to have no ability to do this. Obi Wan seems to never have any read whatsoever on Anakin. The kid is going through emotion turmoil from AOTC on. He's in love with Padme and trying to mack her, knowing he is violating the Jedi Code. He then fears for his mother's life and is anguished when she dies. And of course goes on that killing spree. And in ROTS he is now married with a baby on the way and shacking with padme, which again would seem to be against the code. Following that his horrific nightmares of her death tthat trauatize him he is teetering on the Dark Side until he just submits. No Jedi ever picked up a hint of this??? Before someone says "the Darkside clouds everything" remember that the Jedi has NO problem reading Anakin's mind in TPM. They knew he missed his mom, knew he was trouble and Yoda even concluded that training him would be disastrous. Then in AOTC, Yoda seems to pick up a shaky transmission with his psychic powers when Qui Gon is yelling at Anakin during the Tusken slaughter. I assume Yoda didn't know what Anakin actually did since he never spoke to him about it (and never asked either..what a guy!). My point in bringing this up is that the psychic abilities the Jedi always seemed to have completely dissapear in the PT. They never have any sense for what each are going through. It just seems wildly inconsistent from the OT when Yoda had no problem reading Luke, Luke could read Vader's thoughts and feelings and Vader could easily read Luke's mind. Luke could even speak to Leia from across the galaxy with telepathy. And it just brought a very exciting and entertaining aspect to the Jedi characters. I think removing this was a big mistake on GL's part and sad that we lost out on this part of the Jedi's abilities. So I guess the question is: does it seem like the use of psychic powers by the Jedi suddenly dissapears in the PT? Was it a good idea? Is it consistent with the storyline? Things like that.