As they run through the bushes, Leia stops and points to where two more scouts are sitting on their speeder bikes, with an unoccupied bike parked nearby.
LEIA: Over there! Two more of them!
LUKE: I see them. Wait, Leia!
But Leia doesn't hear him and races for the remaining speeder bike. She starts it up and takes off as Luke jumps on the bike behind her.
LUKE (pointing to the controls): Quick! Jam their comlink. Center switch!
Luke and Leia speed into the dense foliage in hot pursuit, barely avoiding two huge trees. Back at the forest clearing, Han flips the remaining scout to the ground. The two fleeing Imperial scouts have a good lead as Luke and Leia pursue through the giant trees at 200 miles an hour, the fire from their bike's laser cannon hitting harmlessly near the moving targets.
LUKE: Move closer!
Leia guns it, closing the gap, as the two scouts recklessly veer through a narrow gap in the trees. One of the bikes scrapes a tree, slowing the scout.
LUKE: Get alongside that one!
Leia pulls her speeder bike up so close to the scout's bike that their steering vanes scrape noisily. Luke leaps from his bike to the back of the scout's, grabs the Imperial warrior around the neck, and flips him off the bike, into a thick tree trunk. Luke gains control of the bike and follows Leia, who has pulled ahead. They tear off after the remaining scout.
LUKE: Get him!
The speeding chase passes two more Imperial scouts. These two swing into pursuit, chasing Luke and Leia, firing away with their laser cannon. The two Rebels look behind them just as Luke's bike takes a glancing hit.
LUKE (indicating the one ahead): Keep on that one! I'll take these two!
With Leia shooting ahead, Luke suddenly slams his steering vanes into the braking mode. Luke's bike is a blur to the two pursuing scouts as they zip by him on either side.
Luke slams his bike into forward and starts firing away, having switched places with his pursuers in a manner of seconds. Luke's aim is good and one scout's bike is blasted out of control. It explodes against a tree trunk. The scout's cohort takes one glance back at the flash and shifts into turbo drive, going even faster. Luke keeps on his tail.
Far ahead, Leia and the first scout are doing a highspeed slalom through the death-dealing trunks. Now Leia aims her bike skyward and rises out of sight. The scout turns in confusion, unable to see his pursuer. Suddenly, Leia dives down upon him from above, cannon blasting. The scout's bike takes a glancing hit. Leia moves in alongside him.
The scout eyes her beside him, reaches down, and pulls out a handgun. Before Leia can react, the scout has blasted her bike, sending it out of control. Leia dives off as her bike explodes against a tree. The happy scout looks back at the explosion. But when he turns forward again, he is on a collision course with a giant fallen tree. He hits his brakes to no avail and disappears in a conflagration.
Another Part of the Forest: Luke and the last remaining scout continue their weaving chase through the trees. Now Luke moves up close. The scout responds by slamming his bike into Luke's. Both riders look ahead - a wide trunk looms directly in Luke's path, but the scout's bike beside him makes it almost impossible for him to avoid it. Luke banks with all his might, leaning almost horizontal over the scout's bike, and is able to make it by. When he straightens, he and the scout discover that their two bikes have locked front vanes and are moving as one.
Another big tree looms in Luke's path. He reacts instinctively and dives off his bike. The two bikes come apart a second before Luke's explodes against a tree. The scout sweeps out and circles back to find Luke. Luke rises from the undergrowth as the scout bears down on him and opens fire with his laser cannon. Luke ignites his laser sword and begins deflecting the bolts.
The scout's bike keeps coming and it appears that in a second it will cut Luke in half. At the last instant, Luke steps aside and chops off the bike's control vanes with one mighty slash. The scout's bike begins to shudder, then, pitching and rolling, it rises up to slam directly into a tree in a giant ball of fire.
Forest Scout Campsite: Han, Chewie, and the droids, along with the rest of the squad, wait anxiously in the clearing. Artoo's domed head revolves, scanning the forest. He beeps. Threepio warns Solo somebody's coming.
THREEPIO: Oh, General Solo, somebody's coming. Oh!
Han, Chewie, and the rest of the squad raise their weapons. Luke steps out of the foliage to find the weapons trained on him. He's too tired to care.
HAN: Luke! Where's Leia?
LUKE (concerned): What? She didn't come back?
HAN: I thought she was with you.
LUKE: We got separated.
Luke and Han exchange a silent, grim look.
LUKE: Hey, we better go look for her.
Han nods, and signals to a Rebel officer.
HAN: Take the squad ahead. We'll meet at the shield generator at 0300.
LUKE: Come on, Artoo. We'll need your scanners.
Luke, Chewie, Han, and the droids move off in one direction as the squad proceeds in another.
THREEPIO: Don't worry, Master Luke. We know what to do.
They move off into the woods.
THREEPIO (to Artoo): And you said it was pretty here. Ugh!