|Red vs. Blue Episode|
|Airdate|| July 2, 2017 (FIRST members)|
July 9, 2017 (public)
True Colors is the fourteenth episode of Red vs. Blue: Season 15. It aired on July 2, 2017, for FIRST members and July 9, 2017, for the general public. It is the 317th episode overall.
- Grif (Mentioned only)
- Washington (Mentioned only)
- Carolina (Mentioned only)
- Epsilon (Mentioned only)
- Freckles (Mentioned only)
Caboose talks with Loco about the events that happened on Chorus (specifically on Epsilon's death), and while Loco is intrigued and interested in his story, he busily continues work on finishing the device Temple is making him work on. Loco explains to Caboose the capabilities the device will have once it's complete, describing it as a special door, but Caboose struggles to comprehend what he means. Meanwhile, Sarge, confused on what to do with his life with there being no more chances to go out in a blaze of glory, confides to an uninterested Lopez, while Simmons contemplates on whether Gene is a true friend or if Grif was one. Sarge then makes his mind up and declares that he wants to fight one more time, before sprinting off.
Tucker then confronts the Reds and gathers the entire crew, bar Sarge, together for a meeting. With Wash, Carolina, Dylan, and Jax having gone missing, Tucker expresses his concerns on the Blues and Reds' motives and convinces the others to confront them about it, which leads to the Reds and Blues literally asking the Blues and Reds if they're bad guys. Temple denies this and explains that they are simply getting revenge on those who wronged them and that they should want the same. Tucker then demands their friends back but Temple calls out the Reds and Blues as traitors for befriending the Freelancers in the first place and has his army of Grunts surround them.
Temple then gives the crew one last chance to join them, with Doc siding with the Blues and Reds. Doc accuses the Reds and Blues of constantly mistreating him and states that time in the brig will teach them some manners. Suddenly, Simmons holds Tucker at gunpoint and leads the remaining Reds and Blues to the brig, alongside Surge and Sarge, who also sided with the Blues and Reds. However, Simmons reveals to Tucker that he's just pretending to be a bad guy in order to help them escape but Caboose blows his cover. As a result, the Reds and Blues flee and lock themselves inside an armament room.
As Surge and Sarge breach in, the four Reds and Blues think of a way to escape. When the two Colonels break in, they corner Tucker, Simmons, and Caboose. Surge notices Lopez's head detached from his body when suddenly, a torpedo launches into space, with Lopez's head attached to it.
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- "True Colors" is a phrase where one's true motive and loyalties are revealed, which fits the revelation of the Blues and Reds. It also shares the same name as an episode in season 10.
- This episode marks the return of the Grunts. They now wear green visors to differentiate from the other characters.
- Tucker asking if the Blues and Reds are evil and Temple stating it as a "matter of perspective" is a common theme in literature and film, as villains often see themselves as in the right. Other characters like Delta and the Director also make use of this.
- Temple claims that he recruited all of the Simulation Troopers except the Reds and Blues to his side.
- So far the Grunts are the only known ones recruited.
- Several other Reds and Blues groups have been shown in the series, such as FH57 and Rat's Nest, but those groups are confirmed to all be deceased, with FH57 accidentally blowing themselves up and crushing their Blues with an alien spaceship, while the Rat's Nest Blues were slaughtered by the Meta. The status of the Rat's Nest Reds, however, is unknown.
- The Blues and Reds reveal that they intend on invading Earth to seek revenge on the United Nations Space Command for selling their lives to Project Freelancer.
- Sarge and Doc become official antagonists in this episode.
- Sarge becomes an antagonist because of his increased insanity and wanting a war to fight in.
- Doc becomes an antagonist because of the abuse he has suffered from the Reds and Blues.
- Doc is revealed to still suffer from his O'Malley persona but has learned to suppress it.
- Donut mentions he feels ignored and unnoticed by the Reds and Blues. This is a reference to his overall diminished roles and reduced appearances since the end of The Blood Gulch Chronicles.
- Donut mentions that Dylan is tied up because she is reenacting "Pulp Fiction".
- This could be a reference to the extremely common theme of tying up someone in fiction. It could also be a Fifty Shades reference, considering the genre's use of bondage.
- Donut is the only member of the group present not shown to be captured, although he is shown to be among the captured later on. Lopez avoids capture by having his head torpedoed into space, but his body remains with the Blues and Reds.
- This is episode features one of the few times Caboose swears. Something he hasn't done canonically since Season 1 when his intelligence was more down to earth.
- Sarge mentions how he was once an ODST, a reference to Relocated: Part Three.
- Loco reveals that he was raised by wolves.
- Based on what Loco described what the machine he's building is supposed to do it seems that he maybe building a time machine. A reference to when the Reds and Blues thought they time traveled back in Red vs. Blue: Season 3.