My major question is why did Bail clearly state the 3P0 was the have a memory wipe. Does that mean that R2 didn't have one? Yes. And if thats the case that opens up an entirely new view on R2 for the OT. It certainly does. Kind of explains why Artoo seems to know what he's doing, while Threepio is such a ninny, doesn't it? Which brings us to: Am I really supposed to believe that Obi-wan doesn't recognize R2D2 twenty years later? Who says he doesn't? I think he recognised Artoo right away. He only tells Luke that he does not recall ever owning a droid - which is true. After Palpatine told the story about the sith who could create life with midiclorian... are we to believe he was the one that created Anakin? That was at one point considered for inclusion in the script but discareded as repetetive. Lucas prefers to leave it as a mystery. But certainly it was something for Anakin to wonder about, wasn't it? Come on, why did Padme really die? Of a broken heart. She could not live with what Anakin had become, knowing he was loyal to a dictator who stood against everything she believed in, and would gladly eliminate her if she was vocal in her opposition. If Anakin Force-chokes her for speaking her mind, what do you think the Emperor would do? PadmÃ© represented Democracy in the PT. Her death is symbolic of the fall of the Republic. How did they decide about the babies' fates so easily, and most important of all...how come Leia gets superstar treatment on a resort planet, whereas Luke gets to be the next thing to a slave on a scorched desert world?? That's unfair... Is it fair that PadmÃ© got to participate in the Youth in Governance Program on Naboo while Anakin was slaving in Watto's junk-shop? Each child got an up-bringing similar to that their parents had. Luke with the advantage of not being a slave. It was a good solution, putting each child in an environment close to what their parents had been raised with, before they happened to meet. I liked the symmetry.