Transfer over, 365 Days: there’s a brand new king of raunch on streaming, and it’s none aside from Paramount+’s Halo. That’s proper, the variation of the famously chaste video video games that appears to like butt nudity above all different issues lastly took a step into the good unknown, and had a intercourse scene. And never solely that, it was one of many weirdest, most uncomfortable intercourse scenes I’ve seen in a very good very long time.
Spoilers for Halo Season 1, Episode 8 “Allegiance” previous this level, however within the episode, John (Pablo Schrieber) and Makee (Charlie Murphy) are rising nearer, because of them being the one ones capable of talk with some unusual, alien artifacts. And on this episode, they take their bond to the subsequent stage by sleeping collectively.
Or not less than, after dismissing some guards, John, aka Grasp Chief, kisses Makee, then the 2 take off their shirts and contact one another’s scars. Then they get up later in the identical mattress, so it’s potential that they simply fell asleep after some frenzied scar touching; however the implication is unquestionably that they’d intercourse.
So why is that this creepy? A few causes, however the first one is that in their love-making session, Cortana (Jen Taylor), the digital assistant/AI who’s a part of John’s mind, is watching them. And although she’s alleged to not make any attachments or have any feelings, it’s clear that nasty little blue voyeur is loving it.
However there’s an added layer right here, which is that Cortana is — on the time — working for Dr. Halsey (Natascha McElhone). And later within the episode, when Halsey breaks into Makee’s visible show to attempt to manipulate her and John into accompanying her off-planet (it’s sophisticated, don’t fear about it), she tells Makee how happy she’s been to see Makee and John develop nearer. So it’s fairly clear that not solely was Cortana watching, Halsey was in all probability reviewing the footage later, as properly.
Oh, and did I point out that Halsey is actually Grasp Chief’s mom, since she raised him to be a Spartan warrior from the time he was six? And likewise Cortana is his mother, as a result of Halsey based mostly Cortana’s thoughts and physique on her personal? Is V.C. Andrews penning this Halo collection, as a result of Flowers within the Attic has received nothing on this.
There’s one final element, which is a supposition on my half, as a result of no person says it out loud, however it’s not simply distinctly potential, however possible that Grasp Chief and Makee misplaced their virginity to one another. For Grasp Chief, as talked about, he’s been raised as an impassive killing machine since he was six years previous. It’s solely lately that — with the removing of an emotion chip — he is ready to really feel something, and within the scar-touching scene he doesn’t simply appear unfamiliar with kissing, however even the idea of somebody feeling his pores and skin.
With Makee, she had her first kiss, after which was kidnapped and brought to dwell with the aliens of the Covenant. I don’t fake to know rather a lot about alien biology, however pushing apart the chance that she’s been getting busy with worm monsters, that is the primary human she’s interacted with in not less than a decade, if no more.
So, to summarize: Grasp Chief misplaced his virginity to Makee whereas Cortana and Halsey watched. Precisely the type of factor, I’m certain, followers hoped they’d get to see when Paramount+ first introduced a live-action Halo collection.
Halo streams Thursdays on Paramount+.