The BEST episodes of Halo

Every episode of Halo ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Halo!

Depicting an epic 26th-century conflict between humanity and an alien threat known as the Covenant, the series weaves deeply drawn personal stories with action, adventure and a richly imagined vision of the future.

Last Updated: 4/15/2024Network: Paramount+Status: Continuing
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Halo
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8.03
1468 votes

#1 - Halo

Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired 3/21/2024

The climactic battle for the Halo begins. John makes a fateful choice. Soren and Kwan undertake a rescue mission. Halsey and Miranda unleash an ancient horror.

Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writer: David Wiener
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Reach
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8.03
1705 votes

#2 - Reach

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/22/2024

A covenant assault threatens humanity's most important stronghold. John, Perez and Silver Team fight an overwhelming enemy. Adm. Keyes rallies the UNSC forces to make a stand. Halsey and Soren must work together to escape captivity.

Directors: Craig Zisk
Writer: Tom Hemmings
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Transcendence
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8.01
2988 votes

#3 - Transcendence

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 5/19/2022

Beaten, battered, and betrayed, John 117 leads the Spartans on a suicide mission to find the Halo and save humanity. But at what price?

Writer: Steven Kane
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Reckoning
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7.80
3075 votes

#4 - Reckoning

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/21/2022

On the run and out of options, Kwan and Soren have a difference of opinion. With the possibility of finding the mysterious Halo on everyone's minds, John makes a horrible discovery. And the war rears its ugly head.

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Thermopylae
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7.79
1444 votes

#5 - Thermopylae

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 3/14/2024

John-117 comes face to face with Makee. A revelation leads Ackerson to question his loyalties. Soren and Laera’s relationship begins to fracture. Halsey, Kwan and Miranda work to solve a mystery.

Directors: Dennie Gordon
Writer: Ahmadu Garba
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Onyx
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7.79
1525 votes

#6 - Onyx

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/7/2024

John seeks revenge on a secret ONI planet. Perez trains to become a new kind of soldier. Kai finds herself torn between her Spartan code and her loyalty to Master Chief. Makee turns to Cortana for help in her search for the Halo.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Solace
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7.77
3015 votes

#7 - Solace

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 4/28/2022

Survivors from battle return to Reach. John confronts Dr. Halsey, and the lies of his past. The new prisoner seems to know John better than he knows himself. Determined to understand more, John turns back to the mystery artifact, which shows him something truly startling.

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Contact
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7.77
3976 votes

#8 - Contact

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 3/24/2022

In the year 2552, humans on the planet Madrigal have been fighting for independence from Earth, but a fatal encounter with the Alien Covenant complicates things. Master Chief John 117 and his super-soldier "Spartans" join the fight. After the battle, Master Chief heads to his home planet of Reach with a Madrigal survivor and a mysterious object he discovered on the planet. But a controversial order has John questioning his mission, and himself.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Allegiance
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7.74
2890 votes

#9 - Allegiance

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/12/2022

John and Makee come to terms with their shared vision. Halsey has one last chance to save her mission, and herself. As things come to a head, everyone must choose a side.

Writer: Steven Kane
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Visegrad
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7.60
1628 votes

#10 - Visegrad

Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired 2/15/2024

John and Silver Team embark on an unsanctioned mission. Laera, Kwan and Kessler must escape Soren's mutinous crew. Ackerson receives troubling intelligence from Cortana. The threat of an attack forces Ackerson to make an irrevocable decision.

Directors: Craig Zisk
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Emergence
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7.60
3295 votes

#11 - Emergence

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 4/7/2022

John meets his new partner, and he discovers secrets inside his own memory. Kwan wants to return to Madrigal to continue her people's fight for independence, but Soren has other plans for her. Makee initiates her plan to retrieve the Madrigal object, with deadly consequences.

Directors: Roel Reiné
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Homecoming
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7.54
3051 votes

#12 - Homecoming

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/14/2022

Guided by his visions, John takes Halsey and Cortana back to where it all began, looking for answers from his past. With Soren along for protection, Kwan goes in search of an army. Meanwhile, John's behavior inspires another Spartan to begin a journey of self-discovery. And Miranda discovers a possible link between the artifact and something much larger.

Directors: Roel Reiné
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Unbound
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7.51
3444 votes

#13 - Unbound

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 3/31/2022

John takes Kwan to an old friend and learns more about the mystery object, which the Covenant and Makee are determined to steal. With the alien threat growing, Dr. Halsey has a plan to deal with John's unpredictable behavior.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Aleria
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7.50
1567 votes

#14 - Aleria

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/29/2024

In the aftermath of defeat, the survivors struggle to pick up the pieces. On the desolate planet of Aleria, John grapples with an unprecedented loss. Soren and Laera search for their missing son. Makee treads carefully as the Arbiter grows impatient.

Directors: Otto Bathurst
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Sanctuary
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7.47
1840 votes

#15 - Sanctuary

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 2/8/2024

A deadly evacuation mission signals a shift in Master Chief's war with the Covenant. On Reach, a new regime takes the reins at FLEETCOM. John senses a looming threat close to home.

Directors: Debs Paterson
Writer: David Wiener
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Sword
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7.46
1701 votes

#16 - Sword

Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired 2/8/2024

John pushes Silver Team to its limit as he searches for missing Spartans; Kai worries about John's stability. Kwan finds the Rubble is a far more dangerous place in Soren's absence. Halsey seeks the identity of her captor.

Directors: Debs Paterson
Writer: Ahmadu Garba
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Inheritance
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7.15
2973 votes

#17 - Inheritance

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 5/5/2022

Kwan's journey to uncover her family's "true purpose" takes her deep into the deserts of Madrigal. Soren obsesses over unfinished business.

Directors: Jessica Lowrey
Writer: Steven Kane
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