Master Chief explores his past

The stakes rise in Halo as Master Chief and the Covenant race to harness the powers of the mysterious Madrigal Artifact. In the next episode on Paramount+, fans will learn more about Master Chief’s past as he searches for answers on his home planet. Here is the release date and time of Halo Episode 4, more what to expect.

[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Halo Season 1 Episode 3, “Emergence.”]

Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha in episode 4 of “Halo”. | Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

Halo episode 3 recap: Master Chief teams up with Cortana

Halo Episode 3, “Emergence,” presented a big moment for video game fans, as the adaptation finally introduced Master Chief’s AI partner, Cortana (voiced by Jen Taylor). Dr. Halsey (Natascha McElhone) has completed her cloning process to bring Cortana to life and essentially put her inside the mind of the Master Chief (Pablo Schreiber). Cortana acts as a fail-safe in case the Chief tries to go against UNSC orders again.

The Leader was reluctant to accept Cortana at first, but she helped him find more information about the visions he saw whenever he touched the artifact. He discovered that he saw his own childhood on his former planet, Eridanus II. And although the planet was sealed off for a time, he said he wanted to search it for another artifact that he might have buried there as a child. Halsey agreed to accompany him.

Elsewhere, viewers saw a flashback to Makee’s (Charlie Murphy) childhood, when the Covenant brought her on board as “Blessed One”. In the present day, she tricked a UNSC team into “rescuing” her so she could take over their ship, eliminate the team, and begin her own search for the artifact.

To finish, Halo Episode 3 showed Kwan Ha (Yerin Ha) as she convinced Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine) to take her back to Madrigal so she could create a new rebel team. She promised to pay Soren a large sum in exchange for a ride. He told her he would kill her if she didn’t keep her end of the bargain.

When is ‘Halo’ episode 4 coming out? Release date and time

Following the Paramount+ Thursday program, Halo Episode 4, titled “Homecoming,” has a release date of Thursday, April 14. The streaming service airs new episodes at 12:00 p.m. PT, or 3:00 a.m. for East Coast viewers. Here are the dates for the remaining episodes of the season:

  • April 21: Ep. 5
  • April 28: Ep. 6
  • May 5: Ep. 7
  • May 12: Ep. 8
  • May 19: Ep. 9

As a reminder, Microsoft is offering a free 30-day trial of Paramount+ to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Those who activate the deal now should be able to watch Halo Season 1 at no cost before offer expires.

Halo Episode 4 Preview: Master Chief and Dr. Halsey Explore Eridanus II

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Paramount+ has already released the first look at Halo Episode 4. As seen in the video above, Kwan will return to Madrigal in an effort to keep the planet free from UNSC control. Meanwhile, Halsey will accompany Master Chief on his journey to Eridanus II. However, Dr. Miranda Keyes (Olive Grey) warns that Halsey may be “uncomfortable” with the chef acting too “human”.

“Dr. Halsey designed everything to her specifications. When her designs behave in unexpected ways, she becomes uncomfortable,” says Keyes. does not tolerate glitches.

New episodes of Halo drop Thursdays on Paramount+. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates.

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