INT DINING SALON – NIGHT
Everyone is at table, Darth Vader presiding at the head; he is neither eating nor drinking. Lando eats with a good appetite.
The others Chewbacca sits quiet, not touching anything. Han and Leia have lost their appetites but both... and especially Han... are drinking wine. Looking at Lando and contemplating murder.
LANDO : You see, Han,
I had no choice. I knew who the Princess was the moment you landed, I knew that the Empire wanted you both... and the Empire is important to me. I suppose that I really owe my comfortable existence here to the Empire, though I'm not a part of it, and I continue to trade with both sides. So I really had no choice.
HAN : I hope you were well paid. You know what’s going to happen to us.
LANDO : Lord Vader assured me that nothing would happen to any of you.
LEIA : Ha! I’ve enjoyed Lord Vader’s hospitality before. What’s the matter, Lord Vader? Have you gone so far beyond humanity that you no longer need to eat, or drink?
DARTH VADER : I have had to forego those simple pleasures,
like an along with many others; but there are compensations I survive. And you’re forgetting something, Princess. When we entertained you aboard the Death Star, you had information that we needed. Now you have nothing.
LEIA : Then... I don’t understand.
DARTH VADER : Luke Skywalker.
HAN : Luke!?
What about him? But I don’t know where he is... or even if he’s still alive.
DARTH VADER : He’s alive. And he’ll find you, because he loves you.
HAN : That’s ridiculous. He could search for...
DARTH VADER : He’ll find her. And until then, we wait. I would advise you against any rash moves. I’ve set a guard on the Falcon so there’s no escape that way. I shan’t lock your doors unless you make it necessary.
It’s impossible. Luke hasn’t the faintest idea where we are. You must be out of your mind.
DARTH VADER : Then there’s no need to worry, is there?
LEIA : Any time the Empire is around, I worry.
She rises and strides out, not excusing herself or looking back.
HAN : Guess I’ll go, too. The air’s bad in here. Coming,
Chewie growls. They go out. Darth Vader looks after them. Lando glances at him uneasily, then goes on with his meal. But he too seems to have lost his appetite.
Future drafts removed the scene itself but kept the major part of Lando's dialogue with Han/Leia.