I did think it was kinda ******** that the pioneer got wrecked so quickly, I mean, it died in the first minute of combat. Secondly, I disliked how chief tried to attack Halsey. I just dislike this whole "chief doubting and rebelling against the UNSC" thing. I think they introduced it too early. It's not as engaging as it should be bc we don't have a history with the characters. The lying seems almost trite and like not worth attacking her over.
I am worried for the next episode bc I feel like they are going to try to reprimand chief for bailing out of the warthog even though him being in the vehicle isn't going to do **** about a banshee slamming into it. They should chastise vannick and riz for being afk afterwards. Like I get it, they got rocked but also get the f up and fight.
So happy with the covenant! They all looked sooo good! Not as sold with the mini plasma swords wielded by jackals, but meh. Also not feeling super good about a warthog being jacked by a grunt. The brute was amazing. Blew my damn mind. Liked Kia's meltdown, and liked chief's meltdown (overkilling that elite). Although, again, makes me nervous for the next episode where we have to deal with the fallout from those meltdowns.
Like everyone I think Kwon is not a great part of the story. She's annoying. I feel like they should let her go join the resistance and then we can end her little story line. I initially thought she was destined to be a Spartan but now I kinda just want her to go away. Although, maybe she will be the first voluntary recruit to the Spartan program . If she finds that there is no resistance but is convinced that the UNSC will give her the chance to fight for madrigal, maybe she will sign up.
Also vannick is my hero. He's so damn funny. I would die for that man.
I think I just wanted some harmonious UNSC before all this internal conflict started. Like there's plenty of conflict and hardship just fighting the covenant and the insurgents. They could have set the stage a little better and then gotten into the whole "sketchy Spartan program backstory" thing. I suppose they don't know how many seasons they are going to get tho... Sad reality of how TV works today.
Also, when they said there were no files on the origin of the Spartan program! WTF?! at least make fake files, guys! Damn y'all suck at government cover ups! A lack of files is an obvious give away! Sloppy shut right there.