In the first cutscene of Season of The Chosen, we see the negotiation between Zavala, Accompanied by Osiris, and Caiatl. When explaining why the guardians and the cabal should become allies, Caiatl brings up good points for why it would be a good idea; only to ruin it by telling Zavala and humanity to bow. Rightfully and understandably, Zavala refused.
This is where my problem with this scene and the negotiation began. With the arrival of the Darkness, alliances with those that CAN be reasoned with such as the Cabal, the Eliksni, and The Reef, should be and could be an advantage in the battle against the darkness. I believe Zavala refused too quickly. I, in no way think Zavala should have agreed to bow but I feel there was still more on his part that could’ve been said. Reasons I understand for why Zavala refused so quickly include:
- The Cabal (Ghaul and the Red Legion) tried to capture the Traveler.
- Long time enemies.
- Caiatl betrayed her father, Calus. She could do the same to us.
- Caiatl and the Cabal could refuse any and all other options of an alliance any way.
Though these examples ARE good and reasonable, I think the Darkness and the battle to come, are the bigger pictures. With this being said, I think Zavala should have said something along the lines of “We will not bow to you; but we will stand with you.” I feel like this would have been way better than the automatic “No.” he gave. If Caiatl still refused, then our current actions against her would be justified but as of now i think there was a very important opportunity was missed.