(pan up from the ground to the top of a base. A soldier in maroon and a soldier in orange are talking) Simmons: Hey. Grif: Yeah? (cut to Simmons) Simmons: Do you ever wonder why we're here? (cut to Grif) Grif: It's one of life's greatest mysteries, isn't it? I mean, are we a product of some cosmic coincidence, or is there really a God watching everything? You know, with a plan for us and stuff. I don't know, man. But it keeps me up at night. (cut to Simmons) Simmons: .... (cut to Grif) Grif: ... (cut to Simmons) Simmons: What? I mean, why are we out in this big boxed canyon... and, wait, what was all that stuff about God? Grif: Oh, uhh, nothing. Simmons: You wanna talk about it? Grif: No. Simmons: I mean, what's the point of being out here in this big boxed canyon. We have a base, the Blues over there have a base. If the Blues decide to take over this base here, then they'll have TWO bases in the middle of a boxed canyon. Whoopdie-Fucking Doo. I mean, there's no way in or out of this canyon, so what's the point. Grif: Why are we fighting other humans anyway? I signed up to fight aliens, and as soon as I get here, Master Chief blows up the whole Covenant armada, and then I'm stuck in this stupid little canyon fighting a bunch of stupid Blue guys. (Zoom into two Blue guys with one holding a sniper rifle) Tucker: What are they doing? Church: Huh? Tucker: What are they doing, now? Church: God dammit Tucker, you've asked that question 16 times in 10 minutes. They're doing the same thing they've been doing the last time you asked me: They're standing there and talking. That's all they fucking ever do. (cut to Tucker) Tucker: ... (cut to Church) Church: ... (cut to Tucker) Tucker: What are they talking about? (cut to Church) Church: You know what. I fucking hate you. Tucker: Hey, I have a question for you. Church: Yeah? Tucker: Why do we still still not have reinforcements? Church: Huh? Tucker: I mean, Captain Flowers died because of a heart attack weeks ago. Shouldn't we have reinforcements by now? Church: Oh yeah. I'll call command. (Church's radio comes on) Church: Hello command, this is Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha. (another voice comes through the radio) Vic: Hello, dude. This is Vic. What can I doodly-do-do for you dude? Church: Vic? Yeah, I was wondering about the reinforcements I called you about the other day. When are they coming? Vic: Blood Gulch Outpost Alpha? Oh, yeah, your reinforcements should be there in a few days. Church: Okay, thanks Vic. Vic: No problem-o dude. (Cut to Simmons and Grif) Grif: I'm telling you, it's a waste of resources. We should be out there, finding new forms of life, and, you know, fight them. Simmons: Yeah, no shit. That's why we should be put in charge. Sarge: Hey ladies, front and center on the double. No more gossiping. Grif: Fuck. Simmons: Yes, sir! (Simmons and Grif run down the ramp, cut to Tucker and Church) Church: Hey, they're... leaving? Tucker: Really? Church: Yeah, let's go to our base too.
Simmons says the first line of the series.
Tucker and Vic are the only people to have their names said in the episode.
When Grif and Simmons are talking, certain camera angles show Tucker and Church easily.