1. If the prophecy involves the "chosen one" bringing balance to the Force by eradicating the Sith, why is Mace so insistent that the Sith have been extinct for a thousand years (or generations...it's been a while since I saw TPM)? 2. When Anakin tells Mace about Palps in ROTS, Mace basically says, "Yeah, you might be right, but I still don't trust you." And then he goes to Palps' office to arrest him. I dunno; maybe it's different in the SW universe, but it seems a bit premature to arrest someone (especially the Supreme Chancellor) if you're not entirely sure (and if your source is a kid whom you've distrusted in the past). Mace's attitude towards Palps ("The Senate will decide your fate") is a bit forthright for someone who isn't sure of the Chancellor's guilt. So why'd he choose this course of action? Sorry if these questions have been asked before (actually, I'm sure they have), but I wasn't able to find a thread discussing them. If someone could point me to such threads, that'd be great.