Artoo beeps something to Threepio.
THREEPIO: He says the restraining bolt has short circuited his recording system. He suggests that if you remove the bolt, he might be able to play back the entire recording.
Luke looks longingly at the lovely, little princess and hasn't really heard what Threepio has been saying.
LUKE: H'm? Oh, yeah, well, I guess you're too small to run away on me if I take this off! Okay.
Luke takes a wedged bar and pops the restraining bolt off Artoo's side.
LUKE: There you go.
The princess immediately disappears...
LUKE: Well, wait a minute. Where'd she go? Bring her back! Play back the entire message.
Artoo beeps an innocent reply as Threepio sits up in embarrassment.
THREEPIO: What message? The one you're carrying inside your rusty innards!
A women's voice calls out from another room.
AUNT BERU: Luke? Luke!
LUKE: All right, I'll be right there, Aunt Beru.
THREEPIO: I'm sorry, sir, but he appears to have picked up a slight flutter.
Luke tosses Artoo's restraining bolt on the workbench and hurries out of the room.
LUKE: Well, see what you can do with him. I'll be right back.
THREEPIO: (to Artoo) Just you reconsider playing that message for him.
Artoo beeps in response.
THREEPIO: No, I don't think he likes you at all.
THREEPIO: No, I don't like you either.
LARS HOMESTEAD - DINING AREA: Luke's Aunt Beru, a warm, motherly woman, fills a pitcher with blue fluid from a refrigerated container in the well-used kitchen. She puts the pitcher on a tray with some bowls of food and starts for the dining area.
Luke sits with his Uncle Owen before a table covered with steaming bowls of food as Aunt Beru carries in a bowl of red grain.
LUKE: You know, I think that R2 unit we bought might have been stolen.
OWEN: What makes you think that?
LUKE: Well, I stumbled across a recording while I was cleaning him. He says he belongs to someone called Obi-Wan Kenobi.
Beru gives Owen a stern look. Owen is greatly alarmed at the mention of his name, but manages to control himself.
LUKE: I thought he might have meant old Ben. Do you know what he's talking about?
Owen shrugs it off with a grunt.
LUKE: Well, I wonder if he's related to Ben.
Owen breaks loose with a fit of controlled anger.
OWEN: That wizard's just a crazy old man. Tomorrow I want you to take that R2 unit into Anchorhead and have its memory flushed. That'll be the end of it. It belongs to us now.
LUKE: But what if this Obi-Wan comes looking for him?
OWEN: He won't, I don't think he exists any more. He died about the same time as your father.
LUKE: He knew my father?
OWEN: I told you to forget it. Your only concern is to prepare those new droids for tomorrow. In the morning I want them on the south ridge working out those condensers.
LUKE: Yes, sir. . . I think those new droids are going to work out fine. In fact, I, uh, was also thinking about our agreement about my staying on another season. And if these new droids do work out, I want to transmit my application to the Academy this year.
Owen's face becomes a scowl, although he tries to suppress it.
OWEN: You mean the next semester before harvest?
LUKE: Sure, there're more than enough droids.
OWEN: Harvest is when I need you the most. Only one more season. This year we'll make enough on the harvest so I'll be able to hire some more hands. And then you can go to the Academy next year.
Luke continues to toy with his food, not looking at his uncle.
OWEN: You must understand I need you here, Luke.
LUKE: But it's a whole 'nother year.
OWEN: Look, it's only one more season.
LUKE: Yeah, that's what you said last year when Biggs and Tank left.
AUNT BERU: Where are you going?
LUKE: It looks like I'm going nowhere. I have to finish cleaning those droids.
Resigned to his fate, Luke paddles out of the room. Owen mechanically finishes his dinner.
AUNT BERU: Owen, he can't stay here forever. Most of his friends have gone. It means so much to him.
OWEN: I'll make it up to him next year. I promise.
AUNT BERU: Luke's just not a farmer, Owen. He has too much of his father in him.
OWEN: That's what I'm afraid of.
TATOOINE - LARS HOMESTEAD: The giant twin suns of Tatooine slowly disappear behind a distant dune range.
Luke exits the homestead to be with his private thoughts in the night air.
Pondering on his destiny, he gazes at the twin suns.
Luke stands watching them for a few moments, then reluctantly enters the doomed entrance to the homestead.