Episode 3: The Mother of Destruction

Red vs. Blue: Episode 3: The Mother of Destruction

The search for the Reds and Blues takes Dylan and Jax to the crashed remains of Project Freelancer. While Dylan struggles to justify her continuing search against a lack of progress, a break in the story finally comes in unexpected visitors.

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  • AriRashkae FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    I'm binge-watching my way through to ep 15, and this still bugs me


    OK, first off, I am loving the season, so this is not from a place of "they changed it now it sucks". (I mean, yeah, there are a few missteps in my opinion, but nothing to throw the dance off.) But this...


    First Fleet is the blockade? Those are the big guns! There's no way Dylan would be able to pull off just 'visiting' Chorus, even as a journalist, without a big to-do with the politicians and the brass


    Sorry to vent guys, I just think it's a missed opportunity story-wise, and I hope it gets brought back up later in the season <3

  • g1Lizardguy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I knew it, I knew it wasn't them (First time watching these episodes here, don't get on my ass about it). They were far too competent.

  • spudsite45 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    My theory is that the unicorn guy is locust. 

  • JoanxofxArcturus

    4 months ago

    Something tells me those imposters are the "missing" agents from Project Freelancer hired by Malcolm Hargrove to enact revenge on the UNSC and the Reds and Blues while eliciting a war between the two to put the heat off of him.

  • wedwarrd45 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    "Unicorn Guy" is searching for Tucker...


    You know, the Great Prophecy never actually got wrapped up in Season 4. Tucker and Caboose just gave up and went home. Think that might have had something to do with it?

  • teamMAZE

    4 months ago

    Tell us your name!

    ...Good-bye.


    Me: Weird name. 

    Jax: Weird name. 


    XD

  • meirelle

    4 months ago

    "Whichever one of us passes out gets stuffed in a Tauntaun." XD

  • ajay426neo

    4 months ago

    He's gonna serve Caboose or Tucker. Caboose technically has the qualities of an Alien war lord or something while Tucker has the sword and is therefore some kind of chosen one.

  • Crux136 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Okay finally the season is starting to peak my interest. I was kind of worried it was going the Sex Swing route or another seemingly non sequitur like last year building pieces to puzzle we don't know yet. 

  • PokedudeCloss

    4 months ago

    In my opinion "GoodBye" could be Santa, I feel it's the kind of vibe he gives off in the sense of servitude. His use of alien tech and crosshybrid UNSC-Sangheli armour to me suggests that he was captured along with the Reds and Blues on Hargroves ship and experimented on creating a A.I piloted agent tasked to track down Tucker who may or may not have escaped. Then again he could also be the true Meta in a sense that by Church fragmenting himself so many times he has successfully "seperated the threads" so to speak to create the perfect fit for Metastability. Obviously it's more than likely not that. Rooster Teeth definitely has something awesome in store either way 

  • Mr_LRB

    4 months ago

    Um, if that's not the real Blood Gulch Crew, then why did I clearly hear Gus's voice? Especially since "Sarge" and "Tucker" never even made an attempt to sound like Matt or Jason. 

  • TunelesLyric

    4 months ago

    Wow. So Dylan and Jax have literally no redeeming qualities. The jokes are unfunny. It took three episodes to establish what we all knew as soon as the trailer aired: It's not the real BGC. "Unicorn Man" is over-the-top-cliché personified. And the only interesting bit of information, the names of the Freelancers and where the survivors are now, got totally glossed over and won't be revealed. Awesome.

    • JamesGreene

      4 months ago

      While I agree that the "Mysterious Stranger Hunting the Main Characters" is a bit played out, especially in this series, I think it's a set up for a reversal later on. Also, It looks like we just finished the first act, we're not going to get any answers, that's the point of a first act. 

  • redphantom_1

    4 months ago

    There are some dots on Jax's chest that looks like braille. I'm assuming this is the same in the halo game, not something Roosterteeth added. Is this the case? Is there any significance to them or are they just a decoration?

  • mlgbosslol

    4 months ago

    Maybe its the ai's left behind and possessed the reds and blue's or they split 

    but this has happened Manny times in the Rvb series so I didn't think they'd do it again

  • Henrycool

    4 months ago

    6:18 so that guy is not working with the fake reds and blues

  • Henrycool

    4 months ago

    they just mentioned Helenkeller my xbox 360 xbox live account is HelenKeller5 here at my dad's house

  • DeltaGem22 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I know it's probably not actually his name, but...it's interesting that this new character has been dubbed 'Goodbye'

    Kinda reminds you of a certain phrase that a certain someone hates, no? I wonder if that will be relevant.

  • ShadowSpark

    4 months ago

    I KNEW it wasn't them from the start, and its time for the next prediction! 'Goodbye' is actually Junior, calling it right now.

    Not going to lie though, a dead give away is 'Tucker' was near a girl at that hit in the first episode and here and he didn't hit on either.

    • teamMAZE

      4 months ago

      Bow chica bow wow. 

  • Copper-Zen

    4 months ago

    The new guy is actually scarier than Locus!  I never thought they'd manage to top Locus.


    Gotta be alien.  Yeah, definitely alien.  A very, very cool alien.

    • ShootTheHead

      4 months ago

      I would like to say alien too, but the AI game people are playing is weird. Throughout last season, Church ended up with Tucker, and I personally hold to a theory based on a revived technology. I believe that in the end of last season, Church was put into the meta suit, which played out of 'fragmenting' but really a unison of the dormant AI contained in it. That or when they restored it they removed the 'broken' data module and that Goodbye is looking for Tucker to get the last fragment of the Church AI.

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    4 months ago

    OH MY GOSH! THE UNICORN MAN IS BACK! 


    he be a loyal knight to the prince of the perv land, oh my gosh Tucker is a prince! that is why he is trying to find him right? because he's like a prince? he is either going to be like Tucky McPervo's knight who serves him or he is gonna kill him.........even if he is a perv he is still a pretty sweet guy, and he ain't one of the dangerous pervs, oh my gosh THEY NEED TO HIDE HIM


    just in case Mr. Unicorn Man is out for his blood.



    DON'T LET THE UNICORN MAN TASTE HIS BLOOD IF HE IS OUT TO KILL HIM!

  • JamesGreene

    4 months ago

    Well, I heard Simmons's voice, so he's there, and I'm pretty sure that was Tucker's voice, even if he's using a sniper. But "Sarge" definitely wasn't Hullum's voice, so sarge isn't actually there. My guess is that the Reds and Blues have split up into splinter teams, one or two actual Reds or Blues on a team and the rest wearing the right colour armour so they can be in multiple places at once. 

    The attack in the first episode seemed too dark for the "good guys" so I'd also say there's a completely fake team of Reds and Blues set out by the Chairman that are being dicks to discredit the Red's and Blue's names. A kind of behind the scenes, black ops chess game between Chorus and the Chairman.     


    And as for the freaky unicorn dude, I don't think he's a threat to Tucker. He's got the whole "alien tech" vibe going on, so my guess is he's connected to the sword that is a key and also a sword. He also doesn't fire back at the Reds and Blues when they fire at him, which is interesting.


    So yeah, that's the break down and opinion that no one asked for. 

     

  • MartyGras2 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    Can't wait for the next episode

  • Godzilla-Hellstorm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    OMG THE NEW GUY SOUNDS SCARY ITS AWESOME

    I wonder what his name is.

    and what his gun does!

  • Tyrannosaurusfan117 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    4 months ago

    I wonder if this may be part of Chaiman's plan or revenge now that his cover up manipulation of Chorus has been revealed, and he is now trying to make the Reds and Blues look like frauds to everyone else so they loose interest in freeing Chorus.

  • Trickster511

    4 months ago

    Ok, so I have a theory:


    It's quite possible those can be the actual Reds and Blues, but what if they aren't? And if they aren't, who are they? My theory is when, oh, hang on ---SPOILERS FOR THE END OF SEASON 14--- 


    Ok, continuing, when Church ultimately disappeared into nothingness, he probably split himself into fragments (if not more fragments) of the different AI that was inside him and place a fragment into each of the Reds and Blues armor so that he can always in a way be with them. But it backfired and the fragments started to take over their armor and commit the deeds the Reds and Blue are doing in this season. Now whether the actual Reds and Blue are still in their armor or somewhere else, I have no idea, but that's my theory so far. What do you guys think, plausible or not possible?

    • Roe

      4 months ago

      Or...here me out on this, or what if there's a group that benefits from a war between Chorus and the UNSC? A group that would frame the Reds and Blues to start said war?


      EDIT: Also, where's Carolina and Wash?

    • MatthewCarey3

      4 months ago

      SPOILER ALERT- SNAPE KILLS DUMBLEDORE 

    • MatthewCarey3

      4 months ago

      lso for theories i would see erruptionfangs channel

  • JasonSovan

    4 months ago

    but wait that is simmons

  • Seanical

    4 months ago

    Edgelord 9000 is making quite the antagonist.

  • Deathbymonky

    4 months ago

    This episode's ending is makes me so excited for the next one.

  • TheGreatODST

    4 months ago

    Great episode!

  • Darkoverlord96

    4 months ago

    Where is my new episode? It's time for the next episode.

  • losthobo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold MACHINIMATOR

    4 months ago

    DELETED SCENE - (Dylan plays one of Vic's random recordings of Blood Gulch in her spare time to catch up.) Recording - Doc: "Okay, go ahead and bend over." Sister: "Sure like this?" Doc: "Wow, yea you're really limber, and in great shape!" (Dylan looks with confusion and fast forwards.) Doc: "Sorry if my hands are cold." Sister: "That's cool, sorry my bodies a little hot!" (Dylan casually closes down Vic's recording and walks away...) Dylan: "What the fu..." CUT. 

  • cjaynes FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Hey Church before you go do you believe in destiny? rvbseason13/rwbyvolume4

  • SHIEK13X

    5 months ago

    Captain's log

    Star date April 22nd 2017 04:21

    It has been over a week since the last Red vs Blue episode was released for non-First members. I've done my time, waited my seven days. Why can I not watch you?!?!?!?!

    • JonoEfthy

      5 months ago

      The date listed under the video is incorrect. My guess is that's when they uploaded them to the server but the actual release date and time for each episode is 8AM PST on Sunday. Use this link to convert it to your local timezone or use google: http://www.timebie.com/std/pst.php?q=8

    • ZAGON117

      5 months ago

      theres a counter in the "shows" category

  • CenterJacked FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Dylan is actually wrong about Tucker never holding a sniper rifle. He held one for a little bit in Season 5...

    • TheGreatODST

      5 months ago

      True that. Except he shot Tex.

    • TaylorCulosis The world-famous scowl.

      5 months ago

      May not have seen it on VIC's logs. Don't think she got the feed that we did. 

    • MonkeysxMoo FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      4 months ago

      Yeah, when he unloaded a round into Tex's ass!


      Hey chicka bum bum!

  • CenterJacked FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I love how RT was like "hey, remember that hunt the truth shit Microsoft did for Halo 5 and royally fucked it up because it had nothing to due with the actual game? Yeah, lets make it again, just 1 million times better!"

    • sithlordlindsey FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I had such high hopes for hunt the truth, yeah I loved listening to those podcasts but it didn't connect whatsoever...

    • tech3475 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I get the impression that the marketing department was working from a completely different script, or they saw the script, did a facepalm and wrote their own.


      Sometimes I think it would be interesting to see what RT would come up with if they wrote the script for the games.

  • JackAllport FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Well, RvB is getting slowly fucked.. BYE EVERYONE!

    • ZAGON117

      5 months ago

      how is it getting fucked up

  • ZAGON117

    5 months ago

    well. im glad there isnt a shit load of non sponsors bitching about having to wait

  • MartinFromWork FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Crash Test Dummy

    5 months ago

    Game over man, game over!

  • Darkvoid1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Damn this episode was intense

  • Ninja99z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    #NotMyTucker

    • mimilock FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      I feel like I know you from somewhere.

  • Ninja99z FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    My prediction is that the impostors are continuing their string of attacks as the Reds and Blues specifically to put Chorus under the pressure of the UNSC's militarized response force. There's definitely something of DIRE importance on Chorus. I know this, not simply because of the UNSC blockade was at their door, but if you pause it while you're in the ship with Jax and Dylan, one of the ships has the name "UNSC Infinity" on its side. That's the most technologically advanced ship in the entire human arsenal, and the books and other lore state that it is irrefutably the most valuable human asset in existence. Not something the UNSC would send to just any conflict,

    • Kira_Tsukasa FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Gundam Pilot

      5 months ago

      Assuming, of course, that the Halo lore applies to the RvB universe.

    • Astronut7

      5 months ago

      Ah yes, the most technologically advanced ship in the UNSC...which has had a track record of getting blown up, invaded, hijacked, breaking down, crash landing, immobilized, torn apart, and used as a chew toy for the bad guy of the week to make them look slightly competent. I think the greatest accomplishment of that ship was in accidentally running over a cruiser when they weren't looking where they were going...or the time they made that rather inadequate hole at the umpteenth battle of Earth. It probably gets stuck on backwater assignments all the time.

      IMO, the most valuable ship the UNSC has at the moment, in terms of competency, appears to be the Spirit of Fire. If THAT showed up at Chorus, the UNSC would be taking the situation seriously. :)


    • ZAGON117

      5 months ago

      infinity may be the biggest ship the unsc has constructed. but lets not forget how small it is compared to the covenants super carriers or how it pales in size compared to almost anything forunner. i mean they built planets and up until halo 4 i thought they were gonna be badass super powerful beings.....then halo 4 came out/.....now that i think about it, if they had the resources to build the halos then why not put that towards the flood. or why not use all the sentinels at the ark. .... now i kinda just hate them. they so dumb and cowardly if u think about it. when the flood was spreading they drew a line as to make it more manageable....but that meant everything on the other side of the line was doomed, more food for the flood as well. not very smart. then they killed themselves and the one that survived was the biggest egotistical prick in the galaxy....lol.

  • Gunshot25 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    I have to be one of the biggest fans of RvB but this season is lacking for me. Not because of the plot its just Dylan and Jax. Dylan has no emotion in her voice whatsoever. They start taking fire and it sounds like she has no change. They approach the people who were shooting at them, no hesitation in her voice. Jax isn't as bad for me, I like his voice actor and he is the comic relief but it feels frustrating when he can't do simple things. Overall, I am enjoying the season so far but PLEASE let us see something from Dylan besides a tone that would be used working at a desk in an office. Even if she is just a character who doesn't show much emotion, maybe some excitement in her voice or fear when she is in life threatening situations.  Feel free to disagree, maybe its just me. :)

    • KayCinder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Thievius Raccoonus

      5 months ago

      Considering she is a journalist covering conflict and may be in serious danger at any time, maybe she shows no emotional range because she is trying to stay level-headed for her 'partner' and others around her.  That way she can command someone to do something without them hearing the fear or nervousness she also feels, giving them confidence in her?  I could be wrong though, don't take this as gospel.

    • TaylorCulosis The world-famous scowl.

      5 months ago

      I get the argument for her current behavior, but I've no doubt they're building to something with it. There's gotta be a reason for her coldness. 

    • MirageGecko FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold #shhh

      5 months ago

      Honestly not a fan of either character, they both come off as somewhat bland with Jax having some interesting (if not cliche) characteristics. Dylan on the other hand I just cannot stand, I get that RvB generally has kickass no-nonsense type ladies, but Dylan has none of their charm, she is literally the most boring character around and it doesn't help that her entire personal plot so far is just so damn cliche, like you can just tell what her dialogue will be an entire scene beforehand, it honestly could be forgivable if she had could emote or speak outside of a monotone or have any level of interesting quirks to make her more of a fit for RvB. I really hope I'm completely off base and things change, it's still early in the season so I'm not too worried.

    • Astronut7

      5 months ago

      Boredom, curiosity, frustration, eagerness. surprise, concern, confusion, resignation, --Dylan has a range of emotion in her voice; it's just very subdued. She is not speaking in a monotone.


      Mind you, the idea here is that walking around on a battlefield unarmed* and getting shot at, with a producer ready to fire her at the drop of a hat and having to work with an incompetent cameraman is just another day at the office.


      As for Jax...it's been established that Jax has little to no experience or education as a cameraman--on the plus side he is not entirely useless when it comes to keeping himself and other people alive whilst mucking around...there could be something more to that.


      *effectively unarmed--they have pistols.


    • SummonedSnake

      5 months ago

      So pretty Much Jax is like Cabouse just with less strength and over all stupidity 

  • Caboosetank0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Love that mix of "Chorus" (the song) at the end. Short, but exciting.

  • BlazeWolf55 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Sarge only uses a shotgun and Tucker has never held a sniper rifle, Dylan's done her research. But that's not going to be enough, unless she picks up the pace and get some great footage her story is as good as canned.  

    • CenterJacked FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      Actually, I have been re-watching the series as I have forgotten a lot about what happened. And in Season 5, Sarge uses a Battle Rifle while his shotgun is lost and Tucker does in fact get to hold Church's sniper rifle

    • Black_Stallion

      4 months ago

      Dylan did say that they never did such things as far as the records she's found go.

  • piercem3 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Optional Options

    5 months ago

    So it's been a while since I played Halo, and so my weapon knowledge is perhaps not what it should be, which caused some confusion in this episode.  Hoping someone can help me out with:


    If Not-Sarge's weapon isn't a shotgun, what is it?  My best guess is the railgun, but like I said, I don't know.

    • Khas FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      It's the rail gun.

    • 2222daz

      5 months ago

      Its the railgun

  • washisabadas

    5 months ago

    Should the episode be out for free users yet or did they change it?

    • Caboosetank0 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      5 months ago

      RT has changed the schedule - free users now get the episodes a week after the sponsor release, at the same time it's put on youtube.

  • DeltaLogic FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Mother of Invention is that freelancer ship

    Mother of Destruction is the name of the episode.

    All I can see right now about the relation.

  • ZachCribbs FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    wtf guys? I watch your ads, don't make me wait a whole week to watch this because I'm not paying you more than your ads already do

  • Aqua113 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    5 months ago

    Did they ever get that toilet paper??

  • dmahady FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Big Boss

    5 months ago

    I really don't like the two new characters. Especially the dumb fuck 'camera man'. The wise cracks and stupid jokes got old very fast - for me at least.


    Though, production wise, I'm really digging the season so far.

    • TheGreatGeekGod

      5 months ago

      Red vs. Blue started out as wise cracks and stupid jokes, it's nothing new. And the camera man is just as dumb as the reds and blues.