Previous episodes of Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn have focused on Thomas Lasky - both his past and the struggles he faces at the academy as a result of his temperament and his family's UNSC fame. This week's episode propels Lasky into a leadership position and forces him to disregard his hesitations.
For those who haven't been keeping up with the series, Halo 4: Forward Unto Dawn is a live-action Halo web series that follows the cadets of Hastati squad at the UNSC's Corbulo Military Academy. The series will tie-in to the story of Halo 4 and airs in weekly installments every Friday on Halo Waypoint and Machinima Prime. All three of the previous episodes and the short character vignettes that proceded them can be found here. Also, check out my interview with the series' executive producers, which reveals some behind-the-scenes info on the production.
At the end of the episode three, the academy came under attack from unknown alien forces. Today's episode sees Hastati squad running for their lives through the halls of the academy. When they get pinned in near the armory, panic sets in and hiding becomes the only option. When an Elite finally finds them, hope seems lost - until a savior arrives.