Outside, Paul waits for the Emperor's reply. He sees the shield on the Emperor's palace go up. Still going cheap -- the shields are invisible after the first few seconds. Alia tells the Emperor to keep scarin' the Baron. Only she says it without rhyming. Where's the fun in that? The Emperor threatens her, and she tells him that she is "beyond [his] power." She looks to the RevMo for confirmation. The RevMo freaks, and starts screaming at the Emperor to kill her. "She's the one the ancients warned us about," she says. Who? Frank Herbert? Anyway, Irulan prances in and identifies her as the sister of Paul Atreides. Paul is Muad'Dib. Everyone reacts in shock, especially the Baron.
Paul tells Stilgar and Gurney not to worry, because "the endgame has already been written." Yeah, but it was done by a hack, so you should still be careful. Paul calls for the atomics. Of course, the writer must be a hack because he never actually uses the word atomics, even though we all know that's what he means. Gurney blows up the shield wall, and the storm rushes into the palace valley. Alia channels the Poltergeist kid again. "My brother is coming!" she exclaims. Behind her, we see the storm rush in through a giant window. I won't take back everything I've said about the effects so far, but from here on out, they're top-notch.
A squadron of Fremen thopters swoops in under the storm, strafing the palace. We see the explosion scene for the fifth, and what I mistakenly assumed would be the final, time. The Emperor looks dazed as he orders the Baron to kill Alia. He floats down and grabs her, but she jabs him with a needle on a ring. "You've just met the Atreides Gom Jabbar," she shouts in triumph. Okay, so the Yoda thing was stretching it a little, but she is short and she's got a strange speech pattern, so I'm sticking with it. The Baron chokes a bit and goes limp in his suspensors.
The Fremen attack on worm-back. A half-dozen or so arc into the valley, with thopters flying in formation behind them. We've gone from Braveheart to Saving Private Ryan, and thankfully we've left the "low-rent" part behind. Inside, the RevMo knows a bad scene when she sees one (well, not really, as Part One demonstrated) and she bails out. Alia also sneaks out the back, sneakily. Commercial. Miles Drentell is on Once & Again. Now he would have made a good Fenring.
Now we're back to Braveheart, as the Fremen and the Effeminate Sailors go hand to hand. It's mid-rent. Stilgar goes Stallone on us, firing madly with a huge gun in just one hand. But he still grunts like the hairy Wookiee he is. Except on his head. He kills the Sarduakar that killed Paul's baby. Pan up to a dogfight amongst the thopters. Since we just had a Dramatic Revelation Of Paternal Identity, it must be time for the Climactic Battle Fought With Strangely-Shaped Fighters. We even get a wounded Fremen thopter crashing into the palace, a la Biggs.