In Review: Star Wars: The Acolyte (S1 – EP3) Destiny

On a mysterious planet, the tragic journey of two sisters begins.
Destiny

Synopsis: On a mysterious planet, the tragic journey of two sisters begins. See the events that decided the Destiny of Osha and Mae.

 

The Story

This third episode flashes back to 16 years in the past and gives us the backstory of Osha and Mae. The action takes place on a mysterious world called Brendok where we learn that Osha and Mae were the daughters of Aniseya who is the leader of a coven of witches.  Aniseya and this coven teach a variation of the Force, which they call the Thread. And it seems that Osha and Mae are rather unique in that they were conceived via means of the Thread and are being prepared by the coven for their Ascension ceremony, which Osha does not want to do.

As the story unfolds we learn that Aniseye and  Koril are keen to hide the girls as well as their coven from the Jedi, which has become a problem because the Jedi have found them. When Jedi Masters Sol, Indara, Kelnacca turn up they ask to test the two children to see if they are force-sensitive. Aniseye and  Koril are reluctant to let the girls be tested, but the decision gets taken out of their hands when Osha reveals that she wants to be tested. 

As the girls tests reveal that Osha has the potential to be a Jedi the girls are returned to the Coven, and Osha reveals that she wants to go with Sol and the Jedi, which upsets her Sister Mae who burns the Covan down. All die except for the two sisters. Sol saves Osha while Mae is believed to be dead.

 

The Acting

Both Lauren Brady and Leah Brady are fantastic in their roles of Osha and Mae. Leah is particularly strong as Mae who is very much the more dominant of the two sisters and has a very dark side to her. This is illustrated at the start of the episode when she freezes the birl in thin air with the Force and seems to be taking pleasure from the act. Osha’s approach is far more considerate and gentle.

Jodie Turner-Smith was fantastic in her role of Mother Aniseya. Her scenes with the young girls were brilliantly played out. Also good was Margarita Levieva as Koril who is a more reactive person than Aniseya. 

 

Overall

A solid episode that does a good job on revealing the backstory for Osha and Mae.

9.4
Star Wars: The Acolyte (S1 - EP3) Destiny
  • Story
    8.6
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI & Stunts
    9.8
  • Incidental Music
    9.6

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