Episode 9: good, but not much
- while episode 1 and 5 have Halo scenes, this was a very Halo episode
- nice twist with Halsey
- bad ending with Halsey. I mean, it doesn't add nothing what she says
- why they still keep taking their helmets off? They could while they're together in a comfy place, like the ship, but not to confront Halsey, dumb director
- if Cortana could control the ship, why she takes too long to do it?
Overall season: weak
Who approved this should be fired. It's too amateur in direction. Has a lazy writing with lot's and lot's of cliches. There's too little from the games and too much from soap operas - romance and sex with Master Chieff?! Bitch, no. Where the fuck is Sargent Johnson? and WHY THE FUCK DO THEY TAKE THEIR HELMETS ALL THE TIME? I'm sure even a prostitute takes more time to undress
Why not control the Pelican from the start? Because they were using a stealth approach! Bringing in a Pelican and just start blasting shit doesn't fit such an approach, having zero idea what they're headed into. And once their cover was blown, why not immediately bring in the Pelican? Because then we don't get the badass stealth infiltration followed by the big action sequence focused on Silver Team. In any series or movie, things MUST happen as they do for plot convenience or to serve the story they're telling.
Take this famous and badass scene here from Game of Thrones. If the type of nitpicking that people are using to criticize Halo is applied here as well, we could say here stands Jon Snow, the leader of that whole army who has come to take back Winterfell, out front with zero protection nearby. They could have ended him right here.
Ramsay had men with a large number of bow and arrows ready and pointed in his direction. Ramsay has shown himself also to be an expert with a bow and arrow. Why not have his archers fire off a bunch of arrows towards Jon Snow after he gets knocked off his horse, and using that distraction of all those arrows flying towards Jon Snow, Ramsay places one arrow right in the middle of his heart, killing the leader of the opposition army instantly and dealing the enemy a massive blow? We know Ramsay is fully capable of doing so! After all, he only literally just did it from a much further distance to kill Jon's brother right before his very eyes! Terrible writing!? No, plot convenience!
I can find nitpicks and myriad issues in even the very best Marvel films. This isn't at any one person in particular even though I'm responding to your post, I'm just speaking generally. Those scripts from the marvel films aren't, for example, somehow head and shoulders above what has been shown in the Halo series. Far from it, in fact. But what do we do with Marvel movies? People just relax and enjoy the ride. No way Home wasn't as big a deal as it was hyped up to be, and it isn't even close to being the best Tom Holland Spider-Man movie. I enjoyed it thoroughly all the same for the nostalgia and fanservice.
Take Dr. Strange, one of my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe origin movies by far. With as powerful as the Sorcerer Supreme demonstrated herself to be, she could have killed Kaecilius whenever she wished. Kaecilius instead of toying with Dr. Strange, could have killed him whenever he wanted to. Dr. Strange traps Kaecilius in that restraint and then doesn't kill him. He instead has a conversation.
All things that don't make sense if you really want to pull at the strings, but you accept it for story reasons. Kaecilius' dark disciple pierces Strange through his chest, decides to toss him down the stairs and slowly walks after him instead of finishing him right there on the spot at the top of the stairs. The Disciple also doesn't free Kaecilius immediately when he seemingly easily could have, putting Dr. Strange in an impossible to win 2 vs 1 situation as opposed to a one on one inside a hospital room via the astral plane.
Take Infinity War, somehow the Hulk couldn't/wouldn't go Hulk anymore. Plot convenience. Thor didn't aim for Thanos' head. And it goes on and on.
The show addressed very important plot threads in the first season, and I feel will only get better and better in a second season and beyond having done this important world and character building. Silver Team is awesome. Captain Keyes, Miranda, Halsey, Parangosky, Soren, it's all been great. People hate Kwan's arc, but I don't because I understand how important developing other characters are, even if we don't always agree right away with why they're important.