THE ACOLYTE Episode 4 "Day" SPOILER Recap - Has The Identity Of STAR WARS' Latest Villain Been Revealed?

THE ACOLYTE Episode 4 "Day" SPOILER Recap - Has The Identity Of STAR WARS' Latest Villain Been Revealed?

Tonight's episode of The Acolyte raises even more big questions as the hunt for the Jedi Wookie Kelnacca begins! Plus, has the identity of the Star Wars franchise's new villain, The Master, been revealed?

By JoshWilding - Jun 18, 2024 11:06 PM EST
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After last Tuesday's controversial third chapter, today's episode of The Acolyte takes us to Khofar where the Wookie Jedi, Kelnacca, is in hiding. In those flashbacks to Mae and Osha's childhood, he joined Sol, Indara, and Torbin in attempting to recruit the twins to the Jedi Order and the symbol of the witch's coven can be seen inside his home. 

On Coruscant, Osha says goodbye to Jecki Lon and, with her name now cleared, she plans to leave (without saying goodbye to her old Master). 

Meanwhile, Mae and Qimir are on Khofar and hunting for Kelnacca. He's somehow tracked the Wookie down and seems keen to remind her of the deal she made with the mysterious Master we saw at the end of episode 1. 

She questions Qimir about his loyalties to the villain, and the smuggler claims he also hasn't seen the Master's face and made no deal with him; he's simply there because The Acolyte's big bad "collects" people. 

Vernestra Rwoh has concerns about a scandal that will hurt the Jedi order and inspire fear and mistrust in them. Essentially, it's a cover-up and she knows they must act fast to find out who the Master is and stop him from tipping the scales to the Dark Side. 

Sol finds Osha and implores her to him him find Mae, resulting in them also heading to Khofar. 

Talking with Qimir, Mae confirms that killing a Jedi without a weapon is her final lesson because attacking a defenceless person is against what a Jedi stands for. She believes it's impossible, though her enigmatic companion argues otherwise and reminds Mae that the Master will kill her if she fails. 

They briefly go their separate ways, though Qimir steps into a trap...set by Mae! She's decided to go back on her deal with The Master and makes it clear she's loyal only to Osha who, until recently, she believed was dead. Now, she's going to turn herself into the Jedi and tell them everything she knows, leaving Qimir to remind her that, "He'll kill you." 

Mae finds Kelnacca, but the Master has somehow beaten her to it and killed the Wookie. The Jedi approach and he floats down from above, ignites his red lightsaber, flings Osha to one side, and sends the Jedi flying with a powerful Force blast. 

After this episode, it's hard to ignore the possibility that Qimir is the Master; he's carrying a bag that could easily conceal a cloak and helmet, has a mysterious connection to the villain, and would really be the only one who could beat Mae to Kelnacca. 

What do you think? Let us know your thoughts and theories in the comments section.

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Order66 - 6/18/2024, 11:11 PM
It’s def Qimir.
McMurdo - 6/18/2024, 11:44 PM
@Order66 - it was spoiled on this very site.
abd00bie - 6/19/2024, 5:02 AM
@Order66 - He can be seen packing his saber into his bag at 4:45 lol
CorndogBurglar - 6/19/2024, 10:46 AM
@Order66 - It's all a red herring. The "Sith Lord" is "The Apprentice". The mother from the witch coven is the true Sith Lord.
dagenspear - 6/18/2024, 11:11 PM
I wonder if they chose Ki Adi Mundi to be in this BECAUSE he was the one who said that the sith had been extinct for over a millenia?
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/18/2024, 11:27 PM
@dagenspear - No. Its just bad writing. Why would Mundi hide this from the other Jedi. Also, hes not even suppose to be alive. He was born 93 BBY, Acolyte is 132 BBY. The numbers increase goes back in time, for example he died in 19 BBY

AnthonyVonGeek - 6/18/2024, 11:36 PM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - it’s like they’re just grabbing random characters and throwing them in there without doing any research. And it looks bad on Lucasfilm for allowing it.
McMurdo - 6/18/2024, 11:45 PM
@dagenspear - which makes this show even more dumb.
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/18/2024, 11:46 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - I mean, all they had to do was Google it. Isn't it kind of important for the guy to be alive?
Mrnorth1921 - 6/18/2024, 11:54 PM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - much of that is old canon. His birth could be different. And him lying about encountering a dark side user would make sense. Much of the council kept this a secret. A coverup. Yoda knew of the rule of 2. As did mace. And assuming yaddle did as well. This show is demonstrating the ignorance and incompetence of the Jedi. As they rather save face than fess up that they screwed up.
CreateNowSlpL8r - 6/19/2024, 12:01 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - Which is old canon, his birth? If so its a retcon which I guess they can do, that doesn't make it good. His knowledge is something the show needs to address. Hes not telling it to some random Padawan. They council don't lie to each other. In the prequel trilogy, they were compromised. They lost their vision because of the dark side. So they don't tell the Senate which was in the middle of a war and they had already lost trust in Papatine.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 12:16 AM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - they lied to Qui-Gon and obi wan. The council is in on it. It’s a lie that they tell all Jedi that aren’t on the council. Save face. However after episode 1. They realized that the cat is out of the bag now. But I suspect that they downplayed it to the other Jedi. Heck, when Dooku showed back up and had a red lightsaber. They blamed him instead of investigating deeper. In episode 2, he straight up tells obi that he is the apprentice. And obi calls him a liar. So the council kept many secrets.
relentless1 - 6/19/2024, 2:10 AM
@dagenspear - who says that's Ki Adi? they didn't call him by name so its probably just another one of his species
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 2:19 AM
@relentless1 - Heard that it was said in the end credits. It maybe could be argued otherwise in the overall canon, but I think, if it's accurate, that suggests intention.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 2:21 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - That seems dumb to me, unless they want to say the jedi was running some secret investigation without the oversight of the senate, but I think that takes away some of what I feel is a big issue for the jedi in the PT, which is them being tools of the senate.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 2:26 AM
@dagenspear - they were tools of the senate. Palaptine was using them as puppets. They went to war for the senate. Went against everything they ever knew to save face and stay relevant.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 2:28 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I was referring to how they get around this idea that they knew this whole time and did nothing about it. That's very dumb to me.
FireandBlood - 6/19/2024, 2:35 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - It’s so weird that even after the prequels and The Clone Wars, people still think the Jedi were these paragons of righteous justice. There’s a reason Qui-Gon and Obi-Wan were a cut above the rest but clearly, that flew over most of their heads.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 3:05 AM
@dagenspear - they did something. They prepared for them. Mace created Vapaad and Yoda prepared the council. As well, it was the rule of 2. How much damage can two Sith Lords do against 10k Jedi? But Yoda underestimated that Palpatine was the Sith Lord too late. That was his down fall. He could have prevented him from rising to power in the republic. But he was ignorant .
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 3:08 AM
@FireandBlood - the Jedi once stood for all those good things. But after the sith disappeared. They became complacent and arrogant. I mean they made horrible people Jedi knights. I forgot his name but slug guy took slaves. And the Jedi didn’t care. Or had kids fight in wars. And the worse part is if they listened to Qui-Gon. They could have prevented their fall. Also, this makes sense to what luke was saying TLJ. There arrogance killed them. And it would be the same for him and Ben.
FireandBlood - 6/19/2024, 3:14 AM
@dagenspear - The Jedi did nothing about a lot of shit. Not only did they help a Sith Lord get elected to the highest position within the Republic, they fought a war for him. If you guys took off the rose tinted glasses, you’d see the Jedi for what they were; self-righteous, pompous fools that let their own arrogance destroy them.

And that’s the canon George Lucas established.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:21 AM
@FireandBlood - In the movies, the jedi didn't do anything to help or not help Palpatine get elected personally. What you said isn't a defense of this show and it doesn't justify the jedi knowing, if they do, that the sith is around and then saying the sith have been extinct in TPM. It's a hat on a hat to me.

What is this post a reply to? I didn't mention Lucas' established canon.

Why does what I said bring about this reaction?
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:22 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - That's not in the movies.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:24 AM
@FireandBlood - You're making up a lot of assumptions about peoples perceptions and why they complain about stuff. Don't have to always be right to not be dumb for the sake of plot to me, if so.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 3:25 AM
@dagenspear - dude at the end of episode 1, Yoda says a sith comes in two. And is talking to mace. He knew about the sith. And mace did create Vapaad, that’s how he beat Palpatine.
FireandBlood - 6/19/2024, 3:28 AM
@dagenspear - The Jedi knew, and we always knew that. It’s quite literally in Episode I.

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Why are you all just pretending now that the Jedi didn’t know the Sith were a thing? Rule of Two was established after their supposed “extinction”, yet they knew about it.

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dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:33 AM
@FireandBlood - I didn't say the jedi didn't know about the sith. I pointed out my issue with the idea, if they do know, about the sith not being extinct a hundred years before they were said to be were extinct for over a millenia and how I think it's dumb for the jedi to do nothing, if they knew about it.

I think there's nothing about what I said to take this so personally, as I feel your replies are coming off.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:36 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - Knowing the sith existed isn't my issue.
FireandBlood - 6/19/2024, 3:38 AM
@dagenspear - Well, you’re going to have to take that up with George Lucas. He made the Jedi this incompetent. They’re just adding to the canon already established by Lucas 25 years ago.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 3:39 AM
@dagenspear - okay. What’s the issue? That they didn’t prepare for them? They never thought in a million years that a sith would secretly be claiming up the political ladder and become chancellor of the republics. They were ignorant to believe in such a thing. They had only expected 2 sith and at most a few servants.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:43 AM
@FireandBlood - Lucas didn't write the jedi to know about the sith not being extinct for a hundred years (if they know this in this show). This doesn't defend this show's choice to write it this way, if it is.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 3:44 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I think it's dumb, if the jedi knew they weren't extinct, to not only pretend they were, but also never try to do anything about it for a hundred years.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 4:05 AM
@dagenspear - it’s hard to find two individuals. And again, they probably didn’t see them as a threat. Displaying their arrogance. What could two warriors do against ten thousand Jedi warriors?
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 4:12 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I think it's dumb, if the jedi knew they weren't extinct, to pretend they were extinct and do nothing about it. It's the pretend they were thing that annoys me really, if that's what happens.
Mrnorth1921 - 6/19/2024, 4:16 AM
@dagenspear - they are arrogant. George was wanting for them to idiots. Yoda wasn’t a great leader.
dagenspear - 6/19/2024, 4:56 AM
@Mrnorth1921 - I think these are different things in the context of their timeframe within the canon and that doesn't make it well written to do so to me, just because it happened at another point.
Sabre81 - 6/19/2024, 5:32 AM
@FireandBlood - Ha! Great 'Invincible' gif.! I'm stealing it as I work with a guy called Mark who [frick]s up I think he'll be getting it posted on our MS Team chats lol Cheers!
Sabre81 - 6/19/2024, 5:33 AM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - Didn't get a chance the other day to say how much your article was a breath of fresh air on the site. It was so welcomed. Thank you and hope to see more of your skills.
WarMonkey - 6/19/2024, 5:39 AM
@CreateNowSlpL8r - "I mean, all they had to do was Google it. Isn't it kind of important for the guy to be alive?"

Wookiepedia, right after the episode, was caught in real time editing their description of him and changing his birthdate. Now Disney fans are claiming it was never canon when he was born. The people making this show messed up badly and now even Wookiepedia is gaslightning and lying to the audience to cover up their incompetence.
Origame - 6/19/2024, 6:06 AM
@WarMonkey - "well we could just do our research on what's already established"

"No, let's just perform a cover up operation when we're caught"
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