What is it? I’m afraid I’m not quite sure, sir. He says I found her, and keeps repeating, She’s here. Well, who…who has he found? Princess Leia. The princess? She’s here? Princess? What’s going on? Level five. Detention block A A-twenty-three. I’m afraid she’s scheduled to be terminated. Oh, no! We’ve got to do something. What are you talking about? The droid belongs to her. She’s the one in the message.. We’ve got to help her. Now, look, don’t get any funny ideas. The old man wants us to wait right here. But he didn’t know she was here. Look, will you just find a way back into the detention block?
No, my father didn’t fight in the wars. He was a navigator on a spice freighter. That’s what your uncle told you. He didn’t hold with your father’s ideals. Thought he should have stayed here and not gotten involved. You fought in the Clone Wars? Yes, I was once a Jedi Knight the same as your father. I wish I’d known him. He was the best star-pilot in the galaxy, and a cunning warrior. I understand you’ve become quite a good pilot yourself. And he was a good friend. Which reminds me… I have something here for you. Your father wanted you to have this when you were old enough, but your uncle wouldn’t allow it. He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damned-fool idealistic crusade like your father did.
You know, I think that R2 unit we bought might have been stolen. What makes you think that? Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says he belongs to someone called Obi-Wan Kenobi. I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he’s talking about? Well, I wonder if he’s related to Ben. That old man’s just a crazy old wizard. Tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit into Anchorhead and have its memory flushed. That’ll be the end of it. It belongs to us now. But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him? He won’t, I don’t think he exists any more. He died about the same time as your father. He knew my father? I told you to forget it. Your only concern is to prepare the new droids for tomorrow. In the morning I want them on the south ridge working out those condensers.
Did you hear that? They’ve shut down the main reactor. We’ll be destroyed for sure. This is madness! We’re doomed! There’ll be no escape for the Princess this time. What’s that? Artoo! Artoo-Detoo, where are you? At last! Where have you been? They’re heading in this direction. What are we going to do? We’ll be sent to the spice mine of Kessel or smashed into who knows what! Wait a minute, where are you going?
What a piece of junk. She’ll make point five beyond the speed of light. She may not look like much, but she’s got it where it counts, kid. I’ve added some special modifications myself. We’re a little rushed, so if you’ll hurry aboard we’ll get out of here. Hello, sir. Which way? All right, men. Load your weapons! Stop that ship! Blast ’em! Chewie, get us out of here! Oh, my. I’d forgotten how much I hate space travel.