Halo Season 1 Finale: 7 “Transcendence” Easter Eggs And References You Missed
This end has come. Halo’s first season on Paramount+ is over, and the show certainly didn’t go smoothly. In fact, Halo probably delivered its best episode yet, which is reassuring considering last week’s episode included a Master Chief sex scene for some reason. The ninth and final episode of the season, “Transcendence,” featured a major death, some of the show’s most explosive action to date, and a pretty big cliffhanger to pick up when the show returns.
Warning: The following contains major spoilers for Halo Season 1, Episode 9 — “Transcendence”. If you haven’t watched the episode yet, you should stop reading now.
We have to start with the most heartbreaking moment of the episode. Makee (Charlie Murphy) is dead…probably. We learn early in the episode that while she thinks she’s liked by the Covenant, they actually see her as another human who needs to be eradicated. And when it looked like she was ready to turn away from them to save Master Chief – as she activated the artifact – they killed her.
The Chief also paid the price and set up the main cliffhanger for Season 1. It looks like John is dead and Cortana has taken over his body – something he asked her to do so that they can save his fellow Spartans while escaping with the artifact. . Is Chief still alive somewhere? Unless this show literally strays from everything we know about Halo, that’s seriously questionable. However, knowing that it’s not him in the armor was a sobering moment.
Then, of course, there’s Halsey. This season was interesting because we saw Halsey become a real supervillain. She has no allegiance to anyone but herself and what she sees as the betterment of the future. And, at first, it looked like she had been apprehended by the UNSC – who were going to put her to death. However, it is then revealed that she actually left a flash clone of herself to take the fall, while escaping with her team. However, at this point, she doesn’t have a team of Spartans to do her bidding or the Artifact. So there’s a good chance she’ll be pretty desperate when Season 2 rolls around.
As with all the other episodes, there was also a good selection of Easter eggs and Halo lore references embedded throughout the episode. We’ve rounded up the seven best for you to browse. Then, feel free to express yourself in the comments with yours.
Take a look below at the seven things we found in this episode and let us know what you expect to see in Season 2.
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