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Friday, 12 November 2021

AN 'EMPIRE' AT 40: WE HAVE TO GO BACK!


Luke's predicament at Cloud City is unknown as the Falcon speeds away and attempts to pursue Boba Fett's Slave 1. Then a call for help in the Force suddenly awakens Leia to the terrible fate currently befalling her friend, and she soon knows his location, coercing Chewbacca and a disgruntled Lando into heading the ship back to the underside of Bespin...


In the Fifth Draft Script of 20/2/79 there was extra opening dialogue during this scene- whether it was filmed is unknown.

SCENE 413. INT COCKPIT -MILLENNIUM FALCON - CLOUDS - POV

OVER THE SHOULDER POV of clouds through cockpit window in Millennium Falcon. Leia seems to be lost in a fog, her expression troubled. Chewie is busy operating the ship. Lando stands next to the Wookiee watching a readout on the control panel.

LANDO  (to Chewie): It looks like three fighters. We can outdistance them easily. I knew that set-up was too good to last... I'm going to miss it.

LEIA: Luke?

LANDO: What?

LEIA: We've gotta go back. Chewie, head to the bottom of the city.

LANDO: Wait a minute. We're not going back there!

CHEWIE: Barks an argument.

LEIA: No argument. Just do it. That's a command.

LANDO: What about those fighters?

CHEWIE: Turns on Lando, the newcomer, with an ominous growl.

LANDO: Okay, okay...




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