Why Didn’t Qui-Gon Jinn Free Anakin’s Mother in The Phantom Menace? Star Wars Explained
This has been something I have always wondered myself. Why didn't Qui-Gon free Anakin's mother and leave her to ultimately die by the hands of the Sand People?
The reason behind this is Smee was the last person on his list to protect and take care of. His primary mission was to protect Padme, get the new hyperdrive so they could get Padme to safety. that all changed when Anakin came into the picture and Qui-Gon sensed the will of the force to bring him away.
Qui-Gon initially bargained with Watto for Anakin and his mother even though he was only after Anakin. Since we are all aware that connections and bonds with others are forbidden in the Jedi Order he used the "Ask for more than you want" strategy to wager with Watto for the boy only knowing that he would win in the end.
Qui-Gon was very smart after wagering for the boy he didn't press for Smee because he knew he could endanger the whole mission if he asked for too much, so for backing down from the both of them, to just wanting Anakin he got his way, and the rest is history! If you are interested in learning more, please watch the video below, and thanks for reading!
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