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Recap / Revenge of the Sith

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It has been three years since the Clone Wars began at Geonosis. General Grievous has abducted Chancellor Palpatine on Coruscant and Anakin Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi are off to rescue him.

Inside Grievous's flagship, Kenobi and Skywalker encounter Count Dooku, who engages in a lightsaber duel with the two Jedi Knights. Anakin defeats and reluctantly kills Count Dooku, at the request of Palpatine. As they try to escape, they are turned over to General Grievous. The Jedi fend off Grievous and crash-land on Coruscant, but Grievous escapes in an escape shuttle.

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As the shuttle lands, Anakin reunites with Padmé who reveals that she is expecting a child, to his joy. However, the Jedi apprentice has nightmares of his wife dying.

Obi-Wan Kenobi arrives at Utapau to stop General Grievous and end the Clone Wars. While the clone army attacks the general's battle droids, the two engage in a lightsaber battle-turned-chase. After an intense fight, Grievous is killed by Obi-Wan using a blaster near a ledge.

Meanwhile, Anakin speaks with Chancellor Palpatine, having been appointed to accompany and survey the Chancellor who remained in power long after his term ended, and learns the Tragedy of Darth Plagueis. Darth Plagueis was able to take control of the Force and use the dark side to prevent death. However, he died at the hands of his apprentice. As he continues meeting the Chancellor, Anakin realizes that Chancellor Palpatine is secretly Darth Sidious and reports his findings to Jedi Council member Mace Windu.

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As Windu and some other Jedi corner Palpatine to arrest him, Palpatine kills all of the Jedi who are present except Windu and Anakin. Windu corners Palpatine by a window, worrying Anakin, who believes Palpatine alone knows the secret of Darth Plagueis. Palpatine uses his Force lightning to attempt to kill Windu, at the cost of showing his true form. Anakin saves Palpatine, who then kills Windu and declares Anakin his apprentice by giving him a new Sith Name: Darth Vader.

Palpatine authorizes Order 66, which orders the Clone Troopers to execute their Jedi Generals. Vader leads an attack on the Jedi Temple, murdering everyone inside, including younglings. Obi-Wan and Yoda survive the purge and discover that Anakin has turned to the dark side. Yoda sends Obi-Wan to confront Vader as he challenges Palpatine.

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Vader is sent to Mustafar by Palpatine to execute the Separatist council, while the Chancellor himself claims the Jedi attempted to kill him in a meeting of the senate. The Sith Lord then reorganizes the Republic into the Galactic Empire and then has Darth Vader send out the order to shut down all remaining droid armies, officially ending the Clone Wars with an Imperial victory. Yoda confronts Emperor Palpatine and they duel in the Senate Chamber. Sidious overpowers Yoda, who exiles himself to Dagobah for his failure.

Obi-Wan tells Padmé that Anakin has turned to the Dark Side, to her shock and disbelief. Padmé follows Anakin to Mustafar but is trailed by Obi-Wan. On Mustafar, Obi-Wan confronts Vader, who proclaims that he is more powerful than Palpatine and will become the new Emperor. Padmé refuses Vader's offer to rule alongside him, and Vader Force-Chokes her to near death, blaming Obi-Wan for turning her against him. Vader and Obi-Wan duel, but Obi-Wan is victorious, and causes Vader to fall towards a stream of lava. Maimed and burned to near death, Vader is rescued by Palpatine, who reconstructs his body and places him into a mechanical suit to keep him alive.

Padmé gives birth to twins but dies in childbirth. Obi-Wan and Yoda decide to separate her children, Luke and Leia, sending Leia to Alderaan and Luke to Tatooine. Leia is given to Bail Organa, royal Senator from Alderaan, and Luke is given to Anakin's stepbrother Owen and his wife Beru. Obi-Wan stays on Tatooine to watch over Luke as Vader and Palpatine begin construction on the Death Star. Beru and Owen, with the little Luke in their arms, look to the twin suns of Tatooine with hope for the future.

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