The Acolyte Episode 5 "Night" (more like "Wild Night") Ending Explained

Wow...that certainly was a lot to digest now wasn't it?
(L-R): Yord Fandar (Charlie Barnett) and Osha (Amandla Stenberg) in Lucasfilm's Star Wars THE ACOLYTE, season one, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved.
(L-R): Yord Fandar (Charlie Barnett) and Osha (Amandla Stenberg) in Lucasfilm's Star Wars THE ACOLYTE, season one, exclusively on Disney+. ©2024 Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All Rights Reserved. /

Episode 5 of Star Wars: The Acolyte "Night" was pretty insane. The runtime was only 28 minutes and 30 seconds if you exclude the end credits, but the episode was so intense that it felt much longer than that. What was the deal with that weird ending, though?

The Acolyte Episode 5, "Night" (more like "Wild Night") Ending Explained

This episode was titled "Night," which is fitting since it takes place mostly at night on Khofar and is also a very dark episode. We see all of the Jedi except for Sol get killed by the dark side user, who is revealed to be... Qimir (if that's even his real name), in a twist that surprised few.

It was sad to see Jecki and Yord get killed by Qimir. Jecki was a really likable character, and so was Yord, even if he was a stickler for the rules until this episode, which cost him his life. I just hope the #YordHorde is doing okay.

Sadly, many fans knew this was a very real possibility because of the Jedi's seeming lack of awareness about the existence of the Sith in The Phantom Menace.

The episode's ending can be a bit confusing, though. We see Mae subdue Sol with the stun gun right before it seems like he is about to explain what really happened on Brendok 16 years prior. Mae makes an attempt to win Osha back to her side, but Osha rebuffs her and tries to apprehend her. Mae is able to overpower her twin and knock her out.

We then see that Osha's clever ploy to get those space moths to carry Qimir away did not totally work as he broke free. However, we also see the tracker Bazil retrieve Osha's trusty droid Pip. Get those "Pip Lives" t-shirts ready!

Then, we see someone who looks a lot like Osha approach an unconscious Sol, but we have good reason to suspect this is Mae, especially since we saw her cut her hair with a lightsaber to look like Osha after she subdued her.

One wonders what Mae's end game is with this ploy? Does she want to kill Sol? If so, she had a good chance when he was unconscious. Does she want Sol to bring her to Coruscant so she can kill more Jedi? Who knows?

The final scene shows Qimir happen upon Osha's unconscious body, and we can be sure it is her because her civilian garb has been taken off her body as we see her distinct tattoo on her right arm. Unless there is a deleted scene where Osha wakes up, apprehends Mae, and then decides to get a little needlework practice in on her sister, that's not super likely, though. This means it's definitely Mae with Sol, acting as her sister.

What is next for Osha? Is Qimir going to convince her to become his pupil? It does not seem likely, as Osha has not shown too many dark side tendencies in the show except in the opening of "Destiny," when she held a space bug with the Force. However, Yord talked about how Qimir was able to "enter your mind and stay there." Osha countered that was an ability her mother could do. Does this mean Osha can too? Perhaps she has no choice if she wants to live.

It is fascinating to see how the twins are now flipped. Mae is now with a Jedi in disguise as her sister, while Osha is now with a Dark Side user. The interesting thing is that it is not altogether clear where the series goes from here. We are not certain of any of the characters' motives, so it will be fascinating to see how things progress.

But after such a brutal and intense episode, treat yourself to a chocolate or go take a walk. Mourn for Yord and Jecki but delight in the fact that Pip lives on!

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