EntertainmentHalo Episode 7 Puts The Master Chief On The...

Halo Episode 7 Puts The Master Chief On The Backburner For A Detour Into The Desert


Never before has Kwan Ha, once such a promising character at the beginning of the series, felt more like an afterthought — ironic, given that this episode was clearly meant as her moment to shine. To Yerin Ha’s credit, the actor is tasked with carrying the vast majority of the hour with very little in the way of worthy material, and she acquits herself just as well as ever. It’s a shame that the script, written by Steven Kane, hardly gives her more to do than oscillate between extremes of rage, brokenness, and ultimately tearful self-realization, but Ha at least tries her best to add subtle layers of interiority to help make those wild emotional shifts feel a little more grounded.

Other facets of “Inheritance,” however, don’t fare quite as well. On the face of it, it’s actually surprisingly difficult to question any of the good intentions prevalent throughout episode 7, directed by Jessica Lowrey (“Fear the Walking Dead,” “Doom Patrol,” the upcoming season 2 of “Perry Mason”). Only a few weeks ago, I myself challenged the creators of “Halo” to do away with the sprawling and unfocused structure of each episode and double down on just one major storyline for a week. That’s exactly what they did here … but, unfortunately, the choice comes just a few weeks too late. Worse still, the characters and their particular arcs here perhaps weren’t best served by such an approach at this stage of the season.

After beginning with a flashback to 2 years in the past (a plot device that this season repeatedly defaults to at the start of several episodes, with this one ranking as perhaps one of the least effective), which mostly just reiterates Kwan’s pragmatism and single-minded need to fight at all costs, the episode picks up with Kwan in the wilderness after she’s ditched Soren. Heading off into the heart of the desert to find the mysterious people who she holds responsible for her father Jin Ha’s death, the episode very obviously leans on as many “Mad Max” and “Dune” vibes as it possibly can. This only increases once Kwan plunges into a dust storm and immediately (read: conveniently) encounters the precise inhabitants she’d been looking for: a desert-dwelling settlement of women, one of whom holds the key to Kwan’s family lineage and her overwhelming need to protect Madrigal.



Original Source Link

Latest News

'Medicaid unwinding' can be dangerous for those who need opioid addiction medications

States overhauling Medicaid rolls have accidentally dropped eligible people from coverage, sometimes for months. That can be dangerous...

This Dog Is So Old!

Yes! Teddy Hilton turns SEVENTEEN in August!!!! The post This Dog Is So Old! appeared first on Perez Hilton. Original...

The most useful leadership book you’ve never read

Published more than 20 years ago, under a title that would not likely make it past today’s editorial...

Standard Chartered is Building a Bitcoin Trading Desk

Global banking giant Standard Chartered is launching a spot trading desk for Bitcoin and ether, positioning itself as...

Hitting defence targets is not as simple as money

Unlock the Editor’s Digest for freeRoula Khalaf, Editor of the FT, selects her favourite stories in this weekly...

Even Elden Ring’s game director knows Erdtree is too hard

As I work my way through Shadow of the Erdtree, the new DLC for Elden Ring, I can’t...

Must Read

8 stone catapult shots linked to King Henry III discovered at besieged British castle

Workers have discovered eight medieval catapult shots outside...

What is Louisiana Known For? Facts, Foods & Landmarks

A true representation of the Pelican State, Louisiana...
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you