Red vs. Blue Episode
"Battle of the Exes"
Revelation Chapter 13
Episode no. 13
Airdate July 19, 2010
Running time 4:51

Red vs. Blue Revelation
April 1, 2010 - September 13, 2010

  1. For Those of You Just Joining Us
  2. Drink Your Ovaltine
  3. Upon Further Review
  4. Recovering One
  5. Fourth and Twenty
  6. Towing Package
  7. And Don't Call Me Shirley
  8. Perusing the Archive
  9. Backup Plans
  10. This One Goes to Eleven
  11. Restraining Orders
  12. Snooze Button
  13. Battle of the Exes
  14. Reconfiguration
  15. Check Your Local Listings
  16. Standardized Testing
  17. Tenth Percentile
  18. Rally Cap
  19. Reunion
  20. n+1

Battle of the Exes is the thirteenth chapter of Red vs. Blue: Revelation and the 166th episode overall. The episode aired on July 19, 2010.


Red TeamEdit

Blue TeamEdit



At the desert, Washington, Doc, and the Meta observe the discovered Epsilon unit. Despite the Meta's optimism, Wash points out the unit is empty and postulates Epsilon was transferred to the monitor, which he describes as a "floating metal eye". Having not seen the Epsilon in this form, Doc believes Wash hallucinating and the Meta backs up Doc's presumption to irritate Wash further. Wash then orders the Meta to modify Epsilon's storage unit to "capture" Epsilon once they find it.

Donut S8

Donut recovered.

Meanwhile, at the Freelancer Facility, the Reds and Blues debate over freeing Tex from lockdown. To ensure Tex is not dangerous, Epsilon-Church enters her mind, where she voices resentment toward him for freeing her. She explains her earlier hostility as her attempting to escape, accusing the others for being in her way. Eventually, she agrees to not hurt the others, on the condition that she gets to beat Tucker for an earlier wisecrack. Epsilon agrees and allows F.I.L.S.S. to end recovery mode for all units, freeing Tex, but forgets to warn Tucker what is coming.

The episode ends for non-sponsors, but for sponsors there is a bonus scene that shows Donut waking up in Valhalla, complaining about having blood stains on his shoes, due to F.I.L.S.S. ending Recovery mode for all units.


Fade in to the Meta, Doc and Wash in no particular order standing over the Epsilon unit

Meta: (growl)

Washington: Don't get excited, it's empty.

Doc: What is it?

Washington: This is the Epsilon unit.

Doc: This is what you've been looking for?

Washington: Yes.

Doc: Not what I was expecting. I mean I like the colour, but other than that, nihh...

Washington: Clearly they transferred Epsilon into that floating thing we saw.

Doc: You saw a floating thing?

Washington: Yes, like a metal eye. It shot a laser at us.

Doc: Yeah, okay. Hey Wash, this sun is really hot, maybe we should find you some shade.

Washington: I'm not hallucinating, Meta saw it too.

Meta: (growl)

Washington: Oh yes you did! Don't even try that.

Doc: Wash, do you see the floating eyeball now? Is he here with us?

Washington: Don't psychoanalyze me.

Doc: I'd like to talk to the laser eye for a minute Wash.

Washington: Shut up. Meta, let's convert this to a recovery unit. But be careful, this thing looks like it's in bad shape.

Meta: (growl)

The Meta walks over to the Epsilon unit and starts doing stuff to it

Doc: What's he doing?

Washington: This is a storage unit, but we're trained to modify them. We can change a storage unit into a capture unit. That way, the next time we see Epsilon, he won't get away.

Doc: Are you talking about the regular Epsilon, or the Epsilon who's just a floating head and visits you when you're alone.

Washington: I'm not crazy. And it was just the eye that was floating around, not a whole head.

Doc: Yes Wash, because the whole head is what makes it crazy.

Cut to the Freelancer facility where the Reds and Blues are seen standing over Tex's body on the floor

Church: I'm waking her up.

Sarge: No way buddy. You must have missed the smashfest we just went through. I ain't repeating that.

Church: Hey, we made a deal: I unlock you, you have to help me with her.

Grif: Hey, now hold on a second.

Simmons: This affects the entire group. I say we put it to a vote. All those in favor of waking her up and letting her kill us, say Aye.

Church: Aye. Caboose?

Caboose: Present.

Church: No, we're not doing that. Just say aye.

Caboose: You. Oops I mean me!

Church: No; Aye.

Caboose: Church.

Church: Just say Aye.

Caboose: Oh, I get it, right, sorry. My left eye or my right eye?

Church: He votes yes.

Caboose: I would also like it noted I was present.

Sarge: Okay. And everyone in favor of not doing that thing and leaving her asleep and not getting killed by the person we're not going to wake up because nobody is that stupid, say Nay.

Simmons: That was like a, quadruple negative.

Sarge: Just vote.

Simmons: Nay?

Grif: I didn't even understand the question, so I'm just gonna say Blueberry.

Church: Fuck it, veto, she comes out. So Sheila, is there any way to turn her, only you know, partway back on?

F.I.L.S.S: No, I am sorry. I can either leave her in lock, or take her out of lock. There is no in between.

Tucker: So she's either completely asleep, or full-on bitch. Sounds like my ex-wife.

Caboose: You were married?

Tucker: Haw-ha- gross, I hope not.

Church: Well, we have to do something.

Grif: Why do people always say that; we have to do something? We don't have to do anything. Let's just let sleeping maniacs lie.

Church: Here, let me try this.

Church leaves his body to become Ghost Church again, and enters Tex (bow chicka bow wow). Cut to her lockdown environment, where Church is oddly still blue.

Church: Tex? Tex, hello? Can you hear me?

Tex: Of course I can hear you. What do you want?

Church: What do you mean 'what do I want?' The guys just wanna make sure you're not gonna, you know, beat the living shit out of them if we wake you up.

Tex: Aww, what're they gonna do, cry?

Church: What's wrong with you? And why did you go nuts when we woke you up?

Tex: Last time I was in a place like this, I was trying to get out as fast as I could.

Church: Yeah, I remember.

Tex: They just got in my way. It's not my fault they can't fight.

Church: Okay so is that, 'I won't beat the living shit out of them any more?'

Tex: We'll see.

Church: I guess that'll have to do.

Tex: But, I am, gonna deck that one with the sword for making that stupid ex-wife crack.

Church: Alright, that seems fair. So, we're, cool?

Tex: Well, I'm cool.

Church: Nice to have you back Tex. Always a pleasure.

Tex: Hey, I didn't ask to come back. Apparently somebody decided they couldn't live without me.

Church: I thought you would be happy, you know, being alive is typically better than being dead.

Tex: Yeah. Everybody always seems to know what's best for Tex.

Church: So this is it, you're just going to be abrasive right outta the gate? Not even a thank you?

Tex: Oh I see, we're gonna make this about you for a change. How refreshing.

Church: Alright. I'm gonna go now. Nice talking to ya.

Tex: Hyeah, see ya.

Church returns to the real world

Tucker: What did she say?

Church: Okay, I think we got it all worked out.

Grif: She cool?

Church: As cool as she ever was.

Grif: That does not inspire confidence in me.

Church: Wake her up Sheila.

F.I.L.S.S: Affirmative.

Simmons: Back up, back up.

F.I.L.S.S: Ending Recovery mode, all units.

Tex gets up

Tex: Uh!

Church: Uh, how're you feeling?

Tex runs over and punches Tucker in the front of his face

Tucker: Ow!

Tex: Better now.

Tucker: What the fuck?

Church: Oh right. I forgot to mention one thing.

Sponsor ending

F.I.L.S.S (voice over): Ending Recovery Mode: All units.

The camera pans outside the Freelancer facility

F.I.L.S.S (voice over): Ending Recovery Mode: All units.

The camera continues to pan as the location changes to the desert

F.I.L.S.S. (voice over): Ending Recovery Mode: All units. Ending Recovery Mode: All units.

The camera continues to pan as the location changes again to Valhalla

F.I.L.S.S (voice over): Ending Recovery Mode: All units.

The camera continues to pan. Donut's body is seen on the ground.

F.I.L.S.S (voice over): Ending Recovery Mode: All units.

Donut gets up, alive and well.

Donut: Ugh! What happened? Who shot me? What a jerk! Ah man, I got blood over my good shoes. These stains are never gonna come out.



  • In the original sponsor version of this episode, there is a bonus scene at the end featuring Donut getting up after Epsilon gives F.I.L.S.S. the order to disable armor lock for all units. Burnie confirmed this to be canon, which was later utilized in the Season 10 episode Three's a Crowd, where Donut returned to the show alive and well.
    • Unfortunately, during a data loss at Rooster Teeth, the ending was lost along with many other sponsor scenes and episodes. Although the sponsor ending is not present in the DVD version, it was finally restored two years later following the redesign of Rooster Teeth's website [1] as well as other certain websites/videos.
    • Donut also got up at the wrong time. If the "All units" command is to be believe to get him up, then the "Red units" command from the previous episode should have revived him.


  1. Sponsor Version


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