Leslye Headland Hints at a Very Odd Ship in ‘The Acolyte’

Leslye Headland Hits at a Very Odd Ship in 'The Acolyte'

Disney’s most recent Star Wars project, The Acolyte has been on Disney+ since June 4, 2024, and despite all the controversies and review-bombing, the series is still one of the most talked about shows as of the time of writing, as the fans are actively discussing the series and many theories related to its characters.

One of the main reasons why the show has been so controversial is its showrunner, Leslye Headland, whose comments and reactions caused a lot of stir online. But things have begun to change after Episode 5, and it seems that the series might get better reviews before it’s over, despite the hate directed towards Headland.

And while the season will only have eight episodes, with two more left to go, it seems that Headland has a lot in store for us and that the final episodes will provide us with a lot of interesting content. That can be deduced from a recent interview for Inverse, and one of the topics discussed was a potential ship in the series.

Headland’s comments on the series and the Star Wars universe in general have been a hot topic online and it seems that they will remain as such for a while. The series had a rocky start, but it’s been picking up the pace since Episode 5 and is now one of the most popular shows currently airing.

During an interview with Inverse, Headland discussed many things related to the series, and one of the topics was a potential ship between Osha and Qimir, who are suddenly a thing due to what happened in Episode 6:

The Internet is quietly shipping Osha and Qimir. What can we expect from their relationship now that they’re stuck together?

How do I answer this? Well…

Are you into the good girl/bad guy pairing?

I mean, enemies to lovers, baby. But I don’t even think this is “good girl against bad guy.” I think it’s more like… OK, I’ll put it this way. I always really loved the line in A New Hope when Obi-Wan says “Vader was seduced by the Dark Side.” Always loved that word, “seduced.” I can also say that I was sent one fanfic — which I’m really glad has already started — and I was absolutely surprised at how prescient it was.

Source: Inverse

But, aside from this, it seems that Headland was aware of the potential hype and ship from the very beginning:

I think I know the one that you’re talking about because I saw it on X [formerly known as Twitter], and I was like, “Already?”

Somebody sent it to me, and I also thought, “Already?” I mean, it was like Wednesday. The show had not been out 24 hours, and I read it and I was like, “OK, damn. OK!”

Listen, I’m not hugely in that world, but I do think that when people get into their own imaginations — whether they’re playing Elden Ring or they’re writing fanfic — they can come up with a lot of really, really fun stuff. People who love Star Wars really love worlds. They love living in it, they love taking their time watching it and looking at every little detail, and then dreaming about it and imagining it, and sometimes that comes out as people writing fan fiction, and sometimes it’s very smart fan fiction.

Source: Inverse

And while this doesn’t reveal any precise information, the possibility is certainly real. Do you think they would be a good pairing, or would it be a horrible decision to ship the two of them together? Let us know in the comments below!

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