INT. TATOOINE - WATTO'S SHOP - DAY
Watto is taking inventory of the parts in his shop as Obi-Wan, Anakin, and Owen enter the shop.
WATTO : So, you’ve finally come for your - (seeing Anakin and Owen) You! You killed Sebulba and Craetorius! (to Obi-Wan) It was you who helped them!
OBI-WAN : I protected them, yes.
WATTO : (angry) Yeah? Thee wanna get on my bad side too?!
OBI-WAN : It has come to my attention that these two young men owe you a large sum of money. I am willing to settle their debt for them.
WATTO: Ha! Why thee getting yourself involved with them? They're strangers to you.
OBI-WAN : Anakin will be leaving with me once my ship is fixed. I'd prefer his family be secure once he's gone.
Anakin is perplexed by the news.
OWEN : (to Anakin) What's he talking about?
ANAKIN : I don’t know.
OBI-WAN : (cont'd) Well, Watto? Is it a deal?
WATTO : I'll take your credits outlander. (cont'd) Can't see why thee'd want a low-rate farmer tagging along at your heels, though.
EXT. TATOOINE - MOS EISLEY - JUNK DEALER PLAZA - DAY
The three men leave Watto's shop. Behind them follow four droids carrying the heavy hyperdrive.
OWEN : I want to know what you were talking about in there, Kenobi! What were you saying about Nik going with you?
ANAKIN : What were you talking about, Obi-Wan?
OBI-WAN : There’s no point in deceiving you any longer ... (cont’d) You were right about me, Anakin. I am a Jedi Knight of the Republic. I have decided to take you with me, like you asked, if that is still your wish.
OWEN : What!? What is this nonsense?! (to Anakin) What is this all about?!
ANAKIN : Last night we were talking ... talking about how I wanted to join the Jedi.
OWEN : What!? We're not little kids anymore. We`ve got no time to play games or fantasize about stars and battles and all that crap, Anakin! We've got a farm to run! (cont'd) I told you! I told you it was a kriffing mistake to get involved with this - this goddamn lunatic!
OBI-WAN : Anakin has great potential, Owen. I will do what I can to get Anakin accepted for training.
Enraged, Owen attacks Obi-Wan, grabbing him and pushing him up against the speeder. The four droids carry the hyperdrive to the backside of the vehicle, where a flatbed is attached to the rear. The droids load the hyperdrive onto the flatbed and begin to secure it down.
OWEN : Kriffing freak! You did this! You put these damn fool ideas in his head!
ANAKIN : Owen, stop it!
OWEN : (to Anakin) You're not leaving with him, dammit! You're not!
ANAKIN : That's not your choice to make! Owen, let him go!
OWEN : (exasperated) Fine!
Owen releases Obi-Wan. Muttering to himself he jumps into the speeder's cockpit, bringing the engines to life. Obi-Wan and Anakin exchange glances, then enter the vehicle themselves. Owen pulls back the throttle, and the speeder zooms off down the street.
EXT. TATOOINE - LARS HOMESTEAD - COURTYARD - MORNING
The speeder pulls up to the house's entrance. There, in the door, stand Shmi and Beru. They climb out of the vehicle.
Beru goes to greet Owen, but he brushes past her, entering the house without acknowledging her.
OWEN : (incredulous) Anakin's going to be a Jedi!
INT. TATOOINE - LARS HOMESTEAD - LIVING AREA - MORNING
Owen, Shmi, and Beru enter the room, where Tarpals and Amidala sit at a table playing a game. They both look up as Owen begins to rant.
OWEN : I can’t believe this. I can’t kriffing believe this! Dammit!
BERU : What?
OWEN : Remember that talk last night about Jedi? Turns out Anakin is right - Kenobi’s one of them! And now he’s put ideas into his head! Anakin wants to leave, leave and go on a crusade and swing a laser sword around and get himself killed!
Anakin and Obi-Wan enter the room. Shmi turns to her other son.
SHMI : Is this true?
OBI-WAN : It is, Mrs. Lars. (cont’d) Anakin has something ... a quality that makes him a prime candidate for training. I promise you I will do everything in my power to convince the Jedi Council to induct him into the Order.
OWEN : There's a war going on out there, Anakin ... don't get yourself caught up in it. It has nothing to do with us ... (shaking his head) I can't believe you're doing this.
ANAKIN : I'm no farmer, Owen ... I have to move on.
OWEN : The farm won't work itself.
ANAKIN : Our debt to Watto is paid. You can earn enough money to get back on top again. With me gone there'll be one less mouth to feed anyway.
BERU : Wait - You paid Watto off?
OWEN : The one good thing the wizard's done for us.
Shmi puts her hand gently on Anakin's shoulder. He turns to her.
SHMI : Anakin ... is this what you want?
ANAKIN : Yes, Mom ... it is.
The room goes silent. Wordlessly, Owen storms off, pushing Obi-Wan out of his way as he leaves the room. Anakin sits down with Tarpals and Amidala, joining them in their game.
INT. TATOOINE - WATTO'S SHOP - DAY