Escape is not his plan. I must face him, alone. She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them, and see to it personally, Commander. There'll be no one to stop us this time! What!? Alderaan? I'm not going to Alderaan. I've got to go home. It's late, I'm in for it as it is. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck.
He is here. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. Red Five standing by. Partially, but it also obeys your commands. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers. I'm surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself.