|Red vs. Blue Episode|
|"Grif Does a Rescue"|
|Airdate|| July 16, 2017 (FIRST members)|
July 23, 2017 (public)
Grif Does a Rescue is the sixteenth episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 15. It aired on July 16, 2017, for FIRST members and July 23, 2017, for the general public. It is the 319th episode overall.
- Dylan (Mentioned only)
Temple calls up Sarge to his induce and informs him of the completion of Loco's machine, although Sarge isn't excited about it. Temple then promotes Sarge to "Super Colonel", greatly pleasing him. Surge soon enters and informs the two that they have found an intruder on their surveillance cameras, which turns out to be Grif, who has broken into the underwater base and sneaks around the area indiscreetly. He is soon captured.
Temple brings Grif to the brig and imprisons him with the rest of the Reds and Blues. While Simmons is surprised to see Grif again, Tucker is annoyed at his presence, believing he had failed to rescue them. After locking up Grif, who apologizes for his selfish behavior on finding Church, Temple reveals the full recording of Church's "distress" speech from earlier. It turns out it wasn't as distress call for help, but an old recording from Blood Gulch Church made to Command after Tucker and Caboose made a mess in their toilet that Temple and his crew edited.
When Caboose still doesn't understand, Temple explains that they tricked the crew in order to find them and that Church is not coming back. Temple also chews out the Red and Blues for having the topic of death and loss very loose on Caboose all these years. Temple and his crew leave the imprisoned Reds and Blues, with Buckey taunting Tucker, having taken his sword. Temple then tells Sarge that they must now deal with Dylan.
Caboose is stunned and heartbroken over the truth that Church is actually gone but Tucker reassures him that they will stop Temple. Grif tries to chime in but Tucker snaps at him for runing their only chance of escape, only for Grif to reveal he planned on being caught and was more of a distraction. The real plan is soon revealed as Locus finds the room where Carolina and Washington are imprisoned and proceeds to free the two from armor lock.
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- After a five episode absence, Washington and Carolina return this episode.
- Additionally, Grif is reunited with Simmons and the Reds and Blues this episode.
- It's revealed that Donut was also captured by the Blues and Reds after not being seen with the others in the previous episode.
- This episode confirms that Church's message from Previously On was an edited transmission from the Blood Gulch logs, with Church actually asking command (whom he oddly refers to as "control" rather than command) about the need for a plumber after Caboose and Tucker threw a grenade down the toilet. This explains why V.I.C. exclaimed "it's me!" in Belly of the Beast.
- Grif makes a reference to the famous video game series: Metal Gear Solid, due to his line "This is Snake to Big Boss. No sign of surveillance." It is referenced again when he finds a fish meal, with an exclamation point popping up above his head, showing the fish has been alerted to him in the same way it does in the Metal Gear Solid games.
- During this segment, Grif also makes a reference to the Die Hard film series by saying "Yippie kay yay, motherfucker!"
- Sarge is promoted to a fake rank known as "Super Colonel." This is similar to Doc's fake promotion to "Medical Super Private First Class."
- Caboose is revealed to be colorblind.
- Interestingly Caboose has had relatively little problems in determining colors in the past, only getting Grif's armor color wrong, believing it was yellow. Other than that he had believed Donut was female due to his pink armor and Church's trips to Caboose's mind showed Caboose can recognize colors correctly. It maybe that he became colorblind sometime during his ten month retirement.
- Temple's computer is revealed to be plagued by pop-ups, but these pop-ups have V.I.C's face on them possibly meaning that V.I.C is actively trying to delay whatever Temple is trying to do.
- The iconic beginning line of Star Wars is referenced by Temple.