So I started watching TPM today as I'm going to watch all 8 through the week. One question I have is why Padme didn't go back to Tatooine for Shmi? Surely she could have offered Watto to whatever he wanted??
This is a good question!So I started watching TPM today as I'm going to watch all 8 through the week. One question I have is why Padme didn't go back to Tatooine for Shmi? Surely she could have offered Watto to whatever he wanted??
That's an interesting question and opens a new one for me: are Jedi ALLOWED to still SPEAK to their parents? I mean, maybe?What I want to know is why Shmi never made a space call to Anakin once Cliegg Lars bought her from Watto and freed her. At the very least she could have let him know she moved to a new place. It's just common curtesy. I would tell my child if I moved to a new house. I wouldn't leave it up to them to try to track me down. One can only conclude that Shmi never really liked Anakin and didn't want to be found. Maybe she thought he was a super annoying kid and would most likely grow up to be a maladjusted jerk. I mother just knows.
I don't think that's TOO dark because, I've got to be honest, my man: Back in the day I'd OFTEN wondered if perhaps Anakin's turn by the time of EP3 would be due to either Obi-Wan HAVING a flirtation with Padme and Anakin grows increasingly suspicious or jealous - OR - Anakin and Padme are discovered and he's excommunicated from the Jedi and resentful. I really think those reasons would have been better and more natural than what we got in the final film.Padme was "elected" "Queen" at age 12/13? B!tch obviously had some connections & skeletons in the closet.
Watching the movie with older eyes. She obviously treated Ani like a child & realistically was more into Obiwan.
Obi: Hello There! waves hands "I was the greatest lover of your life but don't call me."
10 years later she is very excited to see Obi, Then creepy Ani walks in. He tries all movie to wave his hand, as her sudden interest towards the end of the film does feel more like a mind trick.
His final turn to the dark side, makes more sense & is more organic with this knowledge.
I can get much darker into this theory.
it was rape....she never ASKED to be pregnant. It wasn't even an accidental pregnancy, it was immaculate conception.
EXACTLY! Dark as that is, it's basically what seems to have happened even in canon just via powers and not on a physical way.it was rape.
(there was no consent -- she had no knowledge of what had even happened to her -- it's pretty hard to give "consent" when you don't even know its happening... and then you just wake up pregnant(!?)... there's a word for that).
I was thinking of her final words to him in Ep I: “Now, be brave, and don’t look back...don’t look back.”That's an interesting question and opens a new one for me: are Jedi ALLOWED to still SPEAK to their parents? I mean, maybe?
I don't think she disliked him, but for your hypothetical...if she did I don't think it would be for those reasons. ALL kids are kind of irritating as a certain age. Hah! Well...IMO. If she disliked him, I'd think it would be this really deeply reseeded guilt feeling of resentment for how...well...she never ASKED to be pregnant. It wasn't even an accidental pregnancy, it was immaculate conception.