Plot Outline of “Star Wars: A New Hope”

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Beat Storylines Beat Description Action Sequences Acts
1 (Rebels )
(Empire )
(Vader )
(Leia )
Scrolling text in outer space informs the viewer that the galaxy is in civil war. Rebels won their first battle and stole secret plans for the empire’s ultimate weapon, an armored space station capable of destroying an entire planet. Leia is fleeing the battle carrying the stolen plans and is being pursued by the empire. Prologue

State Leia’s goal of delivering the Deathstar plans to the Rebels.

State the Empire’s goal of destroying planets and finding the Deathstar plans.

1
Leia is captured by Vader. C3PO and R2 escape, and Luke dreams of leaving Tatooine.
2 Liea
Stormtroopers
R2
C3PO
In space, Leia’s ship is reeled in by an empire ship’s tractor beam. Storm troopers invade the ship and shoot rebels trying to defend it. R2 and C3PO hide behind a blast door and lament being doomed. Introduce Leia, who is suffering a major setback in her goal of delivering the Deathstar plans to the Rebels.
3 Luke
(Leia )
At Luke’s moisture farm on Tatooine, Luke watches a battle in space with binoculars. Introduce Luke, who watches the fight in space longingly, which is a metaphor for his dreams and foreshadows his quest.
4 Vader
Stormtroopers
(Leia )
Vader enters Leia’s ship, and storm troopers stand aside to let him pass.

Introduce Vader.

Leia fails to escape and is captured by Vader, but not before she gives R2 and C3PO a message to Ben, the Deathstar plans and a quest to deliver the message and Deathstar plans to Ben.

Vader states his quest goal is to find the Deathstar plans. He completes step #1 of his quest by capturing Leia, but it’s a false victory since Leia no longer has the Deathstar plans.

5 Leia
R2
(Ben )
On Leia’s ship, Leia records a message on R2.
6 Vader
Rebels
Stromtroopers
(Leia )
On Leia’s ship, Vader asks a dying rebel where the Deathstar plans are. The rebel doesn’t cooperate, and Vader kills him. Vader orders his troops to find Leia.
7 Leia
Stormtroopers
On Leia’s ship, storm troopers capture Leia.
8 R2
C3PO
On Leia’s ship, R2 and C3PO escape in an escape pod.

R2 and C3PO complete step #1 of their quest to see Ben by flying an escape pod to Tatooine.

This leaves clue #1 for stormtroopers to find: knowledge of the escape pod going to Tatooine.

9 Stormtroopers
(R2 )
(C3PO )
On the star destroyer, a storm trooper says the escape pod left but there is no life onboard. So he chalks it up to a malfunction.
10 Luke
Biggs;
At a power station on Tatooine, Luke talks to his friend, Biggs, who says he’s leaving Tatooine. Introduce Biggs, who states his goal of going to space, and Luke states his goal of going to space.
11 Liea
Vader
In Leia’s cell on the star destroyer, Vader asks Leia where the Deathstar plans are, but Leia doesn’t cooperate.

Vader attempts step #2 of his plan to get the Deathstar plans by interrogating Leia, but he fails because she won’t cooperate.

An Imperial commander states the risk of harming Leia (dipolomatic setback), but Vader says the benefit outweighs the risk and uses clue #1 to deduce a new plan to find the Deathstar planes. He gives his team a new quest: Search Tatooine for R2 and C3PO.

2
Vader searches for the Deathstar plans as C3PO and R2 look for Ben, but they find Luke instead.
12 Commander
Vader
(Rebels )
(R2 )
(C3PO )
Outside Leia’s cell, a commander tells Vader it’s diplomatically dangerous to hold Leia. Vader insists she is involved with the rebels, and she is his only hope to find the secret rebel base. Vader says the Deathstar plans must be on the escape pod and orders a search team to be sent to Tatooine.
13 R2
C3PO
Jawas
In the Tatooine desert, R2 and C3PO make a plan to deliver Leia’s message to Ben. They see a sand crawler (transport vehicle) approaching and wave for help. R2 and C3PO enact step #2 of the plan to find Ben. They try asking Jawas for help, but this is a false victory since Jawas won’t help them.
14 Biggs
Luke
(Rebels )
(Empire )
At the Tatooine power station, Biggs tells Luke he’s joining the rebel alliance and states the stakes of the empire controlling the galaxy. Biggs states his goal of joining the Rebels and the stakes of failure: The Empire will control the galaxy.
15 R2
C3PO
Jawas
In the Tatooine desert, R2 and C3PO are captured by jawas and taken to their sand crawler. R2 and C3PO experience the consequence of their false victory: They’re setback on their quest by being taken prisoner, but this is a false failure, since it will take them to Luke.
16 Stormtroopers
(R2 )
(C3PO )
In the Tatooine desert, storm troopers investigate the abandoned escape pod. They see R2 and C3PO’s tracks in the desert and ascertain droids have left the escape pod. The storm troopers follow R2 and C3PO’s tracks. Stormtroopers complete step #1 of their plan to find R2 and C3PO. They investigate clue #1 (the escape pod) and find clue #2: Droid tracks. They use clue #2 to deduce step #3 of their plan: They’ll follow the tracks.
17 R2
C3PO
(Jawas )
Inside the sand crawler, R2 and C3PO debate if/what horrible death awaits them. R2 and C3PO continue experiencing the consequence of their false victory: They state the stakes of their predicament: a potentially horrible death.
18 Jawas
Owen
Luke
(R2 )
(C3PO )
Outside the sand crawler, the jawas line up a bunch of droids. Owen and Luke inspect the droids looking for one that speaks computer languages.
Owen states his goal of buying farming droids. C3PO fills the condition of Owen’s need. So he buys R2 an C3PO.
19 C3PO
Owen
R2
Jawas
Luke
C3PO tells Owen he speaks computer languages. Owen buys R2 and C3PO.
20 Luke
(Owen )
C3PO
R2
Leia
(Ben )
At Owen’s workshop, Luke cleans C3PO while stating he wants to leave Tatooine. Luke finds something jammed in R2. It activates part of Leia’s message telling Ben he’s their only hope, but then disappears. Before Luke can investigate further. Then Beru summons Luke to dinner.

Luke discovers Leia’s message and the Deathstar plans. Luke makes a plan to investigate the message, but Owen creates a complication when he refuses to allow Luke to go and orders Luke to have the droids’ memories wiped.

Luke experiences another complication when he discovers R2 has fled to continue his quest to find Ben.

Luke makes a plan to find R2 tomorrow.

21 Luke
Owen
Beru
(R2 )
(C3PO )
(Ben )
In Owen’s dining room, Luke tells Owen and Beru about R2’s message. Owen tells Luke to take R2 into town the next day and have his memory wiped. Luke says he wants to leave Tatooine, and Owen tells him it’s never going to happen.
22 Luke
C3PO
(R2 )
Luke returns to Owen’s workshop and discovers R2 has escaped and traveled into the desert. C3PO asks if they should go after him, but Luke says it’s too dangerous at night.
23 Beru
Owen
(Luke )
The next morning, in Owen’s kitchen, Beru tells Owen that Luke left early. Owen is upset.

Beru tells Owen that Luke has enacted his plan to find R2.

While enacting step #1 of Luke’s plan, he states the stakes of failure. He’ll be in trouble with Owen if he can’t find R2.

Sandpeople complicate Luke’s quest by attacking him, but this is a false victory for them and a false failure for Luke, because Ben saves Luke, R2 and C3PO.

3
Luke meets Ben, gets a mission to save the galaxy, refuses the call and then accepts when he has nothing left to lose.
24 Luke
C3PO
(R2 )
(Owen )
Luke drives his speeder across the Tatooine desert with C3PO looking for R2. Luke states the consequences of taking too long to find R2. He’ll get in a lot of trouble.
25 Sandpeople
Luke
C3PO
Sandpeople watch/hunt Luke from a distance.
26 Luke
R2
C3PO
Sandpeople
Luke finds R2 and then is attacked by sand people.
27 Ben
Sandpeople
Luke
R2
C3PO
Ben saves Luke from the sand people.
28 Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
Sandpeople
Ben introduces himself to Luke and makes a plan to leave the desert.
Introduce Ben, who makes a plan to deliver the Deathstar plans to Alderaan and train Luke in the force. Ben gives Luke a lightsaber, but Luke refuses the call, siting the stakes of failing to get R2 and C3PO back to Owen.
29 Ben
Luke
Vader
R2
C3PO
At Ben’s house, Ben tells Luke about his father and the force and gives Luke a light saber.
30 Ben
Leia
Luke
R2
C3PO
At Ben’s house, Ben plays Leia’s message and makes a plan to go to the planet, Alderaan, with Luke and train Luke in the force. Luke refuses the call.
31 Vader
General
(Emperor )
On a star destroyer, Vader’s general discuss how the emperor has taken control of the galactic government and will rule with fear. One general restates Vader’s mission to find the Deathstar plans. Vader states his goal of controlling the galaxy with fear. One of his henchman restates the Empire’s goal of finding the Deathstar plans.
32 Luke
R2
C3PO
Jawas
(Sandpeople )
(Stormtroopers )
In the Tatooine desert, Luke drives his speeder with Ben, R2 and C3PO. They stop at a destroyed sand crawler, and Ben realizes it has been made to look like sand people attacked it. Luke leaves Ben and rushes home to check on Owen and Beru.

Luke and Ben discover clue #2. Stormtroopers have killed the Jawas and covered it up, foreshadowing they know Owen bought R2 and C3PO and is in danger.

Luke investigates clue #2 and finds Owen and Beru are dead.

33 Luke
Owen
Beru
(Stormtroopers )
Luke returns home on his speeder and finds Owen and Beru have been killed.
34 Vader
Leia
Stormtroopers
On a star destroyer, Leia is tortured for information. Vader enacts step #3 of his plan to find the Deathstar plans. He tortures Leia but fails, requiring him to escalate his next step.
35 Luke
Ben
R2
C3PO
Luke returns to Ben and accepts his invitation to go to Alderaan. With his original plans in life cut off, he decides to return to the path and accept Ben’s quest to go to Aaleran and train in the force.
36 Luke
Ben
R2
C3PO
Stormtroopers
Ben, Luke, R2 and C3PO arrive at the spaceport city of Mos Eisley. While entering, they’re stopped by storm troopers looking for R2 and C3PO. Ben uses the force to mesmerize the storm troopers into leaving them alone.
Ben enacts step #1 of his plan to get to Alderaan. They arrive at Mos Eisley, where Ben plans step #2: Hire a spaceship captain to take them to Alderaan.
4
Luke and Ben hire Han and Chewie to take them to Alderaan and fly away from Tatooine.
37 Luke
Ben
R2
C3PO
(Han )
Luke parks his speeder in front of a bar. Ben makes a plan to hire a ship to take them to Alderaan in the bar.
38 Luke
Ben
R2
C3PO
Bartender
Luke, Ben, R2 and C3PO enter the bar, but the bartender says R2 and C3PO must wait outside. Ben acquiesces.

Ben completes step #2 of his plan to get to Alderaan. He hires Han and Chewie while badguys close in.

Han agrees to the quest under two conditions: Large payment upfront and another payment once they reach Alderaan.

39 Ben
Chewie
Luke
Ben speaks with Chewie while Luke waits at the bar.
40 Bar bully
Luke
Ben
A brute harasses Luke. Ben tries to talk the brute down, but the brute gets violent. So Ben kills him with his light saber.
41 C3PO
Stormtroopers
Outside the bar, C3PO sees a creature telling storm troopers about them.
42 Ben
Luke
Han
Chewie
In the bar, Ben and Luke hire Han and Chewie to fly them to Alderaan.
43 Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
Ben
Luke
In the bar, Han sees storm troopers approaching and warns Ben. They all flee before the storm troopers arrive.
44 Ben
Luke
In the street, Ben makes a plan to sell Luke’s speeder. Ben plans step #3 of their quest to get to Alderaan. They’ll sell Luke’s speeder to pay for Han’s first condition: a large payment upfront.
45 Han
Greedo
(Jabba )
(Ben )
(Luke )
In the bar, Han runs into Greedo, who says Jaba has put a bounty on Han’s life for dumping contraband from his ship when approaching a blockade. Greedo tries to kill Han, but Han shoots Greedo first. Han encounters a complication in his quest to get to Alderaan. A bounty hunter states Jabba’s goal of capturing Han dead or alive. Han kills the bounty hunter and escapes.
46 Vader
Officer
On the Deathstar, Vader makes a plan to blow up Alderaan. He orders an officer to fly the Deathstar to Alderaan. Vader states step #1 and #2 of his plan to find the Rebels: Fly the Deathstar to Alderaan and threaten to blow it up if Leia doesn’t tell him the location of the Rebel base.
47 R2
C3PO
Stormtroopers
In the streets of Mos Eisley, R2 and C3PO hide from more storm troopers.
Ben completes step #3 of his plan to get to Alderaan. He sells Luke’s speeder while badguys close in.
48 Luke
Ben
Vendor
In the streets of Mos Eisley, Luke and Ben sell Luke’s speeder to a vendor.
49 Jabba
Han
(Ben )
(Luke )
In a docking bay, Jabba confronts Han. Han tells Jaba he can pay him back for the lost contraband plus 20%. Jaba agrees. While completing step #1 of his plan to get to Alderaan (prep the Millenium Falcon), Han experiences a complication. Jabba confronts him demanding money, but Han neutralizes the complication by increasing his debt to Jabba.
50 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
In the docking bay Han and Chewie prep the Millennium Falcon for launch while Luke, Ben, R2 and C3PO board the ship.
While completeing step #4 of Ben’s plan to get to Alderaan (Leave Tatooine in the Millenium Falcon) (which is also step #2 of Han’s plan), they experience a complication when stormtroopers attack, but they neutralize the complication by flying away in a hurry and going into hyperdrive. This is a semi-false victory, because they leave clue #5: The plans to the Deathstar are in the Millenium Falcon.
51 Stormtroopers
Han
Chewie
A creature points some storm troopers to the Millennium Falcon. The storm troopers attack Han and Chewie, who return fire.
52 Stormtroopers
Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
The Millennium Falcon takes off amid laser gun fire from the storm troopers.
53 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
Tie fighters
In space, the Millennium Falcon is attacked by tie fighters, but the Millennium Falcon escapes them by jumping to hyper drive.
54 Vader
Leia
(Rebels )
(Deathstar )
On the Deathstar, Vader makes Leia watch as he blows up her home planet of Alderaan. Leia tells Vader the location of the rebel base on Dantooine to prevent him from blowing up any more planets. Vader completes step #2 of his plan to find the Rebel base. He blows up Alderaan, and Leia tells him the Rebel’s location to prevent more deaths. This is a false victory for Vader though, because Leia tells him the wrong location.
5
En route to Alderaan, Ben trains Luke in the force whole Vader blows up Alderaan. After arriving at Alderaan, the Millennium Falcon is abducted by the Deathstar. On the Deathstar, Team 1 makes a plan to save Leia and escape.
55 Ben
Luke
On the Millennium Falcon, Ben makes Luke practice using the force and his light saber. Ben is distraught when he senses the disturbance in the force caused by the destruction of Alderaan.
While completing step #5 of Ben’s plan to get to Alderaan, Ben’s team gets to know each other.
56 R2
Chewie
Han
R2 and Chewie play chess. At Han’s urging, R2 lets Chewie win.
57 Officer
Vader
(Rebels )
(Leia )
On the Deathstar, an officer tells Vader that the rebel base on Dantooine is abandoned. Thus, Leia lied to Vader earlier. Vader learns of his false victory. The Rebels aren’t where Leia said.
58 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
The Millennium Falcon leaves hyperspace near Alderaan and discovers the planet has been destroyed.

Ben’s team completes step #5 of their plan to get to Alderaan by leaving hyperspace and arriving near Alderaan. This is a false victory though, since Alderaan was destroyed by the Deathstar.

The Empire captures the Millenium Falcon and uses clue #5 to deduce the plans to the Deathstar are onboard, which means they’ll kill the crew.

59 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
Tie fighters
Deathstar
The Millennium Falcon is attacked by a tie fighter. The Millennium Falcon tries to shoot it, but it is captured by the Deathstar’s tractor beam.
60 Stormtroopers
(Han )
(Chewie )
(Ben )
(Luke )
(R2 )
(C3PO )
(Deathstar )
On the Deathstar, storm troopers prepare to board the Millennium Falcon as an officer orders the Deathstar’s shields up to prevent the Millennium Falcon from escaping.
61 Officer
Vader
(Han )
(Chewie )
(Ben )
(Luke )
(R2 )
(C3PO )
On the Deathstar, an officer tells Vader the Millennium Falcon is the same ship that left Mos Eisley and it’s empty. Vader orders the ship to scanned for hiding passengers.
62 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
(Deathstar )
On the Millenium Falcon, hiding in a smuggling compartment, Ben makes a plan to disable the tractor beam.

Ben’s team makes a plan to escape the Deathstar and rescue Leia. Step #1 of the plan to escape the Deathstar is to find the tractor beam controls. Step #2 is for Ben to reach the tractor beam controls. Step #3 is to disable it. Step #4 is to return to the Millenium Falcon.

Han kills some Stormtroopers, and he and Luke disguise themselves as Stormtroopers.

63 Stormtroopers
Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
Two storm troopers bring a scanner onto the Millennium Falcon and are killed by Han.
64 Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
Han disguises himself as a storm trooper. He and Chewie kill two more storm troopers who were guarding the Millennium Falcon.
65 Han
Chewie
Ben
Luke
R2
C3PO
Deathstar
R2 hacks the Deathstar’s computer system and finds the location of the tractor beam generator. Ben says he’ll go disable it.

R2 completes step #1 of the plan to disable the tractor beam by hacking the Deathstar’s computer. Ben states he will complete the rest of the steps alone.

While completing step #1, R2 finds clue #6: Leia’s location.

Luke makes a plan to rescue Leia. Step #1 of the plan to rescue Leia is for Luke and Han is to lead Chewie to the detention cells while disguised as Stormtroopers. Step #2 is to break Leia out. Step #3 is to return to the Millenium Falcon.

66 R2
(Leia)
Luke
Chewie
Han
C3PO
R2 locates Leia in the detention block. Luke convinces Han they need to rescue her.
67 R2
(Leia)
Luke
Chewie
Han
C3PO
Luke comes up with a plan to save Leia. He and Han will dress as storm troopers and pretend to escort Chewie as a prisoner, and R2 and C3PO will stay with the Millennium Falcon.
68 Luke
Chewie
Han
Luke and Han pretend to escort Chewie to the detention block.
While enacting step #1 of the plan to rescue Leia, Han and Luke’s disguises fail, alerting the Empire. Han makes a new plan for Luke to break Leia out and return while Han holds off the incoming Stormtroopers.
6
Team 1 breaks Leia out of jail and escapes the Deathstar while Ben disables a tractor beam and gets killed by Vader.
69 Luke
Chewie
Han
Stormtroopers
Luke, Han and Chewie’s cover is blown when a security guard stops them. Luke, Han and Chewie kill the security guard and more storm troopers.
70 Luke
Chewie
Han
Stormtroopers
Han makes a plan for Luke to go get the princess while Luke holds off any incoming storm troopers.
71 Luke
Leia
Luke breaks Leia out of her cell. Luke completes step #1 and #2 of the new plan to rescue Leia. He reaches her cell and breaks her out.
72 Vader
Tarkin
(Ben)
Vader tells Tarkin that he sense Ben is on the Deathstar. Then a computer alerts Tarkin that there’s a security breach in the detention block. Tarkin sounds a general alarm, and Vader says he must face Ben alone. Vader uses the force to discover Ben. Vader states his new plan to find and kill Ben.
73 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
(C3PO)
Luke and Leia meet back up with Han and Chewie. They determine their escape route is blocked and need to find another way back to the Millennium Falcon. Luke calls C3PO and asks him to find another escape route.
Luke and Leia complete step #3 of the new plan to rescue Leia. They meet back up with Han. They can’t complete step #4 though, because their path is blocked. So Leia makes and enacts a new plan to take a different route. The she completes step #1 and #2 by creating a new path by blasting a hole in a vent and everybody jumping through it. This is a false victory though, because the path leads to a deadly dead end (a trash compactor).
74 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
Storm troopers attack Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia. Leia shoots a grate in the wall, and the team jumps through it.
75 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
(C3PO)
Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia slide into a trash compactor room. Luke tries to call C3PO on his radio, but there is no answer.
76 Storm troopers
R2
C3PO
Storm troopers board the Millennium Falcon and find C3PO and R2. C3PO lies and says they’re imperial droids and need to go to the maintenance department. The storm troopers let them go. Stormtroopers fulfill step #1 of Vader’s orders to search the Millenium Falcon for rebels. They find C3PO and R2, who avoid death by claiming to be Imperial droids and escape. This is a false victory though, because they can get lost and can’t help their friends by using the same comm port to hack the Deathstar.
77 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
C3PO
R2
The trash compactor room begins to shrink. Luke finally gets C3PO on the radio, and R2 hacks the Deathstar’s computer system and shuts off the trash compactor room and opens the door. Luke’s team suffers the consequences of their false failure. They’re stuck in a shrinking trash compactor. After several failed attempts, they succeed at contacting R2, who finds a new comm port, hacks the Deathstar and reverses the trash compactor and opens a new path for Luke’s team to complete step #4 of their new plan to rescue Leia.
78 Ben Ben arrives at the tractor beam generator and shuts it down.
Ben completes step #2 and #3 of his plan to escape the Deathstar. He reaches the tractor beam controls and disables it. Then he begins step #4: return to the Millenium Falcon.
79 Stormtroopers
Ben
Storm troopers enter the room Ben is in. He uses the force to distract them while he slips away.
80 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia run into storm troopers and fight them. Han and Chewie chase a fleeing storm trooper, and Luke and Leia head towards the Millennium Falcon. Luke’s team ecounters a complication while completing step #4 of their plan to escape the Deathstar. They run into more Stormtroopers. Han uses his flaw and strays from the path by chasing the Stormtroopers with Chewie. Luke and Leia continue moving towards the Millenium Falcon.
81 Han
Stormtroopers
Chewie
Han runs into more storm troopers. So he turns around and runs back. He meets Chewie, and they both run away together.

Han experiences the consequence of using his flaw and straying from the path. He an Chewie meet more Stormtroopers. With no other options, he turns and runs away in the direction he came.

Meanwhile, Luke and Leia also encounter a complication: more Stormtroopers. They’re to stray from the path and run away.

Ben encounters a complication in the form of Stormtroopers, but he uses the force to evade them and continues on his quest to return to the Millenium Falcon, but this is a false victory, since Vader is closing in on Ben.

82 Luke
Leia
Stormtroopers
Luke and Leia run from storm troopers.
83 Ben
Stormtroopers
Vader
Ben evades storm troopers as Vader follows him.
84 C3PO
R2
C3PO wonders where their team is. R2 hacks the Deathstar computer system to find out. R2 and C3PO are experiencing the consequence of their false victory. They’re lost on the Deathstar. So they make and enact a plan to find their team members by using a comm port to hack the Deathstar.
85 Han
Chewie
Stormtroopers
Han and Chewie run from storm troopers. Han and Chewie’s complication continues and escalates. They’re still being chased by Stormtroopers.
86 Ben
Vader
Ben meets Vader and they prepare for a light saber fight. Vader completes step #1 of his plan to kill Ben by finding him. This adds a new condition to Ben’s quest to return to the Millenium Falcon if. Ben can’t continue until he kills Vader. So Ben prepares to fight Vader.
87 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
(Ben)
Luke and Leia meet back up with Han and Chewie. They plan to get back to the Millennium Falcon. Han hopes Ben disabled the tractor beam. Luke, Liea, Han and Chewie recover from their setbacks by accidentally finding each other and reuniting. They state their plan to continue step #4 of their plan to escape the Deathstar: getting back to the Millenium Falcon. Luke states the stakes of Ben failing his quest to disable the tractor beam.
88 Luke
Leia
Han
Chewie
Ben Vader
Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia see Ben fighting Vader on a walkway above them. Luke’s team’s quest and Ben’s quest meet, when Luke’s team sees Ben fighting Vader. This is a complication for Luke’s team’s quest since it’s a distraction and possible loss of a team member.
89 C3PO
R2
Stormtroopers
C3PO and R2 move through the hallways of the Deathstar evading storm troopers. C3PO and R2 enact and continue on their quest to return to the Millenium Falcon.
90 Vader
Ben
Luke
Chewie
Han
Leia
Vader kills Ben as Luke watches.

Ben fails his quest to return to the Millenium Falcon when he’s killed Vader. Luke and his team show their emotional reaction, but they’re interrupted when a new complication arises in the form of more Stormtroopers.

Ben’s death is a false failure, because Ben’s voice speaks to Luke and tells him to continue on his quest. So Ben isn’t really dead.

91 Ben
Luke
Chewie
Han
Leia
Stormtroopers
Luke shoots at storm troopers, but Ben’s voice magically tells Luke to run. Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia run towards the Millennium Falcon.
92 Luke
Chewie
Han
Leia
R2
C3PO
The team is aboard the Millennium Falcon. Han flies it away from the Deathstar. Luke’s team completes step #4 of their plan to escape the Deathstar. They board the Millenium Falcon. They complete step #5 and #6. They start the Millenium Falcon and fly it away.
93 Leia
Luke
(Ben)
Leia comforts Luke as he mourns Ben’s death.

After Luke shows his emotional reaction to Ben’s death, Luke’s team experiences a complication in their escape plan when Tie-fighters attack them. They make, enact and complete a plan to use evasive maneuvers and cannons to blow up the Tie-fighters.

The fight sequence goes as follows:
Plan/prepare
Prepare
Approach
Bad guys attack/advance
Emotional reaction/state the stakes
Good guys attack/advance X2
Emotional reaction/state the stakes
Good guys attack/big win
Victory dance
Escape/complete quest

This is a false victory though, because Tarkin put a homing beacon on the Millenium Falcon.

7
The Millennium Falcon fights Tie-fighters as it escapes the Deathstar.
94 Han
Chewie
Tie-fighters
Luke
Han sees Imperial fighters coming towards them. He tells Chewie to power up the deflector shields while he prepares the ship’s weapons. Han goes and tells Luke they have to fight.
95 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Han returns to the driver’s seat while Leia and Luke prepare to fire the ship’s guns.
96 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
The team tracks the incoming Imperial fighters and engages them.
97 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
The Imperial fighters rock the Millennium Falcon with laser fire.
98 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Liea tells Han they’re in trouble. Han feigns confidence.
99 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Luke shoots down an Imperial fighter.
100 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Luke shoots down another Imperial fighter.
101 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Leia says two more Imperial fighters are approaching.
102 Han
Chewie
Luke
Leia
Tie-fighters
Luke and Han shoot down the last two Imperial fighters.
103 C3PO
R2
C3PO wiggles comically in a pile of wires and R2 beeps. Closing shot of the Millennium Falcon flying away.
104 Tarkin
Vader
Millenium Falcon
On the Deathstar, Tarkin tells Vader the Millennium Falcon is gone and there is a homing beacon on the ship.

Vader reacts calmly to his failure, because it’s a false failure. Tarkin tells Vader he put a homing beacon on the Millenium Falcon.

Meanwhile, Leia deduces their victory was false because the Empire would have put a homing beacon on their ship.

Liea states a plan to have the Deathstar’s plans analyzed. The condition is, they must take R2 to the Rebel base, the stakes of which, is the Empire will track them and kill them, resulting in the Empire completing their ultimate goal and the Rebels failing theirs.

Han uses his flaw and strays from the path by refusing the call and quitting. Leia shows her emotional reaction.

8
Team 1 and Team 2 plan and prepare to fight.
105 Leia
Han
Luke
Chewie
R2
C3PO
Rebels
The Empire
Leia deduces the Empire is tracking the Millennium Falcon. Leia says she needs to have R2’s plans of the Deathstar analyzed. Han says he won’t help the Rebels and he just wants money. Leia leaves angry.
106 Luke
Han
(Leia)
Luke and Han discuss being attracted to Leia. Luke and Han get to know each other.
107 Leia
Han
Luke
Chewie
R2
C3PO
Willard
The Empire
The Millenium Falcon lands on the planet, Massassi. The team is met by Willard. Leia tells him the Empire is tracking them, and they need R2’s plans of the Deathstar analyzed. Luke’s team completes step #1 of Leia’s plan to have R2’s data analyzed when they land at the Rebel base. They meet their POC and enact step #2: Have the Rebels use their expertise and equipment to analyze R2’s data.
108 Tarkin
Vader
(Rebels)
On the Deathstar, Tarkin tells Vader they are approaching Massassi. Tarkin states the Empire has completed step #1 of their plan to crush the Rebels by flying the Death Star near the Rebel base.
109 Dodonna
Rebels
(Empire)
Leia
Han
Luke
Chewie
In the Rebel war room, Dodonna briefs a room of Rebels including Luke, Han, Chewie and Leia. Dodonna says the Deathstar is approaching and they need to destroy it by dropping a bomb into a vent on its surface, which they’ll do by flying a squadron of X-wings which will try to bomb the vent. Dodonna states the Rebel have analyzed the Deathstar plans and found clue #7: The Deathstar has a vulnerable air vent. Then Dodonna states the Rebel’s plan to destroy the Deathstar: Fly X-wings to the Deathstar and use them to drop a bomb in the vent.
110 Tarkin
Vader
(Rebels)
On the Deathstar, Tarkin tells Vader that in 30 minutes the Deathstar will be in range to blow up Massassi and the Rebels on it. Tarkin updates Vader on the Empire’s progress on step #2 of their plan to crush the Rebels. They’re 30 minutes away.This creates a time limit for Luke to complete his quest to destroy the Deathstar.
111 Han
Luke
In the Rebel base’s spaceship hangar, Han tells Luke he’s leaving to pay his debts. Luke shames him for being selfish. Then Han hints at having a change of heart.

Han strays from the path to go complete his quest to repay Jabba.

Luke and the X-wing pilots prepare to enact their plan to destroy the Deathstar and then complete step #1 by departing to the battle field.

112 Luke
Leia
(Han)
(Ben)
In the Rebel base’s spaceship hangar, Luke tells Leia he’s sad Han and Ben left. Leia consoles him.
113 Luke
Biggs
Red leader
In the Rebel base’s spaceship hangar, Luke meets Biggs and Red Leader. Biggs says they’re going to be heroes and swap stories after the battle. Biggs says Luke is a great pilot, and Red Leader says Luke’s father was too.
114 Luke
R2
Luke boards his X-wing while a technician puts R2 into the ship.
115 Luke
(Ben)
Luke sits in his X-wing preparing for take off. He hears Ben’s voice tell him, “May the force be with you.”
116 Luke
X-wings
Arial view of X-wings taking off from the Rebel base.
117 Leia
C3PO
Rebel commander
(Deathstar)
Leia, C3PO and a Rebel commander stand in the Rebel base war room. A computer tells them the Deathstar will be within firing range in 15 minutes. A Rebel commander tells Leia that Luke and the Rebels only have 15 minutes left to complete their quest.
9
Team 1 approaches Team 2 for the final fight.
118 Luke
X-wings
Deathstar
Red leader
The squadron of X-wings fly towards the Deathstar. A couple of members check in with each other over their radios, and Red Leader orders them into attack position.
Luke and the X-wings complete step #2 of their quest to destroy the Deathstar by arriving at the battlefield.
119 Wedge
Red leader
Luke
X-wings
Deathstar
In his X-wing, Wedge marvels at the size of the Deathstar, and Red Leader tells him to cut the chatter.
120 Wedge
Red leader
Gold leader
Luke
X-wings
Deathstar
In his X-wing, Gold Leader tells Red Leader his team is going to make a run to bomb the vent. Red Leader says he’ll draw the enemy’s fire away.
121 Luke
Stormtroopers
X-wings
Deathstar
On the Deathstar, Imperial soldiers scramble to operate anti-aircraft guns. In space, lasers shoot at/past Rebel X-wings. The Empire prepares their defenses.
122 Leia
Wedge
Red leader
X-wings
Stormtroopers
Deathstar
Montage of shots Leia listening to a radio, Wedge calling in enemy fire, Red Leader issuing instructions, Imperial soldiers preparing weapons, and X-wings flying toward the Deathstar. Enemies attack/no effect
123 Luke
Deathstar
Luke attacks the Deathstar with his X-wing. He narrowly escapes death.
Luke and X-wings attack/advance
124 X-wings
Imperial officer
Vader
(Tie-fighters)
X-wings strafe the Deathstar. Inside the Deathstar stuff blows up and Imperial soldiers go flying. An Imperial officer tells Vader their large cannons can’t hit the small X-wings. Vader says to send Tie-fighters to pick off the X-wings one by one.
125 X-wings
Luke
Red leader
Deathstar
In his X-wing, Luke tells Red Leader he’s going to attempt to bomb the vent. Red Leader tells him to be careful.
Luke attacks Deathstar/advance
Enemies send reinforcements
Tie-fighters attack Biggs/advance
Biggs is chased/ Luke saves Biggs
10
Team 1 attacks Team 2.
126 Luke
Deathstar
Luke flies over the surface of the Deathstar evading lasers.
127 Stormtroopers
Biggs
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Montage of shots Imperial soldiers run around on the Deathstar, Biggs evades laser fire, Imperial pilots board Tie-fighters in the Deathstar hangar.
128 Leia
Rebel officer
(Tie-fighters)
Deathstar
As Leia paces in the Rebel war room, a Rebel officer says they’ve picked up incoming Tie-fighters.
129 Luke
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Red leader
Deathstar
In his X-wing, Luke says he can’t see any Tie-fighters. Red Leader says to keep looking.
130 Tie-fighters
Bigs
Luke
Deathstar
A Tie-fighter chases Biggs, and Luke comes to his rescue, shooting the Tie-fighter.
131 Vader
Stormtroopers
(X-wings)
(Tie-fighters)
Deathstar
On the Deathstar, Vader tells some pilots that several X-wings have broken from the formation. Then Vader orders the pilots to come with him. Vader states his plan to join the fight and enacts step #1: Go to the hangar.
132 Leia
(Luke)
(Biggs)
(X-wings)
(Tie-fighters)
(Deathstar)
Leia paces nervously as she listens to radio transmissions of Luke and Biggs fighting Tie-fighters.
Leia shows her emotional reaction to the fight
Enemies attack Luke/Luke suffers a minor hit
R2 fixes the damage Luke suffered
Leia shows her emotional reaction to the fight
Enemies attack Luke/Wedge saves Luke
11
Vader thwarts Team 1’s attack.
133 Luke
Tie-fighters
X-wings
Deathstar
Luke’s X-wing gets hit by a Tie-fighter’s laser, but the damage isn’t bad.
134 Luke
R2
Tie-fighters
X-wings
Deathstar
R2 fixes the damage on Luke’s ship.
135 Luke
Red leader
Tie-fighters
X-wings
Deathstar
Leia paces nervously as she listens to radio transmissions of Luke telling Red Leader he can’t shake a Tie-fighter off his tail.
136 Wedge
Luke
Tie-fighters
X-wings
Deathstar
Wedge saves Luke by chasing down and blowing up the Tie-fighter chasing him.
137 Gold leader
Luke
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
In Gold Leader’s X-wing, he says she’s going to make a bombing run on the vent. He and several other X-wings dive towards the Deathstar.
Gold leader states he’s going to enact step #3 of the plan to destroy the Deathstar. He’s starting a bombing run.
Leia shows her emotional reaction to the fight.
Countdown clock
Preparation/complication
Vader attacks Gold leader/advance X3
Vader kills Gold leader.
138 Vader
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader flies an Tie-fighter, accompanied by two other Tie-fighters.
139 Gold leader
(Luke)
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Gold leader and his escorts skim the surface of the Deathstar avoiding flack as Vader and his escorts close in.
140 Leia
(Luke)
(Gold leader)
(Tie-fighters)
(X-wings)
(Deathstar)
(Rebels)
Leia listens to the radio chatter of Gold Leader talking about the battle. Leia’s computer says the Deathstar will be in range to blow up Massassa in 5 minutes.
141 Gold leader
Luke
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
In Gold Leader’s X-wing, he pulls a targeting device over his eye and prepares to bomb the vent. Suddenly all the Deathstar guns stop firing at him and his escorts.
142 Vader
Tie-fighters
Gold leader
X-wings
Deathstar
Vader and his escorts drop in behind Gold Leader and his escorts.
143 Gold leader
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader blows up one of Gold Leader’s escorts.
144 Gold leader
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader blows up Gold Leader’s X-wing.
145 Gold leader
(Luke)
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Gold Five tells the squadron that Gold Leader and the other escort are dead. Then his X-wing blows up too.
146 Tarkin
Imperial officer
(X-wings)
(Deathstar)
On the Death Star, an Imperial officer tells Tarkin he’s figured out the Rebel’s plan and they should evacuate the Deathstar just in case. Tarkin refuses. A voice on a speaker announces the Deathstar will be in range to blow up Massassa in 3 minutes. An imperial officer deduces the Rebel’s plan and advises precautionary measures to Tarkin, who uses his flaw to ignore the warning.
Countdown clock
12
Vader thrwarts Team 1’s second attack.
147 Red leader
Luke
Wedge
Biggs
X-wings
Deathstar
Red Leader tells Luke, Wedge and Biggs to prepare for a bombing run on the vent. Red Leader says he and his escorts will try first.
Red leaders states/prepares/enacts a plan to make another bombing run while Vader closes in.
148 Red leader
Luke
Wedge
Biggs
X-wings
Deathstar
Luke, Biggs and Wedge get in formation as Red Leader and his escorts fly over the surface of the Deathstar.
149 Red leader
X-wings
(Vader)
Deathstar
Red Leader and his escorts fly over the surface of the Deathstar evading flack and trying to visually locate Vader and his escorts.
150 Red leader
X-wings
Vader
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
As Red Leader and his escorts approach the vent, Vader and his escorts drop down behind them. Vader blows up one of the escorts.
Vader attacks/advance x2
Red leader attempts final shot/fails
Vader attacks/kills Red leader
Show emotional reactions from both sides
151 Vader
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader blows up Red Leader’s other escort as Red Leader says they’re almost there.
152 Red leader
Tie-fighters
Vader
Deathstar
Red Leader attempts to bomb the vent and misses.
153 Red leader
Luke
X-wings
Tie-fighters
Vader
Deathstar
Red Leader tells Luke to begin his bombing run. Then Vader blows up Red Leader’s X-wing.
154 Luke
Tarkin
Deathstar
Rebels
Deathstar
Montage of shots Luke looks worried. Tarkin looks happy, and an intercom voice tells him the Deathstar will be in range of blowing up Massassa in one minute. Leia looks nervous.
155 Luke
Biggs
Wedge
Deathstar
Luke and Biggs plan to make their bombing run at full throttle. Biggs and Wedge will escort Luke. Wedge doubts Luke’s X-wing’s computer can calculate the trajectory of the bombing correctly.
Luke and Biggs state/plan/enact plan to try a third bombing run.
Tie-fighters attack/Luke suffers minor hit
Vader attacks Wedge/Wedge leaves battlefield
Vader attcks Biggs/Biggs dies
Show Luke’s reaction to Bigg’s death
Vader prepares to attack Luke
Countdown clock
Luke prepares for final shot
Vader attacks/disables R2
Show both side’s emotional reactions
Countdown clock
13
Luke attacks the Deathstar and blows it up.
156 Luke
Tie-fighters
R2
Deathstar
Luke’s X-wing is hit and receives minor damage. Luke tells R2 to fix it.
157 Vader
Wedge
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader shoots Wedge, causing moderate damage to his ship. Wedge says he can’t continue and pulls out of the fight.
158 Vader
Biggs
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader blows up Biggs’ X-wing.
159 Luke
(Biggs)
Tarkin
Deathstar
Rebels
Vader
Tie-fighters
Montage of shots Luke is shocked and saddened by Biggs’ death. Tarkin smiles as his intercom informs him the Deathstar will be in range to blow up Massassa in 30 seconds. Vader takes aim at Luke’s X-wing.
160 Luke
(Ben)
Deathstar
As Luke prepares to bomb the vent, he hears Ben’s voice tell him to use the force. Luke turns off his targeting computer.
161 Vader
R2
Tie-fighters
Deathstar
Vader shoots R2, and Luke says he lost R2.
162 Leia
(Deathstar)
Tarkin
Imperial officer
(Rebels)
Montage of shots Leia stares at a screen showing the Deathstar moving into position. Tarkin looks at a similar screen and orders an Imperial officer to fire when ready. The officer presses a button.
163 Han
Chewie
Tie-fighters
Vader
Luke
The Millennium Falcon drops behind Vader and his escorts. Han blows up one escort. The other escort panics and runs into Vader’s Tie-fighter. The panicky escort ricochets into a wall and blows up while Vader’s Tie-fighter is sent spinning into space.
Han returns to the battlefield
Han attacks/Vader is neutralized
Luke prepares/takes final shot successfully
Countdown clock
Deathstar is neutralized
Show Han’s emotional reaction to the victory.
164 Luke
Deathstar
Luke relaxes and uses the force. He drops his bomb, which falls perfectly through the vent.
165 Stormtroopers
Deathstar
(Rebels)
Montage of shots Imperial soldiers press buttons to power up the Deathstar’s main laser as the Rebel space ships fly away from the Deathstar. Then the Deathstar explodes in a supernova.
166 Han
Luke
Vader
X-wings
Montage of shots Han congratulates Luke. Luke is at ease. Vader’s ship spins off into space. The Rebel spaceships fly towards Massassa.
Luke and his team return to the Rebel base and are rewarded with fortune and glory for completing their quest to destroy the Deathstar.
14
Denouement
167 Luke
Leia
Han
Rebels
R2
Luke exits his X-wing on the flightline at the Massassa Rebel base. Leia and Han run up to him joyfully. A technician says he’ll fix R2.
168 Luke
Han
Chewie
Leia
Rebels
Luke, Han and Chewie walk to the center stage at an award ceremony. Leia gives them fancy medals.

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