BEN: Be patient, Luke. Stay and watch over the droids.
LUKE: But he can...
BEN: They must be delivered safely or other star systems will suffer the same fate as Alderaan. Your destiny lies along a different path than mine. The Force will be with you . . . always!
Ben silently steps out of the command office, then disappears down a long grey hallway. Chewbacca barks a comment and Han shakes his head in agreement.
HAN: Boy you said it, Chewie.
HAN: (to Luke) Where did you dig up that old fossil?
LUKE: Ben is a great man.
HAN: Yeah, great at getting us into trouble.
LUKE: I didn't hear you give any ideas...
HAN: Well, anything would be better than just hanging around waiting for him to pick us up...
LUKE: Who do you think . . .
Suddenly Artoo begins to whistle and beep a blue streak. Luke goes over to him.
LUKE: What is it?
THREEPIO: I'm afraid I'm not quite sure, sir. He says "I found her", and keeps repeating, "She's here."
LUKE: Well, who...who has he found?
THREEPIO: Princess Leia.
LUKE: The princess? She's here?
LUKE: Where? Where is she?
HAN: Princess? What's going on?
THREEPIO: Level five. Detention block A A-twenty-three.
More beeps from Artoo.
THREEPIO: I'm afraid she's scheduled to be terminated.
LUKE: Oh no! We've got to do something.
HAN: What are you talking about?
LUKE: The droid belongs to her. She's the one in the message.. We've got to help her.
HAN: Now, look, don't get any funny ideas. The old man wants us to wait right here.
LUKE: But he didn't know she was here. Look, will you just find a way back into the detention block?
HAN: I'm not going anywhere.
LUKE: They're going to execute her. Look, a few minutes ago you said you didn't want to just wait here to be captured. Now all you want to do is stay.
HAN: Marching into the detention area is not what I had in mind.
LUKE: But they're going to kill her!
HAN: Better her than me...
LUKE: She's rich.
LUKE: Yes. Rich, powerful! Listen, if you were to rescue her, the reward would be...
LUKE: Well more wealth that you can imagine.
HAN: I don't know, I can imagine quite a bit!
LUKE: You'll get it!
HAN: I better!
LUKE: You will . . .
HAN: All right, kid. But you'd better be right about this.
LUKE: All right.
HAN: What's your plan?
LUKE: Uh...Threepio, hand me those binders there will you?
Luke moves toward Chewbacca with electronic cuffs.
LUKE: Okay. Now, I'm going to put these on you.
Chewie lets out a hideous growl.
LUKE: Okay. Han, you put these on.
Luke sheepishly hands the binders to Han.
HAN: Don't worry, Chewie. I think I know what he has in mind.
The Wookiee has a worried and frightened look on his face as Han binds him with the electronic cuffs.
THREEPIO: Master Luke, sir! Pardon me for asking...but, ah...what should Artoo and I do if we're discovered here?
LUKE: Lock the door!
HAN: And hope they don't have blasters.
THREEPIO: That isn't very reassuring.
Luke and Han put on their armored stormtrooper helmets and start off into the giant Imperial Death Star.
DEATH STAR - MAIN HALLWAY: Han and Luke try to look inconspicuous in their armored suits as a small drone on wheels crosses their path.
They stop in their tracks and Chewbacca delivers an intimidating growl.
The little mechanoid sounds off a series of frightend chirps and scampers off.