The Expanse (2015– )
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Earth is planning an expedition to the point of Eros impact. Chrisjen conflicts with Sadavir about Jules-Pierre Mao. Col. Frederick Lucius Johnson improves his position in unexpected way. New battleground is opening.


David Grossman


Ty Franck (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey), Daniel Abraham (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey) | 4 more credits »





Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Steven Strait ... Jim Holden
Cas Anvar ... Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper ... Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham ... Amos Burton
Frankie Adams ... Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper
Florence Faivre ... Julie Mao (credit only)
Shawn Doyle ... Sadavir Errinwright
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Chrisjen Avasarala
Chad L. Coleman ... Col. Frederick Lucius Johnson
Hugh Dillon ... Lt. Sutton
Sam Huntington ... Solomon Epstein
Cara Gee ... Camina Drummer
Ted Whittall ... Dr. Iturbi
Dewshane Williams ... Corporal Sa'id
Mpho Koaho ... Private Travis


The UN organizes a science expedition to the Eros crash site on Venus. The crew of the Roci discovers that 30 of the nukes launched by Earth are missing. Violence erupts on orbit around Ganymede. Bobby and the MCRN marines face a new threat.

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1 March 2017 (USA) See more »

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This episode marks the second actor to appear in The Expanse that was a lead actor on the show Being Human(U.S.) Sam Huntington plays Solomon Epstein in this episode and he played Josh Levison on Being Human. Kristen Hager played Ade in season one of The Expanse and played Nora Sergeant in Being Human. See more »


When Solomon straps in for the test drive his right strap is stuck on part of the headrest. See more »


Alex Kamal: What the hell are you doing here? You live here or something?
Amos Burton: Yeah, I got a flop next door.
Alex Kamal: Next door's a brothel.
Amos Burton: Yeah.
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Slow beginning to this episode but still better than anything else on TV.
4 March 2017 | by gijoe50000See all my reviews

This seems like the end of the first book and the start of the second book, if my memory serves me correctly. The episode was a bit slow until the end (which was awesome), but a slow episode of The Expanse is still better than most other shows anyway- and it's understandable since it's the bridge between two books, where you kind of have to have a lull.

I can't even remember what the characters in the book looked like to me anymore since they've all been replaced in my head by those from the TV series.

I think this is now my favourite TV series of all time.

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