Red vs. Blue: Singularity is the seventeenth full season of Red vs. Blue. It is the third and final installment in the The Shisno Trilogy, which began with Season 15, as well as a direct continuation of the previous season. Jason Weight returns to write the season, while machinimators Josh Ornelas and Austin Clark co-direct. Joe Nicolosi, writer/director of the previous two seasons, moved to other projects in 2018; however, he did outline the story alongside Weight and Miles Luna, who provided additional writing.
The season was announced on January 28, 2019, and premiered on March 9. The first trailer for the season, as well as the official synopsis, were released by Collider on March 7. Nearly a year after airing exclusively on Rooster Teeth's official website, the episodes started being uploaded weekly on the RT Animation YouTube channel, starting on February 3, 2020.
Despite being teased in the finale of the previous season, Singularity is not shot in Halo 2 Anniversary, instead utilizing several previous Halo games such as Halo: Combat Evolved for scenes set in the past (unlike The Shisno Paradox, which almost exclusively used Halo 5: Guardians).
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
It took two seasons for the Reds and Blues to break the universe, but they’re about to discover that things can always get worse.
The flow of time is in disarray now that Chrovos has been freed from their old prison, and the Reds and Blues are unwittingly trapped, reliving their past memories. Fortunately, there’s still one person in the universe who can do something about it: Donut. Thanks to his quick thinking, Donut manages to trap Chrovos in a temporary cell, but it won’t hold for long. Chrovos’ lackey, Genkins, travels through time with the Reds and Blues and changes the events of their history, creating cracks in an increasingly fragile timeline. If Donut can’t find a way to snap his friends out of it, Chrovos will truly be free and life as we know it will be rewritten.
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Caboose (12 episodes)
- Washington (11 episodes)
- Donut (11 episodes)
- Grif (11 episodes)
- Tucker (11 episodes)
- Simmons (11 episodes)
- Sarge (10 episodes)
- Carolina (9 episodes)
- Lopez (8 episodes)
- Sister (6 episodes)
- Doc (6 episodes)
- Chrovos (8 episodes)
- Huggins (3 episodes)
- Labyrinth A.I (2 episodes)
- Atlus Arcadium Rex (1 episode)
- Kalirama (1 episode)
- Burnstorm (1 episode)
- Emily Grey (2 episodes)
Everwhen Timeline[edit | edit source]
- Church (5 episodes)
- Sheila (5 episodes)
- Locus (5 episodes)
- Epsilon (4 episodes)
- Meta (4 episodes)
- Lopez 2.0 (3 episodes)
- Zealots (3 episodes)
- Junior (2 episodes)
- Tex (2 episodes)
- Andy (2 episodes)
- Recovery Command (2 episodes)
- Delta (2 episodes)
- C.T. (2 episodes)
- Freckles (2 episodes)
- Vanessa Kimball (2 episodes)
- Felix (2 episodes)
- Epsilon-Tex (1 episode)
- Wyoming (1 episode)
- York (1 episode)
- North Dakota (1 episode)
- South Dakota (1 episode)
- Idaho (1 episode)
- Iowa (1 episode)
- Ohio (1 episode)
- Santa (1 episode)
- Dylan Andrews (1 episode)
- Jax Jonez (1 episode)
Other[edit | edit source]
- Genkins (9 episodes)
- Coach Prestwood (2 episodes)
- Cheryl (1 episode)
- Gerald (1 episode)
- Washington's Butler (1 episode)
Episodes[edit | edit source]
|#||Episode Title||Airdate (initial)||Running Time||Description|
|1.||A Stitch in Time||March 9, 2019||11:47||The Reds and Blues ruin the universe.|
|2.||Everwhen||March 16, 2019||10:22||Donut learns what an innuendo is.|
|3.||Schrödingin'||March 23, 2019||12:18||Wash resigns as financier of The Giant Walking Cannon Funeral Company.|
|4.||Breaching the Torus||March 30, 2019||9:31||People are shot. Only Simmons seems to mind.|
|5.||The Not-So-Good Ol' Days||April 6, 2019||9:42||Wash takes up freelancing.|
|6.||Self-Fulfilling Odyssey||April 13, 2019||12:19||Sarge gets a 2-for-1 deal on pelicans this week!|
|7.||Limbo||April 20, 2019||10:00||Huggins is information and cannot be destroyed.|
|8.||Finally||April 27, 2019||8:58||Caboose's Guide to Re-Zipping Time.|
|9.||Succession||May 4, 2019||12:32||A leader steps up.|
|10.||Killing Time||May 11, 2019||8:56||Wash would like to be shot. One shooting, please.|
|11.||Omphalos||May 18, 2019||11:17||Sarge hates boredom. Grif hates excitement. Lopez hates Lopez.|
|12.||Theogeny||May 25, 2019||21:43||Chrovos has a plan. It comes back to bite them.|
Other Episodes[edit | edit source]
New Holidays[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: New Holidays
- Airdate: January 31, 2019
Simmons and Lopez have some very important information about the TRUE holidays we should all be celebrating.
Cultural Appreciation[edit | edit source]
- Main Article: Cultural Appreciation
- Airdate: March 6, 2019
Join the Reds and Blues as they discover the finer details of art, and learn proper museum etiquette!
See Also[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Red vs. Blue: Season 17 Soundtrack
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- The word Singularity has several uses, as in "technological singularity" (a hypothetical stage of technological advancement stemming from the creation of Artificial Intelligence) or "gravitational singularity" (a point of infinite density at the center of a black hole), among others.
- Jason Weight also considered the titles Everwhen, The Firewall Paradox, and A Sitch In Time.
- Everwhen and A Sitch In Time were later used as the titles of the second and first episode respectively.
- The Everwhen refers to the period of "soft time" traversed (and named) by Donut during the season.
- In physics, the Firewall Paradox is a problem regarding the quantum entanglement of Hawking radiation emitted from a black hole.
- The official poster adequately has its central characters Donut and Washington, the two Reds and Blues who do not start the season trapped reliving their memories and also have the most screentime.
- This contrasts with the previous season where Donut and Washington had the least screentime.
- The poster for this season features reused promotional materials from The Shisno Paradox, reusing the character models from that seasons poster, with the exception of Wash, who was included via an in-game screenshot.
- The YouTube release of this season features episode thumbnails utilizing promotional material from Season 13 and 14, as well as The Shisno Paradox, rather than anything from the actual season.
- The logo used in the marketing for this season is different than the one seen in the actual season, for unknown reasons.
- The pitch for Singularity was originally much different compared to the final draft:
- Instead of the Everwhen, the Reds and Blues were meant to be trapped inside Donut’s happiest memory, which remained inside a bubble, on top of an iceberg, on a red rock. This pitch was meant to be similar to Epsilon reliving his memories in Season 9, but rather than the memories of the Reds and Blues inhabiting Donut’s mind, it was the actual Reds and Blues.
- Halo 2 Anniversary was to be used to represent Donut’s memory rather than Halo: Combat Evolved, 2, 3, 4, and 5, which were used to represent the Everwhen.
- Chrovos’ prison was to be located under the Blood Gulch in Donut’s mind, where Doc would’ve been tortured to keep the Blood Gulch illusion alive for the Reds and Blues.
- It was to be revealed that Epsilon’s memory fragments survived and have been inhabiting Tucker’s mind since the end of Season 13.
- ”Superego Tucker”, a split counterpart of Tucker whose one goal was to hunt A.I.’s, was to be introduced. He was meant to be similar to Meta and his quest to hunt A.I. during the Recollection.
- The Cosmic Powers were to be drained of their powers and stranded on a snowy mountain. “Superego Tucker” was supposed to later arrive to the area and kill Burnstorm.
- Instead of Donut and Washington’s team-up to save the Reds and Blues, the team would’ve consisted of Caboose, Washington, and Carolina.
- Caboose was originally meant to kill Genkins during his possession of Church.
- Doc was meant to sacrifice himself to free his friends from Chrovos’ illusion.
- Lopez was meant to be left at the Big Bang, trapped in a bubble, where he would’ve sang ‘Besame Mucho’ in a monotone voice as the credits rolled.
References[edit | edit source]
Trailer[edit | edit source]
|Red vs. Blue Seasons|
|The Blood Gulch Chronicles||Season 1 • Season 2 • Season 3 • Season 4 • Out of Mind • Season 5|
|The Recollection||Recovery One • Reconstruction • Relocated • Recreation • Revelation|
|The Project Freelancer Saga||Season 9 • MIA • Where There's a Will, There's a Wall • Season 10|
|The Chorus Trilogy||Season 11 • Season 12 • Season 13|
|The Shisno Trilogy||Season 15 • The Shisno Paradox • Singularity|
|Non-Canon||PSAs • Specials • RvB Animated • 360 • Team Slipspace|