|Red vs. Blue Episode|
|"A Fistful of Colours"|
|Airdate|| May 21, 2017 (FIRST members)|
May 28, 2017 (public)
A Fistful of Colours is the eighth episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 15. It aired on May 21st, 2017 for FIRST members and May 28th, 2017 for the general public. It is the 311th episode overall.
Dylan, Jax, and the Reds and Blues arrive at the location of the transmitter on Armada 8: a barren box canyon in the middle of nowhere. The group suddenly realizes the area is an exact replica of Blood Gulch. After Caboose calls out if anyone is around, he is met by his impostor, who not only looks like him but has his exact personality; even a similar name, "Loco." Soon after, the rest of the impostors come out of hiding, followed by their leader. After a brief standoff due to a misunderstanding, the two teams meet up.
The leader, named Temple (who looks and acts a lot like Church), explains that they are not merely cosplaying as the Reds and Blues but are also a group of simulation troopers for Project Freelancer, with direct counterparts to the crew: "Surge" (Sarge), "Loco" (Caboose), "Bucky" (Tucker), "Cronut" (Donut), "Gene" (Simmons), and "Lorenzo" (Lopez, who speaks Italian). The imposters call themselves "the Blues and Reds." Temple then claims that the UNSC has been killing off everyone associated with Project Freelancer: not just former agents, but all personnel, including simulation troopers. They believe that Church is the UNSC's prisoner, and built the relays to contact the Reds and Blues. Before Temple can explain their new strategy, Surge's proximity alert goes off, and four ships open fire on the canyon, forcing the group into one of the bases.
The Reds and Blues and the Blues and Reds pair off to defeat the ships: Sarge and Surge use rocket launchers to take out one, Lopez and Lorenzo draw their fire on the ground, Donut and Cronut draw their fire on the roof of the base, and Tucker and Temple use their respective weapons to defeat the last two ships. The fight ends with no casualties (although both Lopez and Lorenzo are dismembered, leaving just their heads).
The group then heads down below the surface to an underwater complex. Caboose notices a large device, which Temple claims is a cloaking device his team has utilized. He then leads the Blood Gulch Crew and reporters to the mess hall for dinner. Bucky asks Tucker if he has a thing with Dylan, commenting on how his own team is "a bit of a sausage party." Tucker replies that he knows all about sausage parties, only to quickly realize how that sounds. Bucky then leaves while saying "boom-chicka-waa-waa," leaving Tucker weirded out.
Simmons: I'm the one who keeps everything together. Logistic, dishes, laundry cleaning the guns, taking out the trash. You know, you think that would make me popular.
Jax: Not really.
Simmons: (sighing) Ay estas tu el soul.(I'm so alone.)
Dylan: Excuse me?
Simmons: It means i'm so alone. Jesus doesn't anybody speak Esperanto.
Dylan: I always thought you were close with Grif. Weren't you two friends?
Simmons: N-no, friends have things in common. Shared interests, common sense of humor. Grif and I were practically different species. Seriously, I did a DNA test on him once. Do you want to know how much pygmy sloth he has in him? Because it's a lot.
- The episode title is a reference to the 1964 film A Fistful of Dollars.
- Lopez has been decapitated once again and so has his counterpart Lorenzo.
- The gag of Church repeatedly missing with his sniper rifle is repeated in this episode, this time with Temple.
- The gag of seemingly killing Donut only for him to later reappear unharmed is repeated in this episode, along with his counterpart Cronut.
- The Imposter Reds and Blues' names and motives have been revealed this episode, taking vengeance against the UNSC for killing Freelancer personnel.
- Temple mentions that the peace talks between Chorus and the UNSC were successful. Whether this is true or a lie, however, has yet to be revealed.
- Bucky's statement about the team being a sausage party refers to the male dominant cast of the Reds and Blues, and the series overall.
- According to Simmons, Grif is a large part pygmy sloth.