HevyDevy Just to touch on this part: I think this scene is another one of those scenes that is often misunderstood or it's meaning is just completely overlooked. The scene is a mirror of Anakin (ROTS) and Luke (ANH) In ANH, Luke is making his trench run, while his wing men cover his backside. Luke's wing men are basically doing their job so that he (Luke) can do his. IN ANH, Luke's wing men fall far enough back from Luke that it forces the Tie Fighters to come in behind them. They know that they are pretty much dead, and they know they are sacrificing themselves so Luke can take his shot at the Death Star. The same thing happens in ROTS. Obi Wan calls in odd ball and his squad to cover them from behind. This forces the Vulture Droids and Tri-Droid Fighters to have to go thru Odd Ball and his squad first. So as Lucas has stated before, we see Father and Son go through very familiar situations. With Anakin in ROTS, the deeper meaning of the scene is that Anakin still has attachment issues. I come to that conclusion because the scene is also a reflection of AOTC, with Obi Wan's dialogue being very similar: Obi Wan (ROTS) No, they are doing their job so we can do ours Obi Wan (AOTC): If we catch him, we can end this war right now! We have a job to do! With the obvious similarities in Obi Wan's dialogue between the two scenes, I think it's clear that the two scenes are connected and with what the conversation in AOTC being about Anakin's attachments issues, I think it's safe to say that we are supposed to get that same feeling in ROTS. That Anakin has even grown attached to the clones, and is willing to put the mission in jeopardy to act on these attachments. Whereas Luke, knew what was at stake, and wasn't going to throw away the sacrifices of the Rebel Pilots that already had given their lives to act on his emotions, or even his emotional attachment to his friend Biggs. Which I think the meeting Biggs scene was a brilliant addition to ANH when the scene from ROTS is taken into consideration!