List of Red vs. Blue episodes

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Red vs. Blue, often abbreviated as RvB, is a comic science fiction video web series created by Rooster Teeth Productions and distributed through the Internet and on DVD. The story centers on two opposite teams fighting a civil war in the middle of a desolate box canyon (Blood Gulch) in a parody of first-person shooter (FPS) games, military life, and science fiction films. Initially intended to be a short series of six to eight episodes, the project quickly and unexpectedly achieved significant popularity following its Internet premiere on April 1, 2003. In its run, the series has had seventeen full seasons and five mini-series that extended the series' plot. The fifth season of the original Blood Gulch Chronicles series ended with episode 100, released on June 28, 2007.

Three mini-series—Out of Mind, Recovery One, and Relocated —and the three-part Recollection trilogy containing the full-length Reconstruction (2008), Recreation (2009) and Revelation (2010) series (Seasons 6-8) have extended the plot. The Project Freelancer saga began with Season 9 (2011) and follows two separate stories: a continuation to the Recollection trilogy and a prequel set before the events of The Blood Gulch Chronicles. The two stories are continued in two further mini-series—MIA and Where There's a Will, There's a Wall—and concluded in Season 10 (2012).

Burnie Burns confirmed in What's Trending that the series would continue with Season 11, which premiered on June 14, 2013; and Season 11 was later followed by Season 12 and Season 13. In 2016, Season 14 was released as the first anthology season, consisting of several canon and non-canon stories created by in-house writers as well as several outside writers; Freddie Wong of RocketJump, Chris Roberson (creator of iZOMBIE), Ben Singer and Chad James of Death Battle, Ernest Cline (author of Ready Player One and Armada), Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan of Game Grumps, etc. Season 15 debuted in 2017, continuing the canonical story following the events of Season 13. In March, Joe Nicolosi announced Season 16 which focused the events after the last season with a reduced episode count. Nicolosi stepped down after Season 16 concluded, with Jason Weight taking over writing duties and both Josh Ornelas and Austin Clark taking over directing duties for Season 17, which had an even more reduced episode count.

On January 15 2020, Season 18 was confirmed to be in development with a brief 3-second clip being shown in a promo trailer for upcoming Rooster Teeth releases.[1] The season was done by Death Battle writers Noël Wiggins, Joshua Kazemi, and Ben Singer based on a story by the season's director Torrian Crawford.

Episodes are released earlier for subscribers of Rooster Teeth's premium service, originally known as Sponsors and renamed in 16 as FIRST.

Series overviewEdit

SeasonStory arcEpisodesOriginally airedGame
First airedLast aired
1The Blood Gulch Chronicles19April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)September 28, 2003 (2003-09-28)Halo
219January 3, 2004 (2004-01-03)June 11, 2004 (2004-06-11)Halo
319October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)Halo / Halo 2 / Marathon Trilogy
420August 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01)Halo / Halo 2
523October 2, 2006 (2006-10-02)June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28)Halo / Halo 2
6The Recollection19April 5, 2008 (2008-04-05)October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)Halo / Halo 2 / Halo 3
719June 15, 2009 (2009-06-15)October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)Halo 2 / Halo 3
820April 1, 2010 (2010-04-01)September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13)Halo 3 / Halo: Reach
9The Project Freelancer Saga20June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14)Halo / Halo 3 / Halo: Reach
1022May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)Halo / Halo 2 / Halo 3 / Halo: Reach / Halo 4
11The Chorus Trilogy19June 14, 2013 (2013-06-14)November 11, 2013 (2013-11-11)Halo / Halo 3 / Halo 4
1219April 28, 2014 (2014-04-28)September 29, 2014 (2014-09-29)Halo 2 / Halo 4
1320March 31, 2015 (2015-03-31)September 6, 2015 (2015-09-06)Halo 2 Anniversary / Halo 3 / Halo 4
14Anthology24May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08)October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)Various[clarification needed]
15The Shisno Trilogy21April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02)August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)Halo / Halo 2 / Halo 3 / Halo 5
1615[2]April 15, 2018 (2018-04-15)July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)Halo 2 / Halo 2 Anniversary / Halo 3 / Halo 5
1712March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09)May 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)Halo / Halo 2 / Halo 3 / Halo 4 / Halo 5
18Zero8[3]November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09)December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)N/A[a]

EpisodesEdit

The Blood Gulch ChroniclesEdit

Season 1 (2003)Edit

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11"Why Are We Here?"2:30April 1, 2003 (2003-04-01)
Two members of Red Team (Simmons and Grif) ponder why they are stationed in a box canyon, while two Blue soldiers (Tucker and Church) spy on them. Sarge, Red Team's commanding officer, orders Grif and Simmons to meet him at the front of Red Base.
22"Red Gets a Delivery"3:50April 11, 2003 (2003-04-11)
Sarge and Lopez reveal Red's new light reconnaissance vehicle, and that a new recruit will be arriving soon. Tucker and Church discuss the new vehicle.
33"The Rookies"3:12April 18, 2003 (2003-04-18)
The new Red recruit, Private Donut arrives. Grif and Simmons haze Donut, sending him on a fool's errand for nonexistent supplies. Blue Team also receives two new additions: Caboose, and a tank.
44"Head Noob in Charge"4:20April 26, 2003 (2003-04-26)
Church assigns Caboose a bogus mission duty. Donut and Caboose meet; confused as to each other's identity, Caboose gives Donut the Blue Team flag.
55"The Package is in the Open"3:34May 3, 2003 (2003-05-03)
The Blues discover Donut has their flag and attack him. The Reds see their teammate under attack and hurry to help.
66"1.21 Giga-Whats??"3:24May 9, 2003 (2003-05-09)
Grif and Simmons ambush Church and Tucker, pinning them behind a rock with the Warthog's chaingun. Caboose decides to use the tank to save his comrades.
77"Check out the Treads on That Tank"3:28May 23, 2003 (2003-05-23)
The tank's artificial intelligence (AI), Sheila, introduces itself to Caboose and runs him through the tutorial mode. In an attempt to sneak up on the Blues, Grif and Simmons leave the Warthog. The tank drives up behind the Reds, startling Grif and Simmons.
88"Don't Ph34r the Reaper"3:19May 30, 2003 (2003-05-30)
Grif and Simmons flee from the tank, and Caboose inadvertently kills Church before he can deactivate the tank's auto-firing mode.
99"After Church"3:14June 6, 2003 (2003-06-06)
The Reds suddenly receive a radio call from Sarge. Learning of the situation, he flies in with air support that knocks the tank out of commission.
1010"A Shadow of His Former Self"5:26June 20, 2003 (2003-06-20)
Tucker calls Blue Command for reinforcements. Vic, their contact at Command, informs them that they will be sent a "Freelancer" (Mercenary) named Tex. Church's ghost appears in order to warn the Blue Team about Tex, who once slaughtered his entire squad.
1111"Knock, knock. Who's there? Pain."4:11June 27, 2003 (2003-06-27)
Lopez repairs the Warthog, while Grif takes the blame for its destruction. Tex decides to infiltrate the Red base and attack the Reds.
1212"Down, but not Out"4:15July 11, 2003 (2003-07-11)
Tex retrieves the Blue flag, but is surprised and captured by Sarge and Lopez. A wounded Donut is airlifted out of the gulch for treatment.
1313"Human Peer Bonding"3:37July 18, 2003 (2003-07-18)
Church tells Tucker and Caboose that Tex is his ex-girlfriend, and outlines a plan to rescue her.
1414"Roomier Than it Looks"6:05August 1, 2003 (2003-08-01)
Church possesses Sarge's body and uses it to deceive Simmons and free Tex. However, Caboose, wishing to make amends for killing Church, shoots Sarge in the head.
1515"How the Other Half Lives"4:34August 8, 2003 (2003-08-08)
Now both dead, Sarge and Church meet in the spiritual plane. The two complain about their teammates until Grif revives Sarge by using cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
1616"A Slightly Crueler Cruller"4:54August 15, 2003 (2003-08-15)
A healed Donut returns from Red Command. He brings a speech unit for Lopez, who is revealed to be a robot. Sarge neglects to ground himself, causing damage to the voice card and resulting in Lopez's inability to speak anything other than Spanish, which none of the Reds understand.
1717"Points of Origin"4:30August 29, 2003 (2003-08-29)
Tex repairs Sheila, while Church spies on the Reds, who are still trying to understand what Lopez is saying.
1818"SPF 0"4:22September 12, 2003 (2003-09-12)
Church worries that Tex will soon kill the entire Red Team. If successful, she would then leave, probably never to be seen again, before Church could remove the aggressive AI that resides in her armor. To prevent this, Church decides to warn the Red Team of her impending attack.
1919"Last One Out, Hit the Lights"5:31September 26, 2003 (2003-09-26)
Church possesses Lopez in an attempt to warn the Reds, but is stymied by the language barrier. Tex and Sheila attack Red Base. Donut, angry at Tex for wounding him earlier, manages to disable Sheila by throwing a grenade halfway across the gulch. Church runs to Tex's aid, taking Lopez's body with him. Tex thanks Church for ridding her of the AI before dying. Caboose adopts a deep, menacing voice and says his name is "O'Malley".

Season 2 (2004)Edit

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201"Everything Old is New Again"7:10January 9, 2004 (2004-01-09)
Three months after the events of the previous season, Medical Officer DuFresne ("Doc") arrives in Blood Gulch. Caboose recaps the events of the first season: Tex has died, while Church remains in possession of Lopez's spray-painted body. Caboose occasionally threatens Tucker in a deep, menacing voice. Doc, on loan to both armies due lacking resources, prepares to visit the Red Team next, but the Reds suddenly attack.
212"Motion to Adjourn"3:56January 16, 2004 (2004-01-16)
Church and Tucker argue over defensive strategies. Church coerces Doc into helping by shooting Caboose's pinky toe. The Reds run out of ammunition and consequently try to bluff the Blues into surrendering.
223"Red vs Bleu"4:23January 23, 2004 (2004-01-23)
The two teams negotiate terms. The Reds demand Lopez's return, but Church is loath to surrender his new body; instead, he cedes Doc as a hostage. In return, Grif is forced to publicly humiliate himself.
234"The Joy of Toggling"4:28February 6, 2004 (2004-02-06)
In order to repair Sheila, Church and Tucker try to determine how to activate the repair sequence in Church's robot body, activating a homing device at the Red Base.
245"Sweet Ride"3:55February 20, 2004 (2004-02-20)
Sarge reveals that he had put a remote control in the Warthog to allow Lopez to drive it remotely; Church unwittingly drives the Warthog with vocal commands and corners Sarge with it.
256"Last Words"4:48February 27, 2004 (2004-02-27)
Tucker disconnects the remote switch, deactivating the Warthog and disabling Church's legs. The Reds decide to return Doc to the Blues.
267"Nobody Likes You"4:36March 5, 2004 (2004-03-05)
The Blues refuse to accept Doc back from the Reds, fearing that he might be spying for them. The Reds eventually give up and return to their base.
278"Nine Tenths of the Law"5:23March 19, 2004 (2004-03-19)
Caboose suggests that Church leave his body, so that Lopez can make any repairs to himself and Sheila. The freed Lopez flees upon assuming control of his body. The Reds spot Lopez running toward their base, and mistake him for a Blue. Sarge and Simmons prepare to counterattack.
289"In Stereo Where Available"4:01March 26, 2004 (2004-03-26)
Sarge and Simmons try to run Lopez over with the Warthog. Lopez activates the Warthog's remote destruction sequence in self-defense and, feeling betrayed, defects to the Blues.
2910"Radar Love"4:02April 9, 2004 (2004-04-09)
The Blues convince Lopez to repair Sheila. Once Lopez finishes repairs, he and Sheila fall in love with each other, much to Caboose's dismay. Church attempts to possess Lopez again, but is unsuccessful; instead, it is Tex who suddenly appears in Lopez's body.
3011"I Dream of Meanie"4:31April 16, 2004 (2004-04-16)
Tex reveals to the rest of the Blues that she had been watching them for some time and had noticed Caboose's aggressive behavior. She explains that her former AI, O'Malley, had jumped via radio to Caboose when it had assessed that she was unlikely to survive. Using Lopez's body as a bargaining chip, she asks Church's help in killing the AI.
3112"Room for Rent"3:54April 23, 2004 (2004-04-23)
Tex explains that everyone in Blood Gulch must turn off their radios so that O'Malley will be unable to jump into someone else's armor when flushed out of Caboose. The ghosts of Church and Tex jump into Caboose's mind to find O'Malley. The real Tucker and Lopez take Sheila to the Red Base to convince the Reds to turn off their radios.
3213"Me, Myself and You"3:14April 30, 2004 (2004-04-30)
In Caboose's mind, Tex and Church meet Caboose's mental image of the latter — vulgar, insulting, and under the impression that he is "Caboose's best friend". The Reds panic when they see the Blues approaching.
3314"An Audience of Dumb"7:45May 7, 2004 (2004-05-07)
Unable to brake, Tucker runs over Grif and the Warthog with Sheila. Tucker radios the Red Team to tell them to turn off their radios. Initially they refuse, so Lopez sings a love song about Sheila until they relent. Inside Caboose's mind, Church and Tex shoot O'Malley, chasing him out of Caboose's mind.
3415"Aftermath, Before Biology"4:27May 28, 2004 (2004-05-28)
As Doc radios command, he starts to slip into aggressive moments that indicate O'Malley managed to find a host. Meanwhile, Tex has disappeared, and Grif awakes from surgery to find that Sarge has replaced most of his organs, which had been damaged in the accident with Sheila.
3516"What's Mine is Yours"4:48June 4, 2004 (2004-06-04)
With O'Malley having previously killed Caboose's mental image of Church, Church unsuccessfully tries to re-establish Caboose's memory of him. At the Red Base, Simmons chides Grif for continuing his old unhealthy habits in his rebuilt body. Sarge announces the need to re-acquire Lopez, as his memory contains secret plans from Red Command.
3617"Nut. Doonut.[b]"5:55June 11, 2004 (2004-06-11)
Caboose is jealous of the relationship between Lopez and Sheila, who are now refusing to work due to perceived poor treatment of the machines by the soldiers. Eventually, they consider forming their own robot army. Donut explores some caves and spots Doc and O'Malley talking to each other. Overhearing O'Malley's evil plans, Donut tries to return to his base, only to become lost and captured by the Blues.
3718"Dealer Incentive"6:27June 25, 2004 (2004-06-25)
Church possesses Donut and, using him as a hostage and a puppet, negotiates with the Reds to have them to build new robot bodies for himself and Tex. Church leaves Donut's body and returns to Blue Base to find that Lopez and Sheila are missing, having decided to start a robot army.
3819"K.I.T. B.F.F."13:25July 9, 2004 (2004-07-09)
Sarge unveils two new robots; one contains a microphone to spy on the Blues, and the other contains a 10 megaton nuclear bomb. The Reds and the Blues meet in the center of the gulch to execute the exchange. Sheila and Lopez also arrive to conquer the Blues. A tense Mexican standoff results, and Sarge tries to call an air strike. However, due to crossed communication channels, Tucker intercepts his message, and realizes that Vic is apparently working for both Red and Blue Commands. Tucker tries to alert everyone of his discovery but is attacked by Doc/O'Malley. In the ensuing chaos, O'Malley takes Lopez as a hostage, announces his intention to conquer the universe, and disappears through the Red Team's teleporter. The Reds and Blues call a temporary truce to pursue Doc and Lopez. Donut, Sheila, and Tucker remain behind in the gulch while everyone else follows through the teleporter, but they end up separated and scattered.

Season 3 (2004–05)Edit

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391"Best Laid Plans"8:22October 12, 2004 (2004-10-12)
Donut recaps the previous season. Sarge and Caboose find themselves in the midst of loud-mouthed, perpetually respawning Red and Blue soldiers ("Grunts"), who engage in a stereotypical Halo multiplayer match. Meanwhile, Simmons is lost in a place full of teleporters, and Grif and Church have been imprisoned by the Red Team on Sidewinder.
402"Visiting Old Friends"7:22October 24, 2004 (2004-10-24)
Wyoming, a freelancer, receives a phone call hiring him for another job. Meanwhile, Sarge and Caboose steal the Red and Blue flags in a failed attempt to coerce the teams to help them find their way out. Simmons retrieves them via a teleporter.
413"Let's Get Together"6:14November 8, 2004 (2004-11-08)
O'Malley calls Vic and reveals his plot to eliminate Red and Blue Teams and to rule the universe. He also informs Vic that, to preserve Vic's secret, he has hired an assassin to kill Tucker. Back in Blood Gulch, Tex tells Tucker that Wyoming, the assassin hired to kill him, is from the same experimental program as Tex. Wanting to help to find Church, Caboose unwittingly presses a button that activates the bomb in Church's robot body.
424"You're the Bomb, Yo"6:03November 9, 2004 (2004-11-09)
Simmons reprograms a teleporter and advises Donut on reprogramming the Reds' teleporter in Blood Gulch. On Sidewinder, Wyoming kills all of the Reds and tells Church and Grif that he is leaving them to starve to death. Meanwhile, everyone else emerges from the teleporter on Sidewinder, Tucker covered with "black stuff" (which luckily prevents Wyoming from recognizing and shooting him). While Donut and Caboose clean off Tucker's armor, the jail cell holding Church and Grif mysteriously opens. Wyoming spots Tucker from afar and aims at him; Tex ambushes him, but O'Malley, Wyoming's employer, ambushes her.
435"Make Your Time"10:09November 10, 2004 (2004-11-10)
O'Malley activates Lopez's "secret weapon", a weather control device that Sarge had almost finished. The Red and Blue Teams join forces to confront O'Malley, who begins to wreak havoc with his rocket launcher. Simmons manages to teleport the Battle Creek zealots to Sidewinder and convinces them to attack and defeat O'Malley, who proceeds to be tea bagged by the grunts. Lightning from Lopez's weather device hits Church, thereby damaging the bomb in his body. When Sarge is subsequently unable to disable the bomb, Tucker tries to destroy Church with O'Malley's rocket launcher before Church explodes, but Wyoming snipes the launcher out of Tucker's hand. The bomb explodes and, due to the damage received from the lightning, ends up sending both teams (except Church) to the future (Halo 2). After Tucker awakens and is explained that the bomb "destroyed the present", the group reasons that they were blown into the future because they were standing in front of Church; Tucker deduces that Church must have been blown into the past, represented by a Marathon 2 map.
446"We Must Rebuild"3:38November 21, 2004 (2004-11-21)
Exploring the wasteland in the future (Burial Mounds in Halo 2), Grif, Simmons, and Tucker discuss various Hollywood post-apocalyptic clichés. The group finds a jeep and bickers over it. Tucker is bent on finding Church, but Sarge asserts that Church, along with the group's enemies, had died in the explosion. Meanwhile, a cackling O'Malley discovers Lopez's disembodied head on a beach.
457"New Toys"4:58December 6, 2004 (2004-12-06)
While Sarge and Donut try to repair the Warthog, Grif, Tucker, and Simmons argue about styling the jeep in order to attract women. Tucker still maintains that Red and Blue are the same, but no one believes him. Meanwhile, O'Malley, Doc, and Lopez inspect some real estate (Zanzibar in Halo 2); O'Malley and Doc argue over its viability and over how the computer inside should be used.
468"We're Being Watched"5:48December 17, 2004 (2004-12-17)
Having moved into the fortress, O'Malley, Doc, and Lopez repair the turret emplacements and meet the Red Zealot, who believes that he has found a holy temple. Exploiting The Red Zealot's religious fervor, O'Malley deceives him into performing menial tasks for him. Elsewhere, Sarge, Grif, and Simmons discuss the results of Grif and Simmons' failed reconnaissance, and, while attempting to push the Warthog out of a ditch, receive a transmission from Tex informing them of O'Malley's location.
479"It's a Biological Fact"5:34January 17, 2005 (2005-01-17)
The Reds, Tucker, and Caboose meet with Tex on the beach near O'Malley's fortress, where she reveals her plan to destroy both O'Malley and the entire base by planting a bomb inside, in a location marked by Tex in her scouting. However, citing the bomb's immense weight, she has someone else carry it; of the others, only Caboose can lift it. Meanwhile, the Red Zealot informs O'Malley and Lopez that a crowd of people is gathering on the beach. Upon learning that Lopez is inside with O'Malley, the Reds balk at destroying the base, but Tex refuses to risk losing her chance to defeat O'Malley. Tucker solves the problem by reminding the Reds that, since Tex is a mercenary, they can simply hire her to help them to retrieve Lopez. Tex agrees to this arrangement for a future favor.
4810"Heavy Metal"6:29January 23, 2005 (2005-01-23)
After discarding two of Sarge's suicidal battle plans, the Blood Gulch group invades O'Malley's fortress and are pinned down by mini-gun turrets manned by the Red Zealot and Lopez's head. Tex snipes Lopez's head off his turret, but the Zealot pins her down with gunfire. Simmons and Grif manage to enter the base and move on to look for O'Malley. Tucker, who had fallen into a hole near the windmill, finds a mysterious sword, and uses it to kill the Red Zealot. Meanwhile, carrying the bomb inside the fortress, Caboose mistakes Tex's "X" marking for a plus sign. He continues on and stumbles across a computer, from which he hears the voice of Church.
4911"Roaming Charges"7:00February 14, 2005 (2005-02-14)
In the past, Church finds a computer terminal, which answers some questions for him. Church is in the housing facility for The Great Weapon, which The Great Destroyer will use to bring Great Doom in the future, with The Great Destroyer described as a "blue being" who "will be known as the stupidest life form in the universe", Church assumes that it must be referring to Caboose. In said future, Caboose asks Sarge to look at the computer terminal, which is playing a message from Church. The message tells Caboose not to touch anything, lest he bring about Great Doom. Specifically, Caboose should avoid bringing the "glowing sword weapon thingy" into the base, as the place will lock its doors - just as Tucker enters the place with the sword he found, causing the lockdown, with Caboose's bomb already counting down inside it. In the past, Church finishes recording his message, but, deciding that it will not suffice, asks the terminal to transport him to Blood Gulch so that he can prevent the whole fiasco. While telling knock-knock jokes to pass the time, the terminal begins the millennium-long process of researching and building a teleporter.
5012"Silver Linings"16:29March 1, 2005 (2005-03-01)

The computer completes the teleporter and reveals its name to be Gary. Church teleports back to Blood Gulch shortly before the series begins. The moment Church is teleported away, however, another Church runs in and tells Gary to teleport him to Sidewinder instead, because he "screwed everything up."

Back at Blood Gulch prior to the events of episode 1, this Future Church decides to try to prevent the death of Tex, which would prevent O'Malley from escaping and causing the events leading up to The Great Doom. He finds, however, that he either has no effect, or causes the events by his presence in the first place:

  • Lopez's legs malfunction because Future Church, in trying to get him a larger switch, kicked dirt into the switch Sarge decided to use when building the robot.
  • Prior to episode 1, the Blues were under the charge of Captain Butch Flowers. Knowing Flowers would die, Future Church gives him aspirin, but Flowers dies of a heart attack due to an allergy of the medicine. Tucker, at this point in Blue armor, takes Flowers' cyan armor.
  • After not recognizing Donut, in rookie Red armor, and letting him find the Blue Base and steals the flag, Future Church attempts to prevent the death of his past self, which would stop Tex from arriving in Blood Gulch. He awakens the tank and runs through her protocols to try to prevent her from shooting him later. Future Church ends up turning off a "friendly fire protocol," which in actuality allowed the tank to fire at someone from his own team; thus the original Church's death takes place because of Future Church.
  • Finding a sniper rifle on the corpse of his past self, Future Church picks it up but drops it later. Caboose finds it, and uses it to shoot Sarge.
  • Attempting to kill Donut to stop him from killing Tex, Future Church fails and retreats to the cave, frustrated. Caboose spots what "looks like Church," and turns on his radio. As a result, O'Malley infects him.
5113"Episode 50, Part 2"8:41March 15, 2005 (2005-03-15)

The funeral of Church and Tex, prior to the events of Season 2, takes place. Future Church continues his attempts to change things for the better, but still ends up causing the disasters he was trying to prevent:

  • Future Church, posing as Captain Flowers, contacts Vic to try to get him to tell the Reds to get rid of Doc, to stop the medic from being infected by O'Malley. Vic misconstrues his words to believe the Red and Blue teams have merged, but that the soldiers must not know, leading to the mix-up that led to Tucker hearing Vic contacting the Reds.
  • To stop them from making a robot army, Future Church tries to dissuade Lopez and Sheila from the idea. Instead, he gives them the idea himself, and they decide to build and hide a rocket-launching vehicle in the caves.
  • Future Church decides to fix the Red teleporter before it malfunctions and sends the characters to various places, just as Sheila rams the base. Future Church is knocked out, and the teleporter begins giving off sparks.
  • During the Mexican standoff where O'Malley appears, Future Church finds a rocket launcher and aims to take the villain out. Instead, he shoots and injures Tucker from behind, and again decides to retreat to the caves.
5214"Have We Met?"10:24March 22, 2005 (2005-03-22)

Future Church watches Tex, Donut and Tucker leave for Sidewinder, and soon follows them. He talks first to Sheila before leaving for Sidewinder, asking her to do him an inaudible favor. Once at Sidewinder, Future Church finds his past self and Grif in prison, and opens their cell by pressing a button in another room. He attempts to contact Tex, who is currently being held by O'Malley and Wyoming, before another Church approaches him. This new Church claims that he fails to stop the bomb, and gets blown back in time again, only to return to Sidewinder. He then tells Future Church to "meet us at the top of the ramp."

The bomb goes off, and Future Church is sent back in time. As seen in Episode 50, as soon as Church is teleported by Gary to Blood Gulch, Future Church arrives and asks to be sent to Sidewinder because he screwed everything up. Just then, more Churches arrive, each having been unsuccessful to stop the bomb, and thus sent back in time to Gary. These Churches all meet in Sidewinder, and explain to the newest Church how their various plans failed. It is determined that whichever Church did each one of these plans already must be the successful Church, since he isn't sent back in time again. This Church gives up on trying to correct everything, instead freeing Tex, and rejoining the Blood Gulch soldiers before the explosion, thus being sent into the future.

Church emerges at O'Malley's base, just in time to ask Gary, who remains there, to stop the bomb from detonating. He then prepares to explain the events he went through.
5315"Let's Come To Order"4:42March 28, 2005 (2005-03-28)
Church warns Tucker that Gary said the sword was dangerous, but Tucker blows it off. Meanwhile, the Reds covertly meet to discuss a distress signal on the Red Army's open channel, which was picked by the Warthog's radio.
5416"Hello, My Name Is Andrew"5:22April 11, 2005 (2005-04-11)
The Blues watch the Reds play with their radio, at a loss for a motive. Caboose explains that they are talking about the distress signal, an explanation he got from "Andy" - who as he explains, is the deactivated bomb, who only starts speaking when Gary insults him. The Reds' discussion of the distress signal, in turn, has Simmons state he cannot pinpoint due to the substandard equipment.
5517"Defusing The Situation"5:02May 2, 2005 (2005-05-02)
Andy starts talking to the rest of the Blue Team, and is quickly revealed to be rude and volatile. Caboose and the Blues try to calm him down so he won't explode - something that confuses a Grif sent to spy. Meanwhile, the Reds are planning on escaping in the Warthog to find the source of the distress signal. Unbeknownst to all, O'Malley has assembled a huge army of robot Lopez duplicates outside the base, which he orders to kill everyone and retrieve the "device".
5618"Calm Before The Storm"5:10May 9, 2005 (2005-05-09)
The Reds puzzle over why the Blues were talking to the bomb, and Sarge concludes that they are trying to re-arm it as part of a pre-emptive attack strategy. O'Malley's army turns out to be extremely slow-moving: Lopez built them that way so they would win in exactly 24 hours, since O'Malley said he wanted a day of victory. Meanwhile, the Blues have finally managed to calm Andy down, but are interrupted by explosions and plasma fire as O'Malley's attack begins. Believing that the Blues are attacking, Sarge orders the Reds into battle.
5719"The Storm"8:21May 18, 2005 (2005-05-18)
As O'Malley argues with Lopez regarding the slow moving army, Donut steals his hovercraft and goes after the Reds, who fled the battle in the Warthog to track down the distress signal. The source turns out, to Grif's frustration, to be Blood Gulch (Coagulation in Halo 2). O'Malley's army is wiped out with a volley of plasma grenades, and then O'Malley himself is attacked. Church and Tucker admire the slaughtered robots and congratulate Tex, but she admits not to be responsible: she was in the basement, trying to get Tucker's sword to work. Church rushes over to Gary to question him about the identity of The Great Destroyer, unaware that an alien is sneaking up on him.

Season 4 (2005–06)Edit

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581"Familiar Surroundings"4:22August 29, 2005 (2005-08-29)
Grif is still despairing over being back in Blood Gulch, despite the others' attempts to shut him up. Meanwhile, back at Zanzibar, Tex, Tucker, and Caboose discover that Church is back in ghost form again. Church explains that he was literally scared out of his body after being ambushed by the Alien in the last episode, though his attempts to explain this are repeatedly interrupted by Caboose's stupidity and Tucker's attempt to hijack the flashback and showcase his sexual fantasies.
592"Hunting Time"4:34September 5, 2005 (2005-09-05)
In Blood Gulch, the Red Team takes potshots at Grif with their sniper rifles in order to get him to stop screaming. Grif eventually relents, and the team prepares to investigate their old base. Sarge gives a speech about alertness, completely unaware that Sheila is roaming around behind him. Meanwhile, the Blues prepare to hunt the Alien that scared Church, while Andy proves unhelpful, merely offering insults.
603"Fight or Fright"6:37September 12, 2005 (2005-09-12)
Simmons tries to convince Sarge that he did see a tank behind him. Donut concurs, but Sarge disregards his testimony because he is "impressionable", and Grif simply denies it in order to make Simmons look bad. Eventually Sarge decides to demote Simmons from his "Number Two man" position, promoting Grif before taking it back due to Grif's laziness. Meanwhile, the Blues continue to unsuccessfully try fighting the Alien.
614"Fair Competition"4:56September 19, 2005 (2005-09-19)
Simmons is frustrated at having completely fallen out of favor with Sarge, who in turn begins to hold a competition to determine who will be his new right-hand man. Grif is automatically disqualified for being Grif, which puts the competition down to Donut, Lopez's old wrench, and a skull found nearby. Meanwhile, back at Zanzibar, the Blues are startled to discover that Caboose has actually managed to tame the Alien, thanks to the alien finding him unpalatable,
625"Lost in Triangulation"5:50September 28, 2005 (2005-09-28)
At the Zanzibar fortress, the Blues fail at understanding the Alien's language, which seems to consist entirely of blarg and honk. Meanwhile, at Blood Gulch, the Reds continue Sarge's right-hand-man contest, which Donut ultimately wins. Simmons has become despondent and suicidal, and Sheila, who does not remember Simmons was part of the opposite team, tries to cheer him up by leading him back to her home, a reconstructed Blue base.
636"The Hard Stop"5:01October 5, 2005 (2005-10-05)
In Zanzibar, the miscommunication between the Blues and the Alien ends when Tucker activates his energy sword, which leads the Alien to jump over and attack him. Tex also talks to Andy and through some bluffing and mild threats of blowing up Andy with a remote detonator, convinces him to help her translate what the alien is saying. Back at Blood Gulch, Simmons is at the Blue base with Sheila close by, and attempts to contact the Red Base, but Donut, under Sarge's orders, denies Simmons from communicating with them. Simmons then declares that he will kill all the Reds and tells Sheila to "lock and load".
647"Previous Commitments"5:29October 17, 2005 (2005-10-17)
At Zanzibar, Tucker continues to be beaten by the Alien, until Tex brings in Andy, who starts successfully communicating with the Alien. The Alien reveals that he came to retrieve the energy sword that Tucker found as part of a sacred quest, but the sword has now locked itself to Tucker as he was the first to find and use it. As a result, Tucker must join the Alien on its quest, or else the alien will kill everyone. At Blood Gulch, the Reds are fracturing even more as Donut is unsuccessful in asking Grif to return to their base, Simmons, having painted himself Blue, plays out his vengeance on the Reds, first trying to make the Reds jealous of him, and then just ordering Sheila to attack.
658"Looking For Group"4:08October 24, 2005 (2005-10-24)
On Zanzibar's beach, the Blues prepare to leave with the Alien, though Church opts out believing the quest to be a suicide mission. At Blood Gulch, Simmons talks to Grif, admitting he misses the old days. However, just as he is about to go back to the Reds, Sarge sees that Simmons has painted his armor mostly blue and is unable to accept him back. Sarge says he can understand many things, even the reasons for attacking one's own base out of anger, but to see one of his former soldiers wear the colors of the Blues, is unacceptable.
669"Exploring Our Differences"3:44November 7, 2005 (2005-11-07)
On the beach of Zanzibar, Church and Tex do not come along as the others leave on their quest. Back at Blood Gulch, Simmons decides to take Grif back to the Blue base as a hostage, only to not work well as a kidnapper, with Grif first mocking Simmons' lack of meanness, and then enjoying being thrown in a gravity lift.
6710"Setting A High Bar"4:21November 22, 2005 (2005-11-22)
Having arrived at the Great Burning Plains (Burial Mounds), the Sacred Quest team prepares to perform one of the many tasks that the hero of the Alien's prophecy is supposed to do, slaying a beast - which turns out to already have died. Back at Blood Gulch, Sarge is annoyed at Donut and ends up in a conundrum of considering Grif's rescue even if Sarge prefers to think Grif is being held captive and tortured.
6811"Getting All Misty"5:34December 5, 2005 (2005-12-05)
Sarge and Donut enter the Blue Base to rescue Grif, who is still playing with the gravity lift until Sarge appears and knocks him out. Before Sarge can execute Simmons for treason, however, Church appears and knocks Sarge out from behind. Church mistakes the mostly blue Simmons as a Blue soldier native to the future. The Sacred Quest team finds itself in a swamp (Backwash), where Andy says they can rest and sleep for a while. And during their rest, a mysterious figure approaches Tucker from behind, and is ambushed by the Alien. The intruder turns out to be Tex, who joins the team after being promised the sword upon completion of the quest.
6912"Talk of the Town"3:52December 13, 2005 (2005-12-13)

In Blood Gulch, Simmons tries to keep his true identity hidden from Church as both drop off Donut and the still-unconscious Sarge and Grif outside the Red Base, down to knocking out a Sarge waking up in order to protect the secrecy of his identity.

Meanwhile, the Sacred Quest team reaches the edge of the Great Freezing Plains (Containment) that the Alien had mentioned. This particular part of the quest requires that the hero gain access to the temple ahead, which is heavily guarded by a large number of guards. Tex takes the initiative and decides to attack under the protection of her cloaking device.
7013"Sneaking In"4:01December 20, 2005 (2005-12-20)
Back at the Freezing Plains, Tex kills the guards, who are actually the Grunts who first appeared at Battle Creek. In Blood Gulch, Donut, apparently having taken Church's advice to lie and portray himself as a hero, is finishing his debriefing with Sarge and Grif. While the Reds discuss and mock Donut's contrived story, Church briefs Simmons on each Red Team soldier, finishing with a critical opinion of Simmons. His ego thus wounded, the latter runs back to Blue Base to cry. Once out of Simmons' earshot, Sheila asks Church whether he realizes that he had been talking to Simmons. Church confirms that he does.
7114"You Keep Using That Word"5:18January 13, 2006 (2006-01-13)
In Blood Gulch, Church relishes the fact that the Blue Team now possesses all three vehicles within the canyon. Sheila, however, is unhappy and begins to show signs of jealousy and annoyance. He then has an argument with Simmons, with Church's attempt at demonstrate that he used to be the local Blue leader unexpectedly making contact with a descendant of Vic. This descendant, who calls himself Vic Jr., scoffs at the idea of "Blue Command", leaving Church confused and wondering the outcome of the Red and Blue civil war. Back at the Freezing Plains, Andy frantically orders Tucker to open gates of the temple by using his sword as the key. The doors open, revealing an alien ship, to which the Alien rushes towards, dropping Andy in the snow. After taking off in the ship, the Alien appears to make dive attack on the other Quest members, only for Wyoming to suddenly gun the ship down. As Tex leaves to pursue Wyoming for destroying her reward (the events of which are portrayed in the miniseries Red vs. Blue: Out of Mind), the Battle Creek soldiers begin to respawn, convincing Tucker and Caboose to leave.
7215"Getting Debriefed"4:35January 23, 2006 (2006-01-23)
In the Red Base, Sarge attempts to bury his disgust and hatred toward Grif in an attempt to consolidate whatever soldiers the Reds have left to fight the war with the Blues, while Simmons has a verbal fight with Donut trying to return to Red base. In the Blue Base, Caboose, Tucker and Andy return, and Tucker reports to Church that Tex is still pursuing Wyoming, the quest was a failure, and the Alien died.
7316"Under the Weather"5:59February 10, 2006 (2006-02-10)
At the Red Base, Simmons persists in trying to enter the Red Base to relay vital information about the war to the Reds. However, he still meets resistance from Donut and Grif until he very quickly changes out of his mostly blue armor to his original maroon armor. At the Blue Base, Tucker becomes ill. Church and Caboose discuss Tucker's sickness, which apparently he caught when the Sacred Quest team stayed overnight in a swamp. Andy does not know what is happening, and tells them that if they want a medical diagnosis, they need to find a doctor. Thus, to Church's chagrin, he calls Doc, or rather, O'Malley, now living in a secret lair alongside a cynical and disrespectful Lopez.
7417"Right to Remain Silenced"6:41March 2, 2006 (2006-03-02)
Simmons manages to enter the Red Base by correctly guessing the weak password established by Grif and Donut, and convinces Sarge not to hold a trial on possible treason. Meanwhile, O'Malley and Lopez reach Blue Base, with Church giving an ultimatum that O'Malley is supposed to enter the base, give a diagnosis for Tucker, and then leave. In exchange, O'Malley demands something "mysterious", "frightening", and "pure evil", as well as a 20-dollar upfront copayment.
7518"Things Are Looking Down"5:55March 16, 2006 (2006-03-16)
As O'Malley is introduced to Andy, Sarge, Simmons, and Grif argue about the Blues are doing. Then they go after Donut, who is now talking to Lopez using his fairly limited Spanish he learned during four years in high school. Eventually, after Donut fails to communicate Sarge's request to Lopez, Sarge gains root access into Lopez to force him to play back the message from Red Command stored in his memory. Unfortunately, the message is played back in Spanish. The Reds are at a loss on how to translate the message until Simmons mentions that the Blues had a bomb that could translate the message.
7619"Two for One"7:20 (low-resolution); 8:39 (high-resolution)March 20, 2006 (2006-03-20)

While Doc examines Tucker inside the Blue Base, Sarge, with Lopez's head in tow, heads out to steal Andy from the Blues.

Doc returns outside to give Church and Caboose his diagnosis of Tucker. After prolonging his explanation of Tucker's condition for dramatic effect, he discloses that he believes Tucker is pregnant, based on the presence of two different heartbeats. Incredulous, Church goes with Doc to confirm the diagnosis, leaving Caboose alone with Andy. When Caboose has his back turned, Sarge surreptitiously swaps Lopez's head for Andy, leaving Caboose under the impression that Andy had become a "real boy". Shortly realizing that Andy is useless without Lopez, Sarge returns, distracts Caboose, and swaps Lopez's head for a skull. Upon seeing the skull, Caboose believes that Andy has died and, in hysteria, delivers an extended soliloquy lamenting the loss of Andy.[c]
7720"The Arrival"7:18April 1, 2006 (2006-04-01)[4]

Doc is trying to convince both Church and Tucker about the latter's pregnancy when Caboose enters the base with the skull, asking for help, proclaiming that Andy is dead. After Caboose explains how he found the skull, Church decides to leave the base.

Meanwhile, Andy plays back the message from Command in English for the Reds. After hearing generic instructions, Sarge becomes depressed, and while Grif tries to cheer him up, Church appears with Sheila, prompting Sarge to call for reinforcements. As an annoyed Church explains what has just occurred back at his base, Andy lets slip that it is possible for Tucker to be pregnant, as the Alien's race propagates by infecting other life-forms with parasitic embryos. Caboose then calls Church to inform him that O'Malley has moved to another host as the Reds had been using their radios, and that Tucker had his baby. As Church leaves, Donut tries to follow, only for Sarge to ask him to stop. A ship then promptly lands on top of Donut.

Season 5 (2006–07)Edit

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781"You Can't Park Here"6:38September 30, 2006 (2006-09-30)
Church returns to the Blue Base where Junior, the baby to which a now-comatose Tucker has given birth, is wreaking havoc off-screen. Church and Doc argue about the child until a spaceship crashes into the gulch on top of Donut; Church leaves to investigate. The Reds bicker about rescue plans until Sarge leaves to fetch a levitation ray. Church arrives and claims the ship with Sheila's support.
792"Got Your Back"4:47October 6, 2006 (2006-10-06) (sponsors); October 9, 2006 (public)
As Church argues with Simmons and Grif, a tapping noise begins to sound from the ship. Sheila abruptly leaves, forcing Church to retreat to the base. Believing the tapping noise to be from Donut attempting to communicate from under the ship, the Reds attempt to figure out how to lift the ship.
803"Baby Steps"4:08October 13, 2006 (2006-10-13) (sponsors); October 16, 2006 (public)
Church sees Doc to retrieve Vic's number and is introduced to Tucker's kid, Junior, whom Church immediately develops a disgust for. Church attempts to call Vic for reinforcements, but is stalled by an elaborate answering machine system. Sarge begins ranting about how the ship defeated him. Meanwhile, the back door of the ship opens, and an unseen entity emerges.
814"Sibling Arrivalries"4:50October 27, 2006 (2006-10-27) (sponsors); October 30, 2006 (public)
Church finally discovers that Vic's voice mailbox is full. The Red reinforcement who emerged from the ship is revealed to be Grif's Sister, who Simmons believes to still be alive in the future due to time dilation. Meanwhile, it is revealed that Donut fell into a cave after the ship crashed on top of him.
825"The Grif Reaper"4:13November 3, 2006 (2006-11-03) (sponsors); November 6, 2006 (public)
As Caboose attempts to see the new Red soldier using the sniper rifle, Tucker awakens from his coma and immediately identifies the new soldier as a girl from hundreds of feet away. Sister explains to the Reds that, following the death of a Team Commander, Command has promoted a soldier to the position and sent her to fill the new low-level opening. Since Command seems to presume him dead, the Reds decide to hold an impromptu funeral for Sarge.
836"In Memoriam"4:16November 17, 2006 (2006-11-17) (sponsors); November 20, 2006 (public)
The Red Team holds Sarge's funeral, each giving a separate eulogy. Grif makes jokes; Simmons announces his campaign for Red leader; and Sister goes on a tangent about death and age. Finally Sarge, disgruntled, is buried alive.
847"Strong Male Figure"4:15November 25, 2006 (2006-11-25) (sponsors); November 27, 2006 (public)
Tucker is introduced to Junior. Meanwhile, Sister reveals that she was told the dead Commander died of an aspirin-overdose. It is explained she is colorblind, and the "Blue guys" were the ones that really sent her. Underground, Donut wakes up and finds two suits of Blue armor.
858"Yellow Fever"6:17December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08) (sponsors); December 11, 2006 (public)
The Reds argue whether to keep Sister, before Grif secretly decides to rid the team of her before the still-buried Sarge discovers her Blue allegiance. Doc examines Sheila for her random behavior since abandoning Church. After Grif confronts the Blues and convinces them to take Sister, Simmons appears after trying to dig up Sarge, and proclaims him missing.
869"Brass Tacks"4:10December 22, 2006 (2006-12-22) (sponsors); December 25, 2006 (public)
Church gives Sister an orientation, telling her that the only rule is not to kill the leader. While they are talking, Tex sneaks up on the blues. Meanwhile, Simmons explains that he discovered a large cavern under Sarge's grave.[d]
8710"The Nesting Theory"4:21January 5, 2007 (2007-01-05) (sponsors); January 8, 2007 (public)
Grif and Simmons decide to enter the cave. Meanwhile, Tex is firing at the Blues to try and deduce who is being possessed by O'Malley. Church gets killed yet again, but quickly reclaims his body. Church starts to suspect that Sheila is possessed by O'Malley, causing her malfunction. Tex notices Sister and reacts jealously.
8811"Spelunked"3:33January 12, 2007 (2007-01-12) (sponsors); January 15, 2007 (public)
Soon after Sarge awakens underground, Donut discovers him. As Tex and Sister talk, Church and Tucker discuss having two girls at the base. Back in the cavern, Donut points out what he believes to be a subterranean Blue base, the two bodies he found earlier, and a vehicle resembling the "motorcycle" he stole from O'Malley. Simmons and Grif reestablish radio contact with Sarge, and decide to meet.
8912"The Haystack"4:58February 3, 2007 (2007-02-03) (sponsors); February 5, 2007 (public)
Simmons and Grif are shot with projectiles which resemble tranquilizers in effect while waiting for Sarge and Donut. The Blues decide to reboot Sheila.
9013"Terms and Provisions"4:46February 17, 2007 (2007-02-17) (sponsors); February 19, 2007 (public)
Doc decides to give Sister a physical. Donut and Sarge find a briefly unconscious Simmons who explains that his attackers have apparently taken Grif with them. At first reluctant, Sarge decides to go help find Grif after realizing his prized shotgun was taken too. Using a tracking device in Grif's armor, they discover he is about a tenth of a mile away and head to find him. The Blues decide Caboose will distract Sheila while Tex shuts her down.
9114"Missed Direction"4:56March 2, 2007 (2007-03-02) (sponsors); March 05, 2007 (public)
Tucker and Junior overhear Doc's inspection of Sister. Meanwhile, the Reds find Grif, who claims that he was questioned by his captors. As the Blues reboot Sheila, the tank shuts down just before revealing O'Malley's new host to Caboose.
9215"Where Credit Is Due"5:15March 16, 2007 (2007-03-16) (sponsors); March 19, 2007 (public)
Caboose asks to turn Sheila back on, Tex recommends transferring her to the dropship. Grif recounts a conversation he heard while captured. Andy the Bomb, a Green Alien, and a human in blue armor were all having a discussion about a kid and a sword. Grif concludes that they need to find Andy. Sarge congratulates Simmons on a job well done.
9316"Biting the Hand"5:37March 31, 2007 (2007-03-31) (sponsors); April 2, 2007 (public)
Tex recounts the events of Out of Mind. When York's presence in the future is questioned, Tex comments that, as part of her division's AI implantation process, his armor's special healing ability might have kept him alive.[e] When it is revealed Wyoming teleported away from her before she could question him, Church remembers Gary's ability to create teleporters, and decides he must be Wyoming's AI, Gamma. Church is then called by Vic and told to attack the Reds via the caves. Meanwhile, the Red team discover a surveillance system watching over Blood Gulch in the cavern.
9417"Tucker Knows Best"4' 13"April 7, 2007 (2007-04-07) (sponsors); April 9, 2007 (public)
Church somewhat follows Vic's instructions by sending Doc, Sister and Junior through the caves while Church, Tex and Tucker attack the Red base head on. Tucker gives some unhelpful life advice to Junior before heading off.[f] Caboose stays at the base to ensure Sheila's transfer is not disrupted. Tucker finally gets the sniper rifle from Church, but accidentally shoots Tex. When Tucker returns the sniper rifle, Tex mistakes Church for shooting her.
9518"Loading..."5:19April 21, 2007 (2007-04-21) (sponsors); April 24, 2007 (public)
The Reds see the Blues advancing on their base on the surveillance system, prompting them to find their way out of the cavern to invade the deserted Blue base. Caboose asks Sheila, now uploaded into the ship, where O'Malley is, relaying Tex the answer. Tex then confronts Church, calling him "O'Malley." Doc and Sister head through the caves, where they find Lopez's still disembodied head.
9619"The Wrong Crowd"4:20April 27, 2007 (2007-04-27) (sponsors); April 30, 2007 (public)
Sarge calls Command for reinforcements, and Simmons hears an echo and leaves to investigate. He traces Vic Jr.'s voice back to the surveillance monitors, and as Simmons' voice is heard, he quickly hangs up on Sarge; the Reds assume the equipment is interfering with their radio signals. Meanwhile, Caboose explains that Sheila said O'Malley was inside the "Blue Leader." Church protests that he was never officially promoted to that position, and is not O'Malley's host. In the caves, Doc, Sister and Junior are approached by a new Alien and his partner, a revived Captain Butch Flowers, now host to O'Malley.
9720"Uncommunicado"6:56May 12, 2007 (2007-05-12) (sponsors); May 14, 2007 (public)
The Blues at Red base are ambushed by Wyoming, and Church attempts to secretly call Caboose for help, but he fails to understand. The tank nevertheless leaves for the Red base, unmanned. The Reds find Andy in the caves, who explains that the New Alien revived Captain Flowers, and begins to explain why O'Malley and Wyoming want Junior before the Reds cut him off by leaving. Tex engages her camouflage to escape Wyoming, and the tank arrives, but is revealed to be controlled by Gary.[g]
9821"Same Old, Same Old"5:50May 26, 2007 (2007-05-26) (sponsors); May 28, 2007 (public)
Caboose deduces that he must leave Sheila to help his teammates at Red base. Meanwhile, Tucker finds out that Wyoming has the ability to loop time, having gained it from the AI implantation process, just like Tex's camouflage and York's regeneration. By rewinding events until he is victorious in battle, Wyoming is able to detect the invisible Tex before she attacks and kill Caboose. Tucker uses his knowledge of the loop to impale Wyoming with the sword, and save his teammates. When told of the loop, Church wonders if copies of Wyoming were made, as they were when he time-traveled, when the two come across multiple Wyomings.
9922"Repent, The End is Near"6:45June 9, 2007 (2007-06-09) (sponsors); June 11, 2007 (public)
Flowers/O'Malley and the New Alien are revealed to be holding Doc, Sister and Junior hostage at the underground surveillance system; Flowers mentions to Vic Jr. the plan to give Junior the sword in order to grant him unstoppable power, and that the New Alien is oblivious to their plan. Meanwhile, Church and Tucker manage to escape most of the Wyomings as the time loops continue, which Tucker states that he is aware of because of his possession of the sword. Gary is disabled after Tucker connects him to Sheila, and she traps the enemy AI behind a firewall, halting the time loops and the production of new Wyomings. After Grif says the Reds would win without glory, the Reds decide to enter the battle in the Warthog (complete with the classic Ranchera music), and take out all of the Wyomings but one. The plan is then revealed: Junior is to become the ruler of the alien race, and O'Malley plans to infect him to exploit their entire civilization in order to "win the war at any cost." Wyoming says that Tex will aid them now that she knows of the plan, and to Church's disbelief, she announces herself on an open radio channel, taunting O'Malley to "come and get her."
10023"Why Were We Here?"17:22 (Finch); 17:01 (Boxy); 18:44 (Alarm)June 28, 2007 (2007-06-28)

Tex claims that ruling the Aliens would win the war. Church, however, refuses to believe her, and begins broadcasting on an open channel to prevent O'Malley from jumping into Tex. As Tex kills the last remaining Wyoming, O'Malley accidentally infects Simmons. Tex knocks Simmons out, and follows O'Malley into Caboose's mind. Church approaches the Reds and warns them to disable the ship so that O'Malley can't escape, before entering Caboose as well.

Inside Caboose's mind, Church finds Tex and O'Malley negotiating their deal to rule the Aliens. He kills them both, causing them to leave Caboose's mind. After killing himself, Church emerges from Caboose's head to find that in the interim Tex has taken the sword, while Junior and the New Alien have boarded the ship.

O'Malley then infects Donut. Tex knocks him out forcing O'Malley to jump to a different host. After jumping to multiple hosts, O'Malley jumps back into Tex and boards the ship to escape. However, Sarge has placed Andy on board, and gives the order to detonate. The ship disappears, followed soon by an explosion. The episode has six alternate endings, but in the canonical ending, the final scene shows the Reds and Blues in reverse roles from the very first episode Why Are We Here.

The RecollectionEdit

Season 6: "Reconstruction"(2008)Edit

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1011"Chapter 1"6:42May 26, 2008 (2008-05-26)

Operatives from Project Freelancer launch a mass investigation at Outpost 17-B Valhalla after the Red and Blue teams stationed there are all mysteriously killed, leaving only one survivor, Private Henderson, who is later questioned by a representative of the Freelancer Project called the Counselor. Henderson reveals that the crash of a strange ship in the Valhalla area led to mysterious events like the Blue Team killing each other and, soon after, an "infection" that made most of the Red Team go insane. An unknown hostile then killed all the Red soldiers aside from that trooper. As Henderson is led away, Agent Washington who had been introduced in the miniseries Recovery One and is revealed as having survived being shot in the back, talks with the Counselor. Agent Washington expresses his thoughts that the same entity that attacked him is behind the attacks at Valhalla. The Counselor tells Washington that he suspects that the "Meta" has now acquired the Omega AI. He then assigns Washington to find help from soldiers that have "experience" fighting Omega, from the AI's last known location: Blood Gulch.

In the first of a series of memos, the Chairman of the UNSC Oversight Subcommittee expresses thanks for the Director giving him more information on the incident in Valhalla. He also hopes that he, the Director and Project Freelancer can work together to finish the investigation.
1022"Chapter 2"5:12June 2, 2008 (2008-06-02)

Washington discovers most of the Blood Gulch soldiers have been relocated to undisclosed locations aside from Sister, who believes that Washington is a "cop" and doesn't offer much help, Sarge, who has refused his reassignment orders, and Lopez, who has a new body and is aiding Sarge in guarding the Red base. When Washington says he wanted information on Omega, Sarge says that he could be helped by Caboose , who was once infected by the AI, and sends Lopez to get the Blue reassignment files.

In the memo, the Director expresses concern about his time being wasted with irrelevant questions the committee may ask.
1033"Chapter 3"6:02June 9, 2008 (2008-06-09)

Washington arrives at a Blue base located at Outpost 28 ("Rat's Nest"), where Caboose has been tied up in the brig due to his unsafe and mentally hampered nature that got all of the Blue Team's vehicles heavily damaged. Washington takes Caboose, much to the relief of his team, although not before Caboose accidentally kills a Blue soldier. After they leave, a Blue soldier watching them then transforms into a white armored soldier, revealing itself to be the Meta.[5]

In the memo, the Chairman tells the Director that the committee is now interviewing members of his staff about the incident at Valhalla.
1044"Chapter 4"6:30June 16, 2008 (2008-06-16)

Washington and Caboose, on the latter's advice, arrive at a small outpost in search of Church, who they discover has been the base's sole inhabitant for 14 months. Washington outlines the mission they are on, but Church is initially reluctant, until he is told Tex's ship crash-landed at Outpost 17-B, and agrees to go with them. From a nearby ledge, the Meta is watching them, and opens a device which lets it copy Command's voice patterns from a conversation with Washington. The Meta uses the voice of Command to send a message to Sarge in Blood Gulch, tricking him into assembling his team to attack Washington and the Blues. After finishing transmitting the fake message to Sarge, the Meta notices movement nearby, which turns out to be South and Delta, who are also pursuing Washington. Unnoticed, the Meta drops to the ground and sneaks up behind them.

In the memo, the Director assures the Chairman that the situation is under control and believes it will be dealt with very soon.
1055"Chapter 5"7:26June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30)

At Outpost 17-B, after distracting the soldiers guarding the place, Washington, Church and Caboose approach the crash site. They access the ship's computer to discover that Sheila is still active, despite the ship's systems being badly damaged. Washington and Caboose manage to activate the log of the previous flight, and observe Tex's struggle to land the ship before it crashed. Washington then receives a call from Command, who tell him that a recovery beacon has been activated by the Delta AI. Command also informs Wash that South, Delta's current host, is in "big trouble". Washington, remembering South's past betrayal, replies with "Yes. Yes, she is."

In the memo, the Chairman understands that a shift can be difficult for anyone, and he also states that his and the committee's trust has its limits.
1066"Chapter 6"5:27July 8, 2008 (2008-07-08)

At the base where Church was stationed, South and Delta are trapped by the Meta in South's collapsing domed energy shield. South, seeking only self-preservation, orders Delta to store himself in a portable component, intending to abandon him alongside her shield enhancement in order to buy time for her escape. Washington, Church, and Caboose arrive, and South is wounded by Caboose to prevent her escape. When Church learns that the Meta takes armor enhancements from other Freelancers, he reasons that it may also have Wyoming's time distortion enhancement from the ship at Outpost-17B, and quickly fires a rocket launcher at the Meta, who stops time to avoid the shot. The Meta is about to shoot Washington when its armor malfunctions, ending the time distortion and forcing it to flee. Figuring the Meta is taking refuge to repair itself, the group decides to find the Meta before it can be fully functional again. Delta, citing South's severe wounds, is implanted in Caboose. Once there, he informs Washington of South's intention to abandon him in order to escape, reminds Washington of her previous betrayal, and reveals that South's brother North suffered a similar fate. Under Delta's advice, Washington executes South via a pistol shot to the head.

In the memo, the Director believes that the Meta is nothing more than just an entity seeking to gain more power, which he believes is a common occurrence after the Great War.
1077"Chapter 7"7:05July 15, 2008 (2008-07-15)

Church questions Delta about Washington's sanity while Washington is seen destroying South's body in the background; Delta tells Church about Epsilon, Washington's old AI that went berserk while still it was still in Washington's mind, but Delta says Washington is acceptably sane, though this doesn't comfort Church. Church asks why the Meta wants the AIs, so Washington reveals that some equipment cannot be run without them. He also says that Delta is only a fragment of a "smart AI", with Project Freelancer only having received one full one, Alpha, which was then copied to make the rest of the AI fragments, and that the Freelancers once executed a break-in into Alpha's storage facility. Washington receives a recovery beacon from Agent Maine, who is suspected to be the Meta, but the transmission is jammed before they receive coordinates. From the data they do receive it is concluded the Meta is low on power and is trying to find a power source to recharge, which Church correctly guesses to be the wind-power facility in Zanzibar.

In the memo, the Chairman reminds the Director that Project Freelancer was granted only one A.I. for implantation experiments, but states that they found records of agents in the field with fragments of the A.I.
1088"Chapter 8"5:31July 22, 2008 (2008-07-22)

Arriving at Zanzibar, Washington attacks the Meta, who escapes. Church and Washington pursue, while Caboose and Delta head in a different direction to flank the Meta and surprise him. Before Church and Washington can find the Meta again, a fully reunited Red team arrive in their Warthog and crash into the windmill. It is then revealed that Caboose is lying motionless on the ground as the Meta approaches. Delta projects itself from Caboose's body; when he does, the many AIs the Meta has captured project themselves too and begin to talk to Delta, all of them saying that they missed him.

In the memo, the Director understands about the Chairman's concerns about increased activity with increased risk, assuring him that Recovery teams are trained to immediately respond and retrieve any military equipment in danger of being taken by the enemy.
1099"Chapter 9"7:48August 4, 2008 (2008-08-04)

In a flashback back in Blood Gulch, Sarge receives the Meta's fake transmission from the end of Chapter 4. It tells him that Washington is re-assembling the Blues, so he makes plans to gather the other Reds, aside from Donut. Sarge then leaves for Simmons and Grif's new base, Rat's Nest, where both are about to be executed for selling their ammunition to the Blues. They are unwittingly saved from death by the firing squad by Sarge's arrival. Sarge takes them both with him, while being unable to comprehend that Grif had been promoted to Sargeant.

In the memo, the Chairman believes the Director is avoiding the question about how the Meta is using multiple AIs, verifying that Project Freelancer is indeed using multiple AIs, and wonders how the program was able to procure them.
11010"Chapter 10"5:09August 11, 2008 (2008-08-11)

While under fire by the Reds, Washington checks Caboose's vitals via Biocom, while also wonders why he cannot do the same with Church. Washington convinces Sarge to stop attacking as he correctly guesses their codeword is 'codeword', but Grif, not believing Washington and Church, leaves and goes after a nearby Red soldier, who is actually a disguised Meta. The Meta then lifts up a Warthog and throws it at Grif, who flees in panic.

In the memo, the Director admits that Project Freelancer was given only one AI for experimentation, and believes that they aim to find creative solutions for unexpected problems.
11111"Chapter 11"6:40August 18, 2008 (2008-08-18)

The Reds are attacked by the Meta, leading Sarge and Simmons to take shelter with Washington and Church. Washington leaves to check on Caboose, who he finds him unconscious and missing Delta, before using a machine gun on the Meta, who proceeds to run away. The group assembles around Caboose, who is unable to wake up despite clear vital signs. Simmons suggests that Church enter Caboose's mind to find out what is incapacitating him. Church agrees as long as Washington is distracted, and once Church's ghost form enters Caboose, he eventually meets a prerecorded message left by Delta, which tells him that "memory is the key," and that Washington will understand. Church exits Caboose's mind only to be discovered by Washington.

In the memo, the Chairman expresses that the Director may have forgone safety protocols for using A.I., which led to the Meta having multiple A.I.s, and believes that the protocol is not a guideline but doctrine, and that no one is above its rule.
11212"Chapter 12"5:24August 26, 2008 (2008-08-26)

Washington discovers Church in his ghost form, and his explanation just leads to bickering between the Reds and Blues. Ater Washington orders them to stop, Sarge protests that his rank prohibits Washington from ordering them around. Washington then explains that the outposts in Blood Gulch were simply testing grounds for advanced equipment, and that Freelancers are the only real soldiers. As Sarge and the rest of the Reds proceed to check the vehicles, Church delivers Delta's message to Washington, who reveals that they need to go to Command and awaken the Alpha AI, as it contains the information on how the copied AI's were made and their weaknesses.

In the memo, the Director claims he holds the protocol in the highest regard and believes that doctrines led humanity to winning the Great War, and tells the Chairman to be direct if he and Project Freelancer broke any laws.
11313"Chapter 13"4:28September 8, 2008 (2008-09-08)

Washington and the Reds and Blues head back to Valhalla. While the Reds try to capture a Warthog they end up destroying, Church ignores Washington's previous orders and leaves Caboose and his body in the middle of the canyon to take a look at Tex's body, possessing a guard to do so.

In the memo, the Chairman tells the Director that the laws aren't designed to outline every possible infraction, but is designed to punish anyone that disregards the safety and well being of citizens, regardless of how well it's justified.
11414"Chapter 14"6:33September 15, 2008 (2008-09-15)

As the Reds are busy with an attacking Hornet aircraft, Washington goes to Blue base, knocking out another guard before he can shoot Church. Church dispossesses the guard, who then faints, and then he explains that Tex is like him. Washington reminds him that they've all lost people, and then berates him for slowing his mission down. Going back outside, Washington handily takes down the Hornet. The Reds however wish to back out of their mission to infiltrate Project Freelancer, so Washington trades them a favor to get them to join the mission, demoting Grif. Having only one Warthog, the group heads for Command with an unusual solution: Washington and Church drive into the facility in a Warthog while the Reds and Caboose hide inside of a tank behind them. As they do, they are unaware that the Meta is hanging on to the back of the tank.

In the memo, the Director states that he values all of his subject's well being, but reveres above all else humanity's ability to continue and survive as a species, believing that no political committee or bureaucrat will convince him otherwise.
11515"Chapter 15"6:35September 23, 2008 (2008-09-23)

With Church pretending to be a prisoner, Washington breaks into the AI storage facility to search for the Alpha while the Reds and Caboose remain in the upper base. While searching the AI vault, Washington tells Church that he has found what they were searching for, the remains of his old AI, Epsilon.

In the memo, the Chairman tells the Director to not recast the committee's investigation into a vendetta as their questions are standard procedure, and that they have received all of Project Freelancer's records and logs granted by the UNSC, warning him that they'll see what the Director is hiding.
11616"Chapter 16"7:03September 29, 2008 (2008-09-29)

As boredom begins to set in for the Reds, Sarge and Simmons suspect that since they're inside Command, they can access all data relating to the Red and Blue soldiers, leading Sarge to comes up with the idea to "erase the Blues." Meanwhile, in the AI vault, Washington explains everything to Church. During the Great War, the human race was in danger of losing, and Project Freelancer was one of many projects created with the intention of winning the conflict. They were only given the Alpha AI, which the Director decided to subject to different stressful scenarios, causing it to fragment in order to survive, and each fragment was harvested into the several different AI's given to the Freelancers. The fragments represented a personality trait of the Alpha, Delta representing Alpha's logic, Omega its rage, Sigma its creativity, and Gamma its deceit. Alpha was unable to keep its memories intact, which is what led to Epsilon's creation, representing Alpha's memories. After being implanted with it, Washington knew what was done to Alpha through flashes from Epsilon, but never told his superiors. It is also the reason why he would not allow another AI in his system, in case it discovered the secret.

When Church questions how this will help them stop the Meta or find the Alpha, Wash states that they do not need to find the Alpha, who after the break-in was moved to a remote location. He recalls how Church was stuck at Blood Gulch, how all the members of the outpost Church was previously stationed at were moved, how he always agreed with Delta, how he didn't feel any different when Omega infected him, and how he was able to jump from suit to suit like Omega. Wash tells Church that he's not a ghost, but that he is the Alpha.

In the memo, the Director believes that it is quite predictable that investigation on Project Freelancer is what politicians crave for.
11717"Chapter 17"6:13October 13, 2008 (2008-10-13)

As Simmons works on deleting the Blues from Command's database, Grif receives an incoming distress call from Tucker, who claims to have found something "under the sand". Church has trouble accepting the fact that he is an AI, while Washington tells Church that he needs him to defeat the Meta. Church suggests that he get help from Tex since she is like him, but Washington is unwilling to trust her, being a favorite of the Director and Counselor. An alarm goes off in the facility, forcing Washington and Church to leave the AI vault with Epsilon. Caboose notices several soldiers approaching them from outside, leading Grif to closes the shutter to keep them out. Simmons hesitates when preparing to delete the information on the Blues, citing the purpose of the Red vs. Blue conflict, but Sarge does it anyways.

In the memo, the Chairman believes that the Director and Project Freelancer have abused the freedoms given to them by the committee, and their abuse of the Alpha AI will be the subject of a criminal investigation. The Chairman states that the Director has seen the end of his patience.
11818"Chapter 18"5:59October 21, 2008 (2008-10-21)

Washington and Church manage to outrun the guards and regroup with the Reds and Caboose, but Recovery agents have them pinned in the bunker. Upon learning that the computers house all of Command's records, Church decides to use it to check if he really is an AI, but is dismayed when Simmons points out Sarge had deleted all the information on all the Blue teams. Outside, the Meta attacks the Recovery agents. Washington, having planned on the Meta's appearance, uses it as a distraction to get to the motor pool. There, he attempts to send the Reds and Caboose away with Epsilon so it can be returned to the authorities, while he and Church remain behind to activate an EMP failsafe that Project Freelancer has to eliminate the remaining AIs and equipment in the vicinity, knowing the Meta would endeavor to recover all the AIs in the vault. Church, however, refuses, and gets into Caboose's jeep with the intention of leaving, as he is apathetic to Project Freelancer and its exploits. Washington gives him a choice: to leave now, or to stay and find out the truth.

In the memo, the Director states he doesn't care about the Chairman or the committee's concerns about Project Freelancer's activities and reminds him that humanity was at war against an alien race. He believes that when humanity is faced with extinction, every alternative to survive is preferable.
11919"Chapter 19"9:44October 30, 2008 (2008-10-30)

The Reds and Blues attempt to flee the base in their vehicles while Washington attempts to finish Project Freelancer by activating the EMP. The Meta follows him inside the facility as he predicted. Washington heads towards the terminal allowing him access to the failsafe and suddenly the Counselor and the Director speak and attempt to stop him. The Meta arrives, being revealed as Freelancer Agent Maine, who is attempting to gain the trust of Project Freelancer so he can meet the Alpha AI, a promise made by the Director, and shoots Washington. Washington, answering Maine's question of where the Alpha is, reveals Church in the form as the Alpha AI - the Church in Caboose's Warthog being only his robot body - who jumps inside the Meta's head, still maintaining that the EMP will not kill him because he believes he is a ghost. This allows Washington to activate the EMP, destroying all AIs and other equipment, including Church, throughout the base. The Reds' Warthog is disabled by the pulse, however Caboose manages to escape and save Epsilon from the EMP wave by driving his vehicle off a cliff.

In the memo, the Chairman informs the Director that the Oversight Subcommittee have dispatched officers to place him under arrest, and states that when the UNSC rewrites morality protocols for dealing with A.I.s, they'll rename entire sections in the doctrine after the Director.

In the epilogue, as it is revealed the Reds received the Valhalla base, with Caboose having moved into the adjacent one, where he attempts to bring Epsilon back online, the Director steps down from his position after the Chairman presses full charges against him and Project Freelancer and hands out a final memo. The Director reveals in his final memo that he loved a woman early in his life that was killed many years ago, something that has haunted him, and all the AIs were actually based from the minds of certain people, and the Alpha was no exception. He knows that there are punishments for laws the Director and Project Freelancer have broken, but there are none for the terrors they have inflicted on themselves. He tells the Chairman to send his men, stating that he won't fight back, as he's an old man tired, but satisfied with his duty, and that his mind is filled more by memory than hope. At the end of the epilogue it's revealed that Alpha/Church was based on the Director himself, Doctor Leonard Church.

Season 7: "Recreation" (2009)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
1201"Don't Get Me Started"6:12June 16, 2009 (2009-06-16)
Grif convinces to stall Sarge in an attempt to intimidate the Blues, which consist only of Caboose, because he wants to live in tranquility of having to fight only one incompetent enemy instead of a whole squad of genuine soldiers. Command brushes Sarge off, claiming not to know anything about a Blue team, and Simmons recalls that the Reds had deleted the information on the Blues while at Command.
1212"Free Refills"6:01June 23, 2009 (2009-06-23)
At Blue Base, Caboose appears to talk to Epsilon about his adventures in Blood Gulch with Sheila. After Sarge interrupts a heartfelt talk Simmons was having with a holographic version of Sarge, the Reds discuss that in order to fight Blue Team, they need to restore the deleted information on it in the first place. Sarge tells Simmons to wake up Donut, who was shown to be still unconscious earlier in the chapter, but they find him missing. He turns out to be at Blue Base, seeing Caboose recounting previous adventures to Epsilon.
1223"Visiting Hours"4:54June 30, 2009 (2009-06-30)
Donut confronts Caboose and tells him that he has an important message for Church from Tucker, being able to only say that Tucker needs help, and that "it is under the sand" before passing out. Then the Reds arrive in search of Donut, not being able to get him as Caboose does not understand anything and Sarge instead reveals several of his team's secrets.
1234"Catching Up"5:16July 6, 2009 (2009-07-06)
Donut tells Caboose about what happened to him after he was relocated from Blood Gulch, including his debriefing by the Counselor and how after arriving at his new base, he found a distress signal from Tucker telling him to find Church. Caboose, after explaining the events of Reconstruction to Donut and deciding they need help, calls Washington, who is revealed to be alive but incarcerated in a maximum security prison. Washington is surprised to hear that Caboose and the Red Team received new bases while he was arrested and that Caboose still has Epsilon. He tells the guard he needs to talk to the prison commander because he just figured out the last part of the "puzzle".
1245"Local Host"4:46July 13, 2009 (2009-07-13)
After Washington hangs up on Caboose, Donut offers to help him with his project and mentions that the Red team's underground holo-room could be useful before returning to Red base. After another accidental fire, Caboose decides to take Donut's advice and sneaks off toward Red base with Epsilon, planning to check out the holo-room. There, the Reds are making plans to rescue Donut, who returns and explains his brief visit to Sarge. Only Grif notices Caboose's attempt to stealthily enter Red base, but he ignores him and Caboose gains entry to the holo-chamber. Once inside, Epsilon begins to make humming sounds, which alarms Caboose.
1256"One New Message"5:00July 27, 2009 (2009-07-27)
Epsilon's storage unit suddenly opens up, and the figure of Delta is seen. He explains that Epsilon chose this form because Delta was the main source of information from Caboose's stories. Delta asks Caboose for his help on a mission; specifically, he asks Caboose to take him to the source of energy that Donut had previously mentioned, and also where Tucker is supposed to be, so they can punish those who harmed Alpha, but by themselves because Washington doesn't trust Epsilon and Caboose constantly fails at building a new body for the AI. As Delta disappears, the Reds arrive and Caboose tells them that he is leaving to get Tucker. Grif volunteers to go with him so that he can ensure Command acknowledges the Blues exist. Sarge decides to go as well, but Simmons chooses to stay behind with Donut and offer 'logistical support'.
1267"Bon Voyage"3:52August 3, 2009 (2009-08-03)
Outside the Red Base the team of Caboose, Sarge, and Grif leaves on a Warthog, and after they leave, Simmons informs Donut and Lopez that he is going to blow up Blue Base. Meanwhile, the other team arrives in the desert, only to be told to vacate over an intercom, being warned that they've driven into a mine field.
1278"Directions"4:40August 10, 2009 (2009-08-10)
Back at Blue Base, Simmons discusses the mess Caboose has made in his project to build a new body, and offhandedly says the reason how nobody has won the war yet because them still making robots, a comment which Lopez takes offense to. Because Lopez is the only one with access to the Red's armory, Simmons tries asking him for explosives, but Lopez deliberately stonewalls him. Meanwhile, the voice over the intercom tells Grif, Caboose, and Sarge to remain still so they can work out a way to navigate out of the mine field. After they prove incapable of following simple directions, a frustrated Grif decides to just drive his way out, triggering many explosions.
1289"My House, From Here"4:50August 17, 2009 (2009-08-17)
Grif crashes the jeep into the vehicle driven by the person who was trying to guide them out. As Sarge berates Grif, it is revealed that Caboose was blown up by a mine and seemingly killed, but he shortly falls from the sky, perfectly fine. The guide explains that the area is a restricted dig-site, and is soon joined by a friendly alien, "Smith", apparently of the same species as the previous Aliens they'd met, revealing to the surprised soldiers that they are working together. Elsewhere, Washington is led by a prison guard to a door, and is told he has five minutes to talk with the "man in charge". The door is opened, and the voice of the Chairman is heard off-screen.
12910"Lay of the Land"4:22August 24, 2009 (2009-08-24)
Shortly after Simmons asks Lopez for explosives, Donut comes back from investigating Blue Base for parts, mentioning off-hand that Caboose took Epsilon with him. Simmons becomes upset, as returning Epsilon to the authorities was part of the deal that got the teams their new bases, and attempts to radio Sarge to let him know. Unfortunately, he is unable to make contact as Sarge's radio isn't working. Back in the desert, the guide explains the treaty between humans and aliens and that another dig team may cause an incident. The guide does permit Sarge, Grif and Caboose to scavenge for parts to fix the jeep and supplies as long as they don't wander off. As Sarge notes that something seems off, the guide tells Smith to return to getting the temple to open while he takes care of the others, as the camera swings around to reveal the dead bodies of the real investigation team.
13011"Dumb Cop, Bad Cop"5:16August 31, 2009 (2009-08-31)
Sarge and Grif scavenge for a radio, but learn that all of them either don't work or have been removed from the vehicles. During this time, Caboose starts talking to Epsilon, which makes a loud noise. Sarge and Grif ask what he is doing just as the guide approaches. At Valhalla, Lopez builds two motorcycles for Simmons and Donut so that they can meet up with Sarge and the others. Simmons notices that Donut is missing and goes to find him, destroying one of the motorcycles in the process. Back in the desert, the guide introduces himself simply as C.T., notices Caboose is gone and asks for his whereabouts. An alarm sounds in the distance; Grif says that it's most likely Caboose, and C.T. orders them up the hill.
13112"Well Hello"5:16September 7, 2009 (2009-09-07)
Donut is cleaning up Blue Base when the Meta appears. Having not been involved with the events of Reconstruction, Donut remains oblivious to the danger, believing the Meta to be a new Blue soldier. Simmons recognizes the Meta, becomes scared, and runs away. Meanwhile, in the desert, several of C.T.'s men surround Caboose at gunpoint, accusing him of sabotaging the vehicles. Caboose merely replies that he was looking for a home for Epsilon and when C.T.'s men catch a glimpse of the A.I. unit, they demand to know what it is. Suddenly the temple door is opened; fire-fight breaks between C.T.'s men and an unknown enemy. Grif attempts to avoid the fire-fight by escaping in C.T.'s vehicle, but fails to do so. Eventually Tucker emerges, wielding his energy sword and calling for the Red and Blue Teammates to enter the temple.
13213"Called Up"5:24September 14, 2009 (2009-09-14)
Washington and the Chairman hold their meeting, and Washington reveals he knows that the Blue Team, which were not searched due to their deletion from Command's records, holds Epsilon. The Chairman agrees to drop all charges against Washington and let him have access to leftover Freelance equipment in exchange of returning Epsilon back to the UNSC. After a brief shot of Simmons fleeing the Meta, the scene returns to the desert, where Tucker is disappointed in the fact that his "rescue" party consists of two Reds and Caboose. It turns out that the temple houses an artifact, built by an ancient civilization, which happens to be a huge weapon. He explains that C.T. and the others came there and killed the dig site team and were trying to steal the weapon to sell it to the highest bidder. He then tells them that they can not leave the area. Either they destroy the weapon or kill CT and his men.
13314"The Installation"4:31September 21, 2009 (2009-09-21)
As CT's team attempts to charge into the ruins with the digger to no avail, Tucker explains the importance of not activating the weapon, explaining the last one was designed to wipe out all organic life in a large radius. During this time, Caboose wanders off, forcing the others to go look for him. Back at Valhalla, Simmons and Lopez attempt to attack the Meta, resulting only in Simmons destroying the motorcycle again while Lopez drives the Meta away with a missile pod launcher. In the ruins, Tucker, Grif and Sarge happen upon Caboose, who has found a floating robot (a Halo Monitor) that has Church's voice, though he seems to have no memory of the other soldiers.
13415"Watch The Flank"5:33September 28, 2009 (2009-09-28)
Simmons and Lopez fortify the Red Base in preparation for the Meta's next attack. However, Donut arrives, and is angry at Simmons for not introducing him to the Meta. Meanwhile, in Sandtrap, Caboose explains that he found a new body for Epsilon, who for still having residual memories of Church, inherited his voice and personality. However, Epsilon Church's memories are still incomplete, and the only knowledge he possesses about the Red and Blue Teams are based completely on the stories Caboose told him. After becoming acquainted with them, Epsilon declares himself the leader and plans to stop C.T. and the others from getting the weapon, but drifts off uncontrollably down the pathway.
13516"Retention Deficit"5:25October 5, 2009 (2009-10-05)
As the Valhalla group assesses their situation, Donut mistakenly translates one of Lopez's comments on the vehicles as a possibility for escape by hijacking the Meta's transport. At the temple, Epsilon Church manages to regain mobility and stops himself. He then attempts to access his memories and functions as Caboose warns Tucker about the repressed torture memories within him. In the end, Epsilon Church only manages to deactivate his short term memory as CT's men gains entrance into the temple.
13617"Trust Issues"4:18October 12, 2009 (2009-10-12)
The Reds at Valhalla make a break for Blue Base in an attempt to escape The Meta. Meanwhile, at the temple, Sarge expresses his concerns about Blue Team, now that they outnumber the Reds with their "three members". Grif assures Sarge that they don't have any advantage, and that Epsilon Church hardly counts as a soldier. Just then CT's group is heard breaking through the temple door. Caboose fixes Church's short term memory problem by bashing him, when alien soldiers appear and the Reds engage them in battle. Epsilon Church discovers he has telekinetic powers, but then loses control of his body again, floating out of the room.
13718"Hang Time"4:42October 19, 2009 (2009-10-19)
The Reds at Valhalla locate the Meta's cloaked jeep and prepare to make off with it. Meanwhile, the team at the temple are forced to engage a chain gun-wielding alien that suddenly stops firing when it sees Epsilon-Church, to whom it bows. After Tucker reveals that many aliens worship the old artifacts, Epsilon-Church flings a box into the alien. CT's group arrives and one of his soldiers overcharges his plasma pistol and disables Epsilon-Church, prompting the aliens to retaliate. CT flees with Epsilon-Church and Grif, Sarge, and Caboose give chase in the Warthog while avoiding rocket fire. Caboose fires the EMP cannon at - and misses - CT's fleeing jeep, causing the Warthog to shut down momentarily. However a distraction by Tucker gives time for the Warthog to reset, letting Caboose dispatch CT's accomplices whilst the other aliens pursue CT.
13819"Think You Know Someone"6:20October 26, 2009 (2009-10-26)
C.T. manages to injure the two aliens pursuing him, only for Tucker to destroy his jeep with his sword, although CT survives the explosion. Tucker chases after C.T., until the latter corners him on top of the temple. As C.T. prepares to kill Tucker, Epsilon-Church appears and kills him with the relic's laser weapon. Tucker, Church, Caboose, Sarge, and Grif gather on top of the temple where a swarm of aliens are seen on the ground. At Valhalla the Meta's jeep won't start and the Reds have no ammunition to combat the Meta with, as even the Warthog's chaingun does not work. Just before the Meta attacks, Washington appears, telling him to stand down, revealing that they are working together. Losing patience, an angry Wash then shoots both Lopez and Donut and tells Simmons to give him the Epsilon A.I. The scene then cuts to Wash talking to the Chairman, who asks him if the Reds and Blues would just give Epsilon back to him. Washington claims that after a life of betrayals and double-dealings that he can leave behind, he has no desire to simply ask.

Season 8: "Revelation" (2010)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
1391"For Those of You Just Joining Us..."8:01April 1, 2010 (2010-04-01)

Doc arrives in Valhalla after receiving a distress signal. After arriving, he is reunited with Simmons where he discovers that Donut, who was shot last season, is now dead. Doc tells Simmons that he can't help Donut, while Simmons reveals that he already knew this and only called Doc because he was forced to call for a medical officer. As Doc turns around, he is held at gunpoint by Washington and Meta.

At the desert, Grif has been burying the dead soldiers they killed while Epsilon-Church is worshiped by the Aliens. Preparing to give a speech for the fallen soldiers, Church sees a mysterious black figure off in the distance and follows, with Tucker, Sarge, and Grif not far behind while Caboose tries to entertain the restless aliens. Tucker reveals that Epsilon is having a memory surge and Epsilon reveals that he had a vision of Valhalla.
1402"Drink Your Ovaltine"5:02April 12, 2010 (2010-04-12)
Sarge makes preparations to call Simmons to get his take on Epsilon-Church's visions. In Valhalla, Doc recovers and wakes up at Blue base with Simmons, who explains the situation. Washington orders Doc to give the Meta a medical evaluation. Back in the desert, Sarge uses Epsilon-Church to boost the Warthog's radio and contacts Simmons, who is forced by Washington to answer the call and claim that everything is fine. However, Sarge senses something is wrong, and through his extensive knowledge of the team and what he believes to be hints from Simmons, deduces the situation at Valhalla. As he and Grif set off to rescue them, an intrigued Epsilon-Church follows at the mention of Valhalla.
1413"Upon Further Review"5:36April 19, 2010 (2010-04-19)

Doc informs Washington that the Meta is physically healthy, though he is having serious problems with his armor. In the desert, Tucker searches for the Reds and Epsilon-Church, and guesses they must have taken off. Caboose warns Tucker not to say anything about Epsilon-Church's absence, as the aliens would become hostile if they knew he was gone. Meanwhile, Sarge arrives in Valhalla, calling out for Simmons in an attempt to lure Washington into the center of the canyon. Washington tells the Meta to kill the prisoners if Sarge causes him any problems and moves out to intercept him. With Washington gone and the Meta distracted, Simmons and Doc plan to short circuit the Meta's armor using an overpowered charge on Doc's medical scanner.

Washington confronts Sarge and disarms him, then orders him towards Blue Base, but at Sarge's signal, Grif bursts through the canyon wall in the Warthog, landing on Washington. With the Warthog still moving at high speed, Washington climbs from under the Warthog onto the front, and attempts to shoot Grif. Grif slams on the brakes and Washington is thrown into a pile of explosive barrels as Sarge reclaims his shotgun. He fires at the barrels to ignite them, attempting (and failing) a one-liner, and Washington is engulfed in the resulting explosion. The Meta notices the explosion and prepares to kill Doc just as he starts to charge his scanner.

  • This is the first RVB episode to feature pre-rendered character animation.
1424"Recovering One"6:57April 26, 2010 (2010-04-26)

Doc hits the Meta with a blast from his overloaded scanner, knocking him back temporarily. The Meta attempts to punch Doc, but the blast causes his temporal distortion unit to malfunction, slowing him down drastically. Simmons quickly theorizes that his punch will still carry the same force as normal as they are merely viewing the Meta from a different timeframe, but Doc ignores him. When the Meta's fist connects with Doc's helmet, he is slammed into the base wall. Simmons attempts to pull him free, but is forced to abandon him when the Meta recovers. Simmons is then blasted away from the base by the Meta's weapon and manages to grab onto the Warthog turret when Sarge and Grif drive by. As the trio tries to escape, the Meta uses the grav-lift to launch himself onto the hood of the jeep, destroying it and throwing the Reds out. As the Reds prepare to fight, Epsilon-Church arrives and catches the interest of the Meta. He lures the Meta back towards Blue base, briefly pausing when he recognizes it from his memory flash. The Reds take the opportunity to flee through the hole in the wall, which leads to another canyon.

Epsilon-Church soon regroups with the Reds, and the mere sight of a pursuing Washington sends Epsilon-Church into a rage, activating his energy weapon and melting the stone around the hole, sealing it. Now out of power, he mentions that they "can't let them get to her first" before passing out. The Reds retreat while Washington assures the Meta that they still have a lead. Doc, still stuck in the wall, calls out for help.
1435"4th and Twenty"4:16May 10, 2010 (2010-05-10)
The Reds return to the desert to find Caboose being threatened by the aliens as a result of Epsilon-Church going missing. To get the aliens off his back, Caboose claims that the Reds took him. Meanwhile, as Simmons and Grif attempt to wake Epsilon-Church, Sarge is forced to lead the aliens to them; Grif, knowing that the aliens would attack if they found them in possession of Epsilon-Church, punts him far away and out of sight. When Tucker and Caboose arrive, the Reds flee in the midst of the distraction, and Caboose abandons Tucker, leaving him to face the aliens alone. The Reds and Caboose locate Epsilon-Church, who landed in the mine field after he was punted away. Grif tells Simmons to retrieve him. Simmons obliges and then hastily retreats when he accidentally activates a mine.
1446"Towing Package"4:21May 17, 2010 (2010-05-17)
Washington orders the Meta to free Doc from the wall so he can interrogate him, as he feels questioning someone stuck in a wall to be ridiculous. Meta's attempts at freeing Doc are unsuccessful. The Meta suggests using the destroyed Warthog's winch to pull him free, which in turn only makes a large piece of the wall to collapse on Doc. Back at the temple, the Reds and Caboose gather around Epsilon-Church. The Delta fragment of Epsilon's memories activates and warns Caboose that due to the encounter with Washington, Epsilon has begun searching his memories, and that some of them must remain hidden in order to prevent his insanity from reemerging. Epsilon-Church then regains control and asks Caboose to help him with a task inside the 'facility.'
1457"And Don't Call Me Shirley"5:23May 24, 2010 (2010-05-24)

Having set the piece of wall containing Doc back up vertically, Washington again attempts to interrogate him. After being repeatedly hit and threatened, Doc reveals that Simmons said something about a distress call and sand. At the desert, the Reds spy on Epsilon-Church and Caboose. Sarge believes that the Reds may be able to restore the Blues to command's database at the facility mentioned by Epsilon Church, and leaves in pursuit. Meanwhile Tucker takes the opportunity to escape from the aliens, only for the alien motorcycle to runs out of gas and Tucker be forced to flee on foot with the aliens in pursuit.

Epsilon-Church and Caboose arrive at the entrance to the facility, hidden within a derelict factory, and find a monitor embedded in a tree. The monitor activates and a voice identical to that of Sheila is heard, explaining that they have thirty seconds to leave the facility or they will be killed. The program identifies itself as F.I.L.S.S. (pronounced Phyllis), and upon hearing Epsilon-Church's voice, disables the countdown, believing him to be the Director of Project Freelancer. At his request, F.I.L.S.S. (who accepts the proposal of answering to "Sheila") opens the door to the facility, hidden in a nearby wall.
1468"Pursuing The Archive"5:48May 31, 2010 (2010-05-31)

Epsilon and Caboose enter the Freelancer Facility and have F.I.L.S.S. activate the tutorial tour of the base upon Caboose's request. It turns out to be a Freelancer storage facility and on part of the tour F.I.L.S.S reveals she has no knowledge of the Blue Team. When they arrive at a locked door, F.I.L.S.S. refuses to allow Caboose to enter, claiming that only the Director is allowed in. At Epsilon-Church's insistence, she relents and allows both to enter. Outside, Grif and Sarge catch up with Simmons, who had seen Epsilon-Church and Caboose entering the facility. The three make plans to gain entry by posing as Freelancer agents.

In the desert, Washington tracks a recovery beacon while the Meta drags along the chunk of wall containing Doc. Finding the source of the signal, Washington orders the Meta to dig. The Meta uncovers the body of C.T., whom Washington reveals was a Freelancer agent and was actually female. As he orders the Meta to scavenge her equipment, the Aliens confront them. In the facility, Epsilon-Church and Caboose find a room containing numerous suits of armor, which Caboose believes to be duplicates of Church. Epsilon-Church flies past these, stopping at a large pod at the back of the room, revealing that it is what he is really looking for.
1479"Backup Plans"4:19June 7, 2010 (2010-06-07)

In the desert, Washington and the Meta use grenades to free Doc from the concrete block he was trapped. As the aliens taunt the ex-Freelancers, Washington decides to simply kill the aliens and leave one alive to talk, resulting in the Meta leading an attack.

Back at the Freelancer facility, the Reds gain entry when Sarge shoots the computer after Simmons's plan failed. After hearing a ruckus from inside the facility, they quickly find a frightened Caboose outside a door with Epsilon-Church shouting at an unknown individual on the other side. Caboose begs F.I.L.S.S. not to open the door, but she reports that if the "Director" requests it she will have no alternative. The Reds demand that Caboose let them in, but he slowly and silently walks away from the door when something begins breaking the door down piece by piece. The Reds prepare to ambush whatever it is, only to receive a frightening surprise when the door goes flying past them, revealing a resurrected Tex on the other side.
14810"This One Goes To Eleven"7:11June 21, 2010 (2010-06-21)
Tex ambushes the fleeing Reds and starts to attack, while F.I.L.S.S. denies Caboose's requests for help, stating that she cannot interrupt a simulation test. After Simmons finds a rocket launcher, he runs into Tucker, who he asks to help fight Tex. The Reds and Tucker then try to take Tex on all at once, but are easily overpowered, being incapacitated as Tex redirects a rocket back at them using the teleporters lying around the room. Victorious, Tex walks away when the now-vacant Monitor body hits her in the head; she turns to see Epsilon-Church, now with a body resembling Church's, holding a sniper rifle.
14911"Restraining Orders"4:58June 28, 2010 (2010-06-28)

Tex begins beating Epsilon-Church with his previous body as the Reds stand by and discuss the situation. Caboose asks F.I.L.S.S. for help again; she suggests the armor lockdown safety protocol, and proceeds to activate it. This immobilizes Tex, but also affects everyone else, except Caboose because his outdated helmet does not have the lockdown protocol.

In the desert, Washington and the Meta have apparently killed all the aliens, which has foiled their plan to interrogate a survivor. Wash orders Doc to check the aliens' pulses, while the Meta goes off to check for clues in a nearby cave. Once the Meta finds something, Washington orders Doc to check what it was, but Doc protests by making up excuses to not go.
15012"Snooze Button"5:25July 12, 2010 (2010-07-12)

Church wakes up in Recovery mode, and attempts to send Tex a message via F.I.L.S.S. only to learn that Tex has refused to receive any inbound communication. Church has his and Tucker's armor unlocked, but decides to keep Tex locked up until he can figure out what to do with her. The Reds also remain in lock down, believing they are dead and in some kind of Purgatory. Church tells them he will let them out if they agree not to fire on the Blues or Tex, something they reluctantly agree.

Back in the desert, Washington tries to order Doc to go inside the cave. But his continued attempts to stall forces Washington to try and call Meta out, telling him they can deal with whatever he found. In response Meta throws out the Epsilon storage unit that Caboose and Church left behind.
15113"Battle of the Exes"4:50July 19, 2010 (2010-07-19)

Washington, the Meta and Doc gather near the Epsilon unit, which Washington realizes is empty due to the AI being moved to the eye-like body they saw in Valhalla. Doc, having not seen it, thinks Washington is going crazy from heat stroke and tries to psycho-analyze him while the Meta begins converting the storage unit into a capture unit to retake Epsilon.

At the facility, the Reds and Blues debate reactivating Tex until Church takes AI form and inserts himself into her body. Once there, the two bicker for a bit until Church agrees to let her out. In the sponsors-only ending, the disabling of recovery mode also revives Donut back in Valhalla.
15214"Reconfiguration"5:01July 26, 2010 (2010-07-26)

The Meta finishes configuring the old Epsilon unit into a capture unit. Out of curiosity, Doc asks Washington if they could track the Reds' trail using something like a heat signatures or footprints. Washington tells him otherwise, however, after Doc is out of earshot, Washington asks the Meta if they could track the Reds like Doc suggested. This ends up working, and Doc demands that the two give him credit for the idea.

Back at the facility, Tex fully recovers and discusses Epsilon/Church's motives on freeing her. Church claims that he needed to get Tex out of his head and even refers to her as his girlfriend. Meanwhile, the Reds decide to use the absence of the Blues to put them back into the database.
15315"Check Your Local Listings"5:55August 2, 2010 (2010-08-02)

Simmons and Tex begin working together to sort through Command's personnel files, only to be roadblocked by the Director's files being restricted and no record for either Tex or Church. However, Tex does pull up another Freelancer base not far from their location. As she sets off to check out the weaponry, F.I.L.S.S. asks Church to make a journal update as the Director used to. Church has the entries transferred to him and deleted from the database, an act observed by Sarge before sending Grif to aid Simmons with supplies.

After acquiring some new armor, Tex decides to set off on her own for the other outpost, with Church being the only one willing to go with her. The two leave as Simmons discovers a cache of Freelancer equipment that granted their special abilities. Despite requiring an A.I. to function properly, the prospect on being able to turn invisible and nap whenever and wherever he wanted proves too much for Grif and he requests to have an ability installed.
15416"Standardized Testing"5:04August 16, 2010 (2010-08-16)

After dispatching the guards by herself, Tex and Epsilon-Church arrive at the Freelancer base. Church has another flash of Valhalla, and realizes he mixed the two locations up in his memories. Tex reveals that this was where Alpha was sent after the very first break in, of which she was a part. It was here more and more "tests" were run on him, where Omega and Gamma tortured the Alpha and drove him mad, breaking him to the point he could not recognize anybody, not even Tex. When Church asks if she and the other Freelancers succeeded, Tex says no, and that she failed herself and Alpha.

In the desert, Washington asks Doc if he can comment on the Meta's current condition. Doc only reiterates that the Meta has too many pieces of equipment that he cannot operate properly anymore. Upon asking Washington what would happen if somebody attempted to use armor enhancements without an AI, Washington responds that there are negative side effects. At the first Freelancer facility, Simmons finally installs Grif with one of the armor enhancements. This turns out to be a super-speed ability, causing Grif to become highly energetic and run around at extreme speed, ultimately running into a wall and making Grif collapse of exhaustion.
15517"Tenth Percentile"6:20August 23, 2010 (2010-08-23)

Informed by F.I.L.S.S. that the storage facility contains backups of Project Freelancer data, Simmons has her restore the Blue Army data. Grif and Simmons then look at the records, and they reveal that all of the Red and Blue bases are merely training grounds for Freelancer agents, and are staffed with the army's worst soldiers based on poor test scores and poor field performance. Furthermore, all of the strange events the Reds and Blues had encountered during The Blood Gulch Chronicles, including being seemingly blown into the future, meeting the Alien, and Tucker's pregnancy were part of just one of several scenarios that may be run at simulation bases. Sarge is shocked by these revelations and walks off to construct a base from junk. He insists that Simmons and Grif stop calling him "Sir", and then announces that he quits.

At the Freelancer base, Tex reveals that she is looking for the Director, and suggests that Washington and the Meta may know who he Director is. If not, she will simply kill them, and that if she cannot find the Director, she will settle for destroying everything he built. When Epsilon-Church asks how Tex will get in contact with Washington and the Meta, she shoots him, triggering his recovery beacon, which would not have activated until they left the storage facility.

In the desert, Washington and the Meta pick up Epsilon's recovery beacon. Washington has the Meta grab the storage unit and Doc acquire a vehicle, stating that they are "going to the only place that's left."
15618"Rally Cap"4:52August 30, 2010 (2010-08-30)

Washington, Doc and the Meta arrive in a jeep to find Church lying in the snow unguarded. Washington quickly guesses it is a trap, and a series of mines under their Warthog explodes.

Back at the facility, Caboose informs the others of Church's beacon and tries to get them to help. However, Grif, Simmons, and Tucker are reluctant to aid him. Sarge volunteers to go by himself. When asked why, Sarge gives a rousing speech to the others, referencing the very first episode, asking them all why they're all here and decided to be more than just cannon fodder for the Freelancers. The others decide to go and Simmons shows them a new transport to get them there in time and nominates Grif to drive it.
15719"Reunion"8:09September 6, 2010 (2010-09-06)

Washington regains consciousness from the land mines and is immediately interrogated by Tex about the Director's location, but she is then attacked by the Meta. Tex uses several hidden weapons as well as explosives to evade them, but slowly loses ground, eventually being defeated by the Meta as he manages to stab the storage unit into Tex's visor, capturing her.

Epsilon demands that they release her, but Washington explains that the unit is failing, and that Epsilon will be leaving with them, to which he negatively responds. Washington asks the Meta for the memory unit, but the Meta attaches it to his own armor, allowing him to cloak. Washington tells Doc to protect Epsilon, and is forced to fight with the Meta. Before Washington is about to be killed by the Meta, the Reds and Blues suddenly arrive in a Pelican dropship. The ship crashes due to Grif's inept piloting, almost knocking Doc off a cliff. The Reds and Blues regroup with Church and Wash, and then discuss how to free Tex from the memory unit, which is lying in the snow nearby. Washington gives orders, sending Tucker and Caboose to look for tools and Red Team to look for a power source for the memory unit.

As the others leave, Church reveals what he learned from the Director's journals about Tex: she was a by-product of the creation of Alpha, a memory of the Director's lost love, Allison. Because all the Director could remember of Allison was her death, Tex is forever doomed to fail just when victory is within her grasp. Church volunteers to save Tex, but Washington refuses, due to the fact that bringing back Church is the only thing that can clear his name and get him out of prison. Suddenly, the Memory Unit rises off the ground, still attached to the cloaked Meta's back.
15820"N+1"9:33September 13, 2010 (2010-09-13); September 11, 2010 (Sponsors)

As the Reds are looking for power sources to keep the capture unit running, they hear a large explosion and go to investigate. They run outside to see Washington and the Meta in battle, but Washington's attacks don't even faze the Meta, and he soon knocks him out of the fight, though not without injury. As Caboose and Doc stay with Epsilon, Sarge, Simmons, Grif, and Tucker attack the Meta, and they inflict some damage, including Tucker impaling him with the sword, despite the Meta's power. The Meta is goaded by Sarge into coming towards him and grabs him by the throat. Sarge says "shotgun" three times and Grif, remembering the codeword from earlier, gets Simmons to help him push the jeep off the cliff. Sarge then attaches the tow hook onto the Meta's armor - which was given to him by Washington during the fight - and references the argument about the Warthog's introduction by asking the Meta "Hey Meta...Settle a bet, would you? Does that thing kind of look like a big cat to you?" The Meta drops Sarge and the capture unit falls from his back as he is dragged over the cliff to his death, swiping at Grif's legs in the process. Simmons tries to stop Grif from slipping over the edge, but Grif falls. However, he manages to survive by lodging the Meta's weapon — which he had stolen earlier — into the cliff face and holding on.

With the capture unit close to failure, Epsilon prepares to enter it to find Tex. He tells Caboose that if he does not come back, then Caboose will be in charge of remembering him. Leaving his body, he enters the unit. Doc goes to check on Washington, and Simmons tries to stabilize the unit to no avail. The unit fails before Church and Tex can emerge.

Later, UNSC recovery forces arrive to investigate, and the Red and Blue teams are questioned. After the questioning is finished, the soldier that interrogated them tells them they can return to their training bases. He expresses surprise at the teams having killed three Freelancer agents, but says that the Chairman won't be happy at not being able to debrief Washington. The members of Blue team comment on Washington's supposed death, including Washington himself, who had faked his death and is now wearing Church's armor but with yellow trim. Washington joins the Blue team, while the Reds, not wanting to walk back to base, hijack a Hornet.

As the capture unit is simply tossed with other evidence from the battle, the camera closes on the inside of the Epsilon unit. Narrating the epilogue, Epsilon says that he did not find Tex right away. However, he has learned from the Director's mistakes. Instead of trying desperately to find Tex, and pushing her away in the process, he'll stay in a place where she could find him and be patient. He decides to wait in his memories of Blood Gulch. The canyon is a bit different from how he remembered it (as the series now shifts to Halo: Reach), and he hopes that things can be different for him too.

The Project Freelancer SagaEdit

Season 9 (2011)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
1591"Rounding Error"6:40June 14, 2011 (2011-06-14)

Within the Epsilon Unit, Epsilon Church's internal monologue is repeatedly interrupted by Tucker, who keeps calling him up to the cliff. There Caboose and Tucker are waiting to spy on the Reds, who are making modifications to their jeep. As the Blues argue about what the modifications are the Reds fire a rocket from the Warthog at them, where Church hears Donut giving orders. Angry about how everything is unexpectedly out of order, Church leaves for Red Base in order to set things straight, saying "If we're gonna do this, it has to be done the right way! Or there's no point in doing it at all."

The scene cuts to many years earlier during Project Freelancer, with the Director and the Counselor standing in front of a leaderboard and arguing over the status of a current mission.
1602"The Twins"5:26June 20, 2011 (2011-06-20)
The Director sends twin agents South & North Dakota into a cryogenics research facility. South tries to steal data files while North tracks the guards via thermal imaging. While downloading the data, South is confronted by a guard. The guard tries to activate an alarm; South kills him, but his momentum carries him to the alarm button. With the facility now alerted, South grabs the data pod and rendezvous with North. The agents fight their way past numerous guards to get to the helipad for extraction. When they reach the pad, they find themselves surrounded.
1613"Number One"5:03June 27, 2011 (2011-06-27)

At the Director's behest, an unnamed agent in blue armor arrives to help South and North, sneaking in and providing a distraction for them to fight back against the surrounding enemies. During the battle, North is wounded while protecting South from enemy fire. The unnamed agent helps the twins to extraction, a Pelican dropship.

Back in the Epsilon unit, the Reds formulate a plan to attack the Blues until Church shows up and attempts to talk to them, only to realize that they don't recognize him. The Reds agree to talk, but not before a bloodthirsty Donut shoots Church in the foot in exchange for five minutes to hear him out.
1624"Evacuation Plan"6:21July 4, 2011 (2011-07-04)

Attempting to set things straight, Church tries to convince the Reds that their personalities are wrong. While he does not succeed, he does get Simmons and Sarge thinking and Donut to panic over his apparent knowledge of his diary.

Back during the Freelancer mission, the mysterious agent is revealed to be Agent Carolina and the dropship comes under attack from enemy fighters. With some evasive maneuvers and North's shield ability, the dropship manages to reach the rendezvous point, where the ship Mother of Invention destroys the attackers.
1635"Realignment"6:12July 18, 2011 (2011-07-18)

Church eventually limps his way back to Blue Base where, during a discussion with Tucker about his attempts to fix things, Caboose heads in the base and calls Command, who has sent out a special forces member to the Blues. Back at Red Base, Simmons is briefly obstructed by Grif and his recently-cleaned floor before getting Donut to help with the construction of Lopez. During this, Grif and Donut begin to revert to the personalities of their real selves, causing another earthquake.

On the Freelancer ship, the Director reveals the mission has provided new information on a Freelance target and updates the Freelance agent rankings. South is upset at moving down, but the Director scolds her for failing the mission's objective of remaining discreet and making their next mission harder.
1646"Familiar Feelings"5:20July 25, 2011 (2011-07-25)

As Church struggles to get Caboose to remember when the special forces agent will arrive, Sarge and Simmons continue to work on Lopez. Donut interrupts and goes to talk to Sarge about their feelings while Church attempts to activate Sheila in case things get dicey when Tex shows up. His attempts prove fruitless, but it does get Tucker to start showing his interest in women and revert to his real personality.

A few hours later, Simmons checks up on Donut and Sarge. Donut's extended conversation on feelings ends up draining Sarge of his desire to do so, turning him back into his regular gruff personality.
1657"Case File 01.045"5:23August 1, 2011 (2011-08-01)

The episode begins with Washington and another Freelancer named Connie returning from a failed mission. Washington tries to cheer up Connie by saying that the mission failure was not her fault, but she angrily replies that he is just making excuses. Connie points out that the ranking system the Director has put in place has started a rivalry among all of the Freelancers, drawing lines between them. She continues by telling Washington that he will eventually have to pick a side. Connie then leaves, telling Washington to call her "C.T." from now on.

Back in Blood Gulch, in order to prepare for Tex's arrival, Tucker sets up a training session to teach Church and Caboose on how to interact with girls. Church and Caboose are then forced to roleplay, with Caboose taking the role of the girl.
1668"Shaking The Foundation"4:49August 8, 2011 (2011-08-08)

At Red Base, construction on Lopez has finished and Simmons begins to show signs of his real personality, demonstrating his love of math and organizing and kissing up to Sarge. An earthquake hits briefly, followed by Lopez activating and speaking Spanish. Sarge explains this is adding culture and learning the language as a unit bonding activity, and as he and Simmons acknowledge just how out-of-character that is, another earthquake hits.

At Blue Base, Church attempts to explain the situation to Tucker and Caboose, specifying that the earthquakes are caused by the failing capture unit and the point of this is for him to try and figure out about himself.
1679"Captive Audience"6:06August 15, 2011 (2011-08-15)

At Red Base, Lopez notices that the earthquakes are getting more frequent, and tries to warn the Red Team that they are in danger. However, the Red Team can't understand him and they assume Lopez is making jokes. Simmons, jealous at the attention Lopez is receiving from the Reds, storms off to prove to Red Team that he can be "likeable, funny, and people-like".

Meanwhile, at Blue Base, Church continues to try to explain the situation to Tucker and Caboose, and tell them that the simulation they are experiencing is a form a recursion taking place within the Epsilon unit, where the computer tries many different iterations of the same scenario to find a solution. He also reveals the fact that he is actually an AI based on the memories of Alpha and the Director. Tucker then likens Church's search for Tex to a stalker's actions. Suddenly, they notice a grenade lying on the ground between them, and realize too late that somebody must have thrown it at them before it explodes.

At Project Freelancer, Washington and North get into a discussion about how North was able to use his armor ability in the field without a direct pipeline to Project Freelancer's mainframe. However, their conversation is interrupted when a group of guards run past saying that a new recruit is facing off against Maine, Wyoming, and York in a three versus one sparring match.
16810"Introductions"8:01August 29, 2011 (2011-08-29)
The new Freelancer, Agent Texas, spars with Wyoming, Maine, and York, while Freelancers Washington, North Dakota, South Dakota, Carolina, and C.T. overlook the battle from above. During the match, Tex easily defeats her three opponents through two rounds of fighting. In round three, the arena is reconfigured to feature raised cover, and the four Freelancers are given guns to use, which fire a special immobilizing paint that makes their armor stone hard. While York, Maine, and Wyoming look for Tex in the arena, Tex quietly uses her surroundings to get the best of them. Tex continually outsmarts her opponents, eventually winning rounds three to eight. In round nine, Maine and Wyoming purposely load their pistols with live ammunition, shocking York. As the two start firing, York tries to protect Tex, but she refuses his help, telling him "Never abandon your team." As the battle becomes more intense Maine throws a grenade towards Tex, which she easily dodges. Unfortunately, the grenade lands near York, but before it explodes, Tex shoots him with the immobilizing paint, to try to protect him as it goes off.
16911"Lifting the Veil"5:47September 5, 2011 (2011-09-05)

York is gravely injured by Maine's grenade exploding. As the medical team arrives, Washington comments that a Freelancer's armor hardens after it locks down, explaining Tex shooting York with the hardening paint shortly before the explosion; something that may have saved him from worse injury. The Director then arrives yells at the Freelancers for not doing anything, and responds to Wash's claim that Maine and Wyoming weren't following protocol by saying the enemy will also not follow protocol on the battlefield. As the Director and Counselor depart, C.T., trying to further prove her hatred of the Director, tells Wash he should check his place on the list. Carolina watches Tex being helped up by a trio of black-uniformed men, and sees Tex's shoulder spark, which she notes as interesting.

Back in Blood Gulch, the Blues are disoriented by the grenade explosion, which turned out to be a flashbang tossed by Tex. Meanwhile, at Red Base, Simmons lures Lopez to the caves near the base. There, he plans on tricking Lopez into walking into a puddle of water that he electrified with a battery. Lopez overhears Simmons' plan to kill him and tells him that he will go around to another entry to the cave. Simmons attempts to catch up to him, only to step into the water and get electrocuted.
17012"Mid-Game Substitution"6:35September 12, 2011 (2011-09-12)

After accidentally shocking himself, Simmons wakes up to find himself chained up in front of Lopez, who is now disguised as him. Lopez tells Simmons that he is going to pose as him so he can get access to the equipment he needs to investigate the earthquakes. However, Simmons mistakenly believes that Lopez is trying to replace him to become popular. Leaving Simmons in the cave, Lopez manages to fool Sarge and Grif into granting him permission to use their equipment, despite the fact that he is still speaking Spanish. Meanwhile, a curious Donut decides to investigate what the disguised Lopez is up to, while the real Simmons manages to break free from his bonds and leaves to confront Lopez.

At the Blue Base, the Blues finally recover from the flashbang and angrily ask Tex why she would attack them. Tex replies that she was merely reacting to an unexpected situation, as she was told she was sent to replace a Blue Team member who was killed but sees no evidence of a death. Church quickly lies to Tex, saying that their teammate "Andersmith" was killed and that they had removed his name from the roster. While Tex goes to make a call to Command, Church tells Tucker and Caboose that he lied to Tex so that she would stay in Blood Gulch a little longer to investigate the nonexistent death. Tucker is skeptical about the plan while Caboose is completely fooled by Church's lie and genuinely believes that "Andersmith" used to be a part of their team. Tex then returns and says that they're going to "even the teams" by killing one of the Reds so that she can leave Blood Gulch as soon as possible, much to Church's dismay.
17113"Planning the Heist"4:21September 19, 2011 (2011-09-19)

On the Project Freelancer ship, "Mother of Invention", the Director speaks with the Alpha AI before quickly dismissing him when Carolina appears. They both join the other Freelancers and the Pelican pilot Four-Seven-Niner and begin briefing on their next mission. Members of the UNSC loyal to the Insurrection have acquired a high level asset and are holding it in a secure building. The asset, codenamed the "Sarcophagus", can only be accessed by a key code held by an official of the program that created it, who will be arriving by car to inspect the asset. Because the building will be locked down at the first sign of trouble, both targets must be attacked simultaneously, meaning there will have to be two teams.

The first team - Carolina, Washington, and Maine - are tasked with infiltrating the package storage facility. They are unexpectedly joined by York, whose quick recovery from his injuries surprises the other Freelancers. The second team, composed of North, Wyoming, and C.T., will act as recon for the first team until they infiltrate the building. After that, the second team will then ambush the official and obtain the key code. Also, as a result of her poor performance in her last mission, South is barred from participating in this mission.

When Carolina asks if Tex will be joining the mission, the Director asserts that enough questions have been asked; C.T. then quietly tells Washington that the Director hasn't said "no". Carolina then adds that they don't know how big the Sarcophagus is, but that it would have strange markings on the exterior; something North saw at the oil refinery. After the Director says that they know what it is, C.T. asks rhetorically how it is that they know what it is but not how big it is; she quickly dismisses the question after receiving a glare from the Director. Four-Seven-Niner also adds that since their Pelicans are being modified to be as light and fast as possible, they cannot bring any heavy weaponry or equipment with them. The Freelancers are dismissed and the episode ends with two Pelican dropships disembarking towards the planet they are orbiting.
17214"Son of a Bitch"6:21October 3, 2011 (2011-10-03)

At Blood Gulch, Tex tells Church to pick a member of the Red team and kill him. However, due to both his inaccuracy with the sniper rifle and his constant attempts to stall Tex, she takes Church's sniper rifle and shoots Lopez (still disguised as Simmons) and Caboose claims he has avenged "Andersmith". As Tex prepares to shoot Donut, she instead decides to return to Blue Base upon hearing Donut's cries of anguish over Lopez, saying he will demoralize the reds; still believing him to be Simmons. Sarge and Grif discover Donut and Lopez's body, both of whom also believe he is Simmons. Just as they begin to deliver a eulogy, Simmons then arrives stating that he is alive and that Lopez was shot. Sarge ignores him and says small, unimportant things about Simmons, much to his own disappointment.

Meanwhile, the Freelancers begin their operation. Carolina's group infiltrates the target building; but just as York bypasses a holographic lock, he accidentally sets off an alarm for several seconds. This prompts the Insurrectionalist UNSC forces to detect the alarm and begins sending troops down to the vault to investigate.
17315"The Sarcophagus"8:39October 10, 2011 (2011-10-10)
Carolina, Maine and Washington soon find the Sarcophagus (with Maine acquiring his trademark weapon in the process) and devise a plan with York to haul it out using a window-washing unit and Maine serving as the counter-weight to haul it up (despite Maine protesting that it's "too high"). After Carolina and Washington deal with a troop of guards, including a particularly persistent one with a flamethrower, the two regroup with York on the roof and find Tex there planting what appears to be a bomb. Carolina quickly suspects she is acting as a covert agent to cover the Freelancer's tracks, but the discussion is interrupted by a bevy of guards. The lead one commands York to deactivate the bomb, only for York to reveal the bomb is a transmitter for the Mother of Invention's main gun. The Freelancers quickly evacuate by leaping off the building and Tex manages to get herself, Washington, and the Sarcophagus into the dropship with a swiped jetpack. She orders the pilot to take the Sarcophagus directly back to Command before leaping out of the dropship. With the dropship gone, York and Carolina end up being saved by Maine in a Warthog as the building collapses behind them.
17416"Hell's Angel"6:38October 17, 2011 (2011-10-17)

In Blood Gulch, Church pleads with Tucker to help him have Tex remain at Blue Base, only for Tex to announce that she would be staying longer, stating that Caboose told her about the broken tank and giving her one-hundred dollars. Later on, Church tries to have a private conversation with Tex, only for Caboose to remain with them not understanding Church telling him to leave them alone.

At Red Base, Simmons and Grif recover the equipment Lopez was using the study the earthquakes. Then in a meeting with Sarge, Donut, and Grif, Simmons explains that the planet has become unstable and will collapse. Sarge comes up with a plan to drill to the core of the planet and set off a bomb (parodying the movie The Core), much to Simmons' dismay.

Back in the Freelancer storyline, North's team is pinned down on the freeway and is unable to reach their target, prompting Carolina and her team to reach the second team's rally point and intercept the VIP themselves. Tex meanwhile calls the Mother of Invention and has them send in an equipment pod containing a motorcycle and a rocket launcher. The episode ends with Maine jumping onto the VIP's car and attacking him with his "knifle" (as the enemy soldiers called Maine's Brute Shot).
17517"Spiral"6:50October 24, 2011 (2011-10-24)

At Blue Base, Tex continues to work on the tank when Church approaches her and asks about how she knows so much about vehicles. During the conversation, Tex reveals that she is aware that Church is really Epsilon and that she is also unaware of the Director's reasons for bringing her back as an AI. Afterwards the tank finally activates.

Meanwhile, Maine returns to Carolina and York with the VIP's briefcase and all three are then pursued by Insurrectionalist forces with Tex catching up to them. The fight eventually leads to the back of a truck with Carolina and Maine squaring off against two of the Insurrectionalists; during which Maine is shot repeatedly in the throat. Soon enough one of the Insurrectionalists gains a hold of the briefcase and attempts to escape, with Tex and Carolina, who is determined to beat Tex, in pursuit. After Carolina tackles and neutralizes the Insurrectionalist, the briefcase falls loose and Tex claims it in front of Carolina (while setting up a possible rivalry and grudge between her and Tex). After Tex leaves on her own, a Pelican dropship arrives with the remaining Freelancers and extracts Carolina. This is the first episode where Carolina's face is seen.
17618"Labor Pains"6:26October 31, 2011 (2011-10-31)

The episode begins in Blood Gulch, with Grif yelling at and insulting the Blue Team; in the hopes that he'll make them mad enough for them to send a bomb to the Red Base to use in Sarge's plan to stop the planet from destabilizing. He eventually succeeds and Tex builds Andy the bomb.

At Red Base, the Red team prepares to begin their voyage to the center of the planet with the drilling machine Sarge built with a massive excavator he ordered online; both which Grif points out that no one noticed until Sarge pointed them out. Afterward, Tex drops off Andy and he begins to count-down to his explosion, something Grif forgot to think about.

At Project Freelancer, the Director and the Counselor speak with a disoriented Delta; whom they say was just recently created. Delta initially believes that he is Alpha but the Director quickly corrects him and directs Delta's attention away from the issue.
17719"Whole Lot of Shaking"5:33November 7, 2011 (2011-11-07)

The episode continues with the earthquake which everyone believes is the end of the world, during this time the Reds panic. Since they are all about to die, Simmons takes the time to admit that he had always utterly despised his teammates. However, Andy turns out to be a dud and fails to explode, sparing the Reds. Meanwhile, the Blues get Sheila running and try to use her to get out of Blood Gulch before the cataclysm. Church however decides to stay and tells them that if they find Agent Washington they tell him that "Memory is the Key". Instead of leaving with Caboose and Tucker, Tex decides to stay behind with Church, saying that he's never let her down yet. Church tells her that it had taken several versions of him to finally realize that in order get what you wanted, you sometimes have to let go of it first. Tex muses that she just proved the theory right and both she and Church stand together to watch the end of the world.

Back at Project Freelancer, York and North discuss the changes they've had recently. York notes how they've recently been fighting cops and UNSC soldiers and asks a question that has been bothering him especially since Tex arrived, "are we the good guys?" While North says that they are, York tells him that he didn't sound so sure, a statement with which North agrees with. Outside, South looks at the Freelancer rankings and turns away in disappointment when Tex becomes the new top ranking Freelancer, knocking South out of the top 6. Later, Washington catches C.T. finishing a transmission to an unknown person, saying that she needs "more time". Seeing Washington, C.T. tells him to mind his own business before storming off.
17820"Hate to Say Goodbye"5:58November 14, 2011 (2011-11-14)

At Red Base the team awaits the end of the world. Grif decides to take a nap, figuring it would be best to die the way he lived. At Blue Base Epsilon-Church begins to explain to Tex that he figured out what the Director and Alpha could not. Tex was a by-product of the Director's longing to see Allison again, so strong in fact, that she was what drove him: her memory. After all they've been through Church tells Tex, "I forget you," finally allowing her to leave his memories and move on from her. At peace, Church tells the world to do its worst. However, as the sky rips open further, Caboose calls into the Epsilon Capture Unit to Church, amazed that he is still alive. The Reds look on in confusion as Caboose, whom they believe to be God, calls out to Church, then Sarge suddenly appears next to Caboose to help, further confusing them. Realizing that the world is not ending but he is being rescued, Church despairs loudly and begs to be left here.

In the past, Carolina is seen looking over the updated rankings, as she is dropped to second behind Tex. The Director approaches her and tells her that things are going to change and he needs her to do "a great many things", some of which might be questionable. Carolina obliges, saying that he gave her everything and would do anything for him.

Epsilon comes out of the capture unit, furious with Caboose and Sarge and questioning why they came to get him and risked so much. Caboose informs Church that they and the others fought through many soldiers to rescue him, and did it for "her", who knew how to get Church out, whom Church assumes to be Tex. Caboose corrects him that it is not Tex but the "new lady." A nearby door opens revealing Agent Carolina - long believed to be dead - who tells Epsilon (whom she calls Alpha) that now that she has found him, he's going to help her what she should have done years ago: kill the Director.

Season 10 (2012)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
1791"Revenants"6:52May 28, 2012 (2012-05-28)

In the past, Freelancer agent York infiltrates an Insurrectionist facility in space and attempts to open a holographic lock. After an alarm is remotely triggered, the Director of Project Freelancer decides to "take a more direct approach". Shortly afterwards, a beam is fired from the Freelancer flagship Mother of Invention, cutting through both the outer hull of the station and the lock, causing York to be dragged out into space.

In the present, Carolina again explains to Epsilon Church that she is trying to track down the Director, and she needs Church's help. Church claims that Carolina was supposed to be dead and demands to know how she survived. Washington appears, announcing that the UNSC forces can't be held off much longer, and Carolina races off to fight them. Washington remains behind and it is explained to an enraged Church that he has replaced Church on Blue team, even to the approval of Caboose. Suddenly Carolina returns and tells them to move out.
1802"Heavy Metal"5:20June 4, 2012 (2012-06-04)

In the past, the Mother of Invention approaches the facility, revealed to be a scrap-metal recycling station, firing its main cannon. The station launches Longsword fighters in response. Pelican drop-ships are launched from the Mother of Invention, one of which is carrying agents Carolina, North, South, Washington and Connecticut (C.T.), who have orders to capture the "Leader". Due to York's failure to unlock the Leader's hangar, they are forced to deploy into the main hangar of the station. Before deploying, Carolina advises using their jetpacks sparingly, lest they end up like Agent Georgia, who was never found. Flying into the hangar, the agents fight the Insurrectionist forces present. After the fight, Carolina assigns the agents tasks for the mission, then notices that C.T. is missing. C.T. is then seen entering another part of the station via a hole in the hull, and confronts an elite Insurrectionist and two soldiers, who open fire.

Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla from Smosh guest star in a cameo as two soldiers, one of which is holding a large amount of shotguns (Padilla) while the other berates him (Hecox). The soldier holding the guns drops one and kills the other accidentally upon seeing the Freelancers, only to be killed himself soon after.
1813"Follow the Leader"5:48June 11, 2012 (2012-06-11)

Continuing from where the previous episode ended, the two Insurrectionist soldiers open fire on C.T; only for it to be a hologram. Shortly after, the real C.T. incapacitates the two soldiers before greeting the Insurrectionist elite, thus confirming her affiliation with the Insurrection. After giving the elite a datapad containing information on Project Freelancer, they then discuss an artifact that the Insurrection has discovered before the UNSC and Project Freelancer. The elite and his soldiers then prepare to leave, urging C.T. to go along with him; stating that the other Freelancers will soon be onto her. Meanwhile, back in the station's hangar, South reports to Carolina that the Leader isn't present in the facility, but instead is somewhere inside the scrapyard. Just as Carolina orders South, Washington, and North to prepare to enter the scrapyard, York arrives.

Back in the present, Washington and Carolina engage several soldiers while Grif, Tucker, and Simmons secure several Warthogs for transport. After the soldiers are killed, Epsilon Church then asks everyone why they decided to rescue him. Caboose explains (to the surprise of Church) that Carolina wants to find the Director and since Epsilon Church has all of his memories, he may know where he is; but Caboose also mistakenly believes that when they find the Director they will throw a surprise party for him. Epsilon Church is skeptical about the plan, stating that just because he has the Directors memories, that doesn't mean he can recall them at will. Carolina then tries to give orders to the Reds and Blues, only for them to not understand what "sync" is or not doing much about them, with Caboose randomly saying different appliance names; leaving it up to Washington to summarize for them. The group then leaves the facility.
1824"Turbulence"5:54June 18, 2012 (2012-06-18)

In the present day, The Reds and Blues stop at the Wind Power facility, demanding to have a break. Church is revealed to have stored himself in Tucker's storage unit, revealing to have deleted inappropriate stuff Tucker has. Watching the teams chat from above, Carolina expresses her annoyance at their idiocy to Washington. Washington agrees that they are idiots, but also says that they're "not that bad once you get to know them", and states that he and the teams almost managed to capture The Meta the last time they were at the facility. Carolina emphasizes the fact that they didn't succeed.

In the past, as the strike team advances to the objective, the Freelancer forces notice that everything has gone quiet, and come to believe that the Insurrectionist forces have retreated. Suddenly, an Insurrectionist ship, the Staff of Charon emerges from hiding in the scrap field, and attacks the Mother of Invention. Before jumping to a new destination, the Insurrectionist ship leaves behind a nuclear device. The strike team flies back to the drop-ship, except for Washington, who is paralyzed with fear, not wanting to end up like Georgia. Carolina uses her grapple gun to drag him into the dropship, and it manages to clear the blast radius. The Director then demands a status report. Carolina reports their failure to capture the leader, and that C.T. is "gone".
1835"The New Kid"7:11July 2, 2012 (2012-07-02)

In the past, North introduces his new A.I., Theta, to York, Washington and South. Theta exhibits a childlike, shy personality, and York introduces his A.I., Delta, to help Theta with its shyness. When North introduces Theta to his sister South, Theta mentions that he also has many brothers and sisters. The Director arrives, to prepare a test for Theta and North. He reminds Delta that protocol prevents direct interaction between A.I.s, then orders it to administrate the test. During the test, Theta is able to successfully operate North's Domed Energy Shield armor equipment to defend against multiple automated machine guns, compensating for changes in the situation. With Theta's aid, North is able to eliminate all the turrets, greatly impressing Washington and York.

In present day, The Reds discuss being dragged along with the Blues on the mission and whether Carolina can be trusted. Elsewhere, Tucker and Epsilon watch Washington enter a doorway in the facility.
1846"What's the "I" Stand For?"7:56July 9, 2012 (2012-07-09)

In the present day, Carolina looks for leads and clues to the location of the Director with Washington, as Tucker and Epsilon watch. However, the two are found thanks to Tucker's catchphrase "Bow Chicka Bow Wow!!" and are forced to leave without any answers to Carolina's plans. After Carolina's angry outburst towards Epsilon and Tucker, Washington attempts to calm her down, but she assures him that she is fine leading the squad.

In the past, the Director and the Counselor teach the agents about how to care for the A.I.'s briefly touching on the subject of Rampancy. South displays doubt about the necessity of the lessons, but Carolina tells her that it is crucial in their training. York reveals that Carolina's A.I., Sigma (Elijah Wood), was given to Maine by Carolina to help him communicate. Sigma asks about the fourth stage of A.I. rampancy, Metastability, which should theoretically make an A.I. human. The Counselor tells him that it is merely a theory, as no full A.I. has ever reached the stage before, and it is even more unlikely for a fragment, such as Sigma, to undergo the process. Sigma takes great interest in the concept, and after everyone leaves, creates the symbol of the Meta on a computer screen.

Back in the present, Carolina continues to intimidate the Reds and Blues, except Caboose when he mistakens Carolina's "ugly side" expression as an insult to her physical appearance. The Reds plan on abandoning the mission and returning home, but Washington tells them that due to their past actions, they are likely now criminals wanted by the UNSC. The Reds immediately change their minds and decide to stay.
1857"Oversight"6:10July 16, 2012 (2012-07-16)

In the present, Washington reports to Carolina that he has found nothing in the wind power facility. They decide to move on to the ruins in the desert where Washington found C.T.'s helmet. The Blues discuss Epsilon's memories, and his difficulty determining which of his personalities they come from.

In the past, Wyoming and a Blue ODST (later revealed to be Agent Florida) spy on an Insurrectionist facility and report C.T.'s arrival. When her defection is confirmed to the Director, he sends Carolina to join Wyoming and kill C.T. preventing her armor technology from falling into enemy hands. In the mess hall, York and North order their A.I.s to shut down so they can have a discussion about the Alpha, having both heard about it in the thoughts of their A.I. partners. The A.I.s seem obsessed with the Alpha, and refer to it as their "creator", rather than the Director. The A.I.'s vagueness regarding how the Alpha created these fragments worries York.
1868"Fall From Heaven"9:02July 23, 2012 (2012-07-23)

In the present, The Reds and Blues arrive at the desert, where Carolina and Wash search for C.T's remains. The Blues recall the events that happened in Recreation as well as what they are up to here.

In the past, Carolina, Washington, York, North and South ride with Four-Seven Niner to assault the Insurrectionist facility full-force. During this period, Four-Seven Niner is introduced to Delta, whose help she uses to launch a surprise attack on the base. The Freelancers begin their attack each achieving multiple victories over the defenses, including killing the Insurrectionist elite sniper and disabling most of the soldiers and vehicles. The remaining elites begin to turn the tables on them through teamwork. To counter this, Washington activates a beacon and Maine arrives in a drop pod. Sigma appears over Maine's shoulder and asks him if one of the nearby elites is the one that shot him in the throat. When Maine growls in confirmation, Sigma orders him to charge.
1879"Fighting Fire"8:11August 6, 2012 (2012-08-06)

In the present, The Reds and Blues have a meeting about Carolina's secrecy and motives, as they believe she can't be trusted, even Washington. The group decides to find out more about Carolina's motives and plans by inserting Epsilon-Church into her Mongoose.

In the past, Maine demonstrates his power by destroying a Warthog with his bare hands, effortlessly defeating the soldier who shot him and helping Carolina take down the rest. During the fighting, Sigma communicates directly with Delta, showing the roots of his desire to collect and unite all of the AI fragments. Meanwhile, the Insurrectionists and C.T retreat into a bunker whilst Carolina, York and Washington regroup with Wyoming to assault the Insurrectionist base. To stall them, two heavy gunners lay down suppressive fire. Things change when a cloaked figure attacks them. To Carolina's chagrin, it turns out to be Tex. Not willing to let her win again, she charges and joins the assault, while York and Wash mention her motivation and obsession to win, especially against Tex.
18810"C.T."6:31August 13, 2012 (2012-08-13)

In the present, Washington and Carolina approach where Wash saw C.T.'s helmet, wondering how C.T. ended up there. Carolina then tells him what happened back at the Longshore Shipyards.

C.T. and the Insurrection Leader plan to escape the facility, but C.T. tries to tell him that the Freelancers might help them if they were told the whole story from their point of view. Outside the room, Carolina and Tex wait at the door, as the room is guarded by turrets making it impossible to get in without them activating. Carolina orders York to disable the power, but the latter is pinned down by the Twin Insurrectionists. Wyoming proposes that Florida help them as the latter recovers from his injury and uses his rifle to cause a crane holding a crate to hit into the two insurrectionist turret soldiers, killing them.

With the power finally disabled, Tex and Carolina rush into the room, holding C.T. and the Leader at gunpoint. C.T. attempts to convince them of the Director's crimes, but the two will have none of it. C.T. then reveals that she knows what Tex really is, and calls her a shadow, enraging her enough to shoot at C.T. With negotiations over, the four fight before Tex fatally wounds C.T. with one of the Leader's tomahawks. The Leader drags C.T. out of the room as Carolina berates Tex for harming a teammate, though Tex tells her C.T. is no longer one of them. The Leader drags C.T. into an escape pod and she gives him a card full of information describing the Director's crimes before dying. In grief, the Leader takes her helmet and puts it on, revealing that the C.T. the Reds and Blues encountered in Recreation was the Leader all along.

In the present, Washington is surprised at the truth as Carolina retrieves what she was looking for; the card with information about the Director.
18911"Out of Body"7:29August 20, 2012 (2012-08-20)

In the present, as Washington and Carolina return from the Leader's corpse, Caboose manages to finish installing Church into Carolina's Mongoose. When Washington and Carolina study the data they salvaged from C.T.'s corpse, they find data on the alien artifact Epsilon-Church temporarily used as a body. Tucker recognizes the artifact and informs them that they had found and used it, though he claims it was a pain in the ass for them to deal with. However, Caboose admits that he had lost the artifact shortly after it was damaged when Church transferred to a new body, which enrages Carolina. The datacard is also revealed to be corrupted, meaning that they have no more leads in the hunt for the Director. Afterwards, Carolina decides to go off alone to visit an abandoned fortress on a nearby island, taking the Mongoose with her. As the Reds and Blues head to the temple to rest, Tucker asks Washington where she is going, Washington replies that she had "lost something" and "needs time to find it again". A modified version of the song "A Girl Named Tex" plays as she drives away into the distance.

In the past, the Chairman chastises the Director for letting C.T. and her valuable armor escape. Frustrated at failing the mission, Carolina begins practicing close combat drills. Both York and North keep an eye on her from above, and begin talking about each other's AIs, such as how Theta is afraid of the dark and how Delta is constantly making calculations. Both Freelancers are acutely aware of the fact that all of the AIs seem anxious about something, as if they know something that the Freelancers do not. North decides to go to sleep while York stays to keep an eye on Carolina.
19012"Out of Mind"8:59August 27, 2012 (2012-08-27)

In the present, Carolina arrives at the abandoned island fortress where York was killed during the events of Out of Mind. Church reveals himself and then asks Carolina what her motivations are and why she can't trust the Reds and Blues, causing her to go on a rant over how she couldn't even trust her fellow Freelancers. Church then delves into Epsilon's memories and summons Delta, who begins playing York's video diaries, recorded after he left Project Freelancer. In the diaries, York expresses his wish to see Carolina again, and gets excited when he hears rumors of a rogue female Freelancer, but is disappointed when he learns that it is Tex. He then reminisces about how he and Carolina first met and wishes things between them turned out differently, implying romantic feelings between them. Carolina asks Church why he showed her those diaries and responds by saying "Because, I know what it's like to spend your life chasing ghosts." Carolina thanks Church, and reveals she wants to kill the Director to take revenge for all of the Freelancers and others he victimized, Church included. They both begin to bond, with Carolina becoming much nicer toward him and Church agreeing to analyze the Director's diary logs for any information.

Meanwhile, back at the alien temple, the Reds and Blues become increasingly anxious about Carolina's motives. Caboose attempts to (unsuccessfully) spy on Washington, voicing the rest of the teams' concerns over Carolina to him. Caboose then offhandedly mentions how he considers Washington a friend, something that catches him by surprise. Shortly after, Carolina returns to the alien temple and tells everybody to get ready to move. She and Church reveal that they are returning to Outpost 17-B, Valhalla.
19113"Greenish-Blue With Envy"9:08September 3, 2012 (2012-09-03)

The group finally arrives at Outpost 17-B Vahalla and quickly get start working. Church, Carolina, and Washington decide to go inspect the crashed Pelican where Tex's previous body is. Tucker approaches Church and is angry over how close he and Carolina seem to have gotten and wonders why Church isn't spying on her like planned, though Church points out that Carolina is a much more complicated person than they thought, and that the only way he can figure out her secret is to be close to her at all times. Then, Carolina forbids the rest of the group from following them to the Pelican. The Reds decide to go find and repair Lopez so they can get a numerical advantage against the Blues. Caboose rushes off to the Blue Base, leaving Tucker all by himself.

In the past, Carolina is still frustrated over how she can't seem to beat Tex. She is then approached by both Sigma and Gamma, who point out that Tex's superior abilities may stem from her AI, Omega. Realizing that she will never catch up to Tex without an AI, Carolina gets an idea and leaves. Meanwhile, in the training room, the Director and the Counselor are interviewing Tex, who is beginning to exhibit the enhanced aggression from using Omega. Carolina suddenly barges in and demands that the Director give her an AI. The Director points out that Eta and Iota are due to be implanted into Washington and South Dakota, and that she may choose one at the cost of taking one of her teammate's AIs. However, Carolina demands that she have both AIs, taking everybody by surprise. She points out that her armor should be able to handle 2 AI fragments, and that the newer fragments are getting weaker. The Director grudgingly accepts her request and orders the two AIs to be implanted into her immediately. Meanwhile, Sigma watches the entire scene unfold from above.
19214"New and Improved"4:26September 10, 2012 (2012-09-10)

In the present, Caboose begins giving Tucker a tour of their new base in Outpost 17-B Vahalla. However, Tucker is not impressed, as the area doesn't seem that much different from Blood Gulch, though Caboose points key differences such as a waterfall and a beach. Meanwhile, Church, Carolina, and Washington begin examining the Pelican wreck. While Washington only manages to find several shell casings and a dog tag, Church downloads himself into the Pelican's computer to see if he can obtain any information from Sheila.

In the past, South is furious when she learns that Carolina has taken her and Washington's AI and wonders why she gets such preferential treatment. In a fit of rage, she strikes Tex's locker, knocking it open and causing the name tag to fall off. Tex witnesses this and forces South to pick up the tag for her before South angrily storms out. York and Washington tell Tex that Carolina is currently in surgery to have her two AIs implanted, and that they plan to meet her in the recovery room. Tex agrees to join them, but not before discreetly pocketing a dog tag that she was keeping in her locker. In the recovery room, York and Washington observe that Maine has been suffering chronic headaches. York explains that it's a common side effect of AI implantation, but they usually wear off over time, which is not the case for Maine. Carolina then wakes up and demands for a match.
19315"Three's a Crowd"6:29September 17, 2012 (2012-09-17)

In the past, Carolina and Texas prepare for their match, while most of the other agents gather to watch as some of them are betting if Tex and Carolina might kill each other. As Tex and Carolina charge each other to start the match, the Director arrives, angry that an unauthorized match is taking place. Upon seeing that Texas is involved, he shouts "No, Allison!". Suddenly, all the agents, except for Washington and South Dakota (as they don't have AIs), collapse as their AIs start screaming "Allison!"; Carolina has it worse, screaming for the voices to stop. Growling noises start emanating from the Sarcophagus, frightening the soldiers guarding it. The Counselor suggests sedating Carolina, but the Director declines, saying "she made her decision", then dismisses the agents watching the events. On the training floor, Omega implores Texas to "end" Carolina, but she holds back, and instead knocks Carolina unconscious, telling her it is for her own good.

In the present, Carolina becomes frustrated as the search of the crashed ship proves fruitless. Washington tells her that it was highly likely, as the UNSC response teams would have already beat them there. He says that time isn't on their side, and that any leads left behind may have long gone cold. Carolina orders Washington to tell the teams to prepare to move out again. Washington is reluctant to force the teams to move again, as they consider Vahalla their home, but Carolina ignores him and tells him again to tell the others they're leaving. Meanwhile, Sarge and Simmons find Lopez, now propped up as a scarecrow in the garden of a makeshift hut. Donut then walks out, having heard their voices, and reveals that his life was preserved by an armor lockdown. Sarge and Simmons wonder how Donut received the medical attention he would have needed after he was released; just as they realize the answer, Doc approaches from behind and greets them, greatly upsetting Sarge.
19416"Happy Birthday"6:03September 24, 2012 (2012-09-24)

In the present, Carolina tells the Red and Blue teams that they are leaving, much to their dismay. Sarge and Simmons return, telling Grif about how Donut is still alive and living with Doc and Lopez. Meanwhile, Tucker becomes more anxious and frustrated at how Church seems to be getting closer to Carolina, and how he has apparently forgotten his original objective in spying on her. Church points out that Tucker nor anyone else have any idea what Carolina has been through. He then storms away angrily and asks Carolina to talk privately with him.

Meanwhile, in the past, Tex and North are observing Carolina, who has been in a coma ever since the accident. York is also present, and has not left her side in days. Tex informs North that South had filed a request to take one of Carolina's AIs, a move that disgusts him. Tex warns North that South is a "vulture", and that he should keep an eye on her in the future. She then confides to North that she refuses to use her AI because she believes it's too dangerous, though she has not told the Director. North believes that Carolina's accident would halt the AI experiments, but Tex tells him that the Director has scheduled Washington to be implanted next, leading North to believe that the Freelancers are nothing but the Director's guinea pigs. Meanwhile, the Director and the Counselor oversee Sigma, Omega and Gamma torturing the Alpha, forcing it to create a new AI fragment. The Director orders the AIs to log off, as they are not allowed to witness the fragment creation process, but Sigma secretly disobeys orders and stores himself in a nearby security camera. As he watches, he sees the Director bring in the Sarcophagus, which contains an unknown alien (the shadow shows it is a Covenant Engineer). The Director asks the alien to "fix" an AI memory unit, giving birth to a new AI fragment, Epsilon.
19517"Remember Me How I Was"6:11October 1, 2012 (2012-10-01)

At Valhalla, Grif and Simmons debate on their motive for being here and hunting the Director. Simmons points out that the Director is the reason for them being here and all the enemies they've faced over the years. Grif points out that, unlike the Freelancers, they have no personal vendetta against the Director. Then Sarge joins up with them and grimly adds that even if they succeeded in killing the Director, it would be worthless as they would still be doing the same thing they've done before and leaving Valhalla will just make things worse. Unbeknownst to them, Washington has heard their entire conversation and leaves to ponder this. Meanwhile, Church is becoming more curious about Carolina's grudge against Tex. Carolina bitterly responds that Tex was the best of the best and she couldn't compete with her, and that if Tex couldn't find the Director, then how can she do it. Church responds if Tex was the best, then she would be in Carolina's position right now, not her, and tells her to let it go. Carolina then notices Tex's dog tags that Wash found in the Pelican and finds that it is actually Connie's. Church notices it has some data stored in it and searches it on Carolina's request.

In the past, Tex investigates the dog tags and finds a message from C.T. directly to her stating that she has left behind a copy of the data she took about the Director's misdeeds and sent this to her not because she is the best soldier, but because she is the one she can trust the most. Tex decides to investigate her data having details on all of the A.I and becomes incensed upon discovering that she is the A.I unit Beta. Meanwhile, Washington has gone through surgery and just as Epsilon is implanted in him, severe hallucinations of Allison start to occur sending Wash into extreme pain and unconsciousness. Eventually he is sedated and sent to Recovery.

In the present, Church exits the data file in the dog tag and states that he now knows how to find the Director as he now remembers everything. As he says this, he changes appearance from small and blue into a white, full-sized soldier, similar to when Church was a "ghost" as the Alpha.
19618"Change of Plans"8:01October 8, 2012 (2012-10-08)

In the past, Washington finally regains consciousness after the implantation of Epsilon into his armor went awry. North explains that due to the incident with Epsilon, all future AI projects have been cancelled, with the existing AIs due to be confiscated by the Director. However, Carolina angrily protests against the idea of having her AIs taken. North further explains that while Washington was unconscious, Tex had gone rogue, allegedly attacked Wyoming and attempted to steal his AI and equipment, and left the base. However, North is skeptical about Tex being the culprit for the attack on Wyoming, due to his knowledge of her reluctance to use AIs. He then says that Carolina will most likely be tasked with hunting down Tex when an alarm goes off. Elsewhere in the base, Tex breaks into a secure vault with York's help, telling him that there's someone she needs to see. Unbeknownst to them however, Maine is sharpening his Brute Shot and preparing for battle as the Meta.

In the present, Carolina and Church gather the Red and Blue teams in the holographic training room under the Red base. They announce that they have found the Director and tracked him to three old Freelancer bases he could be at, and make plans to attack them. However, the Reds immediately balk, pointing out that they believe the mission was to find the Director, though Carolina says that plans have changed. Washington feels that they would be used as bait, and the Reds then say they have no wish to be used as such in Carolina and Church's personal vendetta, claiming that it isn't their fight. Tucker follows suit, claiming that he doesn't need to follow their orders anymore. Carolina attempts to force them to comply at gunpoint, but is stopped by a furious Washington, who sides with the Reds and Blues, now considering them his friends, and says he already feels responsible for enough problems for them in the past, and would be damned if he lets Church and Carolina cause any more. Angry that nobody is willing to participate in the mission, Church loses his temper, begins to grow in size and goes on a rant where he blames the Reds and Blues as the cause for most of his own problems in the past, remembering being shot in the head, having a bomb being put in one of his robotic bodies and being killed by his own tank as examples. Upset and disgusted, the Reds and Blues, including Caboose, leave the room as Church tries to apologize. Washington is the last to leave, and coldly warns Carolina that she needs to figure out the difference between her enemies and friends. Carolina attempts to shrug off their departure, but is clearly demoralized by the unpleasant feud.
19719"Party Crasher"11:49October 15, 2012 (2012-10-15)

After breaking into the Mother of Invention, Tex begins making her way to the labs. However, after defeating a group of guards, she is confronted by South who tries to kill her with a missile pod. North then intervenes, saving Tex and buying her time to continue on while he confronts South. Meanwhile, after defeating Wyoming, York tries to create a distraction in order to help Tex. First he hacks into the ship's systems and causes it to fire missiles at itself, disorienting the crew. He then disables the artificial gravity, neutralizing the guards and allowing Tex to bypass a hostile Scorpion tank.

Determined to stop Tex, the Director orders Carolina to stop her by any means necessary. Carolina pursues Tex throughout the corridors of the ship until York attempts to stop her. She asks York why he is siding with Tex, and replies that he's not rebelling because he agrees with Tex, but because he's doing what is right. He asks Carolina to let go of her rivalry with Tex and flee Project Freelancer with him. However, Carolina refuses to let go of her jealousy and both she and York reluctantly fight, with Carolina easily incapacitating York. She then leaves behind her lighter for York to find before continuing her pursuit of Tex. Both women eventually encounter each other and begin a brutal fight throughout the ship's corridors. However, due to the damage it has taken, the Mother of Invention goes out of control and crash lands on a nearby planet, ejecting Carolina from the ship and knocking her out.

Tex takes the opportunity to access the ship's systems in order to find Alpha. She finds Alpha and tries to convince him to leave with her. However, Alpha does not remember Tex and is reluctant to leave the ship, saying that it isn't possible anyways, and he is very tired and wants to rest. Disappointed that Alpha doesn't remember her, Tex has a short chat with him before logging out of the system, with both of them agreeing that they hate goodbyes.

Outside, Carolina regains consciousness to see Maine approaching her. Before she can do anything, Carolina is grabbed by Maine, who forcibly takes both of her AIs and then throws her off a nearby cliff as Tex watches in horror, but as Carolina falls, she pulls out her grapple gun. Soon, the Director and his forces begin to regroup, forcing Tex to flee the scene. Sigma alongside Iota and Eta materialize next to Maine as Sigma warns Tex "You run, Agent Texas. We are the Meta, and we will find you. Very soon."
19820"Reckless"7:45October 22, 2012 (2012-10-22)

With the Red and Blue teams refusing to help them, Church and Carolina decide to try to find the Director themselves. After an unsuccessful search at their first target with no one there, their second target yields results when FILSS mentions that the Director had entered the facility years ago but has not left since.

Meanwhile, in Valhalla, the Red and Blue Teams are continuing their "war", with the Reds attempting to negotiate with the Blues to get their flag back by giving up their stuff, though they all start to admit that it's starting to get depressing. Simmons decides to reveal and trade the Meta's Brute Shot (which Grif kept as a trophy and renamed the "Grifshot") for the flag, though Grif protests since he wants to keep it for himself. As Washington and Grif argue over what to do with the Brute Shot, Doc asks the teams whether they really are okay with letting Church leave by himself. When they point out that Church has been nothing but trouble for them and mention all of the problems they had to deal with in the past, Doc responds by pointing out how their past adventures had changed them for the better. For example, Sarge finally got to lead a real military operation, Tucker learned how to use his Plasma Sword, Washington found a new team, Simmons found his old team, Doc himself managed to keep a patient alive for the first time in his career, and Donut didn't die. Realizing this, the Reds and Blues decide to go after Church. Washington attempts to stop them, saying that it's stupid and that they are being too reckless facing almost impossible odds, also pointing out that the Director plays for keeps. Sarge points out that being stupid and reckless helped them get things done and that Wash and the Freelancers have seem to forget: the Reds and Blues were able to beat the Freelancers time and time again, as while they may have better equipment, plans and training, they lacked the one thing the Red and Blue Teams have: a team they could count on. He then gives Washington his choices: keep playing it safe, or get a little reckless for once. Wash says this is the stupidest idea ever (of all time), but decides to join them anyway. As all agree to go, they realize Church and Carolina have a huge head start on them and wonder how they will be able to catch up to them in time, when suddenly a trio of UNSC Hornet gunships arrive to arrest them, unknowingly proving Wash's theory that he and the Reds and Blues are indeed wanted criminals. The Reds and Blues hijack the Hornets, strand the UNSC soldiers at Valhalla and fly off to find Church and Carolina.

Back at the Freelancer facility, Church and Carolina note how the facility seems to be completely abandoned, and both of them have a sense of deja vu. Carolina finds a new pair of plasma rifles in the armory and takes them for herself. They then enter a teleporter to confront the Director. However, they instead end up in a room filled with robotic copies that resemble Tex. Church reveals that the Director had never stopped trying to create a perfect copy of Allison, and these robots were the byproducts of his obsession. When Carolina asks if the Director ever succeeded, the robots then activate and before attacking Church and Carolina, one of the byproducts steps up and says (in the tone when Omega is in Tex) "You have no idea what kind of trouble you are in."
19921"True Colors"7:08October 29, 2012 (2012-10-29)

At the Freelancer facility, Carolina charges at the robots and attacks, using her skill and weaponry to her full advantage. However her obsession to defeat Tex as well as reminiscing about her failures in the past causes Carolina to eventually be knocked down. Church's coordination is also jarred from the intensity of the fight and he is unable to assist her. Carolina breaks down and laments that she can't and never will beat Tex. As the robots close in for the kill, Donut suddenly destroys them with several plasma grenades and Wash helps Carolina on her feet. She is surprised to see that the Reds and Blues have returned, and Wash reminds her that "they're not so bad once you get to know them." When Church tells them he thought that this isn't the Reds and Blues' fight, Sarge replies that they couldn't resist taking on a mission with overwhelming odds with little to no chance of success. Church and Tucker then exchange some words of thanks and apology. However, the robots begin to regroup, and are ready for another round. Her morale restored, Carolina tells the teams to 'lock and load'. To help even the odds, Church enters Caboose's mind and manually angers him into charging through the robot army. Carolina, Wash and the rest of the Reds and Blues follow suit and working as a team, they lay waste to the majority of the robots, but are slowly being overwhelmed. Wash tells Church to find the real Tex so he can shut down the army.

Church enters the data storage unit where Tex is being kept. He finds her in a similar predicament to what Alpha was in many years ago; Tex has been so broken down that she doesn't even recognize him or have any remembrance of her own name. Church reminds her of their relationship and comforts her, telling her to rest, which Tex wearily, but happily complies to. Church says goodbye, to which Tex recalls that she has always hated goodbyes, which Church replies that he knows why.

Back in the facility, all the Tex copies shut down as a result of Church's actions. The Reds and Blues take a moment to savor their victory, but Wash grimly reminds them that they still have to deal with the Director. Church however replies that what they have to do next, he and Carolina must do it alone, preparing for a final showdown with the Director.
20022"Don't Say It"13:26November 5, 2012 (2012-11-05)

In the offsite storage facility, Church and Carolina find the Director in a room with FILSS watching a video file of Allison leaving to join the military again. The Director repeatedly says that he needs more time to bring Allison back and that he's close, but Church ignores it and calls him off on all of the actions the Director has to answer for, such as what he done to him, Carolina, Wash, Tex and all the others he hurt. Carolina tries to calm Church, but he continues on the lies the Director has made and for the torture on the AIs, all just to bring back a shadow, and he has to pay for all. Carolina looks at the Director in disappointment as he looks back at her, showing that they both have the same eye color. Realizing killing the Director won't solve anything nor heal past wounds, Carolina tells Church to leave, but he claims that they came all this way to kill the Director, though Carolina reminds him that they both need to let it go. She also says that the past doesn't define a person for who he or she is, but that it's a starting point to what they will become. After leaving a pistol for the Director at his request, Carolina kisses him on the forehead and leaves, just as the Director is saying "You were my greatest creation." Church tells the Director he doesn't know who he is, but he knows that despite being a copy of the Director, he is a better person than him. In response, the Director says "I wasn't speaking to you." As Church leaves, the Director orders FILSS to delete all files dealing with Project Freelancer, including FILSS, except the video of Allison and to shut down every Project Freelancer facility, including the one he is in. FILSS warns him that doing so will shut off the life support system in the facility, though the Director insists. Before shutting down, FILSS asks him if Project Freelancer was a success. He says no but claims he came very close, and that he wish he knew earlier. He then finishes with saying "perhaps the next time around." The Director and FILSS say their goodbyes to each other as the door to the room lowers down, sealing the Director in with the pistol in hand.

Outside the facility, Church and Carolina acknowledge that the journey is over. They thank each other for showing the other a different side of themselves after all they've been through. Carolina then asks Church about where the Reds and Blues will go now, as Church answers that there's one place they haven't been to yet the Reds and Blues can call home.

In the past at Freelancer Command, the Director and the Counselor discuss where to hide the Alpha. The Counselor points out that the Alpha will need a security detail, someone they can trust, so he nominates Agent Florida, who turns out to be Captain Flowers. The Director mentions they will need a cover story for Flowers' "disappearance", as the Counselor has the state of Florida break into several pieces on a computer screen behind them. Then the Director points out that they will need a place to put the Alpha where no one will be able to think to look for it, and the Counselor says he believes he knows such a place.

Back in the present, the Reds and Blues begin to rebuild after crash landing on an unknown planet as Church and Carolina watch over them. Carolina then tells Church that military equipment had recently been stolen from Project Freelancer by some low level soldiers, pointing out they should get them, hoping to do good things to replace all the bad things they have done, though it may not be good enough. Church considers staying one last goodbye to the Reds and Blues, but Carolina tells Church a short story about her mother, who came to see her and then leave time and time again, but Carolina says that her mother never said goodbye, as she believes that not saying goodbye means you are not really gone, but just not here right now. Church tells Carolina that her mother must have been smart. Carolina agrees but said that her mother had a bad taste in men (This may prove that Carolina is likely the daughter of the Director and Allison). Down in the crash site, Caboose calls to Church to come down with him, but realizes Church and Carolina are gone. Tucker asks Caboose if he found Church and where he may have gone to. Caboose replies no and that he does not know where Church is, but says that he is somewhere but is not here right now. As Caboose and Tucker head inside their new home, Church's sniper rifle is left lying on a hill overlooking the canyon of the crash site.

The Chorus TrilogyEdit

AnthologyEdit

Season 14 (2016)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Directed by Written by Episode Length Original release date
2591"Room Zero"Burnie Burns ("Room Zero"), Miles Luna ("Zero Rooms")Burnie Burns ("Room Zero"), Miles Luna ("Zero Rooms")7:44May 8, 2016 (2016-05-08) (FIRST)
May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15)

Grif, Simmons, and Church team up to rescue the other members of their teams. However it goes south and Church flies out of the prison strapped to a rocket. It's revealed that it was a simulation as Epsilon Church grows frustrated reliving the simulations. Another copy of Epsilon Church shows up, reminding him what they were getting into when they sealed themselves in the Epsilon Unit to find Tex. A new simulation starts in Blood Gulch, setting up the events of Season 9.

Note: The first part of this episode ("Room Zero") was originally a pilot for a Red vs. Blue animated series (Red vs. Blue: Animated) which got scrapped.
2602"From Stumbled Beginnings"Kyle TaylorJordan Cwierz7:42May 15, 2016 (2016-05-15) (FIRST)
May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22)
The story of how Grif and Simmons met, as the two were stationed at Death Valley, and after surviving a mission by simply not raiding Blue Base while another private went there and was killed by a bomb left by the Blues, wound up assigned to Blood Gulch.
2613"Fifty Shades of Red"Kyle TaylorJordan Cwierz10:25May 22, 2016 (2016-05-22) (FIRST)
May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29)
Sarge attains the position of Red Sergeant due to all the other candidates (all of whom share his mindset) dying. Meanwhile, Agent Florida searches for the last member of Blue Team, and settles on Lavernius Tucker.
2624"Why They're Here"Kyle TaylorJordan Cwierz10:32May 29, 2016 (2016-05-29) (FIRST)
June 5, 2016 (2016-06-05)
Private Jimmy is implanted with the Alpha A.I, and is sent to Blood Gulch as Private Leonard Church. After inspecting Blood Gulch's Red Team, Florida comes to the conclusion that the Blood Gulch war will be a stalemate for a long time. Later on, V.I.C. malfunctions due to Florida tripping on a wire, giving V.I.C. his peculiar personality and replacing the intended Freelancer "reinforcements" (Agents California, Hawaii, and Kansas) with Caboose, Donut, and Grif's sister.
2635"The Brick Gulch Chronicles"Joe NicolosiJoe Nicolosi11:04June 5, 2016 (2016-06-05) (FIRST)
June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12)
Mega Bloks versions of Grif, Simmons, Church, and Donut, animated using stop motion, attempt to return to their bases while being pursued by a young boy intending to use them as test subjects.
2646"Orange is the New Red"Joshua OrnelasJames Willems8:39June 12, 2016 (2016-06-12) (FIRST)
June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19)
The Reds of Blood Gulch Outpost #1 aren't the only soldiers hunting down Blues. This episode introduces the exploits of Red Army Unit FH57.
2657"Invaders from Another Mother"Joshua OrnelasJames Willems12:57June 19, 2016 (2016-06-19) (FIRST)
June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26)
Red Army Unit FH57 stumble upon Blood Gulch.
2668"The #1 Movie in the Galaxy: 3"Freddie WongFreddie Wong3:55June 26, 2016 (2016-06-26) (FIRST)
July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03)
Sarge, Tucker, Grif, Simmons, Donut, and Washington watch the trailer for "Sarge v Tucker: The Origin of Sin."
2679"Club"Miles LunaMiles Luna11:56July 3, 2016 (2016-07-03) (FIRST)
July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10)
Taking place before the Chorus trilogy, Locus, Felix, and newcomer Siris take on a job to turn in Gabriel Lozano.
26810"Call"Miles LunaMiles Luna11:34July 10, 2016 (2016-07-10) (FIRST)
July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17)
Locus, Felix and Siris got Gabriel Lozano, but the job goes south real fast when Lozano's bounty and criminal record is erased and his father, crime boss Ruben, gets involved.
26911"Consequences"Miles LunaMiles Luna10:59July 17, 2016 (2016-07-17) (FIRST)
July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24)
Locus, Felix and Siris make their final stand against Ruben Lozano and his underlings.
27012"Fight the Good Fight!"Joshua OrnelasAlex Leonard6:42July 24, 2016 (2016-07-24) (FIRST)
July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31)
The Blood Gulch crew appear in a propaganda campaign, demonizing the Blue team, and making the Red team look like the best military unit in the universe.
27113"Meta vs. Carolina: Dawn of Awesome"Ben SingerChad James, Ben Singer17:39July 31, 2016 (2016-07-31) (FIRST)
August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07)[h]
Grif, Simmons, and Caboose argue over who would win in a fight between Carolina/Epsilon Church and the Meta, so they go to "experts" Wiz and Boomstick. This episode is a crossover with ScrewAttack's Death Battle.
27214"Grey vs. Gray"Joshua OrnelasBarry Kramer, Miles Luna, Brian Wecht9:38August 7, 2016 (2016-08-07) (FIRST)
August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14)
An unrelated group of colorblind Reds and Blues (voiced by members of both Rooster Teeth and Game Grumps) are trapped in a room together.
27315"Caboose's Guide to Making Friends"Miles LunaMiles Luna4:58August 14, 2016 (2016-08-14) (FIRST)
August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21)
Caboose hosts this episode, sharing his tips on how to (literally) make friends.
27416"Head Cannon"Joshua OrnelasBarbara Dunkelman9:10August 21, 2016 (2016-08-21) (FIRST)
August 28, 2016 (2016-08-28)
In a flashback to Episode 100, as the Omega A.I. infects the soldiers of Blood Gulch, the viewers see into their minds.
27517"Get Bent"Allison Baker, Kyle TaylorChris Roberson7:12August 28, 2016 (2016-08-28) (FIRST)
September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04)
In the Memory unit, Epsilon attempts to recreate Blood Gulch, but accidentally makes the Red team all girls; later on, Church also discovers Tex is a guy. He's okay with Tex being a guy, but refuses to accept the female Reds, so Church tries again, only to find that this time, he accidentally made himself female, with Tucker trying to hit on him.
27618"Red vs. Blue: The Musical"Nico Audy-Rowland, Miles Luna, Joshua OrnelasNico Audy-Rowland, Miles Luna10:31September 4, 2016 (2016-09-04) (FIRST)
September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11)
A musical retelling of the Blood Gulch Chronicles that turns out to be Donut's account of it for the armies of Chorus.
27719"Mr. Red vs. Mr. Blue"Kyle TaylorErnest Cline8:02September 11, 2016 (2016-09-11) (FIRST)
September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18)
In-between seasons 5 and 6, Tucker repeatedly invites the Reds (and Doc) to a movie night truce to watch Reservoir Dogs, making everyone else sick of the movie. Caboose accidentally destroys their only copy, to everyone's joy. Tucker, however, is heartbroken, so the remaining Reds and Blues decide to remake the film, if only to stop him from playing "Stuck in the Middle with You" on repeat.
27820"RvB Throwdown"Jeremy DooleyJeremy Dooley4:43September 18, 2016 (2016-09-18) (FIRST)
September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25)
Church engages Sarge in a rap battle.
27921"The Triplets"Kyle TaylorShannon McCormick9:32September 25, 2016 (2016-09-25) (FIRST)
October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02)
The three most incompetent Freelancers decide to make their mark, though they fail miserably.
28022"The "Mission""Kyle TaylorShannon McCormick13:27October 2, 2016 (2016-10-02) (FIRST)
October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09)
The Triplets discover their first mission was actually just a way to get rid of them.
28123"Immersion: The Warthog Flip"Daniel FabeloDaniel Fabelo9:10October 9, 2016 (2016-10-09) (FIRST)
October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16)
Scientists from Rooster Teeth determine how much force would actually be needed to flip the Red Team's trademarked Warthog. This episode is a crossover with Rooster Teeth's Immersion.
28224"Red vs. Blue vs. Rooster Teeth"Matt HullumMatt Hullum23:41October 16, 2016 (2016-10-16) (FIRST)
October 23, 2016 (2016-10-23)
A freak accident at Rooster Teeth brings Donut, Sarge, Simmons, Grif, Caboose and Lopez into their offices, with all but the first interacting with their voice actors.

The Shisno TrilogyEdit

Season 15 (2017)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
2831"Prologue"8:21April 2, 2017 (2017-04-02) (FIRST)
April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09)
In the wake of a violent assault on a UNSC supply depot seemingly done by the Reds and Blues on the behalf of Chorus, who wish to remain independent from the UNSC, Interstellar Daily reporter Dylan Andrews is determined to find out the truth. Her boss Carlos chastises her that nobody cares about the Reds and Blues anymore after they disappeared in the aftermath of the Chorus war ten months prior, and that they are just common criminals now. Dylan, however, is curious as to what would cause the Reds and Blues to turn to crime, and convinces Carlos to give her one week to complete her investigation.
2842"The Chronicle"9:59April 9, 2017 (2017-04-09) (FIRST)
April 16, 2017 (2017-04-16)
Dylan begins her search for the Reds and Blues, joined by new and inexperienced cameraman Jax Jonez, Carlos' nephew who just got out of film school. Her first stop is Blood Gulch, the original home of the Reds and Blues. There Dylan finds Kaikaina Grif, Dexter Grif's younger sister, who tells them that the Reds and Blues crime spree is all a lie, she knows that her brother and his friends are harmless. Kaikaina then tells them to see VIC, the AI that originally ran the Blood Gulch simulation. Upon meeting VIC, he tells Dylan and Jax that he has video footage of the Reds and Blue during their time at Blood Gulch. VIC then tells Dylan that he will give her three wishes, after which she will agree to delete him, as he has grown tired of existence. Dylan agrees and uses her first wish to gain all of VIC's video recordings of the Reds and Blues (which he has edited to 5 minute installments, referencing the first five seasons). Meanwhile, a mysterious figure watches them from a far distance.
2853"The Mother of Destruction"9:24April 16, 2017 (2017-04-16) (FIRST)
April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23)
The search for the Reds and Blues takes Dylan and Jax to the crashed remains of Project Freelancer's flagship, the Mother of Invention. Carlos berates Dylan for spending weeks on the investigation without any significant progress, pressuring her to find a new lead. Frustrated with Jax's incompetence, she sends him to the top of a nearby mountain for establishing shots while she inspects Project Freelancer's computers. Jax finds the Reds and Blues at the top of the mountain and flees to warn Dylan, though the group follows him and attack. As Dylan tries to get an interview out of the group, they prepare to shoot her on sight when the mysterious figure arrives, asking the whereabouts of Lavernius Tucker. This provides enough distraction for Dylan and Jax to escape, and they are greeted by the mysterious stranger, who confirms that he is looking for Tucker to "serve him" before disappearing. Dylan realizes that the Reds and Blues they have encountered are imposters due a number of inconsistencies in their behavior and the weapons they were carrying, concluding they have some different, sinister motive for attacking the UNSC. She decides to head for Chorus, which is now under a blockade by a UNSC fleet.
2864"Chorus Lessons"12:00April 23, 2017 (2017-04-23) (FIRST)
April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30)
After arriving on Chorus, Jax is shot in the buttocks and taken to the hospital for medical care. Dylan meets with Dr. Emily Grey who has been assigned to treat Jax, but Emily quickly sees through Dylan, surmising that Dylan deliberately shot Jax to get close to her. Dylan admits it, hoping Grey could get her an audience with Vanessa Kimball, who is now the President of Chorus. Grey replies that Kimball is too busy trying to reopen peace talks with the UNSC, and she would not tell Dylan anyway due to the media tarnishing the Reds and Blues' names, and by extension Chorus'. She does, however, tell Dylan the name of the local UNSC diplomat, Alfred Packard. With some information gained from her estranged husband, James Adler, Dylan blackmails Packard into reopening peace talks, which in turn convinces Kimball to allow an audience. Dylan manages to convince Kimball and Santa that her intention to find the truth is genuine. Kimball reveals the secret location where the Reds and Blues moved onto to enjoy retirement, as well as an urgent message that she received needs to be delivered to them. Dylan and Jax, who decided to stay despite being shot, fly away to a remote planet, where Dylan encounters Caboose in a parody of the ending of Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
2875"Previously On"11:05April 30, 2017 (2017-04-30) (FIRST)
May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07)
Dylan finds the other Reds and Blues (except for Doc) and sits down with the group to finally hear the full story of their actions since Chorus, which included: building homes and a water park, both of which were burnt down by Donut; Caboose befriending dinosaurs that later fought a robot army built by Sarge; attempting to start a band; created a new form of government, malarkey; Caboose going to an alternate dimension inspired by Stranger Things; Simmons learning the now-dead language Esperanto mistaking it for Spanish; Donut becoming a nudist; Sarge declared war on gravity itself after getting bored with peace, using the group's jeeps as weapons; and Grif discovered highly stimulating mushrooms, described as being "crystal meth on crystal meth". In effect, despite retiring, their lives had not changed at all. Once everything has been said and calmed, Tucker mentions that they managed to capture Hargrove and escape the Staff of Charon thanks to Epsilon/Church sacrificing himself. He also mentions activating the Temple of Procreation to celebrate, causing the population of Chorus to have a worldwide orgy (while Grif and Simmons were trapped in a closet together). Dylan tells them about the impostors and how all of the remaining Freelancers have gone missing. She then shows them the message Kimball gave her, which is revealed to be a garbled distress call from Church.
2886"Reacts"10:17May 7, 2017 (2017-05-07) (FIRST)
May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14)
The message sent by Kimball spurs the Reds and Blues into immediate action. Tucker and Caboose leap to the rescue, while Carolina and Wash urge caution and patience. Meanwhile, Sarge is glad to finally have another battle to fight and attempts to rally the Red Team into helping him battle the imaginary "White Team". The Reds and Blues agree to go and find Church, though they notice that Grif is missing. Dylan tries to convince Grif to go along, but he is tired of being dragged into one adventure after another and angrily refuses. Washington announces that he and Carolina will go visit some of their fellow Freelancers to find some leads while Tucker, Dylan, Jax and the rest of the Reds and Blues try to trace Church's message.
2897"Nightmare on Planet Evil"10:51May 14, 2017 (2017-05-14) (FIRST)
May 21, 2017 (2017-05-21)
The Reds and Blues travel with Dylan to an abandoned planet, where they investigate one of the transmission sources. While Dylan analyzes the relay the signal bounced off of, the Reds and Blues decide to explore the abandoned city for clues. However, they soon become unnerved by their surroundings, which they fear may be haunted. Tucker is eventually found by the mysterious figure, who says he is not here to fight, but to serve him, making Tucker confirm his identity. The figure turns out not be a servant, but a process server named Spencer Porkinsenson, who serves court documents of a class action lawsuit ordering Tucker to pay child support for the numerous children he fathered on Chorus following the activation of the Temple of Procreation. As the Reds and Blues leave, the imposter Sarge watches their ship and reports to his leader "Temple" that the Reds and Blues are on their way to his location.
2908"A Fistful of Colours"11:57May 21, 2017 (2017-05-21) (FIRST)
May 28, 2017 (2017-05-28)
The Reds and Blues find themselves at a location that appears to be a replica of Blood Gulch called Desert Gulch. They then meet the Blues and Reds, the group responsible for the attacks on the UNSC. The members consist of Temple, Loco, Bucky, Surge, Gene, Cronut, and Lorenzo (stand ins for Church, Caboose, Tucker, Sarge, Simmons, Donut, and Lopez, respectively). They explain that they are simulation troopers like the Reds and Blues, hence why they are so similar. They also explain that the UNSC had been hunting down anyone involved with Project Freelancer, and that they believe Church is being held prisoner by them, which is why they have been attacking the UNSC and using the relays to contact the Reds and Blues. Though they claim them attacking Dylan was an accident. A UNSC squadron then attacks the two groups. They are able to repel the UNSC attack, but Lopez and Lorenzo are both destroyed save their heads. The Blues and Reds lead the Reds and Blues to their secret underwater base, where they are safe from the UNSC.
2919"Rigged"10:06May 28, 2017 (2017-05-28) (FIRST)
June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04)
As the Reds and Blues mingle with the Blues and Reds, Tucker meets with Temple, who begins to sow seeds of mistrust between him and Dylan by pointing out how she failed to warn him about Spencer and it was probably due to her that Spencer found him. Tucker then encounters Doc, who has been living with the Blues and Reds this whole time. He explains that the Blues and Reds were in fact the predecessors to the Reds and Blues. Dylan corroborates this by mentioning that Desert Gulch was apparently a prototype for the other simulations, although it is noted that the Blues and Reds have no analogue for Grif. After the Reds and Blues help Temple scavenge parts for their base's cloaking device, Temple asks Tucker where Washington and Carolina are. Both Freelancers are shown standing on a tropical island.
29210"Battlescars"9:24June 4, 2017 (2017-06-04) (FIRST)
June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11)
Washington and Carolina search for Agent Illinois, but find his house abandoned. Carolina reminisces about Illinois, and how his dream was to retire to a secluded tropical island. She begins to have regrets about not pursuing a relationship with York, but Wash assures her that it is not too late to start over. Wash then gets the idea to activate their Freelancer beacons to lure whoever is hunting down the Freelancers to them. However, the Blue and Red teams arrive instead, citing how they detected the beacons. Wash and Carolina travel with them back to the underwater base. Temple then offers to show them something important and leads them to a room containing the armors of the other Freelancers. Wash and Carolina discover to their horror that the other Freelancers had their armor forcibly locked while still alive, and their corpses are still rotting inside their suits. Temple then locks Washington and Carolina's armors, admitting that he lied about the UNSC hunting down the Freelancers, and that what he is doing is for revenge against the Freelancers. When Washington claims the Reds and Blues will find out about his plan, Temple boasts that they will be dead by then before leaving Wash and Carolina to die.
29311"Belly of the Beast"9:34June 11, 2017 (2017-06-11) (FIRST)
June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18)
Dylan, suspicious of the Blues and Reds due to their efforts to keep her in the dark, decides to do some investigation on her own. While Jax distracts Sarge, Dylan snoops around the base and spies a conversation between Temple and Loco, who is working on the cloaking device. However, Temple's angry rants reveal that what he claimed was a cloaking device in fact has a different function. Dylan meets with Tucker and informs him of all of the Blues and Reds' suspicious behavior. Tucker informs her that Temple has a networked computer in his office that she can use. Dylan sneaks into Temple's office and uses VIC's second wish to hack into his computer. VIC finds something, but then Temple arrives and confronts Dylan.
29412"Blue vs. Red"8:51June 18, 2017 (2017-06-18) (FIRST)
June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25)
Temple explains his and the rest of the Blues and Reds backstories to Dylan and Jax. In the past, the Blues and Reds regularly fought each other repeatedly over each other's bases much like how the Reds and Blues used to do. However, it turned out that the Blue and Red analogue of Grif, Biff, was in fact Temple's childhood friend. They had both enlisted in the UNSC together, and despite their desire to serve together, Project Freelancer forced them on opposite sides of the Red and Blue conflict. One night, Biff confides in Temple that he no longer wants to keep fighting, and asks Temple to shoot him nonlethally so that he can get a medical discharge and return to his girlfriend on Earth. Temple agrees, but the present Temple explains that the plan would not be so simple.
29513"Blue vs. Red - Part 2"10:09June 25, 2017 (2017-06-25) (FIRST)
July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02)
In the past, Carolina and Tex are sent to play Capture the Flag in Desert Gulch, having been assigned by Director Church to lead the Blue and Red teams respectively. Feeling that the assignment is beneath her, Carolina is dismissive of the Blues and easily dispatches the Reds so she can engage Tex directly. Biff believes that this is the perfect time for Temple to help fake an injury so he can get back home. Temple expresses second thoughts when Biff tells him that his girlfriend is expecting a child. Unfortunately, before Temple can do anything else, Biff is caught in the crossfire between Carolina and Tex and ends up fatally impaled by a flag. As Biff dies in his arms, Temple swore revenge against Project Freelancer.
29614"True Colors"13:32July 2, 2017 (2017-07-02) (FIRST)
July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09)
Tucker starts becoming suspicious of the Blues and Reds and organizes a secret meeting with the Reds and Blues. They realize that Washington and Carolina have been missing for sometime, and Doc mentions that he saw Dylan tied up in one of the lower levels. The Reds and Blues then confront the Blues and Reds, and Temple admits that he had eliminated Washington and Carolina and plans to take revenge on not just the Freelancers, but the UNSC for creating the project in the first place. Tucker orders his team to put a stop to Temple's plan, but Temple reveals that he has recruited all of the other surviving Red and Blue simulation troopers to fight for him. Temple then gives the Reds and Blues one last chance to join him. Doc accepts, pointing out how Reds and Blues have continually mistreated him in the past. Sarge also joins due to his desire to fight in another war. Tucker, Caboose, Simmons, and Lopez are forced to flee but are quickly cornered. They are forced to stow Lopez's head in a rocket and launch it into space to summon help before they are captured.
29715"Objects in Space"9:32July 9, 2017 (2017-07-09) (FIRST)
July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16)
In a way that parodies the opening title sequence of Star Trek, Lopez's head travels through space until he is picked up by an unknown figure. Meanwhile, Grif is attempting to deal with his isolation after staying behind on the retirement planet, making surrogates of his friends out of volleyballs and learning Spanish out of sheer boredom. Locus then arrives with Lopez's head, telling him his friends need help. Locus offers to help him save the others. Eager to reunite with his friends, Grif agrees to go with him. As they leave the planet, Grif asks Locus why he is helping him, and Locus simply replies that it is the right thing to do.
29816"Grif Does A Rescue"8:57July 16, 2017 (2017-07-16) (FIRST)
July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23)
In anticipation of the assault on the UNSC, Temple promotes Sarge to the rank of "Super Colonel" when he is informed of an intruder. The intruder turns out to be Grif, who quickly gets himself stuck in a vent. Grif is brought to the others in the brig, where Temple taunts them by playing the full transmission Church sent, which was in fact an archived radio message from Alpha-Church to Control asking for a plumber after Caboose and Tucker flushed a grenade down their toilet. Grif then reveals that his capture was in fact a diversion, which Locus takes advantage of when he comes to help Washington and Carolina.
29917"Quicksave"12:08July 23, 2017 (2017-07-23) (FIRST)
July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30)
Locus frees Washington and Carolina from their armor lock, explaining that he had been tracking the Blues and Reds after they stole a vital power generator from an innocent colony, resulting in the deaths of all of the colonists. He also reveals that he is trying to change, so he will refrain from killing anybody. Meanwhile, Sarge is sent to execute Dylan and Jax. However, Sarge has second thoughts and instead saves them, pleading for them to tell the others that working with Temple was in fact all part of a long term plan. Locus and Sarge free the others, with the latter only being accepted back as he apologizes, admitting that he was so desperate to find another battle that he was willing to make his friends into enemies. Simmons and Grif reconcile their friendship, and Grif admits that he is a necessary part of the group. The Reds and Blues then attempt to escape the base and start a battle with the simulation troops. Washington, groggy from the extended armor lock, wanders into the battle and gets shot in the neck.
30018"Desolation"9:54July 30, 2017 (2017-07-30) (FIRST)
August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06)
Angered at Washington being shot, Tucker, Sarge and Caboose defeat the remaining simulation troopers. Locus takes Washington on his ship to get him to a hospital, and advises Tucker to lead the Reds and Blues to pursue Temple. Meanwhile, Dylan consults with one of her scientist contacts, who tells her that the machine Loco built is an unnecessarily over-complicated tunneling machine that can't possibly work. As everybody analyzes the footage Jax had taken and find a map marking a remote island on Earth with no apparent strategic value, Dylan then consults VIC, who found evidence of Temple planning to attack the UNSC's new headquarters on Earth. Dylan eventually concludes that Temple plans to use Loco's machine to tunnel from the island directly through the Earth to the UNSC headquarters on the other side. However, Tucker lost his confidence in himself after being fooled by Temple, getting his sword stolen by Buckey, and letting Washington get hurt. After a quick pep talk by Grif, Tucker decides to leads the Reds and Blues against the Blues and Reds.
30119"Red vs Red"10:25August 6, 2017 (2017-08-06) (FIRST)
August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13)
The Reds and Blues arrive at the island, where they are shot down by the island's air defense system, but survive thanks to Grif's piloting. The Reds and Blues then stage a full-on assault on the simulation troopers, easily cutting through their lines, culminating in Cronut and Lorenzo then stage a counterattack in a tank, with Tucker kicking off Lorenzo's head and punching the tank until it explodes. Dylan then updates everybody on Loco's machine, which her scientist contact discovered to be powered by a time machine, that once activated would create a quantum singularity that would destroy the planet.
30220"Blue vs Blue"13:51August 13, 2017 (2017-08-13) (FIRST)
August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20)
The Reds and Blues continue to push into the Blues and Reds inner defenses. Sarge encounters Surge, and tries to convince him to turn against Temple, but Surge declines this, and attacks Sarge, who then attempts to spare Surge's life, but accidentally drops him into an incinerator during a monologue. Grif and Simmons encounter Gene, who has switched back to a gold visor, causing him to look exactly like Simmons. Unsure of which Maroon soldier is which, Grif recalls the first episode of the series and asks "Why are we here?" to identify Simmons, allowing Grif to shoot and defeat Gene, who is left him dangling over a river of lava. Tucker meanwhile gets into a firefight with Buckey, who runs out of bullets, allowing Tucker to defeat him and reclaim his sword. Blue Team then finds Doc, who tends to an exhausted Carolina after explaining he betrayed the Blues and Reds after discovering their plan. The Reds and Blues finally make it to Temple and the time machine. Temple is defeated by the arrival of Grif, not before he shoots Loco by accident, mortally wounding him. Loco tells Caboose that he made the door "because friends, best friends, should be able to say goodbye", and as the machine activates, opening a portal to the past, Caboose turns around to find Alpha-Church standing behind him.
30321"Epilogues"15:34August 20, 2017 (2017-08-20) (FIRST)
August 27, 2017 (2017-08-27)

Everyone is shocked to see their friend after a long time. Loco, dying from his injuries, tells Caboose that he has little time to say goodbye. Tucker tells Caboose to grab Church from the other side of the portal. Caboose refuses, saying Church belongs there, and just says his final goodbye to his friend. The machine begins to fire its primary weapon as Dylan inserts VIC into the device. VIC sacrifices himself to shut down the machine, which vanishes. Temple is then knocked out by Tucker under Carolina's wishes. The Reds and Blues then head outside of the facility to find the Chorus lieutenants along with Sister, who was on Chorus for business. They tell the Reds and Blues that Wash was dropped by someone on Chorus, and is recovering under Dr. Grey's supervision. Dylan submits her story, explaining that after spending time with the Reds and Blues, they definitely do not possess the qualities typically associated with heroes. However, it is their friendship with each other and their determination to fight through any challenge that makes them heroic.

During the credits, scenes show Temple, Buckey, and Cronut are imprisoned, Jax is pitching a movie based on his adventures to a film studio executive, and Alpha-Church, confused at what he has just witnessed, resolves to completely forget what he has seen and never mention it again.

Season 16: "The Shisno Paradox" (2018)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
3041"The Shisno"9:36April 15, 2018 (2018-04-15) (FIRST)
April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22)
After an opening scene in Medieval England where two knights re-enact the "why are we here" dialogue from the series' first episode, it cuts to right where Season 15 ended. Donut, who had been hit by a bolt shot by a malfunctioning time machine, vanishes in a space-time anomaly, Carolina decides to leave with the Chorus lieutenants to check on Washington's recovery, and Sister rejoins the Reds and Blues as they leave to get pizza. The events turn out to have been watched by two fairy-like light beings, Muggins and Huggins, with the former requesting the latter to follow the group while he leaves to report to their superiors, the Cosmic Powers.
3052"Incendiary Incidents"11:30April 22, 2018 (2018-04-22) (FIRST)
April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29)
After crashing their ship, Grif explains to Simmons that it was part of his new plan of avoiding everything that will force him into an adventure, something he learned from reading about the "incendiary incidents" of dramatic structure. On the way to the pizzeria, Donut reappears, claiming he has come from the past to tell them that they are to become time travel warriors and defend the universe. Once the restaurant turns out to be destroyed, Donut reveals he has special guns that shoot portals that allow for travel through time and space, and goes back to a week prior, with the restaurant still intact. Before the group can process this, a four-armed goddess calling herself Kalirama descends from the sky and attacks them, blowing up the pizzeria in the process. As Donut summons a force field to protect them, the Reds and Blues split into four groups of two - Caboose and Lopez, Sister and Tucker, Simmons and Sarge, and Doc and Grif, the last of whom are followed by Huggins - and grab the weapons to escape through time travel.
3063"Lost Time"8:52April 29, 2018 (2018-04-29) (FIRST)
May 6, 2018 (2018-05-06)
As the groups inspect the time-portal guns, Sarge decides to prevent his greatest military failure, only causing it in the process, and Caboose, having misunderstood the "saving the future by fixing the past" message of Donut, decides he will open a fixed interest savings account.
3074"Sis and Tuc's Sexellent Adventure"10:44May 6, 2018 (2018-05-06) (FIRST)
May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13)
Having disagreed on whether they actually had sex back in Blood Gulch, Sister and Tucker travel back to season 5, with Tucker both causing the death of Captain Flowers by recklessly using a sniper rifle, and the interruption of an attempted intercourse by the past incarnations of Sister and Tucker by startling them with an echoed shout. Sarge concludes the cause of all his problems were incompetent subordinates, and decides to recruit a team of historical warriors. Grif goes back to this pre-army college year and discovers pizza no longer exists, with the pizzeria now selling calzone and stromboli. At Doc's suggestion, he decides to go back in time and ensure pizza is invented.
3085"Headshots"12:46May 13, 2018 (2018-05-13) (FIRST)
May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20)
With his new recruits, Privates John, George and Alex, Sarge decides he will prevent his defection in the previous season by pre-emptively killing Temple. After they arrive at Desert Gulch just as the Reds and Blues meet their counterparts and Sarge shoots Temple, it turns out to be an actor in a film Jax Jonez is directing based on the events. Jax is at first angry but lets go, being happy at seeing Sarge and Simmons again, noting the Reds and Blues have been missing for a year (which Simmons notes as the amount of time he and Sarge spent time travelling). Seeing an opportunity in the open spot his murder caused, Sarge attempts to convince Jax to cast him as Temple, but only manages to get John, a more experienced actor, in said role. Meanwhile, having heard reports by both Muggins and Kalirama, the king of the Cosmic Powers, Atlus Arcadium Rex, decides that he will exterminate the Reds and Blues.
3096"A Pizza the Action"8:59May 20, 2018 (2018-05-20) (FIRST)
May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27)
Grif travels to 6th century Italy trying to influence the locals into creating pizza, but his attempts are fruitless. Eventually he decides to give in to Doc's suggestion to instead use time travel to prevent tragedies, only for Doc to be taken over by the O'Malley evil split personality, steal the time gun and leave Grif stranded in the past. In the present, Sister and Tucker, following time travelling misadventures while attempting to have sex with celebrities - Tucker scared the horses of Catherine the Great and Christopher Reeve, crashed Paul Walker's car, and shot Adolf Hitler - get intoxicated on antifreeze just as Muggins announces the arrival of King Atlus, who after being taunted by Tucker and Sister (who mistook him for a hallucination) smites them with lightning.
3107"It Just Winked At Me"7:44May 27, 2018 (2018-05-27) (FIRST)
June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03)
With Sister and Tucker having survived his attacks due to some sort of divine protection, King Atlus decides to send in after them a huge cyclops (done in live-action and portrayed by Gus Sorola). Following an extensive battle, Tucker defeats the cyclops by striking him in his lone testicle. After Atlus sends in the cyclops's wife, Tucker and Sister run away by opening a portal that leads them to the Medieval England moment that opened the season. Meanwhile, in Ancient Italy, knowing she must stop Doc and get back to the present, Huggins decides to ask for Grif's help.
3118"Recovery"11:52June 3, 2018 (2018-06-03) (FIRST)
June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10)
In Chorus, Carolina and Washington run a training course, which Carolina hesitates due to his condition but Wash insists. Wash takes a fall, causing him to snap at Carolina for rushing his recovery process, having completely forgotten that it was his idea. Later, Carolina consults Dr. Grey about Wash's frequent memory lapses, in which Dr. Grey explains that Wash is suffering from brain damage due to the injuries he's endured throughout the years. After being contacted by Dylan Andrews, who after discovering ancient art depicting the Reds and Blues has concluded that the group's disappearance had them actually lost in time, Carolina decides to go after Dylan's time travel expert, with Wash tagging along. In Ancient Italy, Grif eventually gives in to Huggins and decides to go with her upon learning that Sister and Tucker are in the same period as them, while still having a time travel gun.
3129"Walk and Talk"13:39June 10, 2018 (2018-06-10) (FIRST)
June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17)
Carolina and Washington go after the expert, Jax, being greeted in the film set by his new assistant director, Private George. Sarge, who is now an extra in the film, and Simmons reveal to the group that they own a time travel gun, and demonstrate it by opening a portal to their previous week, where Sarge's attempt to recruit Achilles during the Trojan War went wrong. Jax explains the nature of temporal paradoxes, and while trying to demonstrate whether time travel implicates determinism or free will, the group is greeted by Caboose and Lopez. Meanwhile, in the sixth century, Grif and Huggins bond as they walk all the way to England, even if the English Channel is part of the route.
31310"Caboose's Travels"10:37June 17, 2018 (2018-06-17) (FIRST)
June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24)
Caboose displays a slideshow of his time travels, where he sold a gun to Gavrilo Princip, visited the facility destroyed by Project Freelancer in early season 9, indirectly taught ancient hominids to use tools by beating them with bones, helped Rooster Teeth (referred to as "some ugly people" from Buda, Texas) name their company, caused the classic Maya collapse, and after introducing fire to cavemen, got set ablaze and while running through time torched the library of Alexandria, 1666 London, and the Hindenburg. Washington has painful flashbacks witnessing Jax recreate the moment where he was shot in the neck. In medieval England, Tucker, who was crowned king of Camelot (which he has renamed Camelto) because his sword was mistaken for Excalibur, learns he has a visitor. Grif tells them that O'Malley has returned and all their time travelling is actually doing serious damage, then Donut suddenly appears out of a portal. Donut sees Huggins with Grif and angrily tells them that Huggins is working for the enemy. Grif counters this by saying it is actually Donut who is working for the bad guys and gave them time guns to ruin the past. Donut begs them to listen to him and Tucker questions why they would ever listen to him. Distraught, Donut leaves through a portal. Once Tucker is informed the French army he has declared war on is approaching, he decides to leave with Grif. Donut arrives in a white void dimension, where O'Malley is already waiting, and goes seeing his "God", who tells Donut that his friends will betray him, and that although he will spare them despite that, when Donut returns to the Reds and Blues he must do something for him.
31411"Sword Loser"10:05June 24, 2018 (2018-06-24) (FIRST)
July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01)
Huggins informs Atlus that the Reds and Blues who just left the sixth century want to have a meeting with him, and while at first he is enraged and unwilling (even venting by using his powers on a moon, that ends up looking like the shattered one seen in RWBY), Atlus begrudgingly accepts at Kalirama's suggestion. During their meeting in a remote island, the Cosmic Powers tell them that they wish to meet with the rest of the Reds and Blues as well. Grif bargains that they would do so if they grant them 3 wishes, Atlus agrees and asks what they wish for. Tucker tries to spend all 3 on getting a 300 foot long penis, but is overruled by Grif who wishes for an energy sword like the one Tucker has. Tucker wastes the second wish getting rid of the sword and Grif wastes the third getting it back. With the "bargaining" over, Atlus tells them to reassemble the rest of the group before they discuss anything further, and congratulate Huggins for her good work. While an ecstatic Grif indulges in sword-related puns, an enraged and frustrated Sister has an argument with Tucker, calling out on his narcissism and need to feel superior.
31512"Docudrama"10:30July 1, 2018 (2018-07-01) (FIRST)
July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08)
Grif, Sister and Tucker rejoin the rest of the Reds and Blues at Jax's film set. Their talks are covered by a behind-the-scenes documentary in the style of The Office, and once all known information between the group is shared, they leave to meet the Cosmic Powers. Meanwhile, Jax's new cast he recruited through time travel - along with recasting John as Sarge, Rodney Dangerfield is Tucker, Tommy Wiseau is Caboose, and Jeff Bridges is Grif - makes the studio cut off the funding for his movie. Hoping to get a time machine to finish his production, Jax comes through a portal interrupting Atlus's introduction, leading him to get hit by Atlus's thrown hammer. Afterwards, everyone makes their introductions, and Atlus prepares to explain what the Reds and Blues are up against.
31613"A Time for Hammers"11:41July 8, 2018 (2018-07-08) (FIRST)
July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15)
Atlus reveals that the Cosmic Powers were created by Chrovos and enslaved for a huge project of galactic proportions, although he admits he does not know exactly what said project is. The Cosmic Powers later rebelled against their master and Chrovos sent Titans to stop them, all of which were either killed or imprisoned in a prison-like labyrinth which functions like a never ending treadmill where prisoners walk forward for eternity. Simmons interrupts and says he has realised what the Cosmic Powers really are, he says that Chrovos created them to pose as gods to manipulate other races to do his bidding. The Cosmic Powers then reveal themselves as artificial intelligences in Monitor bodies. Atlus continues his story, explaining that in the present Chrovos was weak but not powerless, as he influenced a human to create a time machine and the momentary leak in time gave him enough power to pull someone gullible and stupid enough - Donut - to believe him to the past in the era he was most powerful, where he would then give him Time-Portal Guns to alter the timeline and ruin time itself. With everything the Reds and Blues have done throughout history, they have wrecked time to the brink of collapse. Kalirama tells them the only hope left is for the Reds and Blues to travel to Chrovos' labyrinth, fight their way through its guardians and use a special hammer called The Hammer to reinforce Chrovos' bindings and prevent his escape. In a private room where the Reds and Blues are deciding on whether to undertake this near-impossible task, Washington gives a speech about how the Reds and Blues used time travel for selfish reasons to relive guilt, right wrongs or otherwise fix mistakes when the right thing to better yourselves now and not dwell on the mistakes of the past and learn and grow from this. The group decide to go through, but Carolina finally speaks up and tells Wash he is not coming because his neck injury led to cerebral hypoxia and brain damage. Wash is angry at the reveal and storms off. Donut steals the Hammer and leaves through a time portal, saying their insults about him being stupid, gullible and worthless over the years made his betrayal easier to accept. The episode ends with Sister saying, "we all need therapy!"
31714"Lights Out"9:15July 15, 2018 (2018-07-15) (FIRST)
July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22)
After Tucker discusses with Sister about their previous argument and his failures and insecurities, he decides to tell the others his plan to solve things out, going back in time to save Washington from being shot. Huggins, who was spying on them because the Cosmic Powers don't trust them yet, exclaims at this and berates them for this decision saying they will destroy time. They tell her they have no choice and must save their friend. Huggins rushes off with the intent to tell the Cosmic Powers of the Reds and Blues betrayal as Grif sadly bids goodbye to her, and the Reds and Blues decide the rush with their departure. On the way to Atlus, Huggins is intercepted by Genkins, who questions what she is doing, and after she tells him about the Reds and Blues betrayal, he opens a mini black hole which sucks Huggins inside, instantly killing her. Genkins approaches the Cosmic Powers and is soon followed by Muggins who tells them that he felt Huggins energy die and that the Reds and Blues are gone. He concludes that she must have seen the Reds and Blues leave and that someone killed her before she could warn them. Suddenly, three beings, who Atlus calls the Fates, appear. One of which, named Destiny, prophecies that the end is upon them and no one will live to see the next dawn.
31815"Paradox"22:27July 22, 2018 (2018-07-22) (FIRST)
July 29, 2018 (2018-07-29)
In Temple's underwater base, the Reds and Blues start their charge to prevent Washington's wound without being detected or causing changes to the past. On the way, Grif smells pizza, and when leaving to investigate the source comes upon Genkins. He reveals, out of boredom, to have erased pizza and caused other events to ensure the Reds and Blues would cause a temporal paradox, as its effects on reality could release Chrovos, who promised to make Genkins an actual god who could rewrite reality at his will. The paradox would be that without Washington's injury, the Reds and Blues reinforced by Wash and Locus would stop Temple before he activated the time machine, preventing the incidents that led to the group time travelling in the first place. Meanwhile, at Chrovos's prison, Donut has second thoughts about releasing him with the Hammer, fearing for the safety of his friends, which causes O'Malley to attack. The two soldiers fight across history by jumping through time portals, from which Donut emerges victorious, and decides to use the hammer to seal Chrovos, who in turn says Donut is too late. At the same time Donut tries striking Chrovos, Grif is unable to prevent the Reds and Blues from shooting down the soldier who fired at Wash. The group panics as they fade from existence. Time then returns to a recreation of Blood Gulch in Halo 2 Anniversary. Events similar to the first two episodes of Red vs. Blue occur, only Church has the voice of Genkins and different mannerisms, and Grif and Simmons' "ever wonder why we're here" discussion has them feeling deja vu.

Season 17: "Singularity" (2019)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
3191"A Sitch in Time"11:47March 9, 2019 (2019-03-09) (FIRST)
March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16)
The events of the start of Red vs. Blue are playing again, as the Reds and Blues are trapped in a singularity where they relive their old memories in a loop. However, this time events are going differently due to the intervention of the trickster Genkins, who to release his "grandfather" Chrovos - who at Genkins' request picks a human form, settling on a female body and voice - from a forcefield created by a magical hammer wielded by Donut, is impersonating people from the Reds and Blues' history to change the past and create time paradoxes that cause cracks in said barrier. Once Donut awakens and learns it all from Chrovos, he decides to jump into the singularity, which he nicknames "Everwhen", hoping to break his friends from their trance.
3202"Everwhen"10:22March 16, 2019 (2019-03-16) (FIRST)
March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23)
Donut discovers the nature of the Everwhen, which for being based around his memories means he can possess his past selves. After reliving being shot by Washington at the end of Red vs. Blue: Recreation, Donut unsuccessfully tries to convince the Reds and Blues about their status in moments of seasons 15, 8 and 3. Once Donut is back with Chrovos, her bragging unwillingly gives him the idea to instead discover what happened after the paradox, and Donut goes to Chorus to look for Washington.
3213"Schrödingin'"12:18March 23, 2019 (2019-03-23) (FIRST)
March 30, 2019 (2019-03-30)
By trying to find Washington at General Doyle General Hospital, Donut finds Doctor Emily Grey, who fills him in on the former Freelancer's whereabouts. Wash, who is experiencing the old and new timeline at once, frequently went to the hospital complaining about a non-existing neck wound (because the paradox prevented him from getting shot there), ultimately inspiring Dr. Grey to commit insurance fraud, exaggerating on Wash's medical conditions to the UNSC and getting hefty compensations which built a new wing for the hospital and made Wash rich through unusual business endeavours. Once Donut visits Washington's penthouse, he manages to fix Wash's oscillation between timelines by making him aware he is living through two realities at once, which collapses the probability wave. After Washington catches up on Donut's situation, they go for Chrovos' prison, and Washington has the idea of preventing the paradox, but is unable to do so once Genkins destroys their time portal gun.
3224"Breaching the Torus"9:31March 30, 2019 (2019-03-30) (FIRST)
April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06)
With no other choice, Donut and Washington are forced to use the Time Door to go back into the Everwhen, possess their past selves and attempt to save the Reds and Blues. After Washington learns the mental time travel by going back to when he shot Donut, the duo heads for a briefing in season 13. Washington tells the Reds and Blues about their status trapped in their memories and asks for their help, and is nearly successful if not for the intervention of Genkins - who under the guise of Epsilon, makes Carolina suspicious of Washington and leads him to angrily storm out of the room. Washington and Donut eventually come to the conclusion that their best chance at convincing the Reds and Blues is to exploit how the soldiers are starting to get suspicious of the fake reality, and like Donut "fixed" Wash by making him aware of something impossible, namely making Wash meet the soldiers before their actual first encounter. So they travel to season 5, but while Donut is in Blood Gulch, Wash is elsewhere, experiencing the events of the miniseries Recovery One.
3235"The Not-So-Good Ol' Days"9:42April 6, 2019 (2019-04-06) (FIRST)
April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13)
After Washington fully remembers the situation, Wyoming appears. While talking to his would-be adversary, Wash figures out that Genkins would again manipulate Carolina to foil him and Donut, meaning he has to bring her to their side before going to Blood Gulch. Given that during the period Carolina was deemed dead, only resurfacing when she recruited the Reds and Blues to rescue Epsilon, Wash travels back to his Freelancer days trying to discover her whereabouts but since they aren't friends yet, she refuses to talk to him. After several unsuccessful attempts, Washington is advised by Agent Iowa to travel to a more recent time when they are friends and ask her then. He gets the information from her at the time of their retirement during season 15: Carolina enlisted in the UNSC to help end the war somewhere Project Freelancer would never look for her. With the help of the AI Delta, Washington then heads for the base where Carolina served under a fake name, and eventually convinced the suspicious former Freelancer given Wash knew the reasons why she eventually wanted to exact revenge on the Director. Both depart to Blood Gulch.
3246"Self-Fulfilling Odyssey"12:19April 13, 2019 (2019-04-13) (FIRST)
April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20)
Genkins arrives in the same period where Donut and Washington are by impersonating Church. Along with the Pelican airship that had originally arrived in Blood Gulch carrying Grif's sister Kaikaina, another comes in with Wash and Carolina. The Reds and Blues - except for Tucker, who was inside giving birth to Junior at the moment, and Lopez, - are confused at recognizing two Freelancers they had never met before, and Carolina also does not understand deeming the simulation troopers familiar. Even though Genkins tries to stop Donut, once he highlights the impossibility of the situation, the group get their minds fixed like it happened with Washington. Washington exposes the identity of a now furious Genkins, who taunts Grif about having done something to his fairy friend Huggins, before Caboose explains he is not taking his friend Church being impersonated well and beats Genkins up until he leaves his body. Afterwards the plot rewinds to when Genkins created a small black hole to suck Huggins within; however, she does not die, and eventually comes across what resembles a red giant star.
3257"Limbo"10:00April 20, 2019 (2019-04-20) (FIRST)
April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27)
Huggins discovers her parents alive, who explain that black holes do not destroy, but lead to the moment prior to the Big Bang, and that the paradox has made time break at a certain point. They also say that by traveling close to the speed of light, Huggins can accelerate time, escape the black hole, and locate the blockage. Back at Blood Gulch, Kaikaina pranks Tucker after he wakes up from his labour-induced coma, until Donut helps Tucker fix his mind - which also works with Doc, who reveals he did not die after fighting Donut in the end of the previous season. Meanwhile, Caboose enters the Singularity and consults with Huggins while the other troopers debate what to do about Donut's betrayal. Doc's encouragement spurs Donut to give a scathing speech about his treatment at the hands of his friends, before storming off. Wash makes the Reds and Blues apologize to Donut so they can fix time.
3268"Finally"8:58April 27, 2019 (2019-04-27) (FIRST)
May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04)
The Reds and Blues attempt to apologize to Donut but the only apology he will accept is them fixing the timeline. Wash and Carolina split off leaving Donut in charge of catching the sim troopers up. He jumps them back ten minutes in the original timeline, where he is trapped under the Pelican and Tucker is back in the base giving birth to Junior. They reunite with Caboose and Huggins, who chastises Grif for messing up the timeline before making up with him. Huggins corrects Donut's plan so that Huggins will scout ahead to note any discrepancies caused by Genkins and report them to Caboose while the Reds and Blues travel to those moments to "re-zip" time. Sarge repeatedly relives the "best day of his life", the deletion of the Blues from the database, while Grif shoots Tex's ship out of the sky when Andy refuses to detonate and Tucker finds himself at the fight on Chorus that ended season 11.
3279"Succession"12:32May 4, 2019 (2019-05-04) (FIRST)
May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11)
Tucker realizes the events that are going wrong are caused by Genkins possessing Lopez Dos.0's Mantis body and turning the tide of the battle the sim troopers originally lost in their favour. Tucker restores the timeline by exploding Dos.0, and ensuring Sarge, Donut, Wash, and Lopez are knocked out and taken away by the Federal Army. Back at the New Republic base, Genkins occupies Tucker's AI slot and tries to convince the trooper to pre-emptively kill Felix before he betrays everyone, but Tucker talks him down with reflections on the burdens of leadership and how he needs to accomplish what Donut wanted. Donut returns to his first meeting with the Meta, who is possessed by Genkins, and convinces him that Chrovos will betray him. Carolina and Wash discuss their friendship and the necessity of returning to the final paradox: Wash's injury. Genkins convinces Chrovos to give him most of her remaining power, then vows to come destroy her after he's finished with the Reds and Blues. At the site of the final paradox, Wash walks into gunfire to be shot but Genkins freezes time.
32810"Killing Time"8:56May 11, 2019 (2019-05-11) (FIRST)
May 18, 2019 (2019-05-18)
Time resumes and Wash is not shot, allowing Locus to rescue him and turning the tide of the battle with the Blues and Reds. The Reds and Blues are no longer able to jump in time, and Donut has been ejected to Chrovos' prison, but by being trapped at the second iteration of the battle they now have access to a time gun again. They cannot pass through the portals themselves, but light, sound, and objects can go through, allowing them to more-or-less videoconference with Donut. Chrovos, frustrated by Genkins' betrayal, tells them that Genkins can be harmed by the magic golf club given to Caboose. They find Genkins at his original paradox, Church's first death, and open a portal in Sheila's barrel, depositing the golf club in it so that it impales him when she fires. Enraged, Genkins brings them all to the Labyrinth, where they are separated and float off into the darkness.
32911"Omphalos"11:17May 18, 2019 (2019-05-18) (FIRST)
May 25, 2019 (2019-05-25)
The Reds and Blues face Labyrinth, an AI who manifests as hallucinations based on their worst insecurities - Wash battles an army of minotaurs who shoot down the entire team, Carolina verbally spars with an image of herself from the Freelancer era, Sarge is miserable in an office environment before finding himself about to storm the beaches of Normandy with great reluctance, Grif is forced by a sadistic instructor to run a deadly obstacle course, and Lopez discovers that he is human and speaking English. Donut watches this from the portal, and asks for Chrovos's help, but she says only his power would be enough. After Genkins is done gloating to Donut and Chrovos and leaves, Doc reveals himself, allowing his and Donut's combined shisno powers to put them in the labyrinth, but not before Lopez can kill himself.
33012"Theogeny"21:43May 25, 2019 (2019-05-25) (FIRST)
June 1, 2019 (2019-06-01)
Doc and Donut rescue Grif, who runs off to save Kai, who was being confronted by a fake Grif in the remains of their burnt down childhood home. Chrovos tries to get Doc to bring out the O'Malley personality, and Doc eventually merges himself and his evil counterpart to save Wash. The gang unites to track down Carolina during her heated battle with her reflection in the Freelancer training room, and Tucker in a nightmare where everyone else was gone. Defeated, Labyrinth reveals himself and partners with them to take down Genkins, whom he beats with the club. Genkins pushes Labryinth into the black hole and reveals that Lopez is alive since he would have sensed Lopez dying. Donut remembers that by falling into the black hole, Lopez returned to the beginning of time, and because he is inorganic, he can effectively survive into the present. When Donut explains this to Genkins, Genkins realizes that he can become as powerful as Chrovos by jumping into the black hole and gleefully does so. Labyrinth reveals that he was not pushed into the hole and that his and Donut's plan worked: Genkins went back in time and became Chrovos, completing the loop. Free of Genkins, the Reds and Blues erase the original paradox by having Wash injured again. In the hospital, Donut decides to take some time for himself, and Lopez returns having lived through the entirety of the universe.

Season 18: "Zero" (2020)Edit

No. Overall No. in Season Title Episode Length Original release date
3311"Viper"11:04November 9, 2020 (2020-11-09) (FIRST)
November 16, 2020 (2020-11-16)
Washington, whose brain damage has been repaired with robotic implants, and Carolina supervise the transfer of an alien artifact to a secure Alliance of Defense facility. The transfer is attacked by Zero and his subordinates Phase and Diesel, who call themselves "Viper", who kill multiple soldiers and defeat Washington and Carolina in hand-to-hand-combat. Meanwhile, Shatter Squad drives back to base after picking up new recruits Raymond. Drivers Agent One and East become competitive and turn it into a race, getting them in trouble with their superior Agent West. However, rather than punish them, he announces they have bigger problems. Back at the base, Phase and Diesel use a mysterious dagger to extract information from Washington while Zero kills the remaining guards and destroys the facility.
3322"Recovery"13:15November 16, 2020 (2020-11-16) (FIRST)
November 23, 2020 (2020-11-23)
Shatter Squad is introduced to Carolina, who is recovering from the injuries sustained battling Viper but decides to test the abilities of One and East by engaging them in hand-to-hand combat. Meanwhile, Zero and Phase use the artifact to open the way to a temple, where they fight several aliens.
3333"Duo"15:28November 23, 2020 (2020-11-23) (FIRST)
November 30, 2020 (2020-11-30)
Zero and Phase fight and defeat a large Temple Guardian, retrieving a large blade from him. At the Alliance of Defense base, One and East briefly get the upper hand on Carolina by fighting in sync, only to lose the advantage once East recklessly charges on Carolina. West and Raymond find a weakened Washington in the lobby and are attacked by Diesel, who only retreats as West fires a rocket launcher on him. Using a new experimental vehicle, Shatter Squad goes after Viper, who broke into another base with an armored truck to steal another artifact.
3344"Encounter"11:21November 30, 2020 (2020-11-30) (FIRST)
December 7, 2020 (2020-12-07)
Shatter Squad continues to chase Viper, with the truck stopping as West rams a Mongoose onto it. However, Zero then knocks out West, and uses the artifacts to successfully beat Shatter Squad one by one. As One tells Carolina that Zero referred to the artifact as a "key", Carolina realizes they have to go save Tucker.
3355"Sideways"12:49December 7, 2020 (2020-12-07) (FIRST)
December 14, 2020 (2020-12-14)
Shatter Squad arrives to save Tucker, who is now an Alliance of Defense instructor, just as Viper arrives to attack him. Tucker is taken to an escape aircraft, and as he talks to an injured East, she in turn stabs him. East carries Tucker's body out and tosses it aside, now in possession of his sword. She then approaches Phase and the two fuse into one person, revealing that East was a "Holo-Echo", a solid hologram that serves as a person's duplicate. Zero notes that now they can open the temple leading to the Ultimate Power.
3366"Shattered"10:22December 14, 2020 (2020-12-14) (FIRST)
December 21, 2020 (2020-12-21)
Tucker turns out to not have died, but the flatline was enough for his sword, the Great Key, to accept working for Phase, who uses it simultaneously with Zero's artifact to open up the final temple. Meanwhile, Axel gives the story of Zero, that used to be "Agent One" for the original Shatter Squad, created by special ops program GLASS during the Great War, and once the project was shut down, Zero felt betrayed and wanted to prove that he was powerful and enlisted Phase to his syndicate. West in turn reveals that his daughter East, now known as Phase after running away a few years prior, was only saved from a worsening disease by enduring alien experimentation done by Starlight Laboratories. Shatter Squad is not confident in stopping Zero, but One rallies them around to go to battle, which they do after upgrading their armor and weapons.
3377"For Power Pt. 1"15:03December 21, 2020 (2020-12-21) (FIRST)
December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28)
At the Temple, Shatter Squad battles several monsters and a Guardian before meeting Diesel, wielding a Key of his own. Carolina tells the squad to go ahead as she battles Diesel, and on the next part of the temple, Phase appears, who West decides to take on, trying to apologize for all he caused his daughter. One, Axel and Raymond advance to where Zero has used his Key to open the vault to the Ultimate Power - a helmet. The helmet in turn send Zero to a mysterious void, where he meets a figure named "The Black Lotus", Keeper of the Armor, who is convinced by Zero to give him the Ultimate Power. Zero, now wearing the Armor, unleashes his sword and faces the trio, with the Black Lotus speaking through him.
3388"For Power Pt. 2"16:33December 28, 2020 (2020-12-28) (FIRST)
January 4, 2021 (2021-01-04)
After Raymond unlocks armor enhancements that will double their power but cause exhaustion by doubling their energy consumption, One and Axel try to take on Zero. They are eventually joined by Carolina, who killed Diesel and took his Key. As Zero gets pushed back, the Black Lotus mocks his resolve and calls him pathetic for having not yet defeated Shatter Squad even with the help of The Armor. This angers Zero and he proceeds to attack everyone furiously, knocking out Carolina. But before he attacks the rest of Shatter Squad, Phase - who had just defeated and knocked out West - appears to help them. Through coordinated attacks, Zero is defeated, and Black Lotus compliments Shatter Squad on their efforts before teleporting back to his void, dragging Zero along with him. One takes Zero's sword, and calls the Alliance of Defense for rescue, as Shatter Squad, now joined by Phase - who asks to called by her given name Danielle, while One and Axel reveal themselves as Jamie and Lance - help up Carolina and discuss on possible team-building exercises.

MiniseriesEdit

  Canon
  Not Canon
  Unclear if Canon
Title Date Episodes Notes
Red vs. Blue: Out of Mind June 16, 2006 – October 3, 2006 5 Set between season 4 and 5
Red vs. Blue: Recovery One October 28, 2007 – December 7, 2007 4 Set immediately after Out of Mind, it was released after Season 5.
Red vs. Blue: Relocated February 9, 2009 – March 9, 2009 4 Set between season 6 and 7
Red vs. Blue: ODST September 1, 2009 - September 11, 2009 3 Made as a promotion for Halo 3: ODST
Red vs. Blue: Holiday Plans January 4, 2010 - January 6, 2010 3 Originally created for Halo Waypoint, released after Season 7
Team Slipspace: An Epic Grifball Saga February 20, 2010 - July 3, 2010 12 Spin-off to Red vs. Blue
Red vs. Blue: Reach August 9, 2010 - September 8, 2010 3 Made as a promotion for Halo: Reach
Red vs. Blue: MIA November 13, 2011 - December 17, 2011 6 Set within season 9, it was released at the end of season 9
Red vs. Blue: Where There's a Will, There's a Wall April 14, 2012 - April 28, 2012 3 Also set within season 9 and released between season 9 and 10
Red vs. Blue 360 November 10, 2016 - February 20, 2017 4 Episodes that utilize YouTube's 360º feature

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Animated using Unreal Engine
  2. ^ The current title - a reference to James Bond's introduction, "Bond. James Bond." and use of two 0's in his agent number, 007 — was first used on the DVD. Upon release, each of the six versions available for download had different titles, each another reference to Sean Connery's Bond films:
  3. ^ The soliloquy was heavily abbreviated for the low-resolution videos, accounting for the difference in run times. It was also cut entirely for the DVD release.
  4. ^ When Grif states that the canyon is getting dark as an excuse to go inside, Simmons meta-references the lifespan of Red vs. Blue by arguing that it hasn't gotten dark in 3 years. The first episode debuted 3 years previously, in 2003.
  5. ^ A fourth member of Tex's division called Carolina is mentioned, who Tex confirms as dead.
  6. ^ In this conversation, it is revealed that 3 days have passed since episode 78, as Doc states that Junior is 3 days old
  7. ^ As the episode fades to black, Church questions why something dramatic takes place "every five minutes", in meta-reference to how the most recent episodes of Red vs. Blue have commonly ended with a cliffhanger.
  8. ^ This Episode also aired on August 3rd on Screw Attack's website.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Rooster Teeth's YouTube, January 15, 2020.
  2. ^ Joe Nicolosi [@TehPwnShop] (Jun 25, 2018). "15 actually, the last one is the real double stuffed Oreos though" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  3. ^ Crawford, Torrian. "HOME - Torrian Crawford". Archived from the original on November 7, 2020. Retrieved November 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Episode 77 was released to coincide with Red vs. Blue's third anniversary.
  5. ^ Reconstruction Chapter 3 commentary.