I just rewatched The Phantom Menace in theater. When leaving his mother, Anakin vows to come back and free her later. Does that ever happen in the movies? I have a vague memory of it happening, but I'm not sure if it was in fact of him freeing his mother.

What happened, and in what movie?


It was in Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones, excerpt from the plot section :

[...] Meanwhile, Anakin becomes troubled by premonitions of his mother Shmi in pain. Despite Obi-Wan's orders to remain on Naboo, Anakin persuades Padmé to accompany him to Tatooine. After finding Shmi—tortured to death by a tribe of Tusken Raiders—Anakin snaps and kills the entire tribe before burying his mother.

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    SPOILER SPOILER: It's important to note that she was actually alive when he got there, but she died in his arms. Cruel timing. – Plutor Feb 13 '12 at 13:06

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