“The Acolyte” Episode 5 Ending Explained: Only one twin survives a brutal massacre

Contains spoilers for “The Acolyte”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “The Acolyte” Episode 5 premieres June 25, 2024 on Disney+. The episode saw a brutal war between the hooded Sith lord and the Jedi resulting in the death of a number of fan-favorite characters.

Episode 4 ended with the Jedi coming face to face with a yet-to-be-revealed masked figure who killed Kelnacca (Joonas Suotamo) when Mae (Amandla Stenberg) questioned her purpose in killing the Jedi. Episode 5 begins with high-octane action as lightsabers go at each other with the Jedi trying to fight off a much stronger masked figure.

Who is the masked figure? Do Mae and Osha survive? What happens to Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae)? Find out in our explanation at the end of “The Acolyte” Episode 5.

Qimir is revealed as the masked master

Photocom of the series
Photocom of the series “The Acolyte” (@lucasfilm)

As Jecki Lon (Dafne Keen) goes to attack the masked master, she knocks off his helmet but is killed in the process. The masked man is revealed to be Qimir (Manny Jacinto).

Qimir calls himself a Sith and tells Master Sol that he wants freedom and the ability to exercise his power without following the Jedi rules. He questions Mae’s loyalty and dismisses her for not being as good as Jecki was.

He is attacked by Yord Fandar (Charlie Barnett) who also perishes at the hands of Qimir. Osha finally develops a plan when she puts the pipe on Qimir attracting Umbermoths.

As Osha and Master Sol breathe easy, Mae attacks Master Sol incapacitating him.

Mae and Osha come face to face

Amandla Stenberg plays Mae and Osha (@lucasfilm)

Mae hugs Osha and asks Osha to come with her when they go away from the Jedi but Osha calls Jedi her family more than Mae and proceeds to arrest her. Mae does not hesitate to use force against Osha when she kills Osha.

Before she kills Osha, she talks about Master Sun keeping secrets from her. Qimir also mentioned this and we might see what that has to do with in the coming episodes. Mae uses her lightsaber to cut her hair and look more like Osha

Meanwhile, Qimir is able to fight off the umbra moths and survive when Bazil (Hassan Taj) sees him survive and takes the pipe with him.

Mae assumes the identity of Osha and joins Master Sol

Lee Jung-jae in
Lee Jung-jae in “The Acolyte” (@lucasfilm)

As Master Sol wakes up, Mae wears Osha’s clothes and changes her walk and body language to convince Master Sol that she is Osha and Mae is now gone. Master Sol and Mae go back together and Mae has evil intentions in her mind. Since most of the Jedi are already dead, Mae could have killed Master Sol but she decides to go deep into the Jedi perhaps with a deeper plan in mind.

The only hope for Master Sol is Bazil who also comes with them. Since Qimir is also still alive, he will come for the Jedi because he wants his freedom in a Jedi-free world.

Episodes 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 of “The Acolyte” are streaming on Disney+.

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