Talking about the army

Why: When Lama Su is talking about the army, Obi-Wan clearly shows him that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about by saying, “The army?” Lama Su notices this and explains to him that it’s a clone army. After that, Obi-Wan proves even more that he doesn’t know what he’s talking about when he asks who the army was built for to which Lama Su replies that it was created for the Republic. Later Lama Su tells Obi-Wan that he must be anxious to see the units for himself to which Obi-Wan replies, “That’s why I’m here.” This totally contradicts the rest of the conversation, because how could Obi-Wan be there to inspect the army if he didn’t even know it existed? What makes matters even more complicated is when Taun-We is escorting Obi-Wan out, she tells him, “Tell your masters that the first battalions are ready, and remind them…” which again shows that he’s there for the army. The only way I see out of this predicament is adding one line to the conversation.

How: Just after Lama Su says, “This army is for the Republic,” make him say something along the lines of, “Master Syfo-Dyas has informed us of everything, Master Kenobi so there is no need to worry about discretion.” This way it appears to the Kaminoans that Obi-Wan was just testing to see how much they know, and not that he has no idea about the army.

This line can be followed by either Lama Su’s next line, “But you must be anxious to inspect the units for yourself,” or to make it clearer to the viewer what just happened, Obi-Wan can say a line like, “Just making sure,” followed by Lama Su saying, “Well you must be anxious…” The choice of which one to use depends on the look on Obi-Wan’s face after Lama Su says the new line.

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