‘The Acolyte’ Episode 7: Fans up in arms over ‘rushed’ ‘Star Wars’ show

Contains spoilers for “The Acolyte”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “The Acolyte” Episode 7 aired on Disney+ on July 9, 2024. The show received overwhelmingly negative reviews for its terrible plot and poor execution, making “Star Wars” fans loudly angry about the prequel series.

Fans were given another reason to criticize the show in Episode 7 when the show featured a flashback episode showing Brendok’s events from a different perspective.

Viewers were disappointed to see an episode where events from Episode 3 were shown repeatedly and the suspense behind the past of Master Sol (Lee Jung-Jae) that was teased for so many episodes also did not live up to expectations.

Some fans have expressed their concerns about the show on the internet.

Fans were outraged by “The Acolyte” Episode 7

Mae kills Osha and assumes her sister's identity in Episode 5 of
Photocom of the series “The Acolyte” (@lucasfilm)

Fans took to the internet to express their fear of a repetitive episode.

A Reddit user said, “This episode is like 30 minutes long but 20 minutes of it was from episode 3 but from a different camera angle.” Another Reddit user added, “This show doesn’t know how to handle flashbacks. Who wants to watch the same thing again with some new scenes?”

A third Reddit user called this a director’s cut saying, “So this was basically Episode 3 with deleted scenes, director’s cut.” Another Reddit user added, “Huh? It would have been better if they kept it through the lens of the Jedi. There was no real reason for them to reuse old scenes.”

Fans have continuously criticized the dialogue in the series and Episode 7 just gave them more reason to voice their frustration. A fifth Reddit user said, “I’ll admit the dialogue wasn’t ideal in these episodes.”

A Reddit user thinks the episode completely killed the momentum of the series saying, “Kinda killed the overall momentum of the story for me by splitting what should have been the entire third ep in half basically.”

Fans seem to have lost all hope of the series and with the last episode just a week away, they have no expectations of that either.

A Reddit user said, “Unless we get a full hour finale (haha yeah right), it’s going to feel rushed.”

Another Reddit user thinks the episode could be combined with Episode 3 to make it one episode. “I tried to enjoy this season but making the penultimate episode a flashback was a bad idea in a weekly episode series. This should have all come out at once with longer running times. This should all have been episode 3,” they wrote. .

Why could short episodes be the reason for criticism of ‘The Acolyte’?

“The Acolyte” was met with an overwhelmingly negative response (@lucasfilm)

“The Acolyte” suffered from short episodes and a very deep plot that was not carried out properly in that episode length. The average length of episodes was 30-40 minutes and most episodes feel rushed.

For the final episode, there are too many plots that are left unexplained and unless it’s a longer episode, the makers won’t be able to properly handle all the remaining loose ends.

How to stream ‘The Acolyte’?

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

Episodes 1-7 of ‘The Acolyte’ are now available to stream on Disney+. ‘The Acolyte’ Episode 8, which is the final episode for this season, is expected to be released on Tuesday, July 16, 2024. The episode is directed by Hanelle Culpepper.

To watch the show, you’ll need a Disney+ Subscription. The basic membership plan with ads costs $7.99/month while the premium plan (without ads) comes at $13.99/month or $139.99/year.

‘The Acolyte’ trailer



Episodes 1-7 of “The Acolyte” are streaming on Disney+

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