Halo Season 1 Episode 9 is the first season finale of an American military science fiction television series developed by Kyle Killen and Steven Kane for the streaming service Paramount+, based on the video game franchise of the same name. The series had been languishing in development hell since 2013 before becoming a streaming TV series, after failing to appear as a movie or traditional TV series. The first season will feature nine episodes, with a 2nd season already greenlit.
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Entitled “Bamboozled”, Halo Season 1 Episode 9 has John-117 and his Spartans undertaking an impossible mission – recover the Keystones from the Covenant home world. Two problems – the UNSC have no clue where this planet even is and the Spartan unit has taken quite a battering and not in the best fighting condition. But of course, John-117 knows that if this mission is not undertaken, it would spell the end of the human race, if the Covenant are able to find the Halo.
Halo Season 1 Episode 9 contains quite a bit of battle sequences and one gets to see them from the first-person shooter perspective. However, the CGI looks terrible – worse than any modern game in fact. This will effectively take the viewer out of the story completely. At the very end, the two main protagonists of the series i.e. John-117 and Makee are effectively taken out of the equation, rendering the Keystones useless.
Thus, there is a sense of deflation as season 1 closes. Even though, John-117 and the Spartans achieved their mission objective, this came at a cost – the loss of both John and Makee. Obviously, with season 2 already on the cards, perhaps we will not have too long to discover the fates of John-117 and Makee.
Overall, the second half of Halo Season 1 was good enough to recommend itself with. Stronger characterisations and plot twists kept the audience engagement on an even keel. Looking forward to Season 2.
Now streaming on Paramount+.
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