The Acolyte: 5 major questions we have after the premiere

The first two episodes of The Acolyte are chock-full of mysteries and questions, leaving us eager for answers.
Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) in Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
Master Sol (Lee Jung-jae) in Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

After an exciting series premiere, Star Wars: The Acolyte left us with a lot to ponder before episode 3 drops. While most fans are trying to uncover the identity of the masked Sith who appears at the end of episode 1, the show has left us with several other intriguing questions.

Here are 5 major questions we have after The Acolyte Episodes 1 and 2:

1. Are Osha and Mae a dyad in the Force?

There's a chance Osha and Mae are a dyad in the Force. This idea came to me during a re-watch when a young Mae utters the following lines:

You're with me, I'm with you
Always one, but born as two
As above sits the stars, and below lies the sea,
I give you you, and you give me me

This sounds very much like the definition of a Force dyad. It's hinted several times throughout episodes 1 and 2 that Osha and Mae are not only twins, but they're almost the same person. Their mysterious bond is unlike most we've seen before, and "Always one, but born as two" could mean that they're a Force dyad with a connection like Rey and Kylo's that spans time and space.

2. What happened on Brendok?

Master Sol and Osha thought Mae had died. Mae believes that Osha died. So what happened on Brendok? According to Osha, Mae lit a fire that killed Osha's entire family. As Osha and Mae were both living oblivious to the other being alive, I wonder if Mae lit a fire or if Osha and Mae's family died or not. There's obviously a big mystery regarding the events on Brendok.

Amandla Stenberg in Lucasfilm's THE ACOLYTE, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

3. Will Osha return to the Jedi Order and resume her training?

Although Osha has moved on with life and works as a Meknek, is it possible she might change her mind about being a Jedi? It's hinted that Osha had trouble with her training because she began when she was too old to be a Padawan and was mourning the loss of her entire family. She was furious at Mae, and this must've hindered her training. However, Master Sol is wise enough to admit that perhaps it wasn't all Osha's fault, and maybe he wasn't a good teacher to her.

Perhaps he will be a good teacher to her now after 16 years have passed. Osha may rethink her decision to quit training now that she knows Mae is alive and has received training from a dangerous force user.

4. Are the Jedi the bad guys in this story?

Something tells me Mae has valid reasons for hating the Jedi. She wants every Jedi stationed on Brendok dead. She's already killed Indara and Torbin, and now only Master Sol and Kelnacca remain. It appears that the Jedi were involved in something shady on Brendok, and Torbin spent years in guilt over it. We know the prequels emphasized how blind and corrupt the Jedi had become, and The Acolyte might show us what started their downward spiral.

5. Will The Acolyte redefine the meaning of a Force-user?

Have the Jedi been gatekeeping the Force for centuries? Can other Force-sensitive beings learn to harness and use the Force without the Jedi finding out and calling a big fat meeting over it? These concepts have been explored in The High Republic, and other kinds of Force-users have been seen with people like the Nightsisers. However, The Acolyte could do something unique here. We know the series will introduce a coven of witches who are capable of harnessing the Force led by Mother Aniseya. Perhaps their use of the Force rubs the Jedi Council incorrectly, leading to the mess on Brendok.

The Acolyte is streaming on Disney+.

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