This year for Mother’s Day, I decided to spend the day having a Star Wars Marathon because I was much too busy to dedicate the time to the movies on May the 4th. I generally insist on watching everything in chronological order. This left me starting my day with just shy of seven hours of prequels, and I’ll not be the first to admit that they are not my favorite films. Fortunately, there are some fairly interesting interactions in Episodes I through III to ease the sting. I particularly found myself watching the ways in which the mothers in Star Wars interact with the story and what benefits their stories give to the overall plot.