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Breaking Down Episode 7 of The Acolyte: Easter Eggs & Star Wars References
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Star Wars: The Acolyte Episode 7 aired on Tuesday, July 9, and fans are eager to discover the easter eggs and references to other Star Wars content. Star Wars, being one of the most expansive and popular multi-media franchises, inevitably contains references to its vast array of existing material. The Acolyte proudly continues this tradition.

The Acolyte is the latest addition to the Star Wars franchise. It not only adds new lore and history but also pays homage to previous material through its many easter eggs and references.

Jedi Master Indara mentions a hyperspace disaster that left Brendok lifeless. This event is likely a nod to the Great Hyperspace Disaster, which happened a century before The Acolyte, as detailed in the canon book The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. This disaster resulted from a collision between the Class A modular freight transport Legacy Run and a ship owned by a pirate group known as the Nihil, impacting multiple worlds, including Brendok.

The concept of a Force vergence or Force nexus is mentioned as the reason Brendok thrives despite the hyperspace disaster. This concept has appeared multiple times in Star Wars canon. A Force vergence can be a place, structure, or object. For instance, Qui-Gon Jinn considered Anakin Skywalker to be a Force vergence in The Phantom Menace. Vergences are not bound by space and time, like Mortis, an ethereal realm believed to be the origin of the Force.

When Torbin complains about repetitive meals, Indara warns him against insulting a Wookie’s cooking, as Kelnacca is responsible for their food. This is reminiscent of Han Solo’s advice in A New Hope, where he remarks that it’s “not wise to upset a Wookiee” after R2-D2 wins a holo-chess game against Chewbacca.

Torbin’s blood tests reveal that twins Mae and Osha have extremely high midichlorian counts, akin to Qui-Gon Jinn’s discovery of Anakin’s unprecedented midichlorian levels in The Phantom Menace.

Sol mentions to Aniseya and her witches that the Jedi have noble intentions when they come for the twins. Aniseya ominously states, “Someday, those noble intentions you all have will destroy every Jedi in the galaxy.” Whether her connection to the Thread allows her to foresee the future is unclear, but her words are prophetic, as the Jedi Order’s downfall and near-eradication occur just over a century later.

The Nightsisters are deep-rooted in Star Wars canon, appearing in various projects. Torbin wonders if the witches of Brendok are Nightsisters after learning about a Force cult on the planet. Aniseya’s shadow powers are linked to the Nightsisters in Star Wars Legends, though not in the current canon.

Aniseya’s mind invasion reveals that Torbin hails from Bonadan, a planet in the Outer Rim Territories and Corporate Sector, which serves as the starting point for the super hyperroute called the Hydian Way.

Episode 7 also features Kylo Ren’s theme from the sequel trilogy during a fight scene with Sol and Torbin, continuing a mystery that began in episode 5. Moreover, the end-credits song, Power Of Two, redefines the “Power of Two” phrase. Initially linked to the Sith Rule of Two by many viewers when mentioned by Qimir, the song written by Victoria Monét, Michael Abels, and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II is likely about the twins.

Source:, Disney Plus