With Season 9 now at its end, we can only look forward into 2012 expecting another epic season from Rooster Teeth’s upcoming Season 10.
SPOILER ALERT: In the final scene of Season 9′s Episode 20, Epsilon-Church is retrieved from inside the memory unit by Caboose and Sarge, much to Church’s dismay. And what we find out at the very end is that Agent Carolina is still alive, and her conscience and head is in tact, asking for Church’s help in killing the Director, thinking that Church is the Alpha, when really its his Epsilon memory unit counterpart.
So with Carolina’s return, we may see a combination of the recollection series brought back, with the Reds and Blues (with Agent Washington) joining Agent Carolina to stop the Director. Last we heard of Agent Carolina before Season 9 was that she had presumably died, according to a conversation between Tex and Church in Season 5.
Carolina was apparently the experiment of using a Freelancer and implementing two Artificial Intelligences in her head at once. What we learned was that the two AIs battled for control, which would have driven Agent Carolina to the brink of suicide.
That’s why I was rather surprised when I saw her at the end of Season 9, in what appeared to be a much angrier state, most likely her thirst for revenge against the Director getting the better of her.
What can we expect from Season 10?
Well we left off Season 9 on a cliffhanger this time around, both with the return of Agent Carolina in the present world, and in the mo-cap animated prequel within Season 9 detailing the history and early missions of Project Freelancer. So I think we’re going to see that continue throughout Season 10, and finally see the implementation and early stages of AI development in the Project Freelancer side-story, with a much bigger focus on Agent Carolina working with the Reds and the Blues, as well as rekindling her relationship with Agent Washington in the present story.
So all we can do now is wait and look forward to Season 10, coming 2012.