Star Wars: The Clone Wars s06e05 Episode Script

An Old Friend

As the war between the Republic and the Separatists intensifies, many are driven from their home planets, and it is up to Senator Amidala to secure aid for them.
All eyes turn to the Banking Clan and the planet Scipio.
In an effort to remain independent from the Republic and the Separatists, all operations are divided, and money transactions are performed in a neutral zone surrounding the main vault.
For operations to continue, there must be no war on Scipio.
However, worry about the stability of the Banking Clan is brewing within the Republic as the wellspring of money may be in jeopardy.
Welcome to Scipio, Senator.
If you will follow me, we will be traveling into the neutral zone.
Va-tee, p'tee see-li Senatee Amidala.
I am afraid your guards will have to wait outside.
Of course.
As Council of Five, we are honored but surprised that you have traveled all this way for a mere bank transfer.
A transfer that has not been forthcoming.
By request of the Supreme Chancellor, I am here to expedite matters.
Of course.
We would merely request that you meet with our special representative, who will go over the terms and conditions of your loan.
Senator Amidala.
Clovis! You two know one another? Sir, I was assured that this transaction would be free of prejudice and partisan allegiance.
This man is a known Separatist and traitor to the Republic.
I can assure you Rush Clovis is our most trusted and best negotiator.
I am sorry, gentlemen, but I insist this man be removed from these negotiations.
Until then, we have nothing further to discuss.
My lady no longer requires your assistance this evening.
Thank you.
My lady! Watch out! I would stop right there if I were you.
How did you get a blaster into the neutral zone? We're resourceful.
Now, why are you breaking in to my quarters? Padmé, you don't understand what is going on here.
I need your help.
Last time you needed my help, I ended up poisoned, and you did nothing.
That's not true.
You stole data files from me.
That revealed the location of a Separatist droid factory sponsored by you! Look, it's not safe.
We can't talk here.
Senator, I really don't think It's all right.
I want to hear what he has to say.
The simple fact is the economics of this war are not adding up.
You're here for a bank transfer.
But I can assure you, there is no money in the bank.
That's absurd.
They were ready to give me the funds today.
Oh, they will give you your first installment, yes, but they're robbing one side to save the other.
The entire Banking Clan is on the verge of collapse.
Collapse? Where's the evidence? In the vault.
The accounts are sealed there, and no one is allowed to see them besides the Core Five.
Well, now that you're here, you must put pressure on them.
And do what, exactly? Help me gain access to the vault.
You're insane to think I would ever trust you.
I'm sorry, but I cannot help you.
Take your hands off me! I've risked everything to tell you this.
Don't you see they're trying to kill me because of what I know? Please believe me.
Our past must count for something.
I can't stay here.
Think about what I ask.
If what you are saying is true, then this information Clovis is offering is vital to our security.
I need you to be very clear in this matter.
For the Republic Is he telling the truth? Yes, I am sure.
Perhaps, then, in this scenario, it would be best for you to trust an old friend and do what he suggests.
I've decided to accept Clovis as the representative of this transaction, as long as I can go into the vault and accompany the funds throughout the entire process.
No outsider is ever allowed into the vaults.
I come with the authority of the Supreme Chancellor.
If you have something to hide, then that is something we should discuss.
Hide? I think considering last night's attack on the Senator, it is only fair that we are transparent and agree to these terms.
What harm will come of it? The vault will be opened first thing in the morning.
Please make sure you are here, Senator.
Where, exactly are we, Clovis? This is my personal residence.
A bit remote, but we'll have more privacy here.
Once I detonate the charge here at the main power source, the vault will go into immediate shutdown.
No one will get in or out.
This will give you very little time before the emergency generator cycles and takes over.
You'll then use this to locate the exact files and download them from the mainframe.
The vault is one of the most secure in the galaxy, but it was designed to keep people out.
Once you're inside and the power is down, there is little they can do.
You make it sound so easy.
If you don't mind, Senator, I will retire for the night.
Of course, Teckla.
The information we get tomorrow will go a long way to expose perhaps the real criminals behind this war.
These are war profiteers.
I've exposed that before.
Nobody cares.
Truth is not on the battlefield.
It's late.
Good night, Clovis.
Clovis, where are you going? I have some business to attend to.
This was your idea.
I should very much like for you to await the Senator's return.
If you will follow me.
The credits for the Republic are in this section.
Uh! What happened to the lights? I can't see a thing! Find out what is going on, and open the vault immediately.
The power has been cut, and the security lock has engaged.
It will take some time to switch over.
Where is the Senator? We got separated in the darkness.
I'm here.
No thanks to your security system! This isn't a vault; it's a tomb.
What is going on? My deepest apologies, Senator.
It seems I'm witness to many firsts on Scipio.
Is this an unfortunate incident or a cover-up? I'm I'm not sure what you mean.
I'm afraid I'm going to have to report on your sad state of affairs to the Chancellor.
Let's see if you got what we needed.
As I said, the vaults are empty.
The Chancellor must see this immediately.
Senator Amidala, you are under arrest for espionage.
No, there's been some kind of mistake.
Take her away.
I have powerful friends.
The Chancellor will hear about this.
This way, Master Jedi.
Ha ha ha.
Well, well, well.
What exactly is going on here? Ani, I'm so glad to see you.
Ah, I guess I'm not only useful for fighting wars after all.
How long have I been in here? A few days.
They say Teckla is dead.
Is it true? Yes.
She was found shot at the bomb site.
By who? They don't know.
The Muuns say she sabotaged the power grid.
What exactly is going on here? You have to get me out of here.
Clovis has Clovis? What exactly does Clovis have to do with this? Ugh, I can't explain it here.
How could you ever put your trust in a man like Clovis after what he did? It's for the Republic, Anakin.
Something is very wrong with the banks.
Why is it that when Clovis is around, your excuse is always that you're "doing it for the Republic"? Anakin, please You know, maybe I'll just leave you here.
You've already been released into my custody.
You better come with me before I change my mind.
Anakin, please trust me.
I can't leave without the files Clovis and I took from the vault.
Where exactly do you suggest we look? The discs may be outside the city at Clovis' private residence.
I'll do this for you, not for Clovis.
Artoo Have the ship ready in case I need you.
Over there.
Huh! Cozy place.
Someone was looking for the files.
They must know Clovis has them.
Well, maybe they found what they were looking for, and that's why he's missing.
Ha! We can only hope.
Anakin, you're not helping things.
You don't seem to understand how important these files are.
They'll expose a corruption that goes to the very core of the Banking Clan.
Clovis! Padmé! I knew you'd come.
You again? Yes, me again.
All right, lover boy, where's the disc? I'm not about to hand over the information to some pilot.
I'm a Jedi Knight who can save your life i f you hand over the files.
So what's it going to be? You going to give us the disc? What, so you can leave me stranded like last time? Well, that depends on how well-behaved you are.
Can you both stop bickering, so we can get out of here? Get down! Thanks.
It wasn't you I wanted to save.
Anakin, get us out of here.
Follow me.
Run for it! Artoo, bring the ship around, and pick us up.
Look out! Anakin! Did we lose him? Uh! I'm all right.
Ahhh! Artoo.
Hone in on my signal.
Artoo? Hey! Nice catch! Ah, gudtak Marrok.
Que passkuna Bestiole-li! It seems your mission was a success, Bounty Hunter.
From this point, I will deal with them myself.

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