THE EXPANSE – Season 3 Episodes 12 & 13 – SPOILERS
Captain Chandra Lucas (Yanna McIntosh)
Science Officer Kolvoord of the Thomas Prince screws up. His data-gathering nuclear test explosion causes Ring Station to shift into planetary destruction mode. The test does, however, inadvertently succeed in getting Miller’s attention. Again, the depiction of scientists on THE EXPANSE is less than favourable, and any beneficial results of their experiments are shown to be accidental. When the station begins to look threatening, the three Captains (Ashford, Lucas, and Kunis) decide that their only option is to destroy The Ring, forever cutting themselves off from home and protecting the solar system from attack. Continue reading →
Sara Waisglass as Quin, seen here bringing Alvis his Reckoning Day knives
The day before battle is Reckoning Day, a Scarback holy day commemorating the thirteen monks who (centuries previously) went to Arkyn to try to kill the ‘devil’. On this particular Reckoning Day, a very pregnant Kendry (Mayko Nguyen) arrives at RAC HQ alone, and declares herself as “the emissary of Commander Aneela Kin Rit”. We never do find out her real reasons for being there (she gives some implausible reasons) but we find out that the child she is carrying is part D’Avin and part Aneela. Zeph says that the pregnancy appears to be five or six months along, and Kendry corrects her, saying it’s been about three weeks. Johnny fears that if the Hullen can reproduce by normal means, they won’t need humans for anything anymore, but when Aneela made the discovery (in Episode 3.7) that led to the pregnancy, she said “I’ve found a way to save us all.” That seemed to indicate that the results of her research would have beneficial consequences for everyone. Continue reading →
Young Aneela and her father prepare to leave Qresh for Arkyn.
Dutch takes off with Lucy and Zeph to have Aneela’ neurons injected into her brain. For this purpose, Zeph uses an abandoned Company lab. Since Zeph knew where the old Company lab was, and knew her way around it, it seems likely she once worked for the Company. While Dutch is gone, D’Avin takes command of the war effort, and successfully enlists the formerly Hullen RAC agents in the cause. Former Hullen Fancy Lee (Sean Baek) and D’Avin have a dialogue about loyalty and trust, and it’s nice to see Fancy in the role of leader, instead of as a lone wolf. (We still know very little about Fancy’s personal history.) Continue reading →