“The Acolyte” Episode 7: Jedi’s reason for being with Brendok hints at a bigger mystery

Contains Spoilers for “The Acolyte”

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “The Acolyte” Episode 7 aired Tuesday, July 9, 2024, on Disney+.

The penultimate episode delved into the history of Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) and other Jedi during their time at Brendok, offering a fresh perspective on the events previously seen in Episode 3.

This episode featured a flashback that brought back beloved characters who had previously died in the series.

Viewers were treated to appearances by Master Indara (Carrie Anne-Moss), Torbin (Dean Charles-Chapman), and the fan-favorite Wookie Jedi Kelnacca (Joonas Suotamo).

In Episode 3, we learned that the Jedi were on the planet to recruit Mae and Osha (Amandla Stenberg). However, that episode revealed that they lied to the witches.

What was the real purpose of the Jedi on Brendok?

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Master Indara and Sol inform Torbin that the true purpose of the Jedi’s presence on the planet was to seek Force Vergence – a concentration of the Force on a specific planet, object or individual.

Brendok was thought to have been destroyed in the aftermath of the Great Hyperspace Disaster. However, master Indara and Sol suspect the presence of Force Vergence on the planet, a suspicion that proves true when they meet Mae, Osha, and the Witches.

Under the guise of testing Mae and Osha, they managed to obtain blood samples from the twins. The samples reveal that the twins are highly Force-sensitive and appear to have been created using the wand as one consciousness in two bodies.

Torbin, eager to return to Coruscant, sees an opportunity and rushes to retrieve Mae and Osha from the coven. However, his actions inadvertently start a war with the witches.

How did the Witches die?

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When Torbin arrived at the coven, Sol followed, who wanted Osha and Mae. When Mother Aniseya (Jodie-Turner Smith) tried to disappear using her powers, Sun stabbed her with the lightsaber and started a battle between the Jedi and the Witches.

Mother Koril (Margarita Levieva) mind-controlled Kelnacca, turning him against Sol and Torbin, causing a fight. Master Indara had to intervene to free Kelnaccan.

In the process, however, she kills the other witches, leaving only Mae and Osha alive. When Master Sun is forced to choose between saving Mae or Osha, he decides to save Osha and takes her as his padawan.

They blame the death of the witches on Mae, citing the fire she started. However, if Osha learns the truth, it could turn her against the Jedi, possibly making her their fiercest adversary.

How to stream ‘The Acolyte’?

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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.

Trailer “The Acolyte”.

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