In this and Doescher's treatment of the Phantom Menace, you need to pay attention to Mace's dialogue because it contains a hidden detail.
And no, it isn't cursed words being spelled out or anything like that.
But, yeah this is weak. It isn't Doescher's fault. It's the movie's. And I still don't buy (1) the romance between Padme and Ani and (2) Padme's total dismissal of Ani's killing an entire tribe.