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 →
Martin Roach as Avasarala-friendly Admiral Souther, and Natalie Lisinska AS Shaffer. (Lisinska was Aynsley Norris in Season One of ORPHAN BLACK, and Collette in the LOST GIRL episode “The Mourning After“.)
Jules-Pierre Mao (François Chau) notices that Dr. Strickland is a mad scientist and tells him to stop his experiments. It seems unlikely that Strickland will give up so easily, and Mao must know that. Mao might succeed in saving the remaining five children with the help of Holden’s newly reinforced crew (once they arrive on Io), but Strickland might infect one or more of the remaining children with the protomolecule before he can be stopped. It is uncertain how Mao will react to Avasarala.
Under the influence of Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle), the Secretary-General blows up some Martian military stuff, and, in return, the Martians blow up a city in South America (Goias Maior, at the tip of Amazonia, probably near where São Paolo is now). It seems likely that there will be further Martian retaliation. Avasarala wakes up on the Rocinante, and is surprised that no one is enthusiastic about helping her. Continue reading →