‘Halo’ Episode 4 Release Date and Time: Master Chief Explores His Past

The stakes are getting higher in Halo as Master Chief and the Covenant race to harness the powers of the mysterious artifact from Madrigal. In the upcoming episode on Paramount+, fans will learn more about Master Chief’s past as he seeks answers on his home planet. Here’s the release date and time for Halo Episode 4, plus what to expect.

[Spoiler alert: The following story contains spoilers for Halo Season 1 Episode 3, “Emergence.”]

Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha in Halo Season 1 Episode 4, which has a release date of April 14.
Yerin Ha as Kwan Ha in ‘Halo’ Episode 4. | Adrienn Szabo/Paramount+

‘Halo’ Episode 3 recap: Master Chief partners up with Cortana

Halo Episode 3, “Emergence,” featured a big moment for fans of the video games, as the adaptation finally introduced Master Chief’s AI partner, Cortana (voiced by Jen Taylor). Dr. Halsey (Natascha McElhone) completed her cloning process to bring Cortana to life and essentially put her into Master Chief’s (Pablo Schreiber) mind. Cortana acts as a fail-safe in the event that Chief attempts to go against UNSC orders again.

Chief was reluctant to accept Cortana at first, but she helped him find more information about the visions he saw whenever he touched the artifact. He discovered that he was seeing his own childhood on his former planet, Eridanus II. And though the planet had been sealed off for some time, he said he wanted to search it for another artifact he might have buried there as a boy. Halsey agreed to go with him.

Elsewhere, viewers saw a flashback to Makee’s (Charlie Murphy) childhood, when the Covenant brought her aboard as a “Blessed One.” In the present day, she tricked a UNSC team into “rescuing” her so that she could take over their ship, eliminate the team, and begin her own search for the artifact.

Finally, Halo Episode 3 showed Kwan Ha (Yerin Ha) as she convinced Soren-066 (Bokeem Woodbine) to bring her back to Madrigal so that she could start a new rebel team. She promised to pay Soren a hefty sum in exchange for a ride. He told her that he would kill her if she didn’t hold up her end of the deal.

When does ‘Halo’ Episode 4 come out? Release date and time

Following Paramount+’s Thursday schedule, Halo Episode 4, titled “Homecoming,” has a release date of Thursday, April 14. The streaming service drops new episodes at 12 a.m. PT, which is 3 a.m. for viewers on the east coast. Here are the season’s remaining episode dates:

  • April 21: Ep. 5
  • April 28: Ep. 6
  • May 5: Ep. 7
  • May 12: Ep. 8
  • May 19: Ep. 9

As a reminder, Microsoft is offering a 30-day free trial of Paramount+ to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers. Those who activate the deal now should be able to watch Halo Season 1 at no cost before the offer expires.

‘Halo’ Episode 4 preview: Master Chief and Dr. Halsey explore Eridanus II

Paramount+ has already released the first look at Halo Episode 4. As seen in the above video, Kwan will return to Madrigal in an effort to keep the planet free of UNSC control. Meanwhile, Halsey will accompany Master Chief on his journey to Eridanus II. However, Dr. Miranda Keyes (Olive Gray) warns that Halsey may be “uncomfortable” with Chief acting too “human.”

“Dr. Halsey designed everything to her specifications. When her creations behave in unexpected ways, she gets uncomfortable,” Keyes says. “To Dr. Halsey, human beings are messy, irrational, chaotic. She doesn’t tolerate glitches.”

New episodes of Halo drop on Thursdays on Paramount+. Stay tuned to Showbiz Cheat Sheet for more updates.

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