The following is a tantalizing rumour posted by Ternian (a trusted provider of spoilers in the past) on the X Boards. If true, the relationship between Obi-Wan and Padme would mirror that of General Makabe and the Princess in The Hidden Fortress. I'd say we've already seen something along these lines in the relationship between Padme and Qui-Gon in TPM. Perhaps Lucas will run with this idea for Ben and Padme. I hope it's true... * Padme and Obi-Wan will have a "Leia & Han" style friendship in EpIII Obviously, this refers to the quipping and bickering, not the romance. Ternian also posted a rumour that it is Palpatine, not Obi-Wan who inflicts Anakin's injuries. But perhaps that rumour started here??