Thank you divapilot Nyota's Heart Findswoman AzureAngel2 I'm realizing through your comments that, having reworked this chapter so many times, I lost track of the stuff I added/removed from it, so I'm going to have to rework it again at some point -- or to rewrite chapters 10 and 43 to reintroduce the dancer whose scenes were cut (I feel like GL himself now, cutting people's scenes and everything! ) Argh, this is something I forgot to change! Basically since Thrawn is just a captain and the others are GAs, he can't really jump into their conversation, can he? I need to rewrite that bit. It gave me a hard time already, because I didn't want to turn the chapter into a dissertation about protocol and etiquette, so I thought I'd look into it later and then I forgot He doesn't That's one reason I loved Ian McDiarmid's interpretation of the role. It's a challenge for an actor to depict a 101% evil character without turning him into a caricature, and he did it perfectly.