I’m Your Venus, I’m Your Fire—The Expanse: “Immolation”

The Expanse may have been cancelled, but we still have seven episodes left! And I for one am still hoping that if enough of the audience watches the show live (gasp!) and tweets along, either Syfy itself or a Streaming God will hear our pleas. This week’s episode, “Immolation,” gave us some amazing action, a few resolutions, and—dare I say it?—at least one happy ending.

At least, it’s happy for now.

 

Meanwhile, on Io

Gosh there’s a lot here.

Realizing the jig is up, Jules-Pierre Mao thinks they should pull the plug and surrender, but Strickland decides to take the kids and bolt.

The Pinus Away Team watch helplessly as the hybrid pods launch—but not for long! They charge into the lab, with Holden growling that they’ll find abort codes inside. The take a freight elevator down with no idea what they’ll face when the doors open. So ...

Venus and the Protomolecule on The Expanse
Cotyar on The Expanse

Always Beta Test Your Mutiny! The Expanse: “Triple Point”

This is an all-space episode—don’t look for Earth, cause you won’t find it. Also, after several character building episodes, “Triple Point” is just action and tension alllll the way down. There are three threads: The UNN Agatha King menaces the Martian ship Hammurabi, and they, along with the Pinus Contorta crew, converge over Io. Meanwhile Jules-Pierre Mao and Dr. Strickland work on their nefarious plot below.

Come talk about it with us, won’t you?

Ugh, Mutiny

Captain Kirino of the Hammurabi actually listens to Ensign Sinopoli, hears him out, and watches some of that weasel Errinwright’s treasonous message. Despite needling from her #1, she considers a path that might lead to peace…or at least truce. Unfortunately, over on the UNN Agatha King, Admiral Souther has been completely squished by Admiral Nguyen. Nguyen, whom I’ll remind you is firmly in that weasel Errinwright’s pocket, now has a network of ...

Aftermath in SPAAAACE! The Expanse: “Reload”

This week’s episode of The Expanse, “Reload,” was another connective tissue episode. There were a few spikes of pure action, but for the most part this episode was about the ever-cascading consequences of “IFF.”

Plus, spoiler alert: Errinwright still hasn’t been kicked in the shins. What the heck, show? Hurry up and kick that jerk already.

Meanwhile, in Space

Let’s begin with the Pinus. They come across the remains of a Martian fleet, and stop to scavenge enough fuel to make it to Io. Alex and Bobbie are very unhappy about this—but just wait, the situation’s going to get much worse. Meanwhile Avasarala is still trying to get holden  to let her open a channel so she can shiv that weasel Errinwright. Avasarala thinks she can talk him into it, but Bobbie has her doubts.

Of course they find survivors on the Martian ship. And of course they ...

Can We All Just Agree to Ignore the Biggest Threat in the Universe? The Expanse: “Assured Destruction”

OK show, I have but one request: can Pastor Anna kick Errinwright in the shins next week?

This week’s episode of The Expanse, “Assured Destruction,” gave us the War Room of the UN, the protomolecule labs on Io, and two different hints that Amos has the most interesting backstory of anyone on the show. It also featured two of the Game of Thrones-iest sequences yet. But before I get into that, a quick recap.

Meanwhile, In Space

Avasarala has somehow cheated death again, and is in the Pinus’ sick bay. Bobbie, momentarily happy to be aboard a Martian ship, flies into a rage when she sees that the Martian flag has been defaced. This kicks off a fun dance between Bobbie (full of adrenaline, used to military discipline and hierarchy), Alex (the opposite of that), Amos (amused and probably down to wrestle), and Holden (the captain, technically, ...

Can We All Just Agree to Ignore the Biggest Threat in the Universe? The Expanse: “Assured Destruction”

OK show, I have but one request: can Pastor Anna kick Errinwright in the shins next week?

This week’s episode of The Expanse, “Assured Destruction,” gave us the War Room of the UN, the protomolecule labs on Io, and two different hints that Amos has the most interesting backstory of anyone on the show. It also featured two of the Game of Thrones-iest sequences yet. But before I get into that, a quick recap.

Meanwhile, In Space

Avasarala has somehow cheated death again, and is in the Pinus’ sick bay. Bobbie, momentarily happy to be aboard a Martian ship, flies into a rage when she sees that the Martian flag has been defaced. This kicks off a fun dance between Bobbie (full of adrenaline, used to military discipline and hierarchy), Alex (the opposite of that), Amos (amused and probably down to wrestle), and Holden (the captain, technically, ...

Can We All Just Agree to Ignore the Biggest Threat in the Universe? The Expanse: “Assured Destruction”

OK show, I have but one request: can Pastor Anna kick Errinwright in the shins next week?

This week’s episode of The Expanse, “Assured Destruction,” gave us the War Room of the UN, the protomolecule labs on Io, and two different hints that Amos has the most interesting backstory of anyone on the show. It also featured two of the Game of Thrones-iest sequences yet. But before I get into that, a quick recap.

Meanwhile, In Space

Avasarala has somehow cheated death again, and is in the Pinus’ sick bay. Bobbie, momentarily happy to be aboard a Martian ship, flies into a rage when she sees that the Martian flag has been defaced. This kicks off a fun dance between Bobbie (full of adrenaline, used to military discipline and hierarchy), Alex (the opposite of that), Amos (amused and probably down to wrestle), and Holden (the captain, technically, ...