Podtacular 319: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 2

In the second installment of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn, we see Lasky’s family record come into play a lot during his training and education where he doesn’t live up to the pedigree of his mother and brother. After getting into a fight with Vickers, he get’s pulled aside from Mahaffey to tries to convince Tom he has what it takes to get through the academy and should look within himself to be a soldier. Does he have the strength and courage to take a stand for the last big exercise for the semester or risk embarrassing his squad? Enjoy

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10 Responses to Podtacular 319: Forward Unto Dawn Episode 2

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  2. LuisMcTweets says:

    Haven’t they made it pretty clear that Lasky’s brother died already? You guys keep saying he’s still alive.

  3. BrentGamer says:

    Yeah, I was thinking about that last night after I read some stuff on Halopedia. Cadmon is already dead.

  4. Cristián says:

    Where does it say that Cadmon died. I know he did since I read on Halopedia, but where specifically does it say that?

  5. LuisMcTweets says:

    It’s pretty heavily implied. It is said Lasky has reason to hate the Innies. The line in the messhall is “…her real son isnt coming back.” The line makes no sense if Cadmon’s alive. (Forgive the lack of detail, I’m replying from my phone.

  6. Rhadamanthis says:

    Wow – great freakin’ podcast. Keep up the good work!

  7. David says:

    There’s a part during the episode where they’re going through a battle exercise with Captain Mahaffey and she says, “they drop behind enemy lines, attack from the rear; neutralize.” In this sentence, she’s referring to ODST’s, which Thomas Lasky’s brother is a part of. Lasky retorts by responding, “or die trying.” This infers that his brother died at some point fighting Insurrectionist forces… or Covenant forces. Doesn’t really say who. Keep in mind that no one on the planet, except the top ranking officers, know about the Covenant invasion. The UNSC wanted to keep it hushed up in the beginning, especially at the Battle of Harvest, so that the general human populace wouldn’t freak out. It’s not inferred how his brother died, but it’s pretty clear that his brother is dead.

  8. Dust Storm says:

    Thanks for the info guys.

  9. apollosspear says:

    actually it was Hanibal not the Mongols who used the pincer to defeat the Romans at the battle of Cannae. So the scene in FUD is historically correct. Genghis Khan did use a similar tactic but he left an opening for his enemies to retreat.

  10. Beorn says:

    I definitely agree with the above comments about Cadmon already being dead before the start of the series, and wanted to make some comments in response to the previous couple of podcasts.

    A number of lines from various characters become much more meaningful when you think about it from the perspective of Cadmon being dead. In the first two episodes I’ve had the impression that Tom was a great cadet earlier in the year, but recently has become distant and his performance has been suffering (and he’s pulling Hastati down with him).

    This line of thought might also help cast a revealing light on Silva’s relationship to Tom; she knows he’s a great soldier and leader and obviously admires him for it, but sees him falling down a spiral of grief that I’m sure she’s all too familiar with. She seems bent on helping him out, but knows that a direct “buck up and get on with it” approach simply isn’t going to work.

    I’m really excited to see where this story goes! Thanks for the podcasts!

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