Halo Season 1 Episode 7 mostly concentrated on Kwan Ha’s (Yerin Ha) adventure on Madrigal and how she is the offspring of many rebels. The episode this week is more of a continuation of Episode 6, which introduced Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber) and Makee as a pair (Charlie Murphy). After touching any of the artefacts, it becomes apparent that they are able to telepathically connect with one another on a virtual version of a field encircled by a halo. And now that it is known how Halsey (Natascha McElhone) and the other members of the UNSC basically abducted children who were later transformed into Spartans, the stage is set for Master Chief to turn around and support Makee.
Master Chief And Makee Walk In The Park
The opening scene of the episode Allegiance, directed by Jonathan Liebesman and written by Steven Kane and Justine Juel Gillmer, has Master Chief gazing at his image in a mirror and drawing a circle. Smash-cut to Makee gazing into her room’s circular mirror, almost as if she can see Master Chief through it (an excellent example of the work of editor Dan Briceno and cinematographer Karl Walter Lindenlaub). But Master Chief himself interrupts her peaceful period of reflection and invites her to go for a walk with him.
Makee notices Reach City and how it resembles the tales her childhood buddy used to tell her while Halsey recalls Master Chief’s youth. Halsey queries Cortana (Jen Taylor) about Master Chief’s confidence in Makee. According to Cortana, Master Chief currently has no one to trust. Master Chief takes Makee to a quiet location to discuss what they both saw in their vision after learning they are being watched carefully. Makee unveils the prophecy—which speaks of the ethnic purging of humanity—that serves as the Covenant’s fundamental guiding principle. Master Chief disagrees because he believes that humanity still has hope.
Since the old Master Chief isn’t questioning Makee for information, Admiral Margaret Parangosky (Shabana Azmi) believes they’ve lost him. Danny Sapani’s Captain Keyes implies that Master Chief is on a mission and claims that he is a soldier. The Covenant attack on Criterion, Telmun, and the city of Agade puts an end to their helicopter parenting of Master Chief. Captain Keyes switches off the connection and declares that there is no salvaging the survivors when the attack’s informant starts talking about them. Captain Keyes reprimands Master Chief for delivering clichéd instructions to capture the Covenant when he arrives on the scene. The Master Chief advises letting Makee try to use the first artefact to find the Covenant’s second artefact in order to find their whereabouts.
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Halsey s Manipulative Tactics
While Kai (Kate Kennedy) engages in some jock-like antics, Riz (Natasha Culzac) and Vannak (Bentley Kalu) prepare to attack the Covenant. Olive Gray’s Miranda makes an effort to make the Sangheili conversation’s recording simpler. When Captain Keyes pays her a visit to make sure everything is going according to plan, he briefly realises how far his daughter has come. We move to Makee’s room, where she is alone in prayer, through another lovely transformation. When Master Chief pays her a visit, they briefly engage in sexual activity that Cortana creepily (and rather tragically) witnesses. This is upset when Makee (presumably) considers using her laser nail to stab Master Chief, which she then goes on to do in the nastiest way conceivable.
Does this imply that instead of being on Master Chief’s side, Makee is now doing so? Well, before we find out, Cortana spills the beans on Master Chief and Makee’s romance while we are in Halsey’s quarters. Halsey questions Makee about when he tested the artefact. Halsey receives a visit from Captain Keyes, who instructs her to depart Reach by noon. They argue over it for a very long time. Halsey understands that she needs to carry out her plan to kidnap Makee, Master Chief, and the artefact. As a result, she immediately breaches the UNSC mainframe to enter Makee’s chamber as a hologram and tricks her into persuading Master Chief to bring the artefact to her.
Making use of their shared disdain of humans, Halsey seeks to connect with Makee. Halsey claims that although she loves people, people are the issue. She believes that people are in a cycle and, on top of that, that they are venal, self-centered beings that sow suffering and anguish everywhere they go. According to her, if the halo is a weapon, mankind will utilise it and obliterate themselves in the process. According to Makee, John won’t permit that to occur. John’s humanity is gone, and he is now just a weapon of mass destruction, according to Halsey, who claims that there is no John, only Master Chief. Halsey advises her to bring the artefact and John to her and board the waiting plane to leave because she believes that both Master Chief and Makee have already been utilised. Makee cuts the conversation after obviously being unable to endure Halsey’s more aggressive remarks.
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Halsey uses the Zed Protocol to build a backchannel to the Spartans and silence all other communications as soon as she realises that Makee is not going to assist her willingly. Halsey instructs Kai, Vannak, and Riz to grab Master Chief, Makee, and the artefact and bring it to Halsey so that she can speak exclusively to them. Halsey interrupts Kai when she objects that she lacks the emotion-suppressing pellet and tells Vannak and Riz to neutralise Kai so they may move forward with the plan independently. Cortana, who claims she isn’t sentimental, shows some reluctance when Halsey says that she will soon be able to totally manage Master Chief, which is the dream.
When Master Chief shows up, he takes Makee to the exam. Beginning to recognise Makee’s voice in the Covenant audio, Miranda begins to realise that she is a fraud. Unable to contact anyone, Miranda flees in order to arrive at the testing site in time and stop Makee from approaching the artefact. Making their way towards a trap that Riz and Vannak have set up is Master Chief and Makee. Halsey instructs Cortana to be prepared to take over Master Chief’s physiological functions and drop him. Halsey is betrayed by Cortana, who also tells Master Chief to avoid the trap that has been planned for him. Cortana then breaks the connection between Halsey and the UNSC and vanishes to assist Master Chief. While he deals with Riz and Vannak, Master Chief commands Makee to locate a Marine and travel to Parangosky.
Master Chief suffers the wrath of the living gods without his armour. After being freed from the bathroom where Riz and Vannak had imprisoned her, Kai commands the UNSC to prevent Halsey and her ship from escaping. Makee enters the room containing the item and begins speaking in Sangheili right away. Master Chief is saved by Kai. To expose Makee’s secret, Miranda enters the artefact chamber. Parangosky, who is horrified, declares that Makee will pay a price for this treachery. When Makee touches the artefact after saying that the UNSC will be responsible for paying, a powerful shock wave sweeps across the Reach, knocking everyone out.
Makee approaches Master Chief as they are both in the halo field and says goodbye. Was Makee acting on behalf of the Covenant? Or has her allegiance shifted, and she is now acting in Master Chief’s and her own best interests? Either outcome is possible. All of it might be a ruse to make us believe that she is acting on behalf of the Covenant. The UNSC and the Covenant may have been distracted by her actions so that she could flee with the artefact and handle it on her own, or she may truly be in love with Master Chief. She may have had it in mind when she said her goodbyes to Master Chief. The truth of Makee’s motivations will undoubtedly be revealed in the final episode of Halo Season 1 nevertheless.
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