Forest Clearing, Leia's Crash Site: A strange little furry face with huge black eyes comes slowly into view. The creature is an Ewok, by the name of Wicket. He seems somewhat puzzled, and prods Leia with a spear. The princess groans; this frightens the stubby ball of fuzz and he prods her again.
LEIA: Cut it out!
Leia sits up and stares at the three-foot-high Ewok. She tries to figure out where she is and what has happened. Her clothes are torn; bruised and disheveled, she stands up. The Ewok holds his spear in a defensive position.
LEIA: I'm not gonna hurt you.
Leia looks around at the dense forest, then sits down, with a sigh, on a fallen log.
LEIA: Well, looks like I'm stuck here. Trouble is, I don't know where here
She looks over at the watchful little Ewok and pats the log beside her.
LEIA: Well, maybe you can help me. Come on, sit down.
Wicket holds his spear up warily and growls at her like a puppy. Leia pats the log again.
LEIA: I promise I won't hurt you. Now come here.
More growls and squeaks from the little bear creature.
LEIA: All right. You want something to eat?
She takes a scrap of food out of her pocket and offers it to him. Wicket takes a step backward, then cocks his head and moves cautiously toward Leia, chattering in his squeaky Ewok language.
LEIA: That's right. Come on. Hmmm?
Sniffing the food curiously, the Ewok comes toward Leia and sits on the log beside her.
She takes off her helmet, and the little creature jumps back, startled again. He runs along the log, pointing his spear at her and chattering a blue streak. Leia holds out the helmet to him.
LEIA: Look, it's a hat. It's not gonna hurt you. Look. You're a jittery little thing, aren't you?
Reassured, Wicket lowers his spear and climbs back on the log, coming to investigate the helmet. Suddenly his ears perk up and he begins to sniff the air. He looks around warily, whispering some Ewokese warning to Leia.
LEIA: What is it?
Suddenly a laser bolt comes out of the foliage and explodes on the log next to Leia. Leia and Wicket both roll backwards off the log, hiding behind it.
Leia holds her own laser gun ready, while Wicket disappears underneath the log. Another shot, and still no sight of anyone in the forest. Then Leia senses something and turns to find a large Imperial scout standing over her with his weapon pointed at her head.
SCOUT #l: Freeze! Come on, get up!
He reaches out and grabs her weapon. A second scout emerges from the foliage in front of the log.
SCOUT #1: Go get your ride and take her back to base.
SCOUT #2: Yes, sir.
The second scout starts toward his bike, as Wicket, crouched under the log, extends his spear and hits the first scout on the leg. The scout jumps and lets out an exclamation, and looks down at Wicket, puzzled.
Leia grabs a branch and knocks him out. She dives for his laser pistol, and the second scout, now on his bike, takes off. Leia fires away and hits the escaping bike, causing it to crash into the first scout's bike, which flies end over end and explodes. The forest is quiet once more. Wicket pokes his fuzzy head up from behind the log and regards Leia with new respect. He mumbles his awe. Leia motions the chubby little creature into the dense foliage.
LEIA: Come on, let's get outta here.
As they move into the foliage, Wicket takes the lead. He shrieks and urges Leia to follow him.
The Death Star: Two TIE Fighters zoom across our view against the massive battle station.
Emperor's Tower, Throne Room: Two red Imperial Guards stand watch at the elevator as the door opens to reveal Vader. Vader enters the eerie, foreboding throne room. It appears to be empty. His footsteps echo as he approaches the throne. He waits, absolutely still.
The Emperor sits with his back to the Dark Lord.
EMPEROR: I told you to remain on the command ship.
VADER: A small Rebel force has penetrated the shield and landed on Endor.
EMPEROR (no surprise): Yes, I know.
VADER (after a beat): My son is with them.
EMPEROR (very cool): Are you sure?
VADER: I have felt him, my Master.
EMPEROR: Strange, that I have not. I wonder if your feelings on this matter are clear, Lord Vader.
Vader knows what is being asked.
VADER: They are clear, my Master.
EMPEROR: Then you must go to the Sanctuary Moon and wait for them.
VADER (skeptical): He will come to me?
EMPEROR: I have foreseen it. His compassion for you will be his undoing. He will come to you and then you will bring him before me.
VADER (bows): As you wish.
The Dark Lord strides out of the throne room.