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Day Before

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Day Before, also known as the Remember Reach Webfilm, is a live action advertisement compiling each of the three individual shorts made for the Remember Reach advertising campaign into a single, three minute cut.[1][2] The shorts were directed by Noam Murro and were accessible on[3]


July 23rd, 2552
Planet Reach

A Visegrad homestead is shown. It is sparse, with a few chairs and a simple kitchen.

A man walks over and sits down in a chair.

The viewpoint shifts, and we see a woman walk toward him. She is pregnant.

Woman: "The timing is insane."

Man: "Well, all of our friends are already gone. We can't live in this kiva anymore. Manassas is the only choice."

The woman turns around and looks incredulously at him.

Woman: "And leave my family? We've been here for three generations. You think I could just up and go?"

Man: "Why not?"

Cut to a building in Quezon. Many people are walking up and down a wide flight of stairs.

July 23rd, 2552
Quezon, Planet Reach

A young girl holding a red balloon walks down the stairs, holding her father's hand.

Cut to Manassas Spaceport, and we hear the sound of a spacecraft taking off.

July 23rd, 2552
Manassas, Planet Reach

A couple and their son walk down a terminal. The mother is towing a small suitcase.

Gabe: "I don't want you to go."

Mother (sighing): "Okay, but I have to."

Gabe: "Why?"

The mother bends down to look Gabe straight in the face, an anguished look in her eyes.

Mother: "Because the company needs me to."

Cut to Longhorn Valley, with the three members of 3 Charlie patrolling the area.

July 23rd, 2552
Longhorn Valley, Planet Reach

Operator (radio): "3 Charlie, come in."

Trooper #1: "3 Charlie, copy."

Operator (radio): "Prep your team for immediate mobilization to Visegrad. We've lost contact with the Comm Relay Hub."

Trooper #1: "Roger. We're on our way. 3 Charlie, out."

Cut back to the Visegrad homestead.

Man: "There's nothing in Visegrad anymore. It's dying. Right along with this farm.

Woman: "I’m so sick of this argument. If we go, how are you going to support us?"

Man: "I’ll find a job. (Woman looks at him.) Alright, two if I have to. Things will get better."

Woman: "You don’t know that."

Man: "Maybe not. But it’s better than staying here and having no future at all."

Cut back to Manassas Spaceport.

Mother: "It’s only three days, Gabe. I’ll be back in no time."

The mother leans down to kiss Gabe on the head. She stands up and kisses her husband.

Mother: "I’ll talk to you every night before you go to bed, okay?"

Cut to the little girl and her father. A group of UNSC soldiers run quickly up the steps. One of them brushes her, and her balloon is jerked free.

Cut to Longhorn Valley. Trooper #1 loads a clip into his assault rifle.

Trooper #1: "Let’s move."

Cut to the Visegrad homestead. The man stands up as alarms blare. We hear vehicles rushing past his house.

Cut back to the Manassas Spaceport as the woman walks through the terminal. Over her head, we can see that a majority of the flights have been cancelled.


Cut to bird's-eye-view to the little girl. She watches as her balloon rises into the air.


We see the sun disappearing behind the planet Reach.



  • The film is a conglomeration of the previous films, Patrol, Spaceport, and New Life, but intercut with scenes unique for the film.
  • The group of UNSC soldiers who brushed past the little girl, rushing vehicles, and cancelled flights are all foreshadowing the Covenant's invasion of Reach.