Servants of the dark side
The episode opens with a Gemini-class Star Destroyer traveling through space. A black armored figure walks down a corridor and enters a hallway full of T-Stormtroopers standing at attention. The black armored figure is accompanied by a small rectangular droid with wheels. He exits the hallway through a gate and walks along a long bridge that leads to a large power generator holding a kyber crystal.
The protocol droid B-2ON informs Master Am that they are completing the final adjustments on the Gemini-class Star Destroyer. B-20N says that they are ready to deploy and am awaiting his command. Am is relieved that the moment has finally arrived. The droid says that ever since she and her brother Karre were delivered into their care, he has watched them grow and is finally relieved to be able to see her complete her mission.
B-20N remarks that it has been quite a journey. Am disagrees, telling B-20N that the journey has only begun. With this new power, Am vows that she and her brother will bring order to the galaxy, something nobody else has been able to complete. She says that this is their mission as twins created through the power of the dark side of the Force. There is a flashback of embryos of the two being grown in a laboratory by dark side acolytes.
B-20N informs Am that Central Command is reporting that final adjustments to the hyper cannon have been completed and that the weapon will soon be operational. Am asks if the weapon's firepower will be at full strength. The droid replies that it is charging now in the power generator. He explains that high-purity energy must be extracted from their power source in the central core. He adds that it is the same power transferred into the dark armor that the twins wear. Once the refined dark energy is unleashed through the ship's hyper cannon, it will be capable of destroying any planet or star system.
B-20N expresses concern about the possible effects of the prototype armor on her and Karre's physical bodies. Am is unconcerned, saying that she has been prepared to sacrifice everything for the dark side since she was born. B-20N says that he will be their humble servant forever until the day his functions cease. Am says that she will hold him to that and turns her attention to launching a surprise attack on the New Republic. She orders that the hyper cannon be fired, which B-20N relays.
The stolen power source
However, the bridge crew receive an incoming alert from Central Block B-25 that the cannon's power source has been stolen. Without it, they can't fire the hyper cannon. When B-20N points out that only the twins can access the power source chamber, Am looks cross at the opposite Star Destroyer bridge and realizes that Karre is missing. While B-20N wonders where Karre is, Am realizes that he stole it.
Meanwhile, Karre reassures the rectangular astromech droid R-DUO that everything is going to be fine and that they won't find the power core. However, they encounter a squad of stormtroopers. As Karre walks through the stormtroopers, they order him to return the power source. They try to incapacitate him with stun blasters, but he uses the Force to deflect the stun bolts and hurl them aside. He and R-DUO head to the hangar bay which is full of starfighters, including a X-wing starfighter. Before they can reach it, they are confronted by Master Am, B-20N, several stormtroopers and two AT-ST walkers.
Karre tells R-DUO to go while he faces Am. Am asks where is planning to go with the power core. Karre replies that he is going to a galaxy, far, far away. Am tells him to hand her the power core and she says she will forget what happened. B-20N tells Master Karre this is disappointing. Karre instead removes his helmet and armor, and says the he refuses. When Am asks whether he plans to turn the power core over to the Republic, Karre responds that he couldn't care about the Galactic Empire or the New Republic.
Karre tells Am that even if he explains it to her, Am won't understand. Am asks if Karre is out of his mind. Am decides to take the power core by force and ignites both of her lightsabers. Meanwhile, R-DUO finds and powers up Karre's X-Wing, piloting it to attack Am's forces. Am survives by using the Force to generate a bubble around herself and B-20N. Karre climbs aboard the X-wing and flees the hangar.
Duel of the twins
While flying into space, B-20N tells Karre that he has a bad feeling about this. Their X-wing is caught in the Force grip of Am, who uses the Force to grab the power core. Karre and Am engage in a tug of war through the Force for the power core, which forces Karre out of the starship. The X-wing spirals out of control. Parts of the Star Destroyer's hull are damaged. The two continue their Force tug of war on the hull of the Star Destroyer, causing the power core's container to shatter. Am is impressed by the power of the kyber crystal, saying that it will be a beacon of hope to the galaxy.
She calls for the kyber crystal to come to her. Karre says that he won't let her have it, saying that the crystal only brings despair. As the two channel their Force powers into the crystal, it shatters under the exertion. Am is overwhelmed by the shockwave, which sweeps off her helmet. Karre tells his sister that it was through the Force that he was able to foresee her future. Am doesn't believe Karre, asking why only he can see it. Karre says he doesn't have the answer but warns that if she uses the power of the kyber crystal, then she will die. Am doesn't believe Karre's explanation that he stole it to save her.
Karre says that is the truth. Even if he told her about it, she would have never listened to him. He tells Am that he is unwilling to let her die despite her stubbornness. Am laughs and says she does not fear death. She reminds Karre that they are twins born from the dark side and that they were made to bring back order with a power that transcends death itself. She believes they were predestined to be born for that purpose. Karre tries to reason with his sister, warning her that the power inside the kyber crystal will destroy her. Am refuses to listen and vows to make death yield to her through the power of the dark side.
Am places a shard of the kyber crystal into her armor's power source, infusing her armor with the dark side's power. These power up six lightsabers which transform into whips. Am uses her armor to hurl beams of dark side energy at Karre, prompting him to hide behind a turbolaser emplacement. Karre arms his lightsaber with a shard from the kyber crystal. The beams of kyber energy from Am's armor wrap themselves around Karre's lightsaber, which he disperses.
Karre leaps down on Am and the two engage in a lightsaber duel. Am fights back with her blades, taunting him that he can't save her if he is not able to save himself. As she advances on Karre with her weapons, Am taunts her brother for being afraid of death. She vows to send him back to the galaxy as dust before hurling him into space. Karre is picked up by R-DUO in the X-wing. Meanwhile, Am loses control of her kyber crystal, causing her armor to begin overloading.
Karre resolves to save his sister from death and wonders what he should do. At R-DUO's suggestion, he decides to user the X-wings propulsion system and his lightsaber to slice through one of the Star Destroyers. As he approaches Am, his enraged sister accuses him of undermining their life mission. Karre replies that isn't true and urges her no to live for someone else. He tells her that as long as she is alive, she is free to to choose her own destiny.
At Karre's command, R-DUO activates the hyperdrive, causing Karre's lightsaber to slice through Am's armor and one of the Star Destroyers. As Karre and R-DUO flee into hyperspace, Am is picked up by B-20N amidst the debris of the wrecked Star Destroyer.
Later, Karre and R-DUO crash on the desert planet of Tatooine. Karre tells R-DUO that they did and reassures the astromech droid that they will find her. He resolves to investigate the key to understanding their purpose, the reason he and Am were created. Karre resolves to find his twin sister and save her. The two stand on their wrecked starfighter and watch the double sunset.
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Notes and references
- Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker, which are dated to a year after the "Starkiller Incident" by Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker: The Visual Dictionary. As Star Wars: Galactic Atlas dates the Starkiller Incident to 34 ABY, it can be deduced the events of Star Wars: Episode IX The Rise of Skywalker take place in 35 ABY. Therefore, The Twins must occur during or after that year. establishes that the events of "The Twins" occur after those of