Kwame decides that helping the people of the town isn't worth it and loses hope. Gaia tells him that his power is connected to hope, but Kwame cannot help but to see the situation in a pessimistic light... that is, until he sees the house of Katie - the young girl from the town they met earlier - cleaned up. Kwame goes to speak to Katie and she tells him that if a kid could do it, then so could anyone else but also informs him that the Planeteers were kidnapped. His hope renewed, he goes off to save his friends and stop Sludge's scheme.
As Fievel gives up hope of ever finding his family, Henri sings a song to lift his spirits and make him optimistic. Henri also suggests to Fievel that America is the place to find hope and opportunity.
Luke is eating dinner with his aunt and uncle and asks about enrolling in the pilot academy a year earlier. His uncle states that they need his help on the farm and that he will make it up to him next year. Luke gets frustrated and goes outside for a walk. In the distance, there are two suns setting since their planet is in a binary star system.
Luke, Ben, Han Solo, and Chewbacca escape the Imperial Forces using the Millennium Falcon. They're being chased by Imperial cruisers, which are gaining on them. Han decides that the only way to lose them is to make the jump to light speed and prepares the ship for the jump. Luke is panicked and tries to rush Han to make the jump, but Han explains that they need to make the right calculations or it could spell disaster.
Obi-Wan talks to Luke about his father's death and explains the Force. While trying to figure out R2-D2, they stumble upon a holographic message from Princess Lea, who pleas for Obi-Wan's help. Luke debates getting involved in the resistance, while Obi-Wan tries to convince him to join.