Anakin Skywalker: I know I went too far. It's just... It's just something inside me snapped.
Padmé Amidala: I don't know who's in there sometimes. I just know that I'm not happy anymore. I don't feel safe.
Anakin Skywalker: But, Padmé...
Padmé Amidala: I think it's best if we don't see each other anymore. At least not for a while. I'm sorry, Anakin.
Anakin Skywalker: Um... I'm sorry, too. (leaves)
Captain Typho: Everything all right, Senator?
Padmé Amidala: No.
Padmé Amidala: This marriage is not a marriage, Anakin, if there isn't any trust. We said at the beginning that this could be a terrible mistake.
Anakin Skywalker: What exactly are you saying?
Padmé Amidala: That other people who are married have everything that we don't, everything that we won't. We live in secret, Anakin. Like it or not, our relationship is built on lies and deception. No relationship can survive that.
Padmé Amidala: The Chancellor has asked me to do this, Anakin.
Anakin Skywalker: But I am asking you to say no. As your husband, I demand that you tell the Chancellor you are stepping down.
Padmé Amidala: Demand? We've been over this before. I'm not foolish enough to allow myself to be deceived twice, Anakin. My sole intentions are to defend the Republic.
Rush Clovis: I'm not about to hand over the information to some pilot.
Anakin Skywalker: I'm a Jedi Knight who can save your life if you hand over the files! So, what's it going to be? You gonna give us the disk?
Rush Clovis: Why? So you can leave me stranded like last time?
Anakin Skywalker: Well, that depends on how well-behaved you are.
Padmé Amidala: Can you both stop bickering so we can get out of here?
(Padmé and Anakin speak through Hologram...)
Anakin Skywalker: Padmé, I'm so sorry. We didn't anticipate the Outer Rim Sieges would last this long.
Padmé Amidala: That would be why they call it a siege, Anakin.
Anakin Skywalker: I know, I just thought that I...
Padmé Amidala: You thought you could bring a swift end to the conflict single-handedly.
Anakin Skywalker: Yeah.
(Padmé's speech to senate...)
Padmé Amidala: Teckla Minnau. Teckla is one of my aides. Like so many of the people that we tell ourselves we're here to serve, Teckla lives in a district that rarely has electricity and running water as a result of the war. Her children can now only bathe every two weeks, and they have no light in which to read or study at night. The Republic has always funded these basic services, but now, there are those who would divert the money to the war, with no thought for what the people need to survive. If not for people like Teckla and her children, who are we fighting for? My people, your people, all of our people. This war is meant to save them from suffering, not increase it. I support our brave soldiers, whether they come from the clone factories, or from any of the thousands of systems loyal to the Republic, but if we continue to impoverish our people, it is not on the battlefield where Dooku will defeat us, but in our own homes. Therefore, it is our duty and our responsibility to preserve the lives of those around us by defeating this bill.
Padmé Amidala: I am certain if you could convince your representatives to extend an olive branch of peace towards the Republic, there might be enough sympathy in the senate to finally open negotiations.
Miina Bonteri: I admire your spirit, Padmé. I can at least put the motion on the floor.
Padmé Amidala: Thank you, Miina. That's all I ask.
Miina Bonteri: To peace, then.
Padmé Amidala: To hope.
Padmé Amidala: You just gave me an idea. You're a Jedi, which gives you special clearance.
Ahsoka Tano: Right.
Padmé Amidala: And Jedi are allowed to travel to neutral worlds like Mandalore, where we could then board a cargo ship to a Separatist system.
Ahsoka Tano: Are you suggesting I use my status as a Jedi, to smuggle you behind enemy lines?
Padmé Amidala: It's just that you could get us through to meet with her, and I haven't seen her or her family, in so long.
Ahsoka Tano: Relax, I'll help you.
Ahsoka Tano: Truthfully, I don't understand any of it. I know the Separatists are evil, but all anyone argued about was banking deregulation, interest rates and, well, almost nothing about why we're fighting in the first place.
Anakin Skywalker: War's complicated, Ahsoka, but let me simplify it. The Separatists believe the Republic is corrupt, but they're wrong, and we have to restore order.
Padmé Amidala: Maybe talking to the Jedi council isn't the role for you, after all. Thanks for your help. Come on, Ahsoka.
Anakin Skywalker: Hey!
Padmé Amidala: You told me to teach her about politics. So I'm going to.