Written by Mr. Mouseburger 23rd Feb 2006
Kindly submitted by Cj
All too late, the Jedi council has realised that Palpatine is in fact the Sith lord Darth Sidious. Mace Windu heads to the Chancellor's office to confront and arrest Palpatine. However, you don't become the leader of the dark side of the force by rolling over and acquiescing to a man with a purple lightsabre!
It is not long before there is a nicely-choreographed-but-ultimately-disappointing-as-we-know-it -is-all-CGI-effects fight scene between Windu and Palpatine. Palpatine is supposedly defeated by Windu, who has the Chancellor at sabre point. I say supposedly as the result is debateable; did the Chancellor lose this battle in order to win Skywalker?
At this moment Anakin arrives and seeing the situation, tries to protect the Chancellor. Windu realises that the Chancellor is too powerful to keep alive and so moves to kill Palpatine, but his attack is stopped abruptly when Anakin slices of his sabre hand. Windu's look of surprise is momentary, as the meek and jaded Palpatine suddenly gets his second wind and with a bolt of lightning, blasts Windu out of the window, to his death.