As for CT, I personally think she is an infiltrator working FOR the Director. If she was with the Insurrectionists, why would they open fire on her in the ship when they would know her, and why would she be acting sneaky and have her pistol raised at them the whole time.
Also, and I note this part coming up is probably the most crackpotted of all, maybe she is still working for the Director in the Desert? As said in this thread, PF seems to be attacking UNSC forces thinking they are insurrectionists, and even so, the dig workers CT's team killed were UNSC, so they were either actual UNSC but the Director told her otherwise, or actually insurrectionists trying to get the weapons. Knowing the Director, he would love to have obtained the laser face.
It's still not a streatch for Dr Church, of the "establishment" and as the leader of Project Freelancer, to call these trouble-making different-minded-people insurrectionists to his own soldiers. The insurectionsits of RvB don't HAVE to be the insurectionists of Halo lore for them to both fit in a "concurent" universe. Think the relationship of early VIRTEGO and DC comics.
Hm. You know I'm not sure. Would York and Carolina still be on the board now that they've received their A.I? If not, would Carolina have been put back on the board after loosing her A.I?
Ok, for the sake of argument, let's say that when an agent receives an A.I. they are removed from the board so that the ranking process can continue. Lets also assume that since she no longer has an A.I., Carolina is back on the board, and finally, lets assume no one else on the squad has an A.I. either.
I think Tex would be at the top along with Carolina, though I am uncertain who would be first. Probably Tex. Then North, since he's involved in the current mission at the scrap yard. Then Wash, as he is consistently on the board, but tends to hover near the bottom, then South and C.T.
But that leads to a problem. What about Wyoming and Maine? If I remember correctly, and please correct me if I'm wrong, whenever we've seen the board, they have been on it and relatively high ranked, right? My current line-up leaves them off. Where are they, anyway? Why are they not involved in the mission to retrieve "The Leader" from the recycling center? Unless they are and we just haven't seen them yet...
And for that matter, if the Leader Board is used to rank soldiers in order to receive A.I., why is Tex on it? She already is an A.I., right? Would The Director assign an A.I. to an agent who already is one? Is she just there to light a fire under the squad's ass?
I don't know! This raises a lot of questions. Who do you think is on the board?
Well my views on the board actually is based on a number of my personal theories, such as how the implantation groups are chosen and the possible story behind Carolina "giving up" her AI and what that entailed and how it affected the board and implantation groups.
I actually believe that agents that are assigned AI are removed from the board. I think the first implantation group would have "normally" been the top three Freelancers, which were probably Tex, Carolina, and York (based off the board at the end of Season 9). However, I personally believe that Carolina gave up her spot in the implantation group so that the next person in line could get an AI first (which based off the board at the end of Season 9, that person would have been Maine).
As for Tex, I have very recently started to seriously consider the possibility that her position in the implantation group was also given up to someone, possibly because she resisted the implantation process or perhaps because the Director wasn't ready to risk Tex's wellbeing until he observed how the other agents functioned with AI, so I think North took Tex's spot in the first implantation group.
Therefore, I think York was implanted with Delta, Maine was implanted with Sigma, and North was implanted with Theta, which would seem to match up with where the characters currently are in the implantation process, especially if the Season 10 preview scene really does occur in the next two or so episodes (since Theta and Sigma will appear in that scene).
I believe that York, Maine, and North were removed from the board after receiving their AI, which made room for Wyoming, South, and CT. I think Tex and Carolina are still in the top two spots, and I think they're still competing against each other for that number one spot (Carolina might be hoping to surpass Tex before the next implantation group is assigned AI). And I think Wash is still on the board.
So long story short, I think the board looks like this now:
1. Tex 2. Carolina 3. Wyoming 4. Washington 5. South Dakota 6. Connecticut
I asked you about your views on the current state of the board because if you believe (as I do) that agents who get AI are removed from the board, then how can South and CT get removed from the board if there is no one left in their squad to take their place? There only way that there could be other squad members to take their place is if York was the only one who received an AI and have his name removed from the board, and as you pointed out, it would be a bit odd for South and CT have a higher spot than two other Freelancers in the squad. Even if those two other Freelancers are Wash and Wyoming, something just still seems off with that.
You ask me a very good question, Yarev. I have to admit that I am somewhat at a loss as to how I can answer that with my theory in mind in a way that makes sense and hasn't contradicted claims I've already made. I've thought on it and honestly the more I think about it the more heartburn the Leader Board gives me.
As of now the only answer I can come up with is that maybe the Leader Board shrinks to reflect the fact that there aren't as many Agents in the pool to rank. Though, I admit, even I think that's a stupid idea.
There is the possibility that agents who do receive A.I. aren't actually removed from the board and are still subjected to being ranked alongside agents without A.I. and are skipped over when the time for the next round of implantation comes up. Again, though, that seems kind of foolish.
In the end this requires more thought on my part. I'm still not quite willing to give up my idea of there being multiple Leader Boards, but its starting to look more and more like you and Wash008 may be right.
Is it just me or does CT's voice in Season 7 sound A LOT like the ODST that she's with in Season 10? I mean, I could be imagining things, but they sound very similar. Maybe CT's still alive, (or she died prior to the Blood Gulch Bunch meeting "her" in the desert) and that ODST took her armor to infiltrate Project Freelancer (or honor CT since they seem to have a history.)
I know this is a long shot but... I just had to know if anyone thought the same (probably not but hey...)
THE META SURVIVED, WHERE DOC WENT AFTER SEASON EIGHT, AND MORE
Meta fell off of a cliff at the end of season 8.
Doc dissapeared after checking on Wash, and I mean completely.
Here's what I think happened; Doc, after attending to Wash, got a call from command saying telling him to go get Meta's body and resusitate him if at all possible. We know that the recovery beacons were still active, and eventhough all of Project Freelancer had been disbanded and it's assests presumably taken by the Chairman (See Wash and the Chairman's discussions in prision). The Meta is a very valuable asset. Now if the Recovery Beacons still work as a sign that there is an injured Freelancer and the Recovery Force is now out of commission, it only makes sense that Command would send the nearest medic to asses the situation and lead, for lack of a better word, in the recovery of the Agent in question. Doc has always followed the orders given to him by command if he could help it (O'mally is the exception), but he is also good enough friends with most of the BGang that he would not want their immediate disdain for helping the force they all just tried to defeat. So, understanding the value of the Meta to command, he secretly and obidiantly went off to get the Meta, and upon finding him not quite dead yet, went allong with his orders to keep him alive untill a team could take him to an acctual facility to be saved.
So the Meta is alive and it is Doc's fault.
(This theory can work, and becomes far more covert, if it was the Dr. Director or those loyal to him still active in the UNSC who made the order for their own purposes.)
Also, when they were debriefing the Reds and Blues they said good job killing the 3 freelancers. Only Tex's armor and Wash's armor was there, how did they confirm the third freelancer kill? Doc. and they just didn't tell the BGC that they were tending to the Meta's wounds :D
Sorry, this post should rightfully be in the theory thread, but the topic is here :P
He has probably millions of dollars in stolen military equpment, he was on a "contract" when he "died," he was the only person who would willingly use his suit, and, if nothing else, to makesure he's dead. It is also a standard to save possibly live criminals for them to face punishment.
Or the UNSC didn't get to the Meta, but the insurrectionists did. Since they seem to know more about project freelancer than the UNSC, because.... dun dun duuun, they are freelancers! The ones who broke in and stole the A.I. units!
How else would they know CT? and also put up such a good fight against Carolina and Maine on the highway? Also I've got a feeling that their going to get their hands on some A.I. units. because in season 10 episode 3 CT says ''they've stepped up production'' production of A.I.? and then hands over the data they need to get them?
But most importantly in order for the insurrectionists to hunt down any remaining fragments (e.g. Epsilon) they need the Meta's help... or at least his equipment. Carolina might even be working with them considering she's supposed to be dead, and is now after the director.