Remember that storyline of Kwan and Soren that we thought was just filler? Well, this Kwan Ha-centric episode is the kind of injection the series sorely needed.
This recap of Paramount+ series Halo season 1, episode 7, “Inheritance,” contains spoilers.
It’s a star-filled night sky in the Kwan Ha-centric episode. Right before she comes out to view the Madrigal night in the now-deceased compound, she is having dinner with her father and most of the men and women who are now deceased. His father and aunt try to set her up with a young soldier, but she is not impressed with him. He has no plans to leave this planet after the war. She tells her father off, bringing up her mother and his deceased wife.
Halo season 1, episode 7 recap
Halo now flashes forward to the present day. Kwan Ha is driving a sand cruiser right in the heart of a sand storm straight out of Lawrence of Arabia. She stops her vehicle, steps out, and yells out for whoever she feels is watching her. A hood is then placed over her head.
She is freed and meets a woman named Desiderata, head of the Mystics — according to her aunt, the group Kwan’s father was in contact with. She demands to know why he contacted them because she is the last of her family. Desiderata denies her request.
Hey, remember Soren? The last time we saw him, he was knocked out by Kwan and lying on his back while she pointed a golden gun at his head. Well, he went back to the Rubble, puffing his chest, but others sense he has his tail between his legs. One of his people smells weakness and challenges his authority since he came back without a bounty promised by the girl. The man, the Squirrel, is drunk and lets a secret slip. He has a job that could bring in something real. Soren corners him later, and he tells him that it’s a UNSC ship carrying military-grade slip space drivers.
When we return to the Mystics, Desiderata turns to fire into water and has Kwan drink the bowl to learn about her rage. In a Groundhog Day/Edge of Tomorrow-like sequence, she is transported to the Master Chief’s ship. They land and return to the Mystic camp, and Reth welcomes them. He announces the start of the fight. To Kwan’s shock, she is to fight Master Chief himself. She fights, he wins, she is killed, repeat.
This goes on several times until she stops fighting, asks what he wants, and he again takes off his helmet and offers her his hand. He takes Kwan outside, where you may have the best scene of the series outside action sequences. She sees generations of her ancestors ascend to her. They populate right out of each other, one by one until she lays eyes on her father.
He tells her about a portal that she sees behind him in her vision. It’s fueled by the precious fuel underneath the soul of Madrigal. He won’t reveal the nature or hidden secrets behind it, but he says she must protect it. That means leading the resistance.
Kwan goes back to the compound, and Vinisher tracks her there. Fortunately for Kwan, Soren comes back after, uh, stepping on Squirrel’s toes. He tells her he is not here for the money but tells Master Chief he would protect her. Unfortunately, Vinisher has them surrounded. However, Kwan plans to use a tunnel to turn on the hydrogen station, which will eviscerate Vinisher and his men. The only problem is Soren has to hold them off, keep one bullet from blowing the station, and be able to get to the steel-reinforced bunker before the explosion reaches them.
It was a close call, where Soren was left badly injured at the bunker door, but Kwan finds Master Chief’s weapon that he left behind. She lets one rip, putting a hole in the pipe that leads to the hydrogen station. Soren and Kwan get to the door in time and barely beat the flames. I wish we could say the same for Vinisher. He was a lot of fun, but he has turned from ashes to ashes, dust to dust.
The Mystics see the purple hydrogen bomb that sailed directly in the air. Later, Soren says goodbye, and Kwan has finally become the leader her father knew she could be.
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