Nice post, Scrufyy. You summed up my feelings, as well. PadmÃ© is too important a character to have her fate unresolved. If she doesn't die on-screen, the fans will buy the book or whatever that explains her death, but it's not fair to the general audience to do that. I agree that she needs to die in Ep. 3 to adequetely and effectively complete the SW story.