THE ACOLYTE Showrunner Addresses Latest Episode's Cliffhanger Ending And What's Next For The Master - SPOILERS

THE ACOLYTE Showrunner Addresses Latest Episode's Cliffhanger Ending And What's Next For The Master - SPOILERS

The fourth episode of The Acolyte ends with a huge cliffhanger, and showrunner Leslye Headland has now broken her silence on that and what the future holds in store for The Master. Check it out...

By JoshWilding - Jun 19, 2024 03:06 PM EST
Filed Under: Star Wars
Source: EW (via SFFGazette.com)

In this week's fourth episode of The Acolyte, titled "Day," Mae has a change of heart after learning her twin sister is alive and decides to abandon her mission and tell the Jedi what she knows about The Master. 

However, upon arriving in Kelnacca's hut, she discovers that the Wookie Jedi is already dead, somehow murdered by the mysterious Sith villain mere moments before she got there. As Mae and the Jedi approach, The Master floats down from above - Count Dooku-style - and tosses Mae aside before flinging the heroes into the distance. 

It's a massive cliffhanger and all signs point to the fifth episode pitting the downed Jedi against the red lightsaber-wielding baddie. 

Talking to Entertainment Weekly (via SFFGazette.com), The Acolyte's showrunner, Leslye Headland, said, "I find him to be very scary. I think that because this is a show about the bad guys, he is incredibly powerful, menacing, all of those things."

"You are going to get, I would say, drawn into his world a bit, and it'll be a little different," she added, promising that answers are coming regarding who or what lies beneath The Master's sinister helmet. This is welcome news as we still have no idea how he fits into the wider Star Wars franchise and the previously established Sith lineage (which post-Disney acquisition is no longer official "canon").

"Hopefully it just continues down that road for people," Headland said of reaching the halfway mark on such an exciting note. "You have to keep watching the show, and I think the audience will continue to be excited by where we end each episode."

With only four episodes left, The Acolyte now needs to start addressing some of its mysteries and establish The Master's importance to not just this series, but the Star Wars stories already told.

What did you think about "Day"?

In The Acolyte, an investigation into a shocking crime spree pits a respected Jedi Master (Lee Jung-jae) against a dangerous warrior from his past (Amandla Stenberg). As more clues emerge, they travel down a dark path where sinister forces reveal all is not what it seems...

The series stars Amandla Stenberg, Lee Jung-jae, Manny Jacinto, Dafne Keen, Charlie Barnett, Jodie Turner-Smith, Rebecca Henderson, Dean-Charles Chapman, Joonas Suotamo, and Carrie-Anne Moss.

The next Star Wars TV series comes from creator and showrunner Leslye Headland (Russian Doll), who also serves as executive producer alongside Kathleen Kennedy, Simon Emanuel, Jeff F. King, and Jason Micallef. Charmaine DeGraté and Kor Adana are the co-executive producers, and Rayne Roberts and Damian Anderson are producing.

Four episodes of The Acolyte are now streaming on Disney+.

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harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/19/2024, 3:40 PM
@DarthOmega - space liesbeans with glow in the dark dildos.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 3:43 PM
@harryba11zack - Dude this show is amazing. I feel so seen when I watch it. Finally. Star Wars has people of color and women. I know it makes the bigots mad. And I'm here for it.
TK420
TK420 - 6/19/2024, 5:14 PM
@harryba11zack - Black space lesbians. Like the WNBA of a galaxy far,far away.
ComicBandit
ComicBandit - 6/19/2024, 8:50 PM
@DarthOmega - I'm a person of color and this last episode was shit.
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 9:40 PM
@ComicBandit - It's sarcasm bro.
Matchesz
Matchesz - 6/19/2024, 11:22 PM
@DarthOmega - star wars space lesbians should be a dream come to me but idk man life just not what I pictured when we were teens 😔
Matchesz
Matchesz - 6/19/2024, 11:25 PM
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DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 11:54 PM
@Matchesz - lol
ComicBandit
ComicBandit - 6/20/2024, 4:30 AM
@DarthOmega - I know.
Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/20/2024, 7:18 AM
@harryba11zack - As a black lesbian from outer space with a glow in the dark dildo, I finally have a show that represents me.
Mrtoke
Mrtoke - 6/19/2024, 3:38 PM
So how's the show so far after this latest episode?
Malatrova15
Malatrova15 - 6/19/2024, 3:47 PM
@Mrtoke - pretty pregty good 😀
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/19/2024, 4:31 PM
@Mrtoke - Latest Episode? Sir...Star Wars died last week. Your joke is very inconsiderate and very insensitive.
The1st
The1st - 6/19/2024, 4:50 PM
@BlackStar25 - So was the pleasantly plump guy actually a Jedi? I just assumed he was in the town and helping with the investigation. From what I've seen online now I'm just like...what? Torbin committed to the force and that guy...well he committed to something else.
MrDandy
MrDandy - 6/19/2024, 6:06 PM
@Mrtoke - Still dry and boring and poorly scripted imo
ComicBandit
ComicBandit - 6/19/2024, 8:52 PM
@MrDandy - I agree.
Mrtoke
Mrtoke - 6/19/2024, 10:17 PM
@BlackStar25 - omg im so sorry. I didn't know it was that bad
BlackStar25
BlackStar25 - 6/19/2024, 11:26 PM
@Mrtoke - Lol. I was just joking. Its decent but I wouldn't recommend watching. I'd wait for the series to end to see where it lands by the end of it. So far you aren't missing much.
Mrtoke
Mrtoke - 6/20/2024, 12:10 AM
@BlackStar25 - yeah I stopped watching after the first fight at the bar. They forcing the girl to try too hard to be menacing. It'd be better if she had a smart mouth. Snappy quips and whatever to fit the tone cause she can't be intimidating in the slightest. She too damn cute lol
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 6/19/2024, 3:40 PM
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DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 3:46 PM
@AnthonyVonGeek - Come on man. This show much like the Eternals will save lives. Even though you just said you don't care and nothing else. I've concluded that you're a bigot somehow. Go touch grass incel.
AnthonyVonGeek
AnthonyVonGeek - 6/19/2024, 3:58 PM
@DarthOmega - User Comment Image
🤣😜
Batmangina
Batmangina - 6/20/2024, 7:19 AM
@DarthOmega - I forgot how many lives were saved by The Eternals
harryba11zack
harryba11zack - 6/19/2024, 3:45 PM
@DarthOmega - sir, SIR!! where did you go? now anyone who enters this comment section won't understand my dildo comment
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DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 3:46 PM
@harryba11zack - lol
BobbyDrake
BobbyDrake - 6/19/2024, 4:01 PM
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NateBest
NateBest - 6/20/2024, 1:07 PM
@clintthahamster - I may have read @DarthOmega's comment in the wrong tone, but I took it as a joke referring to the over importance that some place on entertainment, as well as the overreaction that's generally seen by those that disagree with another's opinion... Doesn't the comment actually makes fun of both sides?

What do you think @TwoByFour?
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 6/20/2024, 1:16 PM
@NateBest - To be clear, I wasn't trying call this comment out for sanction or whatever. I should have left the @s off. There's plenty of open racism, misogyny, and homophobia on this site, and I've seen a lot of that garbage being pulled down, but DarthOmega's comment isn't that. It's just . . . exhausting.
NateBest
NateBest - 6/20/2024, 1:27 PM
@clintthahamster - Gotcha!
clintthahamster
clintthahamster - 6/20/2024, 1:33 PM
@NateBest - FWIW, my Very Long Comment was supposed to be posted on the thread below this one. Not sure how it wound up up here.
NateBest
NateBest - 6/20/2024, 1:40 PM
@clintthahamster - Odd... Thanks for the heads up!
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/20/2024, 1:56 PM
@NateBest - My comment was sarcasm
I'm poking fun at the people who immediately call you

Racist
Sexist
Homophobic
Transphobic
Fragile
Incel

When you don't like a show or movie they like. It's gotten so bad I don't even want to debate it anymore. No matter how many points you make. No matter how much you disprove their accusations they double down. So I mock it now.

I'm not gonna sit here as a black father of two little girls and be called a racist/sexist/incel or any other insult or accusation. If they can't be civil, and disagree with my comment without calling me all the above, then I will mock them. We all throw insults, but accusations of racism, sexism, homophobia etc. Is too far. I'm sick of it.
NateBest
NateBest - 6/20/2024, 2:15 PM
@DarthOmega - That's along the lines of what I thought. Thanks for sharing and clarifying!
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 3:42 PM
I renounce my threatened, manbaby, racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, fragile ways.

I now think this show is incredibly engaging. Great acting from the cast especially from the Mae/OSHA character. I love the new lore. You don't like my opinion? You're just an incel. I for one can't wait until episode 5

11.5/10
Origame
Origame - 6/19/2024, 4:27 PM
@DarthOmega - only 11.5? Only a bigoted incel would review the movie that low. Clearly you must review the show a 50/10 or you will be canceled!
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 4:29 PM
@Origame - You know what you're right. I just wanted to give it a fair score instead of giving my true 100.5/10

Also calling me an incel automatically invalidates everything. That word shakes me to my core. Always remember the best way to win an argument is to insult.
The1st
The1st - 6/19/2024, 4:52 PM
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Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/19/2024, 9:28 PM
@DarthOmega - so this post is your attempt to prove you're not a manbaby?
DarthOmega
DarthOmega - 6/19/2024, 9:38 PM
@Itwasme - I'm no longer a manbaby. I renounced my old ways. I'm reborn.
Itwasme
Itwasme - 6/19/2024, 9:42 PM
@DarthOmega - ok there buddy.
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