CREATURE: Not far. Yoda not far. Patience. Soon you will be with him. (tasting food from the pot) Rootleaf, I cook. Why wish you become Jedi? Hmm?
LUKE: Mostly because of my father, I guess.
CREATURE: Ah, your father. Powerful Jedi was he, powerful Jedi, mmm.
LUKE (a little angry): Oh, come on. How could you know my father? You don't even know who I am. (fed up) Oh, I don't know what I'm doing here. We're wasting our time.
The creature turns away from Luke and speaks to a third party.
CREATURE (irritated): I cannot teach him. The boy has no patience.
Luke's head spins in the direction the creature faces. But there is no one there. The boy is bewildered, but it gradually dawns on him that the little creature is Yoda, the Jedi Master, and that he is speaking with Ben.
BEN'S VOICE: He will learn patience.
YODA Hmmm. Much anger in him, like his father.
BEN'S VOICE: Was I any different when you taught me?
YODA: Hah. He is not ready.
LUKE: Yoda! I am ready. I... Ben! I can be a Jedi. Ben, tell him I'm ready.
Trying to see Ben, Luke starts to get up but hits his head on the low ceiling.
YODA: Ready, are you? What know you of ready? For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi. My own counsel will I keep on who is to be trained! A Jedi must have the deepest commitment, the most serious mind. (to the invisible Ben, indicating Luke) This one a long time have I watched. All his life has he looked away... to the future, to the horizon. Never his mind on where he was. Hmm? What he was doing. Hmph. Adventure. Heh! Excitement. Heh! A Jedi craves not these things. (turning to Luke) You are reckless!
Luke looks down. He knows it is true.
BEN'S VOICE: So was I, if you'll remember.
YODA: He is too old. Yes, too old to begin the training.
Luke thinks he detects a subtle softening in Yoda's voice.
LUKE: But I've learned so much.
Yoda turns his piercing gaze on Luke, as though the Jedi Master's huge eyes could somehow determine how much the boy had learned. After a long moment, the little Jedi turns toward where he alone sees Ben.
YODA (sighs): Will he finished what he begins?
LUKE: I won't fail you - I'm not afraid.
YODA (turns slowly toward him): Yes . . . you will be. You will be.
ASTEROID FIELD: The Imperial fleet around Vader's ship is surrounded by the asteroid storm. Asteroids big and small pelt the vast exteriors of the menacing ships.
TIE fighters are skimming the giant asteroid's surface dropping depth charges.
We are shown an aerial view of the TIE fighters dropping depth charges into crater bowls.
Only the muffled sounds of the depth charges reaches the Falcon, tucked away deep in the asteroid's cave.
The Falcon's cockpit is quiet and lit only by the indicator lights on the control panel. Princess Leia sits in the pilot's seat. She runs her hand across the control panel as she thinks of Han and the confusion he has created within her. Suddenly, something outside the cockpit window catches her eye.
The reflection of the panel lights obscures her vision until a soft suctionlike cup attaches itself to the windscreen. Leia moves closer to see what it might be. Large, yellow eyes flash open and stare back at her.
Startled, she jumps back into her seat, her heart pounding. There is a scurry of feet and a loud screech, and in an instant the eyes are gone. The young princess catches her breath, jumps out of her chair, and races from the cockpit.
HOLD AREA: The lights go bright for a second then out again. Threepio and Chewbacca watch as Han finishes with some wires.
THREEPIO: Sir, if I may venture an opinion...
HAN: I'm not really interested in your opinion, Threepio.
Leia rushes into the cabin just as Han drops the final floor panel into place.
LEIA (out of breath): There's something out there.
LEIA: Outside, in the cave.
As she speaks, there comes a sharp banging on the hull. Chewie looks up and barks anxiously.
THREEPIO: There it is. Listen! Listen!
HAN: I'm going out there.
LEIA: Are you crazy?!
HAN: I just got this bucket back together. I'm not going to let something tear it apart.
He and Chewie grab their breath masks off a rack and hurry out. Leia follows.
LEIA: Then I'm going with you.
THREEPIO: I think it might be better if I stay here and guard the ship. (hears another mysterious noise) Oh, no.
It is very dark inside the huge asteroid cave, too dark to see what is attacking the ship. Leia stamps her foot on the floor of the cave.
LEIA: This ground sure feels strange. It doesn't feel like rock at all.
Han kneels and studies the ground, then attempts to study the outline of the cave.
HAN: There's an awful lot of moisture in here.
LEIA: I don't know. I have a bad feeling about this.
A five-foot-long shape can be seen attached to the Falcon.The leathery creature lets out a screech as Han blasts it with a laser bolt.
HAN (to Leia): Watch out!
The black shape tumbles off the spaceship and onto the ground in front of the princess. Han bends down to investigate the dead creature.
HAN: Yeah, that's what I thought. Mynock. Chewie, check the rest of the ship, make sure there aren't any more attached. They're chewing on the power cables.
HAN: Go on inside. We'll clean them off if there are any more.
Just then, a swarm of the ugly creatures swoops through the air. Leia puts her arms over her head to protect herself as she runs toward the ship. Chewie shoos another Mynock away with his blaster.