Red vs. Blue (season 11)
|Red vs. Blue: Season 11|
Official artwork for Season 11 featuring Sarge, Washington and Freckles
|Game(s)||Halo 4, Halo 3, Halo: Combat Evolved|
|Genre(s)||Comic science fiction|
|Running time||3 to 10 minutes; 124 minutes|
|Directed by||Miles Luna|
|Written by||Miles Luna|
Gray G. Haddock
with Nathan Zellner
and Jen Brown
|Release(s)||June 14, 2013 – November 11, 2013|
|No. of episodes||19|
The eleventh season of the American action comedy science fiction animated/machinima web series Red vs. Blue premiered on June 14, 2013, and concluded on November 11, 2013. The series is created and produced by Rooster Teeth Productions and is loosely based in the Halo universe. The season premiered on June 14, 2013, while the rest of the episodes were released on Rooster Teeth's website on Mondays starting June 24, 2013. It is the first season of the Chorus Trilogy.
The season returns to a similar format that was used in the Blood Gulch Chronicles, where both teams are in a boxed canyon and do nothing but talk to each other. Also like the first seven seasons of the series, Season 11 featured no pre-rendered character animation sequences.
Setting and Overview
Set sometime after Season 10, Season 11 follows Sarge, Grif, and Simmons of Red Team and Caboose, Tucker, and Washington of Blue Team as they are being transported home after being pardoned for bring down Project Freelancer. Unfortunately, the transport crash lands at an unknown location (most likely caused by the combined faults of everyone). Knowing that they'll be stranded for sometime, the Reds and Blues wait to be rescued. However, they will eventually learn that they are being watched by mysterious forces.
Shortly before the premiere of Episode 1, a trailer was released on the Rooster Teeth website. This trailer shortly recaps the events of the previous season, and stars Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla of the popular comedy duo, Smosh.
|No. Overall||No. in Season||Title||Episode Length||Original release date|
|201||1||"One-Zero-One"||4:38||June 14, 2013|
|The episode starts with the first journal entry from Washington. Admitting it's been awhile since doing these, Wash decides to get up to speed: he recalls the corruption of Project Freelancer, its demise, his job as Recovery One, and Project Freelancer using the Reds and Blues as canon fodder for their agents in training. The only people Wash could trust was the Reds and Blues, and together were able to bring down Project Freelancer and the Director once and for all. He mentions that they are shipwrecked, crashed on their way home, and fears that if help doesn't come soon, someone else may find them first. Finishing his entry, Wash hears the Blue's tank fire, and sees that Sarge and Simmons are using it on their base, though Grif is still in the base. Wash asks the Reds who gave them the tank, but quickly realizes Caboose gave it to them. Sarge says that he's renovating their base, also mentioning how unfair it is that the Blue's base is under the crashed ship and Grif complains that they are closer to the food storage. Wash tells them that they need to ration the food they have, as they need to fix a communications dish to call for help, and they will be screwed if they run out of food before the dish is fixed. Caboose and Wash take the tank back to their base.|
|202||2||"Get Your Tucks in a Row"||3:42||June 24, 2013|
Caboose and Wash take the tank back to Blue base, where Wash reminds Tucker that no one is to touch the tank. Wash also reminds Tucker that until they're rescued, they need to be more mindful of the resources they have and to report to him about anything. Wash then says that with Church and Carolina gone, he's responsible for holding the team together. Tucker then makes a badly timed joke about the crashed ship's entire crew dying at the time of the crash.At Red base, Sarge continues to complain about the base layout such as the sandbags in the west wing. Grif agrees with him by also mentioning the hole in the base's roof. Simmons, having designed the layout, doesn't see the problem. He says it's the ideal place for his garden and that it's under the damaged engine of the ship to keep them warm, though Sarge mentions the huge amounts of radiation the engine gives off.
|203||3||"Barriers to Entry"||4:53||July 1, 2013|
At Blue base, Wash has Tucker do push ups as part of physical training, which frustrates Tucker. Tucker asks why Caboose isn't doing the training like he is, with Wash answering that Caboose is having one of his "off days". Wash then has Tucker run laps around the canyon. Later, Wash finds Caboose standing in front of a mirror, depressed because Church is gone. Wash tries to comfort Caboose, but Caboose goes on a walk by himself still depressed, leaving Wash to ponder on what he's going to do with him.At Red base, Sarge is still continuing to complain about the base layout. This time he complains about the interior of the base, saying he needs a personal room for himself to ponder his accomplishments and his "non-existent" failures, though Grif calls it Sarge's "Denial" room. In the end, Sarge decides to keep one half of the base to himself and leaving the other half to Grif and Simmons, which leads Grif to immediately set ground rules.
|204||4||"Heavy Mettle"||5:36||July 8, 2013|
Caboose is walking around the canyon, still depressed about Church being gone. He then hears a noise and goes to investigate, he sees something and says hello to it. Back at Blue base, Wash now has Tucker run an obstacle course he constructed. Soon after Tucker finishes the obstacle course, Caboose returns in a exciting mood. Wash tries to get Caboose to run the course, which Caboose completes almost immediately, saying afterward he needs to do something. Wash immediately ends training for the day and decides to work on the communications dish.At Red base, Grif and Simmons already get into an argument about their new living arrangements, such as Grif using Simmons' toothbrush and where to put the dishes. Simmons tries to get Sarge to reconsider the base arrangements, though Sarge says they all need to make sacrifices, except for him because he's team leader. Wash arrives and asks for a toolkit for the communications dish, with Grif leading him to it. Simmons mentions that they recovered a robot building kit from the crashed ship and suggests they can re-purpose it to fix the dish, but Sarge ignores him and instead decides to build a new robot to fix the dish for them.
|205||5||"A Real Fixer Upper"||5:30||July 15, 2013|
At Blue base, Wash is working on the communications dish with Tucker with him. Tucker comments that they and the others should have been founded by now, remembering that the crashed ship's GPS locator should have activated when they crash landed. Wash grows frustrated about not having all the tools needed to fix the dish, thinking the Reds took a tool. Tucker tries to calm Wash down, saying that if they were in Blood Gulch, they would be doing the same thing, though Wash believes that they are being watched by someone. Wash eventually agrees with Tucker that they should have been rescued by now. Meanwhile, Caboose is working on an unseen item get loose from something, wondering how the item got there. Caboose assures the item to not worry as they are going to be best friends.Back at Red base, Sarge is working on building a new robot, while Grif and Simmons talk about science-fiction movies and TV shows that had robot domination. Sarge finishes the robot, who coincidentally looks and speaks Spanish like Lopez, much to the chagrin of Grif and Simmons. Still not able to understand Spanish, the Reds assume the robot, now called Lopez Dos.0, is stupid. Sarge eventually has Lopez Dos.0 go work on the communications dish.
|206||6||"S.O.S."||8:38||July 22, 2013|
Caboose has finally finished fixing an unseen object in a cavern. Meanwhile, Wash and Tucker are still trying to fix the communications tower. The Reds soon arrive and try to offer assistance, though Wash refuses, even turning down Lopez 2.0. Lopez 2.0 sees the problem with the dish and goes to fix it, causing the dish to finally come online. Wash sends out a mayday signal, hoping to be rescued. The mayday is eventually answered by none other than Donut, surprising everyone. Sarge has Donut write down the coordinates of where they last were, as the Reds and Blues have no idea of where they are exactly. Soon after the dish goes offline again, the Reds and Blues begin celebrating for the eventual rescue, but Wash warns them that it might take days before they're rescued and that they shouldn't get their hopes up. Caboose finally joins the others, and excitedly introduces them to "Freckles", an A.I.-controlled Mantis, which leaves everyone speechless.Elsewhere, in what appears to be a swamp, an unknown soldier hears Wash's mayday call.
|207||7||"Can I Keep It?"||7:12||July 22, 2013|
At Blue Base, Caboose shows off Freckles to Tucker and Wash, who argue about why it's called a Mantis due to the similarities of the insect. Caboose tells them he found Freckles under debris and was able to free it. Soon, Wash mentions that they need to continue training until they're rescued and to be prepared for anything, despite Tucker seeing no point in it. He changes his mind when threatened by Freckles for disobeying a direct order from a commanding officer. Wash leaves for the crashed ship to do an inventory check on the Reds and Blues' food supply, but once inside the ship, he passes the food storage to do something else.At Red Base, Sarge is disgruntled about the Blues having a better robot than Lopez 2.0. He gathers Grif and Simmons after they argued once again about chores. Sarge believes that the Blues are up to no good, and orders Grif and Simmons to do recon on the Blues, despite them being afraid of Freckles. Sarge decides to stay behind to step up "security" when one of the sand bags rips open. Grif and Simmons head to Blue base, despite Simmons' doubts of Sarge's suspicions.
|208||8||"The Grass is Greener. The Blues are Bluer."||4:45||August 15, 2013|
|At Blue Base, Caboose, Tucker and Freckles are doing their routine exercises. Meanwhile, Grif and Simmons eventually arrive unseen to do recon. Quickly, they both realize that the Blues aren't doing anything suspicious and that it's a waste of time, with Grif mentioning watching the Blues exercise is weird. Grif suggests they just talk to them, but Simmons mentions about Freckles trying to kill them. They're eventually discovered by Tucker, who tells them that it's weird that they're watching him and Caboose exercise. Simmons tells him that Sarge made him and Grif spy on them because he thinks that they're up to something, though Tucker tells them that all he and Caboose do is train and do chores like clean the base and their equipment. Tucker also mentions an organizational chart Wash has, which makes Simmons very interested. Simmons decides to stay at the Blue base for a few days, but Grif heads back to Red base. Meanwhile, Caboose plays fetch with Freckles and throws a ball near Simmons, who is nearly shot by Freckles.|
|209||9||"A House Divided, Then Multiplied"||5:32||August 19, 2013|
At Red Base, Grif returns and reports to Sarge that the Blues aren't planning anything, and that Simmons has decided to stay with the Blues. Sarge, upon hearing the news, believes that the Blues have betrayed them, captured Simmons, and that the Red vs. Blue war has started all over again. Sarge goes on about this being a conspiracy that has been in motion for years. He then orders Grif to prepare to attack the Blues.Meanwhile, at Blue Base, Caboose is teaching Freckles new tricks while Tucker is quickly exasperated with Simmons' presence. Wash then returns and asks why Tucker isn't doing his daily drills, starting a heated argument with Wash saying he just wants the Blues to be prepared for any potential threat, though Tucker believes that Wash is simply far too paranoid because of past misfortunes of him being constantly betrayed. As they argue, the mysterious soldier observes them from afar with a sniper scope. Simmons then arrives, telling Wash that he will be staying in Blue base now, further exasperating him. Suddenly, Sarge and Grif attempt to ambush the Blues with their warthog but crash into a rock, and both sides are left at a standoff. Grif then takes a moment to point out that the ambush wasn't his idea at all.
|210||10||"Long Live the King"||6:10||August 26, 2013|
As the Blues and Reds are caught in a standoff, Sarge accuses the Blues of kidnapping Simmons, though the Blues point out that Simmons joined them willingly. Sarge then brands Simmons a traitor and prepares to attack the Blues. At the same time, Wash and Tucker get into another argument with each other, with Wash wondering why Tucker is so resistant to his orders, and Tucker complaining that the Blues are now worse off with Wash as the leader, saying he would rather have Caboose lead the Blues instead of Wash. In a heated moment, they both unintentionally decide to make Caboose the new leader of the Blues. Freckles overhears this and promptly demotes Wash and then promotes Caboose to team leader, and warns Tucker and Wash that any attempts to disobey Caboose's orders will be punishable by death. Upon hearing this, Simmons tries to go back to the Reds, but is threatened by Freckles with death if he leaves his post. Sarge then tries to attack, but Freckles destroys his warthog. Undaunted, Sarge prepares to charge again, when they are interrupted by a pistol shot.
Both teams turn to see that Donut has arrived to rescue them, bringing along Doc and Lopez. However, Donut tells them that he had told their ship to leave. Enraged at Donut's stupidity, both teams band together to beat up Donut.Meanwhile, the mysterious green armored soldier watches both teams from a cliff with his sniper rifle. He then mutters "Unfortunate" to himself before cloaking.
|211||11||"Worst Laid Plans"||8:40||September 2, 2013|
At Blue Base, the Blues meet to discuss their plans for the day. Caboose, now the appointed leader of the Blues, orders Tucker to upgrade the communications tower, Wash to go out on lookout duty, and Simmons to do whatever he normally does for the Red Team.Meanwhile, at Red Base, Doc finishes tending to Donut's wounds. He then complains to Grif that the next time help comes he shouldn't attack it, to which Grif retorts that the next time help comes, it should actually bring some form of help. Donut then asks what happened to the group after he was dropped off at Valhalla. Grif flashes back to the ship, where he accidentally spills soda onto the ship's instruments. In the present, Grif claims that the ship crash-landed for an unknown reason. Sarge arrives and calls the Red team to order. He proposes that the group has been allowing Wash and the Blues to take charge for far too long, and that in order to facilitate rescue, the top priority should be to assassinate Freckles and rescue Simmons from its clutches. Grif asks how they are supposed to destroy a giant war machine, and Sarge responds by figuring that if the ship carried Freckles, it must have carried heavy weapons powerful enough to destroy it as well. Sarge and Grif decide to set out for the ship and leave Donut to guard the Red base. Wash, still on lookout duty for the Blue team, arrives and asks if the Reds has seen anything unusual. They deny this, and Wash leaves.
|212||12||"Finders Keepers"||7:50||September 9, 2013|
At Blue Base, Tucker returns just after failing to fix the communications tower. Simmons sees that the Blues have a working gravity lift and asks Tucker how they can power it. Tucker replies that their base has a direct line to the ship, giving them access to almost unlimited electricity. Simmons then decides to borrow some of the ship's fuel for a "side project". Meanwhile, Wash reports back to Caboose saying that he found nothing on the perimeter. When Caboose asks Wash for his opinion on how Freckles would look in a sombrero, Wash quickly makes an excuse to leave by stating he forgot to inspect the ship for enemies. On top of a nearby cliff, a mysterious soldier in steel and orange armor is seen observing the Blues and mutters "Holy shit. It's actually them." He is then alarmed when he realizes Locus is watching them as well.
Meanwhile inside the ship, Sarge, Grif, and Doc break in and begin searching the armory for anything they can use to destroy Freckles. After briefly playing around with sticky-bomb launchers, Grif and Doc search through the ship's records and find that the ship is carrying a large amount of experimental weaponry, though most of it is located in the other half of the ship when it broke off. The two then find experimental teleportation cubes, which Grif instantly takes a liking to. Sarge then discovers a robot even more massive than Freckles and instantly falls in love with it. He then decides to dismantle it and take it back to Red base. Suddenly, the three secretly see Wash wandering through the armory and wonder what he's doing in there.In the armory, Wash is busy using the materials inside to build some sort of device, muttering "Never thought it'd come down to this. Sorry Caboose."
|213||13||"+1 Follower"||7:05||September 16, 2013|
At Blue Base, Simmons reveals to Wash and Tucker his invention: an inter-canyon communications system, that he has dubbed "Basebook", which gives them a direct line to both Blue base and Red Base. He then checks to see if Sarge has made any updates on his profile, but is disappointed that Sarge hasn't even created a profile yet.
Meanwhile, at the Red Base, the Reds manage to smuggle most of the robot parts out of the ship, with the exception of various pieces Grif left behind so he wouldn't have to carry them. Grif then proposes that they use the teleportation cubes to get rid of Freckles, but Doc is worried that the cubes might have some sort of side effect they are unaware of. Sarge then orders Grif to either test the cubes or test the robot's defense systems by acting as the target. Doc and Donut then go to update their Basebook profiles.Outside Red Base, Lopez and Lopez 2.0 observe the Reds, until they are approached by the mysterious soldier in steel and orange armor. He tells Lopez 2.0 that he's trying to arrange for the group's rescue and they just need to hold out a little longer. He also warns them that he's not the only one keeping an eye on them. Alarmed, Lopez 2.0 tries to warn Sarge, but is ignored. Lopez tells Lopez 2.0 that he shouldn't bother, and that their creators are terrible people. Lopez then decides to tell Lopez 2.0 the full story about the Reds, which he states will take about 20 hours and he only likes telling it in five minute intervals.
|214||14||"Reconciliation"||7:15||September 23, 2013|
At Red Base, Donut and Doc spend time messing around with Basebook, despite the fact that the only other subscribers are Simmons and Caboose. Donut says that he had spent the entire day cleaning the Red Base from top to bottom, in which Doc tells him about Grif's stuff on the roof. Angered at Grif's sloppiness, Donut confronts Grif, takes one of his teleportation cubes, and uses it to store Grif's stuff. He then tosses the cube all the way to Blue Base, much to Simmons' despair when he discovers the slop.
Meanwhile at the comm tower, Wash tries to help Tucker fix the radio, but the latter declines and angrily explains his frustration with Wash and his leadership methods. Wash admits that he was probably the worst of the Freelancers, and that since Church and Carolina left, he's had no choice but to assume a leadership position, which he has never done before. Tucker tells Wash not to take his position so seriously, as Church never did. Wash then encourages Tucker to try his best to fix the radio, as he has the ability to be a great soldier if he applies the effort. (Eventually it's revealed that Wash was partly responsible for the ship crashing by accidentally knocking a cable out of a wall.) Tucker then realizes that he had forgotten to turn on the radio, which was why it wasn't working. Unfortunately, Caboose arrives with Freckles and orders the two to return to Blue Base and clean up Grif's stuff. Wash tells Tucker to go to Blue Base alone and distract Caboose while he goes back to the ship to finish something that can "put a stop to this".Elsewhere, Locus arrives at a military base filled with numerous white colored soldiers. He approaches four soldiers and tells them that they are "going hunting".
|215||15||"Neighborhood Watch"||10:00||September 30, 2013|
|216||16||"FAQ"||6:15||October 7, 2013|
|217||17||"Ready...Aim..."||8:00||October 14, 2013|
|218||18||"Fire"||8:50||October 21, 2013|
|219||19||"Lost But Not Forgotten"||9:00||October 28, 2013|
- Joel Heyman: Michael J. Caboose
- Jason Saldaña: Lavernius Tucker
- Matt Hullum: Sarge and Doc
- Geoff Ramsey: Dexter Grif
- Gus Sorola: Richard Simmons
- Shannon McCormick: Washington and Lopez Dos.0
- Dan Godwin: Franklin Donut
- Burnie Burns: Lopez and Epsilon Church
- Miles Luna: Felix
- Gray G. Haddock: Locus
- Shane Newville: Freckles
- Katie Newville: CC Cyclops
- Lindsay Jones: Vanessa Kimball
- Nathan Zellner: Andy the Bomb
- Jen Brown: Carolina
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