Six months have passed since the last episode, and there have been a few changes. Prax (Terry Chen) has gone to Ganymede with his daughter Mei to help rebuild the station there. Naomi (Dominique Tipper) has taken a leave of absence from the Rocinante and is now Chief Engineer on the Behemoth (formerly the Nauvoo) under the command of Camina Drummer (Cara Gee). Avasarala has become UN Secretary-General, following the resignation of Sorrento-Gillis. That jellyfish thing that the protomolecule built on Venus (Volovodov thought it looked like a squid) has traveled to a spot outside the orbit of Uranus and constructed a ring shaped thing that shows no signs of activity and emits “no radiation or signals of any kind”. Curious Martians and Earthers hover in the vicinity of the ring, trying to figure out what it might be. Continue reading →
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 →