The Acolyte Episode 7’s Easter Eggs and Star Wars References Explained

The Acolyte Episode 7’s Easter Eggs and Star Wars References Explained

Star Wars: The Acolyte Episode 7 airs on Tuesday, July 9th and fans want to know more about Easter eggs and references to other Star Wars content. Star Wars is one of the largest and most popular media franchises of all time, so any entry in it is bound to reference existing material, and The Acolyte is no exception.

All the Major Star Wars Easter Eggs Spotted in The Acolyte Episode 7

The Acolyte is the latest installment in the Star Wars franchise. By expanding the history of the Star Wars universe, it inevitably refers to the content that preceded it through easter eggs and references.

Catastrophe in Hyperspace

Jedi Master Indara mentions a hyperspace catastrophe that rendered Brendok lifeless. This is likely a reference to the Great Hyperspace Catastrophe that occurred 100 years before the events of The Acolyte, as described in the canon book The High Republic: Light of the Jedi by Charles Soule. Caused by the hyperspace collision between the Class-A Modular Cargo Transport Legacy Run and a ship belonging to a pirate group known as the Nihil, the event impacted multiple worlds, with Brendok apparently being one of them.

A force of vergence

The Jedi believe that a Force convergence or Force bond is the reason why Brendok is thriving today despite being rendered lifeless due to a hyperspace disaster. The concept of a Force convergence has appeared several times in Star Wars canon. A Force convergence is primarily a location, structure, or object, though Qui-Gon Jinn believes Anakin Skywalker to be a Force convergence in Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace. The existence of vergences is not limited by the constraints of space and time. For example, Mortis, the ethereal realm that many believe to be the origin of the Force, is also a vergence.

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Insulting a Wookie

When Torbin complains about eating the same meal for days, Indara gently warns him against insulting a Wookiee’s cooking, as Kelnacca is in charge of preparing their food. This is almost similar to what Han Solo says in Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope. When R2-D2 wins a game of holographic chess against Chewbacca, the smuggler remarks that it is “not wise to upset a Wookiee.”

Mae & Osha’s High M-Counts

After Torbin tests Mae and Osha’s blood, the Jedi discover that the twins have extremely high midichlorian levels, much like Qui-Gon Jinn learns that Anakin has an unprecedented amount of midichlorians in his blood in The Phantom Menace.

The Noble Intentions of the Jedi

Sol mentions to Aniseya and the rest of the witches that the Jedi came with noble intentions when he and Torbin return for the twins. As Sol asks how Osha and Mae were created, Aniseya states, “One day, these noble intentions you all have will destroy every Jedi in the galaxy.” It is unknown if her connection to the Thread gives her the ability to see the future, but her words were indeed prophetic, as the Jedi Order is destroyed and nearly all of the Jedi are killed a little over a hundred years later.

The Nightsisters and the Powers of Aniseya

The Nightsisters are part of the canon and have appeared several times in other Star Wars projects. Torbin wonders if Brendok’s witches are Nightsisters after learning that there is a Force cult on the planet. Aniseya’s shadow powers are also associated with the Nightsisters, but only in Star Wars Legends, not canon.

Bonadan’s Planet

When Aniseya invades Torbin’s mind, she learns that he is from Bonadan, a planet located in the Outer Rim and Corporate Sector territories. It serves as the starting point for the super-highway called the Hydian Way.

Kylo Ren’s Theme and the Power of Two Song

In Episode 7, Kylo Ren’s theme from the sequel trilogy is used again after Episode 5 during the clan’s fight against Sol and Torbin, though its purpose in a broader context remains a mystery. Additionally, the end credits song, Power Of Two, opens the eponymous phrase to new meanings. Previously, when Qimir mentioned the Power of Two, many viewers assumed he was talking about the Sith’s Rule of Two. However, this song, written by Victoria Monét, Michael Abels, and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II, is most likely about the twins.