Obi-Wan regards his fallen doppelganger with morbid curiosity. But there is little time to contemplate he joins Anakin, who helps the wounded Padme off the ground.
In space, the clone fleet jumps away ship-by-ship under the Republic onslaught. One of the large destroyers gets fatally damaged by a squadron of Republic T-Wing fighters, who barrage the big ship’s command bridge with their pulsar bombs.
The large clone destroyer falls victim to Alderaan’s gravitational pull. Leaving trails of black soot across the baby blue sky, the ship cracks in half under the stresses (like Grievous’ ship in ROTS). The back half of the ship crashes into a lake and sends up a great wall of foamy water.
On the ground Obi-Wan leads Anakin and Padme away from the Machine. Padme points out the tank in which Bail is trapped, and Obi-Wan cuts the hull open with his lightsaber, allowing his old friend to escape the damaged vehicle.
From a distance they witness the front half of the clone ship plummet towards the Machine. The ship crumples on impact and utterly annihilates the Machine. A mushroom cloud looms over the site that used to house the Machine, and before that the Royal Palace.
Obi-Wan, Anakin, Padme, and Bail all gaze at the explosion, finally victorious.
On Coruscant, Valorum in a public ceremony presents Padme with a medal for her critical role in defending the Galactic Republic. He offers her a position in the Republic Senate. She considers the offer, but then as she scans the crowd she sees Anakin’s smiling face.
Padme declines and says her place is on the frontier, defending her world and others from the clones. The audience cheers.
After the ceremony, Padme joins Anakin on the steps to a roof of a pyramidal building overlooking a greenery-filled courtyard. At the top of the pyramid, Obi-Wan stands at the open door of a shuttle and beckons them to join him in the fight for good. Behind him emerge two of his fellow Jedi Knights, a wiry blonde woman with an aristocratic air and a tall, gray-streaked Wookiee Jedi.
Anakin straps into the pilot’s seat. His final words before take-off: “I’ve got a good feeling about this.”
END OF EPISODE ONE