Pondering this for the millionth time, but there’s just no way the “Insurrectionists” were plain old UNSC troops no matter what Burnie spouted off somewhere or other.
Because they know who the Freelancers are and what they’re doing, they know the Freelancers are the bad guys, they say so outright, and if they were part of the UNSC proper then the Project would’ve been shut down much sooner.
I tend to think they were something a lot grayer than UNSC or Innies. My theory during 10 was that they were some kind of group interested in seeking out pockets of (relatively) less fanatical aliens in hopes of finding a diplomatic end to the war. They would’ve been operating outside UNSC jurisdiction, but not necessarily doing anything strictly illegal or treasonous. They’d have enough connections to the UNSC to get CT’s information through when the time came, but enough distance that they’d have to tread pretty carefully in how they did so.
It’s not a great theory but I’m still plagued by the lack of any better explanation.
There’s also the line from Connie to Pill Guy where she makes it clear they both have a need to go to the “right people” to make a deal with them to keep them out of prison. WOG is that the ‘Resistance’ people were actually with Charon, so that makes one wonder what Charon was doing, exactly.
i bet being a frog takes a lot of kermitment
You think this is a fucking game
Dear Fellow Traveler - Sea Wolf
And now we turn to my beautiful city
Black skies changed into blue
And my love is so wise and so pretty
But tonight I still dream of you
the majestic flapflaps…
Wait, are those breaching mantas?
no they are the majestic flapflaps
you know that mood where you just can’t think straight and you don’t know why and you’re in this foggy abyss where you can’t make any decisions or function at the level demanded for daily interaction and action and all you can do is zone out and let other people do things around you as they wonder why you’re staring blankly at walls as if your soul was removed
He wasn’t going to say anything about the amount of time she apparently spent in the training simulator seeing as how it was none of his business. At least until he’d gotten curious as to how much time she did spend there and hacked the terminal to find out. Which was why, after Carolina exited the training room, York met her at the armory and said, “If you’re having that much of a problem trying to figure out how to cut down your time, you could always ask for advice.”