The Best Episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn

Last Updated: Nov 26, 2018

Set against the backdrop of a United Nations Space Command (UNSC) military academy, a group of highborn cadets are training to be the next generation of soldiers in the UNSC’s ongoing war with insurrectionists in the outer colonial planets. Among these cadets, Thomas Lasky struggles with his doubts about this war, and with the burden of expectations he may not be able to carry. As Lasky comes to terms with his potential as a military leader, the terrifying alien alliance known as the Covenant arrives and turns his world upside down. Inspired by the Master Chief, he must decide what it means to be a hero.

Part V

#1 - Part V

Season 1 - Episode 5

After a terrifying night of combat and loss, Lasky makes a life-or-death decision to help the Master Chief... but will it be enough to save them all from the Covenant?

star 8.57
51 votes
Writers: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing
Part IV

#2 - Part IV

Season 1 - Episode 4

While Corbulo Academy is being destroyed by the Covenant invasion, the surviving cadets fight bravely alongside their only hope: The Master Chief.

star 8.47
54 votes
Writers: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing
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Part III

#3 - Part III

Season 1 - Episode 3

Sully's illicit intelligence video shows Hastati Squad that their world is even more complicated than they knew. Lasky’s collapse at the end of his brilliant field maneuver turns into a pivotal choice for him, and just as he and Chyler realize what that choice might mean for their relationship, the academy is shaken by the first blow of a terrifying invasion.

star 8.00
47 votes
Writers: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing
Part II

#4 - Part II

Season 1 - Episode 2

Cadet Michael "Sully" Sullivan continues to decode the hidden ONI combat video as Lasky's struggle with his place in the UNSC ignites with fellow cadet Walter Vickers. After a classroom confrontation with Captain Mehaffey and a challenge from Chyler, Lasky pulls Hastati Squad back from the brink...at a terrible physical cost to himself.

star 7.64
49 votes
Writers: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing
Part I

#5 - Part I

Season 1 - Episode 1

Hastati Squad, the newest batch of freshman cadets at the UNSC's Corbulo Academy of Military Science, pays the price for cadet Thomas Lasky's tactics.

star 7.35
71 votes
Writers: Todd Helbing, Aaron Helbing