- Cortana: [on radio] The message just repeats - "Regret. Regret. Regret."
- Miranda Keyes: [on radio on another ship] Catchy. Any idea what it means?
- Sergeant Johnson: [on radio on another ship, speaking in the position of a Covenant] Dear humanity, we regret being alien bastards, we regret coming to Earth, and we most definitely regret the Corps just blew up our raggedy-ass fleet!
- Pilots: [along with Sgt. Johnson] Hoo-ra!
On this day August 17, in the year 2517:
Dr. Halsey and Lieutenant Keyes meet 6-year-old John (Spartan 117) on a playground in Elysium City, Eridanus-2.