The Best Episodes of 'Halo'

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Vote up your favorite episodes of Halo to air.

The world of Halo is far wider than simply the videogame of the same name - with a franchise that spans books, comics, animated series, features, and now a live action television show. Which episode of the long-awaited video game TV series is the best? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of Halo are, let's rank every Halo episode from best to worst.

Halo is a military science fiction action series based on the Halo franchise by Xbox Game Studios. Following the genetically engineered supersoldier Spartan-117, the story weaves action and a 26th century where humanity combats the alien threat known as the Covenant. Halo premiered on Paramount+ on March 24, 2022, already renewed for a second season. Originally planned to premiere on Showtime, it moved to the streamer in 2021.

Vote up your favorite episodes of Halo, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be [painful/difficult/tough/hard] to put one Halo episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on as many episodes as you like.


  • Transcendence
    Photo: Halo
    1
    12 votes
    • Original Airing: May 19, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 9
    • Episode Description: Beaten, battered, and betrayed, John 117 leads the Spartans on a suicide mission to find the Halo and save humanity. But at what price?
  • Allegiance
    Photo: FX
    2
    10 votes
    • Original Airing: May 12, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 8
    • Episode Description: John and Makee come to terms with their shared vision; Halsey has one last chance to save her mission and herself; as things come to a head, everyone must choose a side.
  • Contact
    Photo: Paramount+
    3
    13 votes
    • Original Airing: March 24, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 1
    • Episode Description: In the year 2552, humans on the planet Madrigal have been fighting for independence from Earth, but a fatal encounter with the Alien Covenant complicates things. Master Chief John 117 and his super-soldier “Spartans” join the fight. After the battle, Master Chief heads to his home planet of Reach with a Madrigal survivor and a mysterious object he discovered on the planet. But a controversial order has John questioning his mission, and himself.
  • Reckoning
    Photo: Paramount+
    4
    18 votes
    • Original Airing: April 21, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 5
    • Episode Description: On the run and out of options, Kwan and Soren have a difference of opinion; with the possibility of finding the mysterious Halo on everyone's minds, John makes a horrible discovery; the war rears its ugly head.
  • Solace
    Photo: Paramount+
    5
    8 votes
    • Original Airing: April 28, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 6
    • Episode Description: John confronts Dr. Halsey and the lies of his past; the new prisoner seems to know John better than he knows himself; determined to understand more, John turns back to the mystery artifact, which shows him something truly startling.
  • Homecoming
    Photo: Paramount+
    6
    10 votes
    • Original Airing: April 14, 2022
    • Season: 1
    • Episode Number: 4
    • Episode Description: Guided by his visions, John takes Halsey and Cortana back to where it all began, looking for answers from his past. With Soren along for protection, Kwan goes in search of an army. Meanwhile John’s behavior inspires another Spartan to begin a journey of self-discovery. And Miranda discovers a possible link between the artifact and something much larger.