This series is still strong, but I'm worried that the newly added characters will be lost to the wayside in an attempt at freshly characterizing Anakin and Obi-Wan. Perhaps that will prove to be this series' downfall, as it is with this issue, but there's still so very much to recommend with this issue. Lots of interesting stuff concerning intervention, appropriate channels for use of the Force, and a Jedi's role both to persons and peoples, as well as entire civilizations and societies at large. The chance cube, in one flashback, becomes in a sense a symbol for the chaotic nature of the universe and even the Force, and that by influencing it, Anakin is altering the balance of causality. The Jedi teach that patience is one of the most important virtues for this reason, that a good act in one situation may lead to cataclysmic evil. Unforeseen consequences. Blowback. Really interesting stuff here.