Until the release of ROTS on 5/19/05, I would like to discuss TPM chapter by chapter on the DVD. There are 47 chapters to discuss over the next eight months, excluding Chapter 1: Opening Logos, Chapter 2: The Phantom Menace and Chapter 50: End Credits. Each discussion will last 5 days. At the end of 5 days, the following chapter will be posted. Chapter 42: Capturing the Viceroy DISCUSSION: March 12, 2005 - March 16, 2005 DVD TIME INDEX: 120:23 - 121:13 Synopsis: The battle droids lead Padme and company into her throne room. Waiting for her is Nute Gunray, who tells Padme that her insurrection is over. Suddenly, Sabe, dressed as Queen Amidala, appears and states the occupation of Naboo is over. Gunray orders the battle droids to go after the decoy. The droids do so, leaving Viceroy Gunray at the mercy of Padme. Padme sit on her throne and open a compartment in the armrest. She pulls out two royal pistols and throws one to her captain. They take out the remaining battle droids then jam the doors. Queen Amidala commanding her arena once again orders the settlement of a new treaty. END OF CHAPTER Opinion: As the Battle for Naboo wraps up, the first battle that comes to a close is the one between Padme and Gunray. A short scene with a quick change in power, but works as we have concluding action ahead. For what it does, I like it. Gunray is such an idiot in this chapter. He mistakes the decoy for the queen. The scene has one key purpose and that's to capture Viceroy Gunray. It seems as if everything seems overwhelming when Padme takes control again. The takeover even as simple as it was, fit the character of Padme exceptionally well. Natalie did an excellent job in this scene. From deceiving Gunray to revealing her true identity and demanding a new settlement, I'm pretty impressed. Even though as a goof, she did slip on the floor a bit. This rivalry has only just begun. Even though Nute Gunray went down in this round, doesn't mean that the fight is completely over. Sure saw Padme in a different light. Good chapter. Did what it had to and sends in that spiral towards conclusion. The scene stands out on its own and from my standpoint has nothing to really echo to from the OT. Regardless, it's nicely done.