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Episode 434 – Can We Hire a Hit Man for The Acolyte

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Episode 434 - Can We Hire a Hit Man for The Acolyte

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This week on the podcast, Brian and Darryl are talking about the new Netflix Original Movie Hit Man, starring Glen Powell. Then we watched the first two episodes of the Acolyte so you don’t have to.

Episode Index

Intro: 0:07
The Acolyte: 2:42
Hitman: 26:02

The Acolyte (Disney+)

Out 10 Is the The Best Star Wars Can Dos
Darryl: 1.5/10
Brian: 2/10

Season Summary
The Acolyte delves into the final days of the High Republic era, exploring the dark side’s rise and the emergence of new Sith Lords. The series begins with Jedi Knight Vernestra Rwoh investigating mysterious disturbances in the Force, leading to a partnership with rogue archeologist Sylvester Yarro. Together, they uncover a plot by a powerful Sith acolyte aiming to overthrow the Jedi Order. As they navigate political intrigue and ancient secrets, Vernestra must confront her past and the seductive allure of the dark side. The season culminates in a climactic showdown that will determine the fate of the galaxy.

Episode 1: “Lost/Found”

Directed by: Leslye Headland
Written by: Leslye Headland
Release Date: June 4, 2024

100 years before the rise of the Galactic Empire, the Galactic Republic and Jedi Order preside during a time of centuries-long peace. In a bar on the planet Ueda, Jedi Master Indara is attacked and killed by a woman wielding daggers. The bartender identifies Osha Aniseya, a former Jedi Padawan learner, as the killer. Osha, who works as a meknek doing dangerous repairs on the outside of starships, denies committing the crime when arrested by Jedi Knight Yord Fandar and his Padawan Tasi Lowa. En route to Coruscant, the galactic capital, Osha’s fellow prisoners escape and leave her to crash-land on the planet Carlac. She sees a vision of her twin sister Mae, who was presumed dead in a fire that killed their family when they were young. Osha deduces that Mae is alive and the one who killed Indara. Jedi Master Vernestra Rwoh sends Master Sol, Osha’s former teacher, to Carlac with his current Padawan, Jecki Lon, and Yord. They find Osha, and Sol accepts her theory about Mae. Elsewhere, Mae meets with her mysterious master, who has challenged her to kill a Jedi without using a weapon.

Episode 2: “Revenge/Justice”

Directed by: Leslye Headland
Written by: Jason Micallef and Charmaine DeGrate
Release Date: June 4, 2024

Mae attempts to kill Jedi Master Torbin in a temple on the planet Olega, but is prevented by his Force meditation; Torbin has been floating in silent meditation for over a decade. Vernestra sends Sol, Jeckie, Yord, and Osha to investigate this attack. Mae regroups with her supplier, Qimir, who is helping her hunt the four Jedi that were stationed on her and Osha’s home planet, Brendok, at the time of the fire: Indara, Torbin, Sol, and the Wookiee Kelnacca. Qimir provides Mae with a poison and warns her that she still needs to kill one of the four without a weapon. Mae offers the poison to Torbin as absolution for his past. He stops meditating and willingly takes it, dying just as the others arrive. Mae escapes, and Osha poses as her to get information from Qimir. He reveals the existence of Mae’s master and her overall plan. That night, Sol confronts Mae and reveals to her that Osha is alive. Osha attempts to stun Mae but misses, and Mae escapes again. She later threatens Qimir over talking to the Jedi, but he convinces her to spare him because he has learned that Kelnacca is living on the planet Khofar.

Hit Man (Netflix)

Out of 10 Is Gary Really a Serial Killers
Darryl: 6/10
Brian: 6.8/10


Gary Johnson is a professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of New Orleans, while also working undercover with the New Orleans Police Department to assist in undercover sting operations. When Jasper, a fellow cop who portrays fake hitman to solicit murder-for-hire confessions and payments from “customers,” is suspended, Gary is unwillingly ushered into the role. Gary quickly finds himself to be a natural in garnering solicitations, going so far as to research suspects in advance and tailor a unique persona for each one.

Gary adopts the persona of a man named “Ron” to garner a solicitation from a discontent married woman named Madison, who is trying to have her controlling husband killed. While conversing with her, Gary quickly becomes both sympathetic and attracted to Madison; when Madison attempts to pay “Ron”, Gary refuses the money and suggests that Madison use that money to restart her life, much to the disappointment of Gary’s coworkers.

Gary begins a relationship with Madison, but maintains his “Ron” persona with her. Madison reveals she owns a gun, and Gary shows her how to use it and instructs her to shoot someone in the heart should she need to kill. One night shortly after clubbing, Gary and Madison have a heated encounter with Ray, Madison’s ex-husband, which ends with Gary pulling a gun to back Ray off. Later that night, while outside at a restaurant, Gary and Madison encounter Jasper, who is suspicious of the two being together.


Glen Powell as Gary Johnson, college professor and tech guy turned undercover mole
Adria Arjona as Madison Figueroa Masters, Gary’s love-interest
Austin Amelio as Jasper, an undercover cop
Retta as Claudette, a police officer Gary works for
Sanjay Rao as Phil, a police officer Gary works for
Molly Bernard as Alicia, Gary’s ex-wife
Evan Holtzman as Ray, Maddy’s ex-husband

Crew and Production

Directed by Richard Linklater
Screenplay by
Richard Linklater
Glen Powell

Based on “Hit Man” 2001
story by Skip Hollandsworth

Produced by
Mike Blizzard
Richard Linklater
Glen Powell
Jason Bateman
Michael Costigan

Shane F. Kelly

Edited by
Sandra Adair

Music by
Graham Reynolds

Production Companies
AGC Studios
ShivHans Pictures
Monarch Media
Barnstorm Productions
Aggregate Films
Cinetic Media
Detour Filmproduction

Distributed by

Release dates
June 7, 2024 (Netflix)

Running time
115 minutes

United States
$8.8 million

Box office
$1 million

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