“The Acolyte” Episode 8 Preview: A Sith Lord’s past sets up an explosive finale

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: “The Acolyte” Episode 7 aired on Disney+ on July 9, 2024. The intriguing episode delved into the fascinating past of Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) and his relationship with Brendok, the planet where Osha and Mae. (Amandla Stenberg) was born and raised.

The episode had some revelations about Brendok and the creation of Mae and Osha as one consciousness in two bodies. It also revealed how Torbin (Dean Charles-Chapman) and Sol’s interference with the witches caused the death of Mother Aniseya (Jodie Turner-Smith).

Finally, it reveals the choice that master Sol had to make between Mae and Osha and how it reveals his love for Osha. An important aspect that is not affected is the past of the Qimir (Manny Jacinto).

Qimir’s past is still shrouded in mystery

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Manny Jacinto captured the attention of “Star Wars” viewers in his performance as Qimir (@lucasfilm)

While many expected Episode 7 to be a flashback episode, one aspect of the show that probably fell short of expectation was that the producers did not touch on Qimir’s past in this episode.

“The Acolyte” is an 8-episode series and there is only one more episode to go for the producers to explain Qimir’s past and intentions and how he became a Sith Lord.

Usually, the final episode of a series has a confrontation and there is no space for exposition in it. The episode lengths for that series were also 30-40 minutes.

In Episode 6, the producers touched on Qimir’s past and for them to completely walk away from that story and just focus on Solo and Mae could be a major break in momentum.

Many aspects of Qimir’s past, such as his connection with Mae and Osha, his past as a Jedi, and his knowledge and ability of how the force is used, must be urgently addressed in Episode 8.

It will be a surprise though if the episode doesn’t show a final confrontation between Sun and Qimir when Sol goes looking for Qimir and Osha. There is also a lot of speculation about the planet we saw Qimir on.

Episode 8 definitely has a job to do when it comes to explaining Qimir’s character and origin and Episode 7 seems like a huge missed opportunity as much of Episode 7 was a repeat of Episode 3.

How is Qimir connected to Mae and Osha?

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As Qimir already said, he is looking for a pupil and saw Mae as an ideal candidate before she failed to meet his expectations. He might look at Osha as his student now.

Qimir has been linked to mind control in the last few episodes and we see Mother Aniseya ( Jodie Turner-Smith ) controlling Torbin’s mind in the episode. It could be possible that the witches have some connection with Qimir and the origin of the dark side.

Qimir is definitely stronger than the other Jedi and he dominated them all by himself in Episode 5. It could be possible that he had a connection with the verge through which Mae and Osha were born.

When and how to watch “The Acolyte” Episode 8?

Joonas Suotamo in 'The Acolyte' (@lucasfilmltd)
Joonas Suotamo in ‘The Acolyte’ (@lucasfilmltd)

“The Acolyte” premiered its first two episodes on Tuesday, June 4, 2024, followed by the third episode on June 11, 2024.

The fourth episode premiered on June 18, 2024, followed by the fifth episode on June 25, 2024, the sixth episode on July 2, 2024, and the seventh episode on July 9, 2024.

According to the schedule, “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 M Culpepper.

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