Halo Season 2 Is Already Teasing A Major Event That Happens In Halo 5: Guardians

Warning! This post contains SPOILERS for Halo season 2


Summary

  • Halo season 2 teases a major event from Halo 5: Guardians, setting up a significant colony world for the future of the franchise.
  • The reference to the natural satellite known as Meridian suggests the presence of a Forerunner Guardian buried beneath the surface, connected to the events of Halo 5.
  • The show’s finale seems to be heading towards the Fall of Reach, creating some entertaining symmetry with the events of the Halo games with Merdian first being referenced in the games as early as
    Halo: Reach
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Halo season 2 is already teasing a major event from the Halo 5: Guardians video game. Although the show on Paramount+ does take place on its own timeline apart from the games and books, the overall continuity does seem to be heading in the same general direction during the Human-Covenant War. To that end, it does seem as though Halo season 2 has begun setting up a rather significant planet for the future of the franchise.


Halo season 2 has begun streaming on Paramount+ with a two-episode premiere, revealing the current status quo of Master Chief John-117 (Pablo Schreiber) and Silver Team in the wake of Halo season 1’s ending with the Battle of Raas Kkhotskha. It also confirms that the Covenant invasion of the UNSC’s stronghold world of Reach has already begun, setting up the Fall of Reach as seen in the original novels and games. However, Halo season 2 also seems to be setting up a major Halo 5 event with a reference to the natural satellite known as Meridian.


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Halo Season 2’s Meridian Reference Teases Halo 5’s Story

Merdian Has A Forerunner Guardian Buried Under The Surface

Halo Season 2 Meridian Easter Egg


As seen in Halo season 2, episode 2, Master Chief’s investigation into the disappearance of Cobalt Team features a reference to the UNSC’s presence on the natural satellite of Meridian, a colony that ends up being partially “glassed” by the Covenant yet still perseveres nonetheless. Meridian ends up playing a pivotal role in the original Halo timeline with the reveal in Halo 5 that one of the Forerunners’ massive Guardians had long been buried beneath the surface.


Guardians were massive peacekeeping machines used by the Forerunners to maintain order in the ancient past. To that end, the Guardian on Merdian was reactivated during the AI uprising known as the Created which was led by none other than Cortana herself. This also resulted in a conflict between Master Chief’s Blue Team and Fireteam Osirus led by Spartan Jameson Locke. Osiris had been dispatched by the UNSC to bring in John-117 and his team after they’d gone rogue to find Cortana.

Meridian Was Set Up Early In The Halo Games Too

As Early As Halo: Reach

Meridian Concept Art from Halo 5


Assuming the Halo timelines continue to run parallel with each other as they have been, the events of Meridian during Halo 5 wouldn’t be happening on the show for another six years. However, it’s worth noting that Meridian was set up early in the games as well, having first been mentioned in Halo: Reach which covered the colony world’s fall at the hands of the Covenant. To that end, The Fall of Reach is the very same event that Halo season 2 clearly seems to be heading towards in its finale, creating some pretty entertaining symmetry with this new reference.


Halo

season 2 and the first season are both streaming exclusively on Paramount+.


Halo Season 2 Hero Showing Master Chief carrying a fallen soldier on the battle field

Halo

A live-action adaptation of the video game franchise of the same name, Halo follows Master Chief Petty Officer John-117 (Pablo Schrieber) as he fights his part in a war between humanity’s United Nations Space Command (UNSC) and the Covenant, an alliance of multiple hostile races of aliens intent on destroying the human race. The Master Chief is supported by Cortana (Jen Taylor) – an AI construct based on the personality of Dr. Catherine Halsey, who created the Spartan supersoldier program – implanted in his brain.

Release Date
March 24, 2022

Cast
Jen Taylor , Bokeem Woodbine , Charlie Murphy , Shabana Azmi , Kate Kennedy , Natascha McElhone , Yerin Ha , Bentley Kalu , Pablo Schreiber , Danny Sapani , Olive Gray , Natasha Culzac

Seasons
2

Creator(s)
Kyle Killen , Steven Kane

Writers
Kyle Killen , Silka Luisa , Richard Robbins , Steven Kane , Justine Juel Gillmer

Directors
Otto Bathurst , Jonathan Liebesman , Roel Reiné , Dennie Gordon , Debs Paterson , Craig Zisk , Jessica Lowrey

Showrunner
Kyle Killen