"Master Chief Sucks at Computers" is the eighth episode of season 2.
Master Chief, the Arbiter, and Cortana find the Ark's supercomputer. After trying two wrong passwords ("Master Chief Sucks" and "penis"), they successfully access the computer with the password "King," which the Arbiter thinks was too easy. They navigate the file tree until they locate a countdown to the Ark's laser firing: 3 hours 45 minutes. Meanwhile, Sergeant Johnson negotiates with the King: if the King does not willingly surrender, Johnson will invade the Ark and capture him dead or alive. The King refuses to surrender, claiming his work on the Ark is too important. After the credits, Hillary Clinton kills one of the King's own guards on board the Ark while trying to access a restricted area for unknown reasons.
- The King has several files of interest on his desktop, including "Spartan project" and "Master Chief" (references to Master Chief and the project that created him), "Girls" (a reference to the movie version of Watchmen, in which Adrian Veidt has a folder called "Boys"), "Crysis" (a computer game notorious for its high system requirements), "uTorrent" (a torrent downloading software), "Pyramid Deliveries" (another Watchmen reference), and "Youtube" (the site on which episodes of the series are released). Other files reference the Ark's time jumping, the Network, recruiting, and fiscal years. Another folder called "Hidden porn folder" can be seen in the "Admin controls" folder.
- Despite Cortana's claim that the computer is running Windows, none of the interfaces in the episode resemble any Windows operating system.
- Master Chief bashing Apple Mac computers is a reference to the fact that the Halo series is a Microsoft property.
- When Chris Hansen claims he "wants" the King, "Hallelujah" by Leonard Cohen starts playing. This is a reference to a controversial sex scene from Watchmen featuring this music.
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|Episode 1||"Master Chief Sucks at Escaping Prison"||September 1, 2008||Episode 5||"Master Chief Sucks at Time Travel"||February 13, 2009||Episode 10||"Master Chief Sucks at Remakes 2"||May 8, 2009|
|Movie||"Master Chief: The Movie (Parts 1 & 2)"||October 3, 2008||Episode 6||"Master Chief Sucks at Constants"||February 27, 2009||Episode 11||"Master Chief: The Second Finale (Part 1)"||May 13, 2009|
|Episode 2||"Master Chief Sucks at Voting"||November 4, 2008||Episode 7||"Master Chief Sucks at Super Smash Bros."||March 10, 2009||Episode 12||"Master Chief: The Second Finale (Part 2)"||May 13, 2009|
|Episode 3||"Master Chief Meets the Network"||November 22, 2008||Episode 8||"Master Chief Sucks at Computers"||March 23, 2009|
|Episode 4||"Master Chief vs the Superweapon"||January 17, 2009||Episode 9||"Master Chief vs Hillary Clinton"||April 20, 2009|