|Season 7, Episode 10 (74)|
|Air date||April 13, 2013|
|Written by||Jon Graham|
|Directed by||Jon Graham|
- "Congratulations-- it's down to just you and me again."
- — Arbiter
Emma, the leader of a purist trash talk-free gaming clan (who shot down Chief, who believed the two of them were in a relationship), attempts to inflate the faith of her members despite the clan's modest interest to the public and recruitment figures. Tyler, at last in the possession of the perma-banning Fragban software patch, wreaks havoc online. Tensions rise between he, Eugene and Colin after Colin makes a controversial announcement. Eugene enters a heated exchange with his father. The toys are at odds over the participation in the banning of players with Eugene.
Emma is congratulating her clan, despite them acquiring only four new members within a month. She claims that they will stand up to rude players on the network and bring about a new experience.
Meanwhile, Tyler terrorizes a server with the fragban software while Eugene talks to Michelle by phone. Michelle tells Eugene that the tournament she is taking part in is going very well for her. After their call ends, Eugene talks to Colin about Brody's response to being punched, and reveals that Brody tried to take the incident to the school faculty, but was unable to prove that either Eugene or Tyler were responsible.
When Tyler returns to the group, Colin asks him not to use Fragban anymore without his permission, which sets the two at odds. Colin threatens to frag Tyler if he doesn't comply, so Tyler begrudgingly agrees to do what he says. Afterwards, Colin and Tyler listen as Eugene and his father argue over the way they both spend their time, and then about Madeline. Eugene's father then burns him with a cigarette.
At Jon's apartment, Chief and Arbiter argue about Greg's departure, as Arbiter puts the blame primarily on Chief, who begins to glance at the table he saw an apparation of Cortana on. Chief denies looking at the table (upon Arbiter asking him why he's doing it), and asks Arbiter again if they can use the new fragban software with Eugene, to which Arbiter bluntly denies. Chief throws the controller, and goes to bed. Arbiter later goes into a server where he comes to the defense of a young kid who is being berated by another player. As the player rushes away and the kid thanks Arbiter, Eugene arrives and greets Arbiter.
- Microsoft Sam as Master Chief
- Microsoft Mike as The Arbiter
- Jon Graham as Eugene Black, purist clan member, random players
- Jordan Kast as Tyler King
- Bruce Greene as Colin Hunt
- Jennifer Espino as Emma
- John Yniguez as Eugene's father
- Main article: Burned/Transcript
The episode has received generally positive feedback from viewers, but has been the subject of criticism due to the increasing amount of dark themes and lack of comedic elements.
- The episode was officially added to the season on April 5, 2013, thus increasing the number of episodes in season 7 to 18.
- This episode marks the first appearance of Eugene's father.
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