I posted this with my sock in 3SA (don't worry, there aren't any spoilers) several months ago (September) and thought I would share it here, as I am in the Episode III mode. I hear tell of people thinking that each and every Jedi will need to be killed in Episode III. That would be impossible considering the amount of Jedi in the galaxy. At the time of The Phantom Menace, there were 10,000 Jedi in the galaxy. By the time we get to Attack Of The Clones, there are only 9,000 Jedi in the galaxy. We see the beginning of the Clone Wars, approximately 200 Jedi die, and many, many more Jedi will die during the Clone Wars. But there'll still be a lot of Jedi left by the time we get to Episode III, and it would be impossible for Vader to "help the Empire hunt down and destroy the Jedi" to extend that every single Jedi is killed. That being said, I do not feel that we need to see every Jedi die in Episode III; the combiniation of Obi-Wan's lines and Tarkin's in A New Hope tell us all that we need to know: The Jedi are essentially gone. All we need in Episode III is the sense that the Empire + Vader are going to hunt down and destroy the Jedi, and we are all set by the time we get to Episode IV. Something I have noticed during my time at the boards is that some people have a difficulty making inferences from what they are shown on screen, and those who have a major problem with that may not be able to figure it out. I feel, however, that most anyone who can draw conclusions from the hints that they are given would be able to figure out such a thing. The Empire/Vader can kill Jedi during the time between trilogies, slowly hunting them down one at a time, without contradicting anything shown in the films thus far. Not everything needs to be shown on screen to portray that it happened, much like any character changing clothes during any movie; it's not on screen but we know it happened.