Stover’s novelization is the real Revenge of the Sith. I kinda hope they do an episode on it. The character insights are helpful and it’s genuinely well-written.
There’s such a good bit from the novelization (that I can’t find, of course) that takes place between the opera scene and Palpatine’s hard sell to Anakin (it may be added to the front of the hard sell; I don’t remember) where Palpatine says to Anakin some variation of “If this Sith Lord of yours came in right now and said he could end the war, I’d sit him down for a drink and talk him through the particulars.” It’s a nice little stepping stone from “There’s some obscure Sith knowledge that you might be interested in” → “The ends justify the means w/r/t the Dark Side” → “Join the Dark Side and we can save Padme.”
Also while I’m thinking of it, there is definitely some Sith sorcery that can give other people nightmares and Palpatine in Rebels is shown to be acquainted with Sith sorcery, so that’s certainly possible. My understanding of Anakin’s “fatherhood,” though (and this might be from Plagueis, which is no longer canon) is that Anakin is actually Plagueis’s “son”