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?) Commented 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. Commented May 26, 2021 at 9:15
  • I hope I may be forgiven for having absolutely no knowledge whatsoever of Star Wars or its characters. Commented 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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