Naomi (Dominique Tipper) tells Holden about her son Filip, taken from her before she joined the Canterbury
Naomi (Dominique Tipper) finally explains her real motivation for giving the protomolecule to Fred Johnson. She was once romantically involved with an (unnamed) idealistic Belter with whom she had a child named Filip. When she refused to agree to do something (she does not specify what), he left, and took the child with him. This makes Naomi fit amazingly well with the rest of the Rocinante’s crew. Prax is also looking for a missing child. Amos seems primarily motivated by his unfortunate childhood experiences. Avasarala tells Holden: “You’re not a child. I suspect you never were.” (Avasarala is herself motivated by the child she lost in some previous war.) And Alex’s kid sends him a conciliatory message saying: “I know you only left to protect us. A real warrior has to make sacrifices…I just wanted to tell you, I’m proud to be your son.”Continue reading →
Ensign Loftis (Kelly McCormack) using Alex as a shield in an attempt to take the ship
Amos (Wes Chatham) keeps getting the best lines. When Prax, who finds Mao’s promo for hybrids difficult to believe, says: “Amos, they’re manufacturing these things, twisting humans into monsters on purpose. How could you do that to another person?” Amos responds: “I think you and I had very different childhoods.”
Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams), who is rapidly turning into the most charming person on board the Rocinante, tells Avasarala: “I’m a shooter, not a spy. I don’t usually solve problems with my people skills.” Later in the episode, Draper uses her people skills to defuse a standoff on the bridge resulting from a failed mutiny. Continue reading →
This hand-binding is part of the opening scene. Are Pree and Gared married now?
Dutch introduces the season finale poetically. “The universe has a memory,” she says. “That’s all time really is. Our whole life to hold in moments, the sweet and sour, the kisses and the scars, our beginnings and goodbyes, all written down in time. Recorded, so the universe will know we were here, so we won’t be forgotten. We are all made of memories.”
D’Avin buys Johnny a piece of land on Leith, 200 acres of RAC-owned ranch land with a little creek out back, complete with robot goats. (Johnny asks if there are goats, and D’Avin replies, “Johnny, they’re robot goats.”) The implication of that exchange is that real goats exist on Leith, although we have seen none of them. It does raise a question though. Exactly what would the purpose of a robot goat be? It will be interesting to find out what farming options are available for John. No livestock has ever been seen on the show, and the only visible crop has been hokk. Eating habits in The Quad are a mystery because we almost never see anybody eat anything on screen. There are peach trees on Leith (at least according to Sabine), but Johnny’s newly-acquired land did not seem to contain an orchard. Continue reading →