Obi-Wan: Anakin did not take to his new assignment with much enthusiasm.

WINDU: It's very dangerous, putting them together. I don't think the boy can handle it. I don't trust him.

Who exactly is "them" here? I am pretty sure grammatically, that 'them' could refer to "assignment" and "enthusiasm".

Source: Star Wars Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005)

  • Presumably, two people already mentioned (Anakin and a boy?) May 26, 2021 at 7:56
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    I think in this context Anakin was the boy, the other was presumably Amidala (or maybe Palpatine?). But yes, the "them" refers to the two specific people. May 26, 2021 at 9:15
  • I hope I may be forgiven for having absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of Star Wars or its characters. May 26, 2021 at 17:36

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This question requires context to answer it. The assignment that Anakin has been given was to spy on Supreme Chancellor Palpatine. Mace Windu is thus saying that putting them — Anakin and Palpatine — together is dangerous. Indeed subsequent events bear this out.

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