I've always been a little mystified by what Qui-Gon means as he exclaims it's "too late" moments before death. Too late to retain his consciousness? Too late for the galaxy to hold back the Sith? Too late, perhaps, to show Obi-Wan the affection he realizes he should have? Whichever of these, or none, it feels, to me, like the character glimpses something from beyond, much like the way Padme suddenly makes her own proclamation about Anakin just moments from her own inevitable death. Obi-Wan is being addressed in both instances, the characters' dying words centre on Anakin, and the same theme music is later heard as both characters perish and/or are laid to rest on Naboo. What does everyone else make of this?