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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,[2] who provided additional writing.[3]

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.[4] 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[5], 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).

Singularity also serves as the final season of the original Red vs. Blue series, having been softly rebooted with a new cast of characters, setting, and plot with the release of the following installment.

Synopsis[]

Writing session for the season. L-R: Joe Nicolosi (S16 writer), Jason Weight (writer), Miles Luna (RT head writer)

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[]

Reds and Blues[]

Agents of Chrovos[]

Cosmic Powers[]

Chorus[]

Everwhen Timeline[]

Other[]

Episodes[]

Episode List
# 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[]

New Holidays[]

Simmons and Lopez have some very important information about the TRUE holidays we should all be celebrating.

Cultural Appreciation[]

Join the Reds and Blues as they discover the finer details of art, and learn proper museum etiquette!

See Also[]

Main article: Red vs. Blue: Season 17 Soundtrack

Trivia[]

  • 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[6], and A Sitch In Time.[7]
    • 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.
  • Due to limited budgeting, the original pitch for Singularity was altered into what we ended up getting. Differences between the initial pitch and the final draft include:[7][8]
    • Rather than the Everwhen, the Reds and Blues would've got trapped inside Donut's happiest memory, which was to be conveyed by an iceberg, topped with red rock (a replica of Blood Gulch), surrounded by a bubble, adrift in solar wind.
      • This original idea was similar to when Epsilon had to relive his memories in Season 9 to find Tex, but rather than it being the memories of the Reds and Blues inhabiting Donut's memory, it would've been the actual consciouses of the Reds and Blues.
    • Halo 2 Anniversary was to be used to represent Donut's memory rather than Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo 4, and Halo 5: Guardians, which were to be used by the Everwhen.
    • Chrovos' prison room would've resided under the Blood Gulch in Donut's memory, where Doc would've been tortured by Genkins to keep the Blood Gulch illusion alive to the Reds and Blues.
    • Epsilon's memory fragments survived after Season 13 and were taking refuge in Tucker's mind.
    • Superego Tucker, a split counterpart of Tucker whose one goal was to hunt A.I.'s, would've been introduced.
      • This half of Tucker would've been very similar to the Meta, whose number one goal during the Recollection was to collect A.I.
    • The Cosmic Powers were to be drained of their powers and stranded on a snowy mountain. Superego Tucker was to later arrive at their destination and kill Burnstorm.
    • Instead of the Wash and Donut team-up we got in Singularity, the team consisted of a spectral version of Donut, Caboose, Washington, and Carolina.
    • Caboose was to kill Genkins while the latter had possession of Church, implying that Genkins being the past version of Chrovos was not considered in this draft.
    • Doc was to sacrifice his life to free his friends from Chrovos' illusion.
    • Rather than the Reds and Blues facing Genkins in the labyrinth, the final battle would've been against Chrovos at the beginning of time.
    • Lopez was to remain at the Big Bang, trapped inside a bubble, where he would have sung Besame Mucho in a monotone voice as the credits rolled.

References[]

Trailer[]

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