Red vs. Blue Episode
"Recovering One"
Episode no. 4
Airdate April 26, 2010
Running time 6:57

Red vs. Blue Revelation
April 1, 2010 - September 13, 2010

  1. For Those of You Just Joining Us
  2. Drink Your Ovaltine
  3. Upon Further Review
  4. Recovering One
  5. Fourth And Twenty
  6. Towing Package
  7. And Don't Call Me Shirley
  8. Perusing The Archive
  9. Backup Plans
  10. This One Goes to Eleven
  11. Restraining Orders
  12. Snooze Button
  13. Battle of the Exes
  14. Reconfiguration
  15. Check Your Local Listings
  16. Standardized Testing
  17. Tenth Percentile
  18. Rally Cap
  19. Reunion
  20. n+1

Recovering One is the fourth episode of Red vs. Blue: Revelation, as well as the 157th episode of the series.


Epsilon-Church has just arrived in the Valhalla. Meanwhile, the Meta attacks Doc and Simmons, but Doc manages to hit him with an overcharged burst from his scanner as Meta tries to smash Doc's face in with his Brute Shot. As Simmons predicted, the Meta's systems were disrupted and his Temporal Distortion unit was reversed, making him slower than everyone else. The Meta's system shorted as he was about to punch Doc, so his fist slows to a crawl, but still moves toward's Doc's face. Doc is overjoyed with his success and mocks the Meta. Simmons tries to explain that the Meta's punch still has just as much force, just over a longer period of time, but Doc disregards the warning. When the punch does hit, Doc is thrown so hard that he is embedded in the wall of the base. The Meta is slowly recovering from the time lapse, and begins retrieving his Brute Shot, while Simmons tries to free Doc from the wall. Sarge calls to Simmons to get in the Warthog, and Simmons decides to ditch Doc and flee with Grif and Sarge, despite Doc's frantic pleas. The Meta reboots and attacks Simmons as he flees for his life. The Meta manages to shoot Doc and Simmons right as Simmons is leaving, and he makes a frantic dive for the Warthog. He grabs the gun, but cant get into the seat, because Grif and Sarge wouldn't slow down, so Simmons is dragged along by the rear bumper. The Meta, now fully back up to speed, takes the Man Cannon and lands on the Warthog's hood, crushing it and sending the Reds flying. Grif and Sarge regain their balance, and Sarge immediately blames Grif's poor driving for the crash. Grif retorts, "That wasn't driving! That was flying and burning!!" Simmons is still dazed from the crash and tries using the broken bumper as a weapon as the Meta advances.

Epsilon-Church shows up out of nowhere and comments on how badly their jeep got destroyed, saying, as if he didn't see anything that just happened,"Hey guys, what's going on? Man your jeep got fucked up! Who's the big dude? 'Sup Gigantor". The Meta recognizes Epsillon-Church as an AI and starts jumping for it. At the Red Team's request, he leads it to the Blue Base, while he starts to recognize it as the place from his memory flash.

The Reds escape through the hole made by the Warthog in the previous episode, which is shown to connect to the Halo 3 map, Isolation. They debate on how to seal the hole seeing as they have no grenades. Conveniently, Epsilon-Church shows up, complaining about the Meta's erratic behavior. Grif and Sarge get the idea to use Church's "Laser Face" to seal the door, and try to anger him by insulting him. Simmons tries to help, but insults Grif and Sarge instead because he has no idea that Church's "Laser Face" is powered by anger. The Meta and Washington are closing in on them. Church sees Washington and is suddenly full of rage, and fires his laser face immediately, destroying the wall and sealing them off from Washington and the Meta. Immediately after, Church regrets his actions, realizing he needs to save Tex. He seems to be tired and passes out.

Washington and The Meta lament the Reds' (and Church's) escape. Washington comments that they need a lead, and he knows where he can find one. Doc is then heard, crying help.


Red TeamEdit

Blue TeamEdit



Fade in to Church entering the giant hole Grif and the jeep blew in canyon wall
Church: Whoa. Guess they came this way. Hm h-hm hm hm hm hmm.
Back to Simmons and Doc, from last week's episode.
Simmons: Okay, now's our chance Doc, hit him with an overcharge. It should overload at least one of his systems.
Doc: Um, you do it.
Simmons: What- me? I don't even know how to fire that thing.
Doc: Just pull the trigger and let go, it's super easy.
Simmons: No no no, you're trained with it, you should do it. Go.
Doc: What if I miss? What if it doesn't do anything but make him mad? I already made it mad once and that didn't really work out very well.
Simmons: Whuga-what- well then just, we'll improvise.
Doc: Yeah I don't feel entirely comfortable with that answer.
The explosion from the propane tanks occurs in the distance, just like it did last time
Doc: What the heck was that?
Simmons: Uh oh, I have a bad feeling that someone just caused him trouble.
Doc: Yeuu!
Simmons: Oh no, improvise, improvise!
Doc fires the burst into the attacking Meta, who is thrown against the wall, recovers, and runs to attack Doc
Doc: Uh- whng-
The Meta slows down almost to nothing
Doc: Am I dead? Am I dead?
Simmons: Doc, you did it!
Doc: He's frozen.
Simmons: No, it looks like you overloaded his time distortion unit. You must have caused some kind of inversion. Instead of making everything else slow, it made him slow.
Doc: Huh huh, yeah! Score one for the pacifist. How you like me now, Meta?
Simmons: Um, Doc? I wouldn't get too close to him if I were you.
Doc: Why, what's he gonna do? Beat me up over the course of the next two weeks?
Simmons: Well, technically he's not actually moving slower, he's moving at the same speed just over a longer period of time.
Doc: Huh?
Simmons: It's relativistic. His fist still travels at the same velocity, we just view it from a faster timeframe. Therefor it looks slowed down, but theoretically, it should still carry the same force.
Doc: ... Nah, see? It's moving slower.
The Meta's fist finally reaches Doc, and sends him flying into the wall. I mean actually into it, not just against it
Doc: Waahuaa! Ow!
Simmons: See? That's what you get for arguing with science. Stupid bitch.
Doc: Simmons, get me outta this wall.
Simmons: Hmm, how do I do this...
Simmons tries various embarassing postures to get Doc free
Simmons: The fuck- uhh, Jesus.
Doc: You're not pulling from my center.
Simmons: Dheuh- from the center, what the fuck is the center?
Doc: Get down and pull from the groin.
Simmons: Euh-deu-kei- tsei- eih- eih- eih- eih-
Doc: Let go- stop rubbing at my head. Hey-
Simmons: Eah-
Doc: It feels like you're saving your strength. Don't save your strength. Hurry Simmons! I think that big guy's speeding back up!
Simmons: Oh shit. Um-
Sarge: Simmons, where are you? Come out here!
Simmons: I'm here, hold on just a second! Doc, it looks like I can't get you out.
Doc: Yes you can! You're, you can, you haven't really tried yet!
Simmons: I know, you're right, I should think about the mission.
Doc: What? No! Not unless this is rescue mission. I'm part of the mission.
Simmons: It's a noble sacrifice you're making here.
Doc: No no, I'm not sacrificing. I'm not noble. At all, listen to me, you don't wanna go I don't want you to go. I don't want you to go!
Simmons: I'll always remember you, bye!
Doc: Start by remembering me right now! Simmons!
The Meta returns to full speed and fires at Simmons as he runs across the base
Sarge: Hurry it up!
Simmons jumps off the base screaming, tosses his weapon, and somehow ends up behind the gun in the back of the jeep
Simmons: Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah- Whuh? Aahhhhhhhh!
Sarge: Simmons, stop showing off and get in already!
Simmons: This isn't on purpose!
The Meta keeps firing, Simmons loses his grip
Simmons: No, wait wait wait! Guys, guys, just slow down a little, why don't you-
Simmons gurgles underwater as they drive through the creek
Sarge: What did he say?
The Meta pursues
Sarge: Grif, incoming.
Grif: Don't worry, we'll just do what we did last time.
The Meta lands on the front of the jeep, crushing it, sending it flying with Simmons still holding on, and then shoots the jeep to make it fly faster
Simmons: I'm pissed to hold on, but I'm scared to let go!
Grif: Look out!
Sarge: Whoa.
Sarge and Grif jump out of the way, the jeep stops against a rock, and as Sarge stands up a giant tire rolls over Grif
Grif: Uh-huhh- ouh!
Sarge: That was the worst driving of all time.
Grif: Because that wasn't driving, that was flying and burning!
Sarge: Touche.
Simmons staggers around in the background, holding a large pipe
Simmons: Wuhu, wuh huh weeaha, wha- what happened, where am I?
The Meta approaches
Sarge: Get ready men. Remember, he can't kill all of us.
Grif: Why can't he kill all of us?
Sarge: Hmm. That is a good point.
Simmons: Whit- weehu heenu- hey, I'm okay.
Sarge: Get ready.
Grif: This is not going to be good.
Church: Hey guys, what's going on? Man your jeep gotfucked up! Who's the big dude? Sup Gigantor?
The Meta takes a swing at the newly arrived Churchball
Church: Whoa! You kiss your mother with that mouth?
Grif: What're you doing here?
Sarge: Who cares, just lead him out of here!
Church: Hey ho- where?
Sarge: Anywhere that's not here.
Church: Hey come on big boy, follow me! Look how shiny I am, woohoo!
Sarge: Come on!
Simmons: What the fuck was that floating thing?
Grif: We'll explain later, run.
Church arrives at Blue Base, the one from his vision
Church: Come on big boy, come this way. Wait a minute. I know this place. Hello? Somebody in there?
The Meta shows up
Church: Oh, shit, you scared the crap outta me.
Sarge: Quick! Everyone, through the hole. Just sayin' that makes me miss Donut.
Grif: What're we gonna do? We can't outrun him and our jeep is destroyed.
Sarge: We have to seal the opening.
Simmons: Do we have any grenades?
Sarge: Negative, we need a plan of action.
Church: Hey I know he's a friend o' yours, but I gotta tell you that guy with the shiny head is kind of an asshole.
Simmons: Well if you're here, then where's the- oh no, there's the Meta! Come on we have to hurry!
Grif: I have an idea. Hey, you, dipshit!
Church: You talkin' to me?
Grif: Yeah, you. This is all your fault you stupid piece o' junk. You got us in this mess.
Church: Me? It was your friend we had to rescue.
Grif: Ah bullshit, now the Meta's coming up here and he's gonna kill all of us, starting with you.
Sarge: What are you doing?
Church: I wasn't even looking for you guys, I was trying to find-
Sarge: Oh, I get it. Can it you overgrown ornament!
Church: Oh, now you wanna start?
Grif: Hey, I'm not done with you yet ball bearing.
Church: That's rude.
Sarge: Your mother takes it in the exhaust port!
Grif: Come on Simmons, help us.
Simmons: I don't even know what you're doing.
Sarge: Your mother gets paddled like a pinball!
Church: Hey, let's leave mothers outta this!
Grif: We're trying to increase the stress level.
Sarge: We need some insults!
Simmons: Um, okay. Grif, you're so fat you broke your arm and gravy came out. Sarge, I find a lot of your tactical decisions to be questionable if not downright mediocre.
Sarge: Not insults for us Simmons, for him!
Simmons: I don't understand the rules of your stupid game I just got here!
Church: Ah, you guys are idiots.
Grif: This isn't working. We need something to make him mad. Really mad.
Simmons: Has he seen the last episode of The Sopranos yet?
The Meta and Wash are getting closer
Church: Uh oh, look out, it's the big guy! And there's-
Washington: Get them Meta! Get them!
Church: Washington!
Church's laserface fires and seals up the hole
Church: What? No! Open it up! Open it up! I have to go back!
Sarge: Go back? Son are you crazy? After what we just went through to get outta there?
Church: No, he'll find her! Don't you understand? I can't let them, get to her... furst.
Church falls ...over? Down? Out of the air?
Grif: Wow, I guess he ran out of juice.
Sarge: He's had a hard day. Let him sleep it off. Load him up, let's hit the road.
Simmons: So, what is this thing, like some kinda pet?
Grif: Yeah, I guess you could say that. Come on, I'll fill you in.
Outside, the Meta grunts
Washington: Don't worry, we'll find them again. We just need some leads. And I know exactly who to ask.
Doc: Hey guys? A little help here. Hello? Assholes.


  • Grif is seen saving Sarge's life by whom almost being hit by the warthog, something that seems out of character for him.
  • Epsilon-Church, when he sees Agent Washington, he is extremely upset. It is not explained why as Alpha-Church was allies with Washington and Epsilon-Church had yet to even remember the Meta whom tried to kill him. It is possible that Epsilon has memories of being implanted in Washington and was angry to see him working with the Meta.
  • When escaping through the hole, the words "Pvt Jimmy Wuz here", and then a skull is shown, this is a reference to Jimmy
  • Agent Washington is shown later in the episode, confirming that he did survive the explosion. This can be explained by the fact that he has York's healing unit.
  • Sarge reveals in this episode that he misses Donut.



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