As a GM, it's always nice to have players who do part of the job of reminding the other players what's happening.
GM: Hi Ben. Sally, I didn't expect to see you back after... last time.
Sally: I'm not playing Jar Jar!
GM: Ah... right.
Sally: Ben said I could play Guitar Hero.
Ben: My parents couldn't get a sitter. I owe you one.
GM: I see. Okay, Sally, it's over there. Just keep the volume down.
GM: Right, are we ready? Annie and Jim were just deciding what to do after tracking down the assassin ended so disastrously.
Anakin: You must be careful, M'lady. With Obi-Wan and me suspended from the Jedi order, it will be more difficult to protect you.
Padmé: You got suspended? Cool! Now you can go rogue.
Anakin: No, I need to follow my master's footsteps carefully. Otherwise we might never get reinstated.
Anakin: And that would be a bad thing.