In the bedroom of Padme's Coruscant Apartment, Anakin and Padme share a tender moment, embracing and sharing a kiss.
Padme takes Anakin's flesh hand and presses it against her belly.
"He keeps kicking," says Padme.
"He?" Anakin says suprised. "I thought you'd ordered your medical droid not to spoil the surprise."
"Oh, I didn't get this from Emdee. It's my..." Padme smiles, "...motherly intuition."
Anakin feels another kick and laughs.
"Motherly intuition, huh?" he questions. "With a kick that hard? Definitely a girl."
After Anakin returns to the arms of his beloved, Padme, he has a dream; a premonition, that wakes him during the night. In his dreams, he sees the death of his wife when she gives birth to their child; it is a death he cannot stop.
A fear sets into Anakin, as he remembers the same premonition that plagued him about his mother. It is also a burning issue that even Yoda cannot soothe when he warns the young Jedi about Fear, Premonition and Mortality. Unable to put the dream from his mind, Anakin seeks out his greatest confidant, Chancellor Palpatine.
In a brief scene in the Chancellor’s Office, the pair discusses Anakin’s new assignment and the dream that haunts Anakin.
Palpatine warns Anakin about the true goals of the Jedi Council. He claims that the Jedi are not only against himself, but also against the Senate and the whole democratic system.
Is the Jedi Council a democratic body itself? After all, isn’t Anakin being told what to do?
“Haven't they tried to convince you to act against me?“ Palpatine questions earnestly.
Anakin realizes that Palpatine is right. The Jedi Council believe that Palpatine is under the influence of the Sith. Little do they know that he is the Sith Master. In an effort to learn more about the Chancellor, the Jedi Council instruct Anakin to stay on Coruscant to watch him – spy on him, while Obi-Wan leads his mission to Utapau. They know Anakin has a close relationship with the Chancellor. Anakin is assigned as Palpatine’s personal bodyguard.
Palpatine begins to tell Anakin about the Sith, the Jedi’s lack of vision; and so begins the seduction of Anakin Skywalker to the Dark Side of the Force.
Later on, a sleek silver speeder approaches the side of Amidala's veranda. Senator Amidala steps out and is greeted by her two handmaidens. Also waiting for her is Anakin. He is on his way to an evening out at the Coruscant Opera House.
He is celebrating an event with his friend, Chancellor Palpatine.
Anakin tells Padme that he has been appointed to the Jedi Council. Padme congratulates him, but Anakin is not that happy. He's pissed off because it's merely a political gesture and he was only accepted as representative, not as Master.
The conversation soon turns political.
Anakin isn't quite sure if the Republic is something worth defending any longer. He is absolutely sure that without Palpatine things would have been even worse. Padme, on the other hand starts to talk like a Separatist: she's not sure who the bad guys are, and even thinks there are some within the Republic itself that are there to destroy it.
Anakin is dejected, tired and deadly worried about Padme's life - and in this heavy atmosphere they part.
Chapter 4: The Tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise