gloriole came to its dramatic conclusion on Thursday, May 19th with an intense ninth episode that revealed the Master Chief’s fate after the Spartans faced off against Alliance forces.
The Paramount+ game adaptation stars Pablo Schreiber as the aforementioned Spartan, also known as John-117, and has followed him as he discovers the truth about his past and his connection to the Halo.
The show’s first-season finale, titled “Transcendence,” turned out to be an action-packed episode. Here’s everything you need to know about how the story ended.
Warning: This article contains spoilers for gloriole‘s season 1 finale.
Halo Season 1 ending explained
gloriole Episode 9 begins shortly after the end of the penultimate episode, in which Master Chief wakes up after being knocked unconscious when Makee (Charlie Murphy) escaped from UNSC headquarters with the artifacts.
The Spartan persuades his superiors to let him and his comrades go after the “Blessed One” themselves and find out where the Alliance is stationed, thus saving the lives of others who may have died in the struggle between the two powers.
After a journey through space that nearly killed them, Master Chief and the Silver Team reach Alliance territory where they immediately engage in battle in a battle scene reminiscent of the original first-person shooter games.
During this time, the Covenant assembled the artifacts to discover the location of the Sacred Ring and Makee, hoping to save Master Chief, uses them to send them both to their shared vision of the Halo ring world, where they asks him to stay.
In the real world, however, Makee is suddenly killed, leaving Master Chief with a difficult choice: save his team from annihilation or retrieve the Alliance artifacts.
To accomplish both, Master Chief gives Cortana (Jen Taylor) control of his body, seemingly dying before she does, and successfully returning the Keystones to the Spartan starship.
As they flee, Cortana remains silent while helping a fallen Spartan off the brink of death, but Kai-125 (Kate Kennedy) seems to suspect something is wrong with their leader.
In the episode’s closing moments, Kai-125 sits with Master Chief and asks him if he’s the real John, but he doesn’t answer, suggesting that the real Spartan may actually be dead.
Will Pablo Schreiber return as Master Chief?
When gloriole debuted on Paramount+ in March, has already been renewed for a second season, and has been confirmed to reprise his role as Master Chief in future episodes.
While John-117 doesn’t appear to be alive, the character is still present thanks to Cortana, so a second season will likely explore how the AI can bring the Spartan back to life.
In conversation with TechRadar March, Executive producer Kiki Wolfkill said the team is in the early stages of development for season two.
Speaking of her plans, she said: “You know, not unlike a game that you finish, you immediately have a lot of things that we want to do.
“People are exhausted but also excited to continue developing what we have learned [on season 1] or the ideas that we could not implement. So we are aiming to get back into production shortly and we are very grateful for the extension.”
Fans will be happy to know that Schreiber has already spoken publicly about his appearance in season two. He said colliders about Season 2 on March 20, saying, “We’ll be shooting again this summer.
“We’re still figuring out the exact start date, but we’re going to start production by the summer because we have a hard date that we need to be operational to get a site that’s affected by weather.”
Halo Season 1 is now fully viewable on Paramount+.
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