Does anyone else hear echoes of a much earlier Master-Padawan conversation during the Obi-Wan / Anakin dialogue? More in tone and delivery, than in actual content. OBI-WAN : It is not disrespect, Master, it is the truth. QUI-GON : From your point of view.... OBI-WAN : The boy is dangerous...they all sense it. Why can't you? QUI-GON : His fate is uncertain, not dangerous. The Council will decide Anakin's future...that should be enough for you. Now get on board! ANAKIN: Master, I know you don't think I'm ready for a command of my own, but I am the best pilot in the order. Chancellor Palpatine knows it, I don't know why you can't see... OBI-WAN: Padawan! Your skills have never been in question, it is your maturity. I've argued this before, but the decision has been made. May the force be with you... commander" The line Anakin speaks "Chancellor Palpatine knows it, I don't know why you can't see..." is abruptly cut short, perhaps because Obi-Wan is reminded of his own disagreement with his master, Qui-Gon, and how he used a similar phrase "they all sense it. Why can't you?". Also, Obi-Wan may be referring to that very conversation with Qui-Gon when he says "I've argued this before, but the decision has been made."