Episode 8: A Fistful of Colours

Red vs. Blue: Episode 8: A Fistful of Colours

It’s all been leading to this. On a desert planet in the middle of nowhere, the Reds and Blues find themselves face to face with the truth of their colorful imposters. The truth is revealed, and it's something they never saw coming.

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  • JaunWulf

    1 month ago

    both maroon men = Jene Simmons

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

    1 month ago

    At least we have continuity: Church/Temple can't aim for crap.

  • mariukisss

    1 month ago

    are both simmons voiced by gus ?

  • teamMAZE

    1 month ago

    I am going to be really confused with who's who with them looking and sounding exactly like each other. 

  • Henrycool

    1 month ago

    Simmons its error not air. i'm not the only one who thought he said air

    • Dax144

      1 month ago

      It's spelled err, not air

  • killerallday

    1 month ago

    there is no capt. Flowersbecause he was part of project free lancer not a sim trooper i beleve his code name is Florida

  • TeamPlayer22

    1 month ago

    Couldn't Freckles have done a scan of the area?

    • TaylorCulosis FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The world-famous scowl.

      1 month ago

      Freckles isn't in the rifle anymore.

  • drew1drew1 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Mask of Chaos

    1 month ago

    Burst out laughing at the rank check bit.

  • ltlantzman44

    1 month ago

    If nothing else, I gotta admit that's a hell of a title choice, and one long ass joke in the making. For reference, there used to be Halo maps by the name of Hang 'Em High Tombstone, both of which were pretty barren maps if I'm remembering right, but they were also references to old western films. Fistful of Colours is a refence the the Fistful of Dollars Trilogy. Gotta love that worldplay. 

  • Sanokal

    1 month ago

    Dammit, Surge should have been called Major.

    I say this only because there's twin brothers at another branch of my work called Sergeant and Major, and they keep getting mistaken for one another.

    Ah well. 

  • Henrycool

    1 month ago

    that water base is like a reminder of the old days of Red vs blue old halo 2 days with hat underground map I loved that map did not play it much. me and my brother, stop brother, and a friend of my brother played lock out and would play blood gulch from time to time 

    • Dax144

      1 month ago

      I kinda got Subnautica vibes

  • ShadowSpark

    1 month ago

    It's official, RT said 'fuck it,' and decided to divide by zero this season. I don't know what pair is worse... the Donuts, the Sarges, the Cabooses... my head hurts.

    But not enough to ask a simple question. If the UNSC is killing off everyone that's part of the project, then why are the sim troopers hitting targets. I don't know, the fact that they're acting so docile and that they blew off the whole Chorus bit leads to some skepticism. Plus, with these cockbites (why don't they use that term anymore?) they always get into the wrong end of the situation first, like on Chorus how they were made to believe the war only to find out that was a ruse. Something tells me Temple skimmed over a detail or two, I think there's more to that 'cloaking device' then just keeping them hidden.

    One more point that makes this sketchy, if the UNSC is killing off everyone, why didn't this group go and seek to rally all the other sim trooper squads before doing anything else?

  • Keywora

    1 month ago

    Okay. Two Donuts is too much.

  • Cybis

    1 month ago

    :( That could have been a totally epic fight scene. I miss Monty.

  • Mr_LRB

    1 month ago

    Okay, crack theory here that I just can't get out of my mind: the Blues and Reds are from a sort of mirror universe where the characters who are heroes in the main universe are villians, and vice-versa. Think the Crime Syndicate in relation to the Justice League. I still don't trust Temple and his men, especially considering that their actions in the first episode seemed like a deliberate, premeditated attack rather than a simple misunderstanding like they told our heroes. What kind of innocent party would deliberately plant timed explosives and leave behind a bloody calling card? They were probably going to just tell the Reds and Blues that they had nothing to do with the attacks, but when they saw Dylan was with them, they had to come up with an excuse as to why they were there. My theory is that they're going to pull a Felix sooner or later. Do I believe this 100%? No. For one thing, that would be kind of a retread of the Chorus saga, and I know RT is smarter than that. Also, dimensional travel is not a concept that has even been alluded to in canon so far (hell, even the existence of time travel in their universe is up for debate, seeing as how every time it seems to have happened, it ends up not being the case.) It would be a bit out of nowhere to all of a sudden estabish that this is possible in their world, but thanks to Season 14, we do know an RvB multiverse exists in some form, so it wouldn't be completely unprecedented. And remember the tagline of the trailer for this episode? "This Sunday, universes collide." (Or something to that extent.) Just a little something to think on. 


    TL;DR: Temple's crew are the Blood Gulch Crew's evil twins from another dimension, and I'm a crazy person who overthinks fiction and doesn't even believe his own theory outright. 

  • sonny88p

    1 month ago

    Wait, I think I'm seeing 1.85x the normal amount of colours

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  • Alexdykes1

    1 month ago

    Since when did Tucker have a DMR?

    • soyjoy4040 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      since fucking forever. Where have you been?

  • Fr0zen12

    1 month ago

    Dang! Just wish the whole season was out already! The waits are killing me! (Great job again guys on an awesome episode!)

  • Queenagentnewtexy

    1 month ago

    oh my gosh this was so awesome, and now there is two Cabooses

    it is like twice the cuteness it is like over 9000!!

    so now we got The Shake Your Caboose and The Loco Motion, that is pretty cool.


    for some reason I want to ship   Temple and Carolina,

    I know they haven't met yet but I don't care, I ship them.


    they be like a mirror image of Carolina's parents.


    can't wait to see what will happen next 


    this episode was so great, funny and interesting.





  • Nintendoentersoft

    1 month ago

    I don't know what my favorite part is, Simmons being Tsundere 101 as hell for Grif. The KISS reference with the other Simmons or the fact that with two Donuts, they are quite literally the Ambiguously Gay Duo. 

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

    1 month ago

    temple and church lol

  • alertpoet91 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Why did the "clones" know which way to look after the alert went off?

    • MarkSmith5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      im assuming they knew which direction the sensor was that got triggered by the wasps

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

    1 month ago

    I'm not complaining, but what's up with their release schedule? They normally have a set day and now it seems like it trends towards "whatever" day towards the end of the week. Seems kinda wonky to me. Again, not complaining, but they've done this for years without straying a single day from any other releases.

    • slashing_S

      1 month ago

      It has been every Sunday at 10:00 A.M. EST. It's been like that the whole season. They haven't missed a day

  • NathanG12321 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    well this episode was a major let down, I thought the doppelgangers would be something cool like rogue freelancers like California, Hawaii, Nebraska etc.

  • TheGreatODST

    1 month ago

    So where's Grif counterpart??? Where's Doc's counterpart and even the real Doc?????

    • Hacx3509 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      Where is doc at any given point now he seriously just doesn't appear till shit hits the fan 

    • alacnay

      1 month ago

      The Grif counterpart probably also quit.

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

    1 month ago

    Man Tucker is turning into a fucking badass. I lover their Church reference. How the alt-Blue leader can't hit anything. lol

  • TrueKn1ght FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    i think i may know what happened to their Grif. PHIL. season 3 Wyoming kills a guy called Phil in confusion of some spelling mistake. my theory love or hate. 

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

    2 months ago

    Theory: Simmons dies at the end of the season and they replace him with Gene, but everyone calls him Simmons to avoid confusion.

  • Gunmaster260 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Scrolling through the comments and seeing that everyone is questioning the missing 2nd Grif.

    But what about 2nd Capt Butch Flowers?

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

    2 months ago

    The idiots come marching two by two. Harrah! Harrah!

    • Mindset

      2 weeks ago

      They stumble around without a clue.  Harrah!  Harrah!

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

    2 months ago

    The 2 maroons come together to make.......Gene Simmons

  • Stunner900 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Political Frog

    2 months ago

    The other red's and blues are still evil

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

      2 months ago

      Do you mean the blue's and red's?

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

      1 month ago

      Stupid name

    • Icheras

      1 month ago

      i hope the other sim troopers didn't fight each other. Because if they would have, i don't know what to call that. (as blue vs red battles is already taken by caboose)

    • Stunner900 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Political Frog

      1 month ago

      @DrizzlingHell It's bizarro world Red vs Blue

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

    2 months ago

    Honestly I have no idea how it didn't cross my mind that they were other sim troopers.

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

      2 months ago

      Because when they were introduced, they seemed almost competent.

    • keymaster151

      1 month ago

      who else thinks there is another rvb group? the first group looked like it was led by a guy in white, then there was this group that attacked the reporters, and the original rvb unit.

  • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Wait, what happened to Wash and Carolina? 

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

      2 months ago

      Two episodes ago now; they went their own way to try to track down the other Freelancers that have recently gone missing.

    • blacklightninz

      2 months ago

      they found gold in Alaska and retired again 

    • maddog2201 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      Oh that's right, thanks man.

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

    2 months ago

    What if the others were the creations that Church came up with while imprisoned. They escaped into robot bodies and exacted revenge on the captors because the scarred memories from church were a part of them. 

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

    2 months ago

    honestly!! best episode yet!!!!  caboose

  • Snow100000 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Anybody else feel like this was a trap for Washington and Carolina? Since they are killing off the freelancers? 

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

    2 months ago

    I just want to know how mad Church will be when he finds out they "replaced" him ..... again but I guess he wouldn't know about the first time when it was Wash.

    • TheDistur6edGuy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold The Lord of Kê

      2 months ago

      I don't think the Church who sent the message even knows he was replaced; If it is the Alpha like I am starting to believe(keep in mind, I have no belief this is Epsilon, and my belief is more 30/70 on whether this is Alpha), then he has been imprisoned since Season 6, and has no idea of any events since then. If this is a trap set up by the UNSC, then they are MORE than capable of creating a NEW AI based off of Epsilon or the Alpha

    • Mr_LRB

      1 month ago

      @TheDistur6edGuy It's definitely not Epsilon. IIRC, either Burnie or Miles confirmed that they would be retiring Epsilon for good after Season 13. They never said anything about Alpha, however. That said, if this is the original Alpha and not a duplicate (the latter of which is unlikely, seeing as how the man Alpha was based on is now dead, as well as every personality fragment, so an identical copy should now be  impossible to make) they'd have to come up with something really good in order to explain how he survived the EMP (or emp, as it is definitely 100% pronounced.)  

  • blacklightninz

    2 months ago

    Why is everyone saying the blues and reds are evil i don't believe they could convince people to kill themselves (Essentially) to keep their illusion up and no i don't think it's a bunch of robots. We heard their voices for a reason. (Also the robots in this show appear to be sentient so same principle applies) Also why do we care that there isn't a fake grif they all act very similarly to there counterparts (Except Temple) So maybe he didn't want to deal with people shooting him "I don't want to be shot at, I don't want to shoot at people I JUST WANT TO CHILL" Come on guys they show you these things for a reason. Now they could be working for another group we haven't heard of but considering they are all appearing very stupid they probably are. It is certain that they're not working with the UNSC. And the fact that they have very similar names isn't anything I've met 3 other people with my name and a lot of people not related to me with my last name and it is not common. So the fact that they're acting strange towards the end is probably the same reason sheila started acting strange in season 5 is probably the same as why their acting strange, potato's. So if they are evil they're either working for their own agenda or some other evil corporation that we haven't met there seems to be a lot of those in this show. 

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

      2 months ago

      Starting to think this season's a pun on Alternative Facts; Blues & Reds instead of Reds & Blues, slightly adjusted names with either similar spelling or theme, and the other differences are specific (i.e, it's canon that Tucker never gets the sniper rifle while Buckley has one, while Temple missed multiple shots at a moving target but eventually hit, which iirc Church never pulled off shooting a stationary target). To that end, can't be sure how 'true' anything they say is (don't recall those ships being UNSC but maybe I'm out-of-date), and fake Grif aside, there's also no fake Doc (yet) and Temple seems more like a Flowers/Church hybrid than outright Church (maybe in part because his team actually regards him as their singular leader).

      Evil or not, something's a-fish.

    • blacklightninz

      2 months ago

      I really wouldn't call doc a red or blue he kind of just disappears for seasons on end only appearing randomly or when the story demands it and to mention the fact that doc is a very forgettable face according to the reds and blues also he's only helpful when he has an evil persona that can't escape via helmet radio

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

    2 months ago

    So Temple was the one who left his bloody helmet behind in episode 1

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

      2 months ago

      yes

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

    2 months ago

    Im with Tucker on this one...This did just get fucking weird lol BUT I LIKE IT! 

  • Dakota37 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    2 months ago

    Where's the blue and reds Grif?

    • Chrille9320 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      2 months ago

      He probably also quit.

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

      2 months ago

      On sabatical 

  • blacklightninz

    2 months ago

    I HAVE AN AMAZING THEORY THAT WILL BLOW UR MIND CABOOSE IS ACTUALLY A MAGE HOW WELL IN SEASON 4 EP 65 HE SAID HE WOULD BE A MAGE/WIZARD ALSO HE HAS THE ABILITY TO TELEPORT LIKE A MAGICIAN ALSO HE IS REALLY STUPID BUT ALSO HAS A POWER TO KNOW SHARK FACES NAME AND THINGS THAT THE REST OF THE REDS AND BLUES UNDERSTAND SO IT IS CONFIRMED HE IS MAGIC

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

      2 months ago

      Neat

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

      2 months ago

      Why is this censored lol 

  • blacklightninz

    2 months ago

    Temple scares me he sounds to much like flowers

    He's just to calm but i don't think he's evil

    Also Those names are great brilliant references and or jokes

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

    2 months ago

    Holy shit, best rock paper scissors ever. Of all time.

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

    2 months ago

    Yeah, I really don't trust the Blues and Reds, especially how Temple talks. It reminds me of how Agent Florida talked, in a bad way...

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

    2 months ago

    My theory is even crazier and is brought to you by the letter pi.


    Before Caboose interrupts, Temple sounded a lot like one of those zealots Caboose and Sarge ran into. Maybe after learning that Red and Blue bases were nothing more than Freelancer playgrounds, he needed something else to latch onto. And maybe AlterGrif didn't play along... And at the end of the next episode, their alphabet soups will have only H, E, L, P, U, and S floating around.


    Now if you'll excuse me, I need sleep.

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

    2 months ago

    ALSO! THE WHOLE THING SMELLS "FISHY"!!!!!!

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

    2 months ago

    Any thoughts on what the hell is going on here....?

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

      2 months ago

      Don't care.

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

      2 months ago

      then why are you here?

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

      1 month ago

      I think they're actually clones of some kind. The similarities in mannerisms and names is too convenient. 

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

    2 months ago

    Commenting at -8:24.

    I bet it's the Alpha Fragments. Like how Season 12 Delta was actually Epsilon-Delta and all that. The Caboose Caboose is talking to is Alpha-Caboose.

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

      2 months ago

      Damn, well it was a good thought while it lasted.


      Edit: Actually now that I think of it again, Alpha thought he was Church. Who's to say that these might be Alpha duplicates that don't remember being made and they think they are real people when they're all fragmented AIs?


      The only one that doesn't seem like an AI to me is Surge. We know very well that S14E3 that that personality is common enough that multiple of them can be assembled in an area for picking one out. Buckshot, Daggerknife, MacGruff... uh oh. When you get those personalities in a close area they destroy each other... that can't be good for Sarge...

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

      2 months ago

      I dunno, they seemed to have sorted out a chain of command, and they're not competing against each other...