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"Before there was Red vs. Blue, there was Project Freelancer."
—Season 9 tagline

Red vs. Blue: Season 9 is the ninth full season of Red vs. Blue. It was first announced with a trailer, originally debuting at PAX East 2011, and online March 28, 2011 thereafter. It is the first season of the series to follow two separate storylines. The first details events taking place inside the Epsilon unit, in which Epsilon relives his memories of Blood Gulch, depicted via the Halo: Reach engine. The second storyline is a prequel to the Blood Gulch Chronicles, detailing events of Project Freelancer and its agents.

The Freelancer backstory portions of the season feature a full use of original character animation, allowing for action sequences and settings outside of the maps provided. The DVD was released on November 15, 2011. It is the first half of the Project Freelancer Saga.


The ninth season of the action-comedy series Red vs. Blue. This season follows two different but connected storylines. The present storyline follows Epsilon Church as he relives memories from Blood Gulch in the AI Capture Unit from Season 8, but tries to fix them when the Reds and Blues aren't acting like themselves. The past storyline is set before the start of The Blood Gulch Chronicles, following the agents of Project Freelancer in their peak against a rogue UNSC faction.


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Episode List
# Episode Title Airdate Running Time Description
1. Rounding Error June 14, 2011 6:44 Church attempts to have an internal monologue, while the Reds attach a rocket launcher to their jeep.
2. The Twins June 20, 2011 5:26 Sent by the Director, South tries stealing data files while North tracks guards in the cryogenics research facility.
3. Number One June 27, 2011 5:04 An unknown Blue agent arrives to help South and North, while inside the Epsilon unit, the Reds formulate a plan of attack for the Blues.
4. Evacuation Plan July 4, 2011 6:18 Church attempts to persuade the Reds that their personalities are amiss, while the unknown Blue agent is revealed to be Agent Carolina.
5. Realignment July 18, 2011 6:11 Caboose calls Command, while Grif and Donut begin to turn back to their real personalities. On the Freelancer ship, South is scolded by the Director.
6. Familiar Feelings July 25, 2011 5:23 Church attempts to activate Sheila, while Donut helps Sarge revert back to his regular personality.
7. Case File 01.045 August 1, 2011 5:23 Connie and Washington discuss the Director's ranking system before she leaves and asks to be called C.T. Back in Blood Gulch, the Blues prepare for Tex's arrival.
8. Shaking the Foundation August 8, 2011 4:49 Lopez gets activated, while Church tries to explain the earthquakes to Tucker and Caboose.
9. Captive Audience August 15, 2011 6:06 Lopez attempts to warn the Red Team about the danger associated with the earthquakes. While at Project Freelancer, North and Washington's conversation gets interrupted by some news.
10. Introductions August 29, 2011 8:07 Agent Texas returns to battle Wyoming, Maine, and York.
11. Lifting the Veil September 5, 2011 5:48 York gets hurt and the Director reprimands Washington. In Blood Gulch, the Blues are unhinged by the grenade explosion.
12. Mid-Game Substitution September 12, 2011 6:42 Simmons finds himself chained up in front of a disguised Lopez, while the Blues finally recoup.
13. Planning the Heist September 19, 2011 4:22 Teams are tasked to infiltrate the package storage facility, while South is prevented from participating in the mission.
14. Son of a Bitch October 3, 2011 6:21 Tex attempts to avenge the Blue's loss, while the Freelancers begin their operation.
15. The Sarcophagus October 10, 2011 8:46 Carolina, Maine, and Washington find the Sarcophagus.
16. Hell's Angel October 17, 2011 6:39 Church attempts to get Tucker's help, while Simmons explains the instability of the planet. Back in Freelancer, North's team is unable to reach their target.
17. Spiral October 24, 2011 6:52 Tex works on the Tank, while in Freelancer Maine, Carolina, and York are pursued.
18. Labor Pains October 31, 2011 6:26 Grif insults the Blue Team, while the Reds prepare to begin their trip to the center of the planet. At Project Freelancer, the Director and the Counselor speak with Delta.
19. Whole Lot of Shaking November 7, 2011 5:34 The Reds believe they are about to die, while the Blues get Sheila running. At Project Freelancer, North and York deliberate over the developments they've been facing.
20. Hate to Say Goodbye November 14, 2011 5:58 While the Reds await the end of the world, Church explains to Tex what he has uncovered.

Other Episodes[]

Season 9 Trailer[]

The non-canon trailer of the continuing adventures of the boys from Blood Gulch and the mysterious agents of Project Freelancer.

Season 9 YouTube Preview[]

A promotional video for Season 9, containing scenes from episodes 2, 3, and 4.

PSA #1[]

The guys from Red vs. Blue explain almost everything you need to know about Bungie's 20th Anniversary... while their faces are on fire.

PSA #2[]

Caboose tells Church & Sarge about his adventures with Noble Team in the Halo: Reach campaign.

PSA #3[]

Sarge and Church walk you through proper behavior in a gaming environment.

PSA #4[]

  • Airdate: September 26, 2011
  • Main Article: Drafted

The Reds and Blues speculate what it would be like to be in the big leagues.



  • In the teaser poster, the words "Don't Trust Them" can be seen backwards on Tex's visor.
  • During the season's initial DVD release, two different DVDs were included: one for the main DVD, and one for the Team Slipspace: An Epic Grifball Saga mini-series.
  • According to the Season 9 DVD commentary, it has been stated that the faces of Tex, Maine, Washington, Wyoming, and those of the original Blood Gulch cast, would not be revealed due to the fact that Burnie Burns believes that nothing they could come up with for the characters would be good enough for the fans. However, Wyoming's face was later shown in several episodes of Season 10. Maine's unhelmeted head was seen as well, though his face was always obscured in shadow in any shots from the front. Washington was seen without his helmet in What's the "I" Stand For?, although he is only seen from behind.

See Also[]

Main article: Red vs. Blue: Season 9 Soundtrack
Main article: Red vs. Blue: MIA
Main article: Red vs. Blue: Where There's a Will, There's a Wall



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