On the battlefield, Luke watches as a walker foot rises and moves over him. He looks up at the underbelly of the huge walker, passing overhead.
Running beneath the monstrous machine, Luke fires his harpoon gun at the walker's underside. A thin cable follows the projectile from the gun.
The magnetic head and cable attach firmly to the metal hull. Still running under the walker, Luke attaches the cable drum to his belt buckle.
Soon he is pulled up the cable and hangs dangling underneath the walker. The walker's giant feet continue to pound onward across the frozen snow.
Stray laser bolts whistle by Luke as he climbs up the cable to the walker's hull, reaching a small hatch.
Hanging precariously, Luke cuts the solid metal hatch with his laser sword.
He takes a landmine from around his neck and throws it inside the Imperial machine.
Quickly, Luke starts down the cable and crashes onto the icy ground far below.
BATTLEFIELD: The giant walker stops in mid-step. A muffled explosion comes from within.
And then the walker's mechanical insides are spewed out every conceivable opening.
The machine sits dead in its tracks, smoking like a locomotive on stilts. For just a moment the walker's cockpit is still and quiet.
In an instant, the cockpit erupts with a fiery explosion.
Black smoke billowing from it's metallic decapitation, the Imperial walker topples over like a defeated giant.
The other walkers continue their relentless attack on the retreating Rebels.
VEERS' IMPERIAL SNOW WALKER: General Veers' walker continues to advance toward the base as he prepares to fire on the Rebel power generators.
VEERS: Distance to power generators?
PILOT: One-seven, decimal two-eight.
Veers' walker is momentarily distracted by an oncoming Rebel speeder. Firing it's blasters, the walker scores a direct hit on the speeder.
Engulfed with flash fire and sparks, the speeder spirals downward. Slamming the ground, the destroyed speeder creates a mushroom of black smoke and flames.
Inside the walker, Veers reaches for the electrorangefinder and lines up the main generator.
VEERS: Target. Maximum fire power.
The Rebel troops continue their desperate retreat, pushed back by the relentless Imperial assault. Veers' walker finds it's mark and unleashes powerful blasts at the main generator.
Veers looks out the walker's cockpit front view and sees the generator, now a huge ball of nova-white explosion.
ICE CORRIDORS: With Threepio lagging behind, Han and Leia race through the crumbling ice corridors.
Suddenly, they feel the explosion of the generator. Han turns, grabs the princess, and pulls her away as a tremendous cave-in blocks their path. He rises to survery the cave-in and takes the comlink from his pocket.
HAN (into comlink): Transport, this is Solo. Better take off - I can't get to you. I'll get the princess out on the Falcon.
Han and Leia turn and race down the corridor.
THREEPIO: But... but... but... where are you going? Uh... come back!!
COMMAND CENTER: Imperial troops have reached the base.
As they push through the blocked passageway, Darth Vader strides behind them.