‘Star Wars: The Acolyte’ episode 7: What’s a vergence in the Force?

After an uneven first half of the season, The Acolyte seems to have found its voice and a satisfying rhythm. Last week, the plot slowed down and characters were reshuffled a bit after they were shaken to the core in the fantastic fifth episode (Qimir is doing fine though). With episode 7, the show finally unveils what really happened 16 years ago on Brendok, and the line between good and evil feels even more blurred.

There’s plenty of satisfaction to be found in a narrative that doesn’t fully come together until its later stages, yet we remain convinced things could’ve been handled a bit better early on. While the story is convincing and refreshing at the moment, there’s a widespread feeling that the earlier episodes could’ve been more engaging in spite of all the information that was withheld from viewers. If you stuck around hoping for an improvement, you’re likely to be very happy now, but we can see why many fans bounced off.

Sol stalks the twins. (Image credit: Disney Plus)

‘Choice’ not only answers our burning questions about the destruction of the witches on Brendok and the moment that Mae and Osha were separated, it also paints a much more complicated picture of the Jedi that were stationed there and the consequences of some poor decisions on both sides of the conflict. Neither the Jedi nor the witches wanted to battle, and their respective motivations weren’t pure or evil.


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