Fans Highly Disappointed With ‘The Acolyte’s’ Episode 7 and Portrayal of Jedi: “So, basically, the Jedis in Acolyte are Qanon bigots, right ?”


This week’s episode of ‘The Acolyte’ dropped and if you still haven’t found time to watch it I recommend you stop reading this right now if you don’t want spoilers. It’s also another flashback episode…

If you do want spoilers, here’s a short rundown: Episode 7 revealed that Jedi had a good reason to be on Brendok 16 years ago. They suspected that they might find Force Vergence on it, a concentrated force that causes life to thrive in an otherwise barren place (in the context of Brendok).

The Jedi discovered that Force Vergence created Osha and Mae and decided to meddle in things despite Master Indarra warning them against it. It was revealed that Master Sol felt a unique connection to Osha and decided against all odds to make her his padawan. Jedi Padawan Torbin was so anxious to return to Coruscant that when the Jedi realized that the girls were a product of what they were looking for on the planet in the first place, he decided to storm the keep where witches were staying to capture the girls and return back home.

He was followed by Master Sol and due to a huge misunderstanding, a lot of anxiety, and fear, it was revealed that Master Sol was the one who killed Mother Aniseya and that the remaining witches did not die as a result of a suspicious fire, but rather by exhausting themselves trying to influence Kelnacca’s mind while they were causing him to fight his fellow Jedi.

It’s also revealed that Sol purposely decided to save Osha rather than attempting a bit harder to save Mae. Following the incident that wiped out the coven the Jedi decided to lie about the true events that transpired that night, they decided to lie to Osha as well, leading her to believe that her sister was the fault that the whole coven was annihilated.

We also pretty much got our confirmation that Mother Korin is the other Sith Lord that Headland has teased since she very clearly managed to escape by turning herself into a dark force cloud.

So, the Jedi are definitely the baddies of the show, no matter how much Headland tried to excuse it and episode 7 is direct confirmation of that. Her portrayal of the Jedi as incompetent basically was aligned with the books in terms that their complacency eventually led them to ruin was accurate but we have to draw a line somewhere, and I’m pretty sure that the line is drawn at murderers.

The fans had…interesting reactions to the show, mostly mocking Acolyte’s portrayal of the Jedi and overall bashing the show. The fans were also disappointed that a penultimate episode was wasted on another flashback. The fans already knew that the Jedi were mostly at fault for what transpired at Brendok that night, either directly or indirectly, and that that was the guilt that Master Sol has been carrying around.

What did you think about Episode 7? Let us know in the comments below!

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