THE EXPANSE – Season 3 Episode 6 – SPOILERS
Save The Expanse Campaign — Thomas Jane in A.X.L.
Holden and Naomi
Amos (Wes Chatham) executes a (mad?) scientist, bringing back memories of Miller and his execution of Anthony Dresden (the scientist in charge of researching the protomolecule on Eros) in “Doors & Corners” (Episode 2.2). Afterward, Miller said that he killed Dresden, “not because he was talking crazy, but because he was making sense.” Scientists have not fared well on THE EXPANSE. Those that went to Venus to investigate following the impact of Eros on that planet, were killed when their ship was disassembled by the protomolecule (which itself seems mad-scientist-like, often showing a disregard for the well-being of living things). Interestingly, the scientist who remains alive is Paolo Cortazar, who had his capacity for empathy surgically removed. He is still (so far as we know) in the custody of Anderson Dawes on Ceres. 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 →
Cara Gee (Drummer) is Hazel James in BIRDLAND, the story of ex-cop Sheila Hood (Kathleen Munroe), who hides cameras in her home to observe her ornithologist husband’s affair with Hazel’s older sister Merle (Melanie Scrofano). When Merle falls to her death from a bridge and another of her lovers, Ray Starling (Joris Jarsky), is found dead in his own hotel, Hood is pulled into a dark world of corruption, sex and death and her surveillance footage forms the backbone of a police investigation that threatens to incriminate her and destroy her marriage. Directed by Peter Lynch (who Norm Wilner of Toronto’s NOW Magazine once said was “a director fascinated by obsessive outsiders”), BIRDLAND will be released on VOD in both Canada and the US on 26 January (Amazon, Google, Xbox, and iTunes). It will begin showing at the Carlton Cinema in Toronto on 26 January as well. Continue reading →