|Red vs. Blue Episode|
|"All or Nothing"|
|Airdate|| August 16, 2015 (sponsors)|
August 17, 2015
All or Nothing is the seventeenth episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 13. It aired on August 16th, 2015 for sponsors and August 17th, 2015 for the general public, and is the 282nd episode overall.
- North Dakota (Mentioned only)
After successfully deploying Carolina’s bubble shield, and in turn saving the Reds, Washington, and Kimball, Epsilon briefly cycles through his memories of Theta, Delta, and Omega, before awakening at Crash Site Bravo in front of a relieved Blood Gulch Crew. Carolina informs Epsilon that the Feds and Rebels are scattered across the planet as a result of Armonia's destruction, with several soldiers mourning at Bravo. She then expresses her concern for Kimball, as the Feds blame her for Doyle’s death. Wash then approaches the two and explains to Epsilon that Felix and Locus survived the nuclear blast.
Meanwhile, it is revealed that Locus and Felix have regrouped at the Jungle Temple, with the Great Key now fully functional for Felix. As Santa helps them prepare to activate the Purge, Felix asks him if they will be safe from the Purge’s effects. Santa, drearily, assures him that those residing inside the Temple of the Purge will be spared. While Felix exhibits joy of the news Locus expresses his concern about the safety of the space pirates guarding the communication temple. Felix tries to persuade Locus to forget about them but Locus insinuates his disagreement, saying that some of them are former partners. In response, Felix explains that their comrades’ trust in them does not allow them immunity and states that survival is a privilege that must be earned.
A space pirate then informs the two mercs that Control would like to speak to them about the loss of Armonia’s artifacts. Felix, reluctantly, decides to deal with the Chairman himself and wonders if the latter would be interested in an alien A.I. After Felix leaves, Santa expresses his growing skepticism of him actually being a true warrior. Locus then asks Santa on what Felix saw after he passed through the gateway and what he is afraid of. Santa tells Locus that the answer is obvious, before disappearing to prepare for the Purge.
Back at Bravo, the Blood Gulch Crew finalize their counterattack plan. Knowing that Locus will be with Felix, Carolina and Wash agree to go on “defense” while the Reds and Blues go on “offense”. However, the Reds and Doc bring up the fact that they are not well armed and that the armies are still not working together, in which Kimball, who approaches the crew, suggests to talk to them. While concerned, the crew allow her to speak with the armies. Kimball quickly gets the attention of all the Fed and Rebel soldiers settled around Chorus and begins her speech.
She admits that she didn’t believe the armies’ truce would last even if they managed to defeat Charon, as she still saw the Federal Army as the enemy. However, she justifies herself by explaining that when one spends everyday fighting a war, one learns to demonize their opponent and begins seeing them as evil or sub-human. Kimball then admits that she was ultimately afraid to see the Federal Army for what thet truly were: their brothers and sisters. She adds that while they’ve all done horrible things to each other in the past, Doyle was able to overlook their quarrels and understood that their fight against Charon was a time for unity.
Kimball tells the armies that if they don’t unite and fight as one they won’t have a tomorrow and persuades the soldiers of Chorus to fight alongside her in order to defeat the Chairman and the Space Pirates once and for all. In response, all of the Feds and Rebels ecstatically cheer in unity. After the Blood Gulch Crew commend Kimball on her rousing speech, Kimball informs them that they still have something Charon doesn’t.
Open in at the end of the previous episode, with Carolina on the roof of the Pelican.
Carolina: Church! (forms bubble shield)
Epsilon: (voice only) Here we go!
Carolina forms a large bubble shield around the Pelican. Cut to black. Fade in to Epsilon-Theta's point of view, with Carolina looking down on him.
Epsilon-Theta: (voice only) Are we okay?
Fade out. Fade back in to Epsilon-Delta's point of view. Carolina, Tucker, and Sarge look down on him.
Epsilon-Delta: (voice only) Running diagnostics. Significant trauma detected.
Fade out. Fade back in to Epsilon-Omega's point of view, with the entire Blood Gulch Crew looking down in him.
Epsilon-Omega: (voice only) Charon's going to regret that.
Fade out. Fade back in to Epsilon's point of view, who finally awakens to see the others surrounding him.
Epsilon: Ugh... North was a crazy son of a bitch.
Caboose: HE'S ALIVE!
Tucker: You okay, dude?
Epsilon: Yeah...yeah, I'm good. Uh...uh where are we?
JUNGLE CANYON • CRASH SITE BRAVO
Cut to Carolina walking outside with Epsilon. They are back at Crash Site Bravo. Feds and Rebels are seen with their heads down. Cut to Jensen, Palomo, Smith, Bitters and Matthews who are all have their heads down as well.
Carolina: There's more taking shelter inside the ship, but most of us are just scattered around the planet. I'm worried about Kimball. No matter what we say, the Feds seem to think she just let Doyle die. She's hardly said a word since we landed.
Epsilon: What happened?
Wash appears behind them.
Washington: The mercenaries escaped. In a few hours this will all be over, one way or another.
Cut to the Jungle Temple. Felix is seen activating the sword.
Felix: (laughing) Oh, I will never get tired of that.
Locus: We lost too many people.
Felix: Fewer people, bigger cuts. Besides, we have all we need right here. (to someone else) Isn't that right?
Santa: If you now possess the key, then you have proven your worth.
Felix: That's what I like to hear. So, when we activate this Purge-
Santa: The Purge should only be activated as a last resort, if the inhabitants of the planet are not worthy.
Felix: Buddy, trust me, I've meet the guys, sooo not worthy. I just wanna double check and be sure that we won't be wiped along with them.
Santa: (sighs) Those residing within the temple will be spared.
Felix: Perfect! Now how exactly do we activate-
Locus: What about our remaining forces? They'll be killed guarding the communication temple.
Felix: Look, they were good men. ...Well, actually, they were disgusting, murdering bastards! But the point is what they don't know won't hurt 'em... until they're dead.
Locus: Some of them are former partners.
Felix: But orders are orders.
Locus lowers his head.
Felix: (sighs) Locus, when have we ever looked out for anyone other than ourselves?
Locus: They trust us.
Felix: And what, that gives them some sort of immunity? Survival isn't a right, it's a privilege. It's earned. That's the one thing we've always agreed on. If they deserve to live then they'd be strong enough to stop us and smart enough never to trust anyone. Hmm, we'll need to come up with something to tell Price on the Tartarus, you know, once it's done. Maybe the money will be enough.
Female Space Pirate: Sirs, Control just sent us a new transmission. They don't sound too happy about losing Armonia's artifacts.
Felix: (scoffs) Great. You wanna take that?
Locus: I thought you were the people person.
Felix: (scowls) Man, you suck. Just ask this thing how to activate the temple, then let's go. (walks off then stops) You know, I wonder how much Hargrove would pay... for an alien A.I.? (leaves)
Santa: My creators believed the key and their gifts could only be wielded by a true warrior. I was skeptical of the first human... and then even more so of this one. I shall prepare all necessary data for the activation of the Purge.
Locus: You guard these relics. You spoke to me in the gateway. Created the things I saw.
Locus: Then can you tell me... what did Felix see? What is it he's afraid of?
Santa: ...Is it not so obvious? (disappears)
Santa disappears. Locus ponders. Cut back to Crash Site Bravo where the Blood Gulch Crew are seen formed in a huddle.
Epsilon: Alright, then we have a plan.
Tucker: You sure this'll work?
Epsilon: Felix will have to activate the purge personally, which means Locus will be with him.
Washington: And since they know our target's the comm temple, it's safe to assume that's where they'll send their men.
Carolina: Wash and I take defense, while the rest of you go on offense.
Epsilon: Just pretend it's a good ol' game of capture the flag.
Grif: You know we're terrible at capture the flag, right?
Simmons: So, assuming that this all plays out the way we hope it will, we still need to take over a heavily fortified alien tower. Anybody else seeing a problem here?
Sarge: We emptied the armory as best we could, but we ain't exactly armed to the teeth.
Doc: It's also worth mentioning that half of our army still hates the other half of our army.
Kimball: (off screen) Then let me talk to them.
Kimball walks towards the group. Carolina and Epsilon look at each other, then back at Kimball.
Carolina: Are you sure that's a good idea?
Kimball: I am.
Cut to the center of the canyon. Kimball walks onto a balcony and tries to get the attention of the Feds and Rebels below.
Kimball: Excuse me...
All the Feds and Rebels look at her. Cut to inside the shipwreck at Crash Site Bravo where a Rebel and a Fed listen to Kimball through a monitor.
CRASH SITE BRAVO • SHIPWRECK
Kimball: (over speaker) ...If I could have your attention, please.
A Rebel approaches the two soldiers.
Rebel: Hey, turn it up.
Cut back to outside.
Rebel 2: It's Kimball.
Fed: The fuck does she want?
Kimball: I know many of you probably don't care for what I have to say, but it's something that needs to be said.
Washington: (to Tucker) Think she can do this?
Tucker: Hell yeah, Kimball's a great speaker.
Kimball: (to Feds and Rebels) I never believed this truce would last.
The Feds and Rebels all reply in surprise.
Tucker: Ohohoho god, we're screwed!
Kimball: I thought that if we managed to survive Charon it would only be a matter of time before we were back at each other's throats. I believe this because in my eyes the Federal Army of Chorus was still the enemy.
Cut to several Feds and Rebels listening to Kimball's speech at Charon Research Complex 2C.
CHARON RESEARCH COMPLEX 2C
Kimball: (over speaker) When you spend everyday fighting a war, you learn to demonize your attackers.
Cut back to the Jungle Canyon.
Kimball: To you they're evil, they're sub-human. Because if they weren't, then what would that make you? ...What I'm trying to say... is I've been afraid to see you for what you really are. You're our brothers. Our sisters. And the things we've done to one another are unforgivable. But General Doyle was able to see past that. In the end, he understood that now isn't the time for pride or anger, now is the time for unity.
Cut to some Rebels and Feds listening to Kimball's speech at the New Republic headquarters.
NEW REPUBLIC HEADQUARTERS
Kimball: (over speaker) Everyday I ask myself, "what do you fight for", and every day I answer, "for a better tomorrow".
Cut back to the Jungle Canyon
Kimball: Well, if we can’t set aside our past and start trusting one another, there won’t be a tomorrow. So please, fight with me. Fight to see Malcom Hargrove locked away for the rest of his life! Fight to wipe that stupid grin off of Felix’s face! Fight because you deserve TO FUCKING WIN!!!
Gunner Fed: ...Well shit, I'll fight for that
All the Feds and Rebels cheer and shoot their guns into the air.
Bitters: Wooo! We gon' bring the paaain!
Jensen: I've never been so excited!
Palomo: I've always loved you Katie!
Palomo: Mis-read that. Alright, let's kill the bad guys!
Cut to the Reds and Blues.
Sarge: Not too shabby.
Washington: Still, it's not gonna be easy.
Kimball approaches them.
Kimball: No it isn't. But you're forgetting that we still have something that Charon doesn't.
Simmons: ...We do?
Cut to the Charon Excavation Site.
CHARON EXCAVATION SITE
Tucker walks up towards the far end of the temple then activates his sword, while the others watch. Santa appears before him.
Santa: I wondered when you would return.
Cut to the outside of the Temple of Arms as it starts to glow brightly, filling up the screen.
- This episode's title shares the same name as a track on the Red vs. Blue: Season 12 Soundtrack. The track in question is also featured in the seventeenth episode of Season 12.
- This episode's title could also be a reference to the level in the 2013 video game Call of Duty: Ghosts.
- Epsilon's line "North was a crazy son of a bitch." is in reference to the Season 9 episode Evacuation Plan, in which Agent North uses the Domed Energy Shield on top of an airship in order to protect it without the help of an A.I.
- Grif stating that the Reds and Blues are terrible at Capture the Flag is a reference to Season 1.
- The heavy gunner from Armonia returns in this episode.
- Felix stating that survival is a privilege that is earned references his final monologue to Tucker in Fed vs. New.
- The Temple of Arms is reactivated since the events of Tourist Trap.
- Kimball states the Season 12 tagline in this episode.
- This episode was aired a week early, alongside The No. 1 Movie in the Galaxy: 2, during the RvB panel at RTX 2015.
- If the flashback at the beginning of this episode is discounted, this is the only episode of Season 13 not to feature characters in a form of alternative animation.