Halo (2022): S01E05 – Reckoning


Introduction

Halo is an American military science fiction television series developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service Paramount+, loosely based on the video game franchise of the same name.

Produced by Showtime Networks, 343 Industries, Amblin Television, One Big Picture, and Chapter Eleven, the series follows a 26th-century war between the United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the Covenant, a theocratic-military alliance of several advanced alien races determined to eradicate the human race.

Pablo Schreiber and Jen Taylor star as Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 and Cortana, with the latter reprising her role from the video game series, and are joined by Natascha McElhone, Yerin Ha, Bokeem Woodbine, Shabana Azmi, Olive Gray, Charlie Murphy, Kate Kennedy, Bentley Kalu, Natasha Culzac, and Danny Sapani.

Outline

On Madrigal, Soren restrains Kwan while he tries to find a way off the planet, but Kwan frees herself, sneaks up on and knocks Soren unconscious after tracking him down, and steals his pistol and vehicle. On Eridanus II, the UNSC is preparing to secure the Eridanus II artefact and take it back to Reach. As the UNSC is testing the artefact, it releases a sonic boom that alerts Makee and the Covenant, who had been searching for it on Madrigal, to its true location. As John continues to question his past, he touches the artefact and has clear memories of Halsey and ONI troops kidnapping him as a child and replacing him with a flash clone of himself; in a rage, he attempts to kill Halsey before Cortana disables him using their mental link. As John awakens and contemplates his newfound knowledge, a Covenant corvette arrives and launches a surprise attack on the UNSC mission, using a combination of ground forces and aerial support. Despite the efforts of the UNSC and Silver Team, the UNSC suffer heavy casualties, Kai is severely wounded, and the Covenant successfully retrieve the Eridanus II artefact and withdraw. As the Covenant corvette escapes the planet, a single drop pod drops down from the corvette, which John investigates; as he approaches the pod, John finds Makee.

Halo Series

You can find a full index and overview of 2022 Halo TV series here.

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Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 21 April 2022.
  • Rating: TV-MA.
  • Running Time: 60 minutes (per episode).
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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