|Format||Live action puppeteering / machinima|
|Created by||Jon Graham|
|Starring|| Microsoft Sam|
|Opening theme||"Road to Rupert", Walter Murphy, Family Guy OST|
|Country of origin||Canada|
|No. of episodes||6|
|Running time||7 - 9 minutes|
The second season of Arby 'n' the Chief has been retroactively defined as starting with "Girls", which was released on April 4th, 2008, and ending with the second part of "Conflict", released on May 31st.
This season introduces Cortana, Todd and Travis; the tension between Master Chief and the three new characters becomes the main source of plot, often related to Chief's unsuccessful attempts to win Cortana's heart. This overarching plot makes this the first season to prominently feature a multi-episode narrative. The concept would eventually come to fruition in the form whole-season plot lines from Season 5 onwards.
As an aside, the season provides some light-hearted satire of online video game players, which would become a more prominent element of the following season.
- Microsoft Sam as Master Chief
- Microsoft Mike as The Arbiter
- Microsoft Mary as Cortana
- Jon Graham as Todd, Travis, Xbox Live Players
|"Girls"||April 4, 2008||2-01||7|
|After a sickening display of Master Chief's behavior around girls on Xbox Live, the Arbiter takes it upon himself to teach Master Chief how to act appropriately around women.|
|"Legendary"||April 18, 2008||2-02||8|
|Inspired by seeing the new Forge visual filter objects in the Legendary Map Pack, Master Chief is in6 - 18 minutesspired to create his own map.|
|"Newcomers"||April 25, 2008||2-03||9|
|After the Arbiter plays a headache-inducing game with a few super serious Halo 3 players, Master Chief inquires about a mysterious package that has been delivered to Jon, the house owner, and discovers later that night that the contents of the package will change his and the Arbiter's lives forever.|
|"Cortana"||May 2, 2008||2-04||10|
|While Arbiter and Travis argue while playing GTA IV, Master Chief attempts to break up Cortana and Todd.|
|"Conflict - Part 1"||May 9, 2008||2-05||11|
|Todd has stolen the love of Master Chief's life, and Travis has made a complete fool out of him. As a result, a disgruntled Chief approaches the Arbiter during an irritating game of Grand Theft Auto IV online and tells the Arbiter of his plans to teach Todd and Travis a lesson that they will never forget.|
|"Conflict - Part 2"||May 31, 2008||2-06||12|
|Picking up from where episode 11 left off, Todd, Travis and the Chief get into an epic rumble that eventually gets broken up by the Arbiter and Cortana. However, the next morning, Todd and Travis are nowhere to be found, and Cortana blames the Chief... but did he really have anything to do with their disappearance?|
Sexism - While the theme doesn't surface until the final few episodes, sexism is one of the major themes of the season, and is the catalyst for Chief and Cortana's sour relationship. The episode "Girls" even focuses on Chief's sexism.
The second season was met with generally positive comments, although overall feedback was not as enthusiastic as the previous season's. Most of the praise centered on the continued development of Arbiter and Chief's personas as well as the focus on the social aspects of video gaming. Mixed comments were directed at the characters of Cortana, Todd, and Travis, who were criticized for lacking depth and significance in the series besides facilitating comic relief.