|Bail Organa with Mas Amedda and Senator Ask Aak in the Supreme Chancellor's Office, discussing the fate of the Republic. Art by Paolo Puggioni.|
Sent prior to being captured by the enemy, Obi-Wan Kenobi's urgent warning message about the assembling Separatist army on Geonosis has been received by the Republic, whose key leaders and the Jedi Council watch with alarm and decide their next critical course of action, an action that will surely need the intervention of the mysteriously created Clone Army on Kamino...
Several sequences of dialogue were trimmed from the scene with the final editing- Yoda tells Palpatine that only two hundred Jedi out of a thousand are readily available to go to Geonosis, whilst Jar Jar Binks would lose several lines that would ultimately be held over to his important senate chamber scene.
|The disturbing message from a now captured Obi-Wan Kenobi triggers the need for action against Count Dooku and his new army.|
|Master Yoda's concerns grow for both the Republic's dire situation and the building aura of the Dark Side of the Force.|
|Jimmy Smits proves a well cast addition to the saga as Bail Organa.|
|Pondering the decisions alongside corruptible Twi'lek Senator Orn Free Taa (Matthew Rowan).|
|Palpatine (Ian McDiarmid) and Mas Amedda (David Bowers) wonder who can boldly represent the Senate's need for the newly discovered Clone Army during Senator Amidala's absence?|
|A behind the scenes publicity team capture Orn Free Taa and his lovely associates on set.|
|Matthew Rowan and Jay Laga'aia enjoy a break between filming.|
|The Clone Army usage idea is discussed in senate.|
|A duped Senator Jar Jar Binks coerces the Republic into accepting and using the Clone Army residing on Kamino. An important turning point for the doomed Republic in the Prequel saga.|