The Expanse (2015– )
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The crew has survived the loss of the Canturbury and the Donnager and are contacted by an unlikely ally. Miller, on Ceres, continues his investigation and his thoughts of a conspiracy grow.


Robert Lieberman


Ty Franck (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey), Daniel Abraham (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey) | 3 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Joe Miller
Steven Strait ... Jim Holden
Cas Anvar ... Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper ... Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham ... Amos Burton
Florence Faivre ... Julie Mao (credit only)
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Chrisjen Avasarala (credit only)
Chad L. Coleman ... Col. Frederick Lucius Johnson
Jay Hernandez ... Dimitri Havelock
Lola Glaudini ... Captain Shaddid
Rossif Sutherland ... Neville Bosch
Athena Karkanis ... Octavia Muss
Greg Bryk ... Lopez
Jared Harris ... Anderson Dawes
Alex Spencer Alex Spencer ... Belter Commuter #1


Fresh off escaping the destruction of The Donnager, Holden's crew worries for their lives as they are taken in by The Butcher of Anderson Station. Meanwhile Detective Miller expresses relief and Havelock's survival while making real headway in the Julie Mao case.

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Release Date:

5 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Still Waiting to Figure Out What's Going On Here
6 January 2016 | by azmark1887See all my reviews

The new series started out strongly, with a gritty atmosphere, an interesting concept, and great visual effects, but if this new episode is any indication, it looks like the series is going downhill quickly. After five episodes I still don't really like any of the characters, and quite frankly we barely know who they are. This episode introduced more characters, none of them especially interesting or likable. I really thought this was going to be another great series like Battlestar Galactica, but it's not even close.

The story line is so convoluted that the viewer has no idea how the various threads are going. Who are the good guys and the bad guys? Perhaps future episodes will sort everything out, but I'm not sure I'm willing to invest that much time into this.

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