SCENE: A small Y-Wing transport ship flies toward a Space Craft Base. [INTERIOR] A human inside a healing Bacta tank is awakened by associate droids.
DROID: Lord DeGuerin, Admiral Schneider has arrived.
DEGUERIN: Send him in, Jim.
The DROID retreats through the doorway, as ADMIRAL SCHNEIDER enters, and kneels.
SCHNEIDER: Lord Vade . . .
DEGUERIN: DeGuerin. It's Lord DeGuerin. This blog doesn't have the money to pay royalty fees.
SCHNEIDER: Oops. Sorry. Lord DeGuerin.
DEGUERIN: Rise, Admiral Stanley.
SCHNEIDER: You wanted to see me, your worship?
DEGUERIN: Yes. You've been making some statements to Jar Jar . . .
DEGUERIN: No, Rogers. With the Chronicle.
SCHNEIDER: I think his name is Brian.
DEGUERIN: Whatever. Anyway, you've been making statements about the Temple case.
SCHNEIDER: Yes! I thought with Empress Ogg finally taking over . . .
SCHNEIDER: Yes, my lord.
DEGUERIN: You made a lot of statements to Jar Jar.
DEGUERIN: Whatever. You made a lot of statements to the Houston Chronicle about Empress Ogg's plans regarding the Temple case.
SCHNEIDER: Yeah, I basically told them how she was going to spend the next couple of months acting like she was really thinking hard about what to do and then dismiss it.
DEGUERIN: Fool, what part of "Phantom" in Phantom Menace do you not get?
SCHNEIDER: I don't understand.
DEGUERIN: It is supposed to be a secret, you imbecile.
SCHNEIDER: It is? I thought when she hired Clappart and Denholm that we were all totally out in the open . . .
DEGUERIN: Empress Ogg does not wish to reveal herself to the Je --
SCHNEIDER [Interupting]: . . . General public (remember licensing).
DEGUERIN: Oh. Thank you. Yes, General public. She does not wish to reveal her plans to the general public yet, or there may be dissent.
SCHNEIDER: Dissent? Why would there be dissent? Why would anyone fail to support the Empress if she were to dismiss the Temple case?
DEGUERIN: Apparently, there are some fools who believe his case should be retried.
SCHNEIDER: Have we not vilified Siegler enough?
DEGUERIN: Of course we have.
SCHNEIDER: What about the alternative theory of pinning it on the disgruntled high school children?
DEGUERIN: That was a more foolish idea than adding Ewoks to Return of the Jedi.
SCHNEIDER: But we had General Gotro add Finding 37 . . .
DEGUERIN: And she got caught. That was foolish.
SCHNEIDER: I told her not to do it.
DEGUERIN: I thought you said it was an accident.
SCHNEIDER: Whatever. Bygones.
DEGUERIN: The fact of the matter is that we must continue to operate in complete secrecy. No one can know what we are doing on the Temple case.
SCHNEIDER: I'm pretty sure everyone knows at this point.
DEGUERIN: Silence! We have the time to make this all go away after we are done.
SCHNEIDER: But the Empress said in her campaign ads that she was here for the victims . . .
DEGUERIN: She said she would never jail a rape victim.
SCHNEIDER: That's what I mean.
DEGUERIN: This isn't that type of case.
SCHNEIDER: Oh. But what about other victims?
DEGUERIN: We've made the phone number for Victim Witness unlisted. It will be another three and a half years until the next election . . .
SCHNEIDER: Wait, I forgot that she has to run for re-election.
DEGUERIN: It's okay. So has she.