Episode III: The Abyss
Haunted by dreams of Padme’s death, and driven by his obsession with saving her life, Anakin walks the Road of Trials. It is a shadowy, confusing path, and Anakin is guided on his journey, not by what is real, but by what he hopes is real. Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, aware of Anakin’s fears, and pleased by his confusion, seduces the young Jedi with soothing words, promising him that only through mastery of the Dark Side can Anakin save the ones he loves. Later, Palpatine’s true nature is revealed, and as Jedi Master Mace Windu prepares to kill the corrupt politician after an epic duel, Anakin sees his hope dying as well. Faced with a loss he cannot bear, Anakin surrenders to the Dark Side, realizing too late that in doing so, he has lost not only Padme and Obi-Wan, but himself. Anakin Skywalker has slipped into the abyss.
“It is the fear of loss that holds you backfrom giving yourself to life…”