ICE CORRIDOR: Han and Leia run toward the entrance of the main hangar where the Millennium Falcon is docked. Threepio still lags behind.
THREEPIO: Wait! Wait for me! Wait! Stop!
The door to the hangar closes in his face.
THREEPIO (exasperated): How typical.
Quickly, the door reopens as Han reaches out and pulls the golden droid through.
HAN: Come on.
MAIN HANGAR: As Chewie searches worriedly for his captain, something at last catches his eye. Chewie lets out a relieved shriek at seeing Han and Leia running toward the ship. The Wookiee lets out a howl, then runs up the ship's ramp.
HAN: Hurry up, goldenrod, or you're going to be a permanent resident!
THREEPIO: Wait! Wait!
Han and Leia run up the ramp after him, closely followed by Threepio.
ICE CORRIDOR: Imperial troops run through the base corridors. Vader surveys the place.
MILLENNIUM FALCON - MAIN HOLD: Han, standing before a control panel, is busy flipping switches as Chewie watches a troublesome gauge. A worried Leia observes their efforts.
HAN (to Chewie): How's this?
LEIA: Would it helped if I got out and pushed?
HAN: It might. Threepio clanks into the hold.
THREEPIO: Captain Solo, Captain Solo... sir, might I suggest that you...
Han gives the gold robot a devastating look.
THREEPIO: It can wait.
MILLENNIUM FALCON: They move to the cockpit where Han flips some more switches. Leia watches him, impatient, disbelieving.
LEIA: This bucket of bolts is never going to get us past that blockade.
HAN: This baby's got a few surprises left in her, sweetheart.
Han and Leia look out the cockpit window and see a squad of stormtroopers rushing into the far side of the hangar.
A laser gun turret drops down from a Falcon's recess panel, pivots to aim at the stormtroopers and starts firing.
As a stormtrooper fires, he is hit by one of the blast of the Falcon's laser gun.
Quickly, Han straps himself into the pilot's seat and Leia into the navigator's chair. Chewie rushes into the cockpit.
HAN: Come on! Come on! Switch over. Let's hope we don't have a burnout.
Stormtroopers hurriedly set up a large bazooka-like weapon.
Chewie quickly pulls back on the controls and the first stage of engine fire can be heard. Han flashes a big grin at Leia.
LEIA: Someday you're going to be wrong, and I hope I'm there to see it.
The Falcon's laser gun swings around to aim at the Imperial troops. The stormtroopers, preparing to fire their bazooka cannon, are hit by the Falcon's fire and are thrown about in all directions.
HAN (looks at Chewie): Punch it!
The roar of the Falcon's main engines blasts out everything as the ice cave wall rushes by outside the cockpit window.
More stormtroopers run into the hangar, closely followed by Vader.
Hearing the loud roar of the Millennium Falcon's engines, Vader looks toward the main hangar exit just in time to see the Falcon lift up and disappear outside the cave.
ICE SLOPE: Luke looks up as the Millennium Falcon races above him, flying very close to the ground.
Luke trudges onward towards his X-wing fighter.
LUKE: Artoo! Get her ready for takeoff.
WEDGE (notices Luke): Good luck, Luke. See you at the rendezvous.
Luke smiles and nods at Wedge.
Artoo, seated in his cubbyhole beeping impatiently, chirps an excited greeting as Luke climbs aboard the spacecraft.
LUKE: Don't worry, Artoo. We're going, we're going.
The canopy over the X-wing lowers and snaps shut.