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The Expanse

The Expanse

Syfy 2015

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

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The 10 Best Episodes of The Expanse

The Expanse - S3E13

#1 - Abaddon's Gate


Season 3 - Episode 13

Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.

The episode was rated from 2889 votes.

The Expanse - S6E6

#2 - Babylon's Ashes


Season 6 - Episode 6

In the thrilling season finale, Inners and Belters fight side by side with the crew of the Rocinante in a last, massive, desperate battle with Marco and his Free Navy, with the fate of the Solar System, the Ring Gates, and of all humanity hanging in the balance.

The episode was rated from 533 votes.

The Expanse - S3E6

#3 - Immolation


Season 3 - Episode 6

The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity. A new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station. Anna receives the smoking gun she needs.

The episode was rated from 3555 votes.

The Expanse - S5E10

#4 - Nemesis Games


Season 5 - Episode 10

Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.

The episode was rated from 1678 votes.

The Expanse - S4E10

#5 - Cibola Burn


Season 4 - Episode 10

Ashford closes in on an enemy while uncovering a dangerous plot. Avasarala faces a crossroads in her personal and political life. The Roci crew works to reestablish life on Ilus in the wake of a deadly catastrophe.

The episode was rated from 2046 votes.

The Expanse - S5E4

#6 - Gaugamela


Season 5 - Episode 4

Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.

The episode was rated from 1725 votes.

The Expanse - S2E5

#7 - Home


Season 2 - Episode 5

The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.

The episode was rated from 5773 votes.

The Expanse - S4E9

#8 - Saeculum


Season 4 - Episode 9

Holden and Miller race to save Ilus. Murtry puts his endgame into motion, putting the Roci crew's lives at risk.

The episode was rated from 2006 votes.

The Expanse - S3E12

#9 - Congregation


Season 3 - Episode 12

As survivors arrive to the Behemoth, two factions form over how to handle a life-or-death threat. Holden grapples with what he's seen and the choices he must make.

The episode was rated from 3221 votes.

The Expanse - S3E5

#10 - Triple Point


Season 3 - Episode 5

The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head. Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King

The episode was rated from 3551 votes.

The Expanse - S2E13
#11 - Caliban's War
Season 2 - Episode 13

The Rocinante crew must fight to save the ship.

The episode was rated from 5011 votes.
The Expanse - S3E10
#12 - Dandelion Sky
Season 3 - Episode 10

Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into unchartered territory.

The episode was rated from 3335 votes.
The Expanse - S3E8
#13 - It Reaches Out
Season 3 - Episode 8

An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks. Naomi struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.

The episode was rated from 3389 votes.
The Expanse - S5E5
#14 - Down and Out
Season 5 - Episode 5

Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building. Naomi contends with her old family. Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci. Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.

The episode was rated from 1611 votes.
The Expanse - S2E4
#15 - Godspeed
Season 2 - Episode 4

Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.

The episode was rated from 5650 votes.
The Expanse - S6E3
#16 - Force Projection
Season 6 - Episode 3

Avasarala, with the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars, takes the war to Marco. Filip and Marco's relationship is tested. The war becomes more perilous and personal for Holden and Naomi when the Rocinante is suddenly forced into a battle.

The episode was rated from 908 votes.
The Expanse - S3E2
#17 - IFF
Season 3 - Episode 2

The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal. Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor. UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.

The episode was rated from 3731 votes.
The Expanse - S2E12
#18 - The Monster and the Rocket
Season 2 - Episode 12

A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Rocinante crew against each other.

The episode was rated from 5026 votes.
The Expanse - S2E11
#19 - Here There Be Dragons
Season 2 - Episode 11

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

The episode was rated from 5026 votes.
The Expanse - S6E5
#20 - Why We Fight
Season 6 - Episode 5

Paths converge on Ceres when Drummer and her fleet arrive to aid the relief effort. Holden tries to convince Avasarala to release crucial information that might avert catastrophe, but she has her own request of him. As Amos and Bobbie get a little R&R at the station, Naomi has a difficult and long-awaited reunion.

The episode was rated from 787 votes.

Last updated: aug 10, 2022



this better not end up being another "Ascension" Edit: well it didn't end up being another "Ascension"


Just finished watching the pilot and I have to say, WOW!! This show is so much better than other sci-fi/space related shows that came out earlier this year. The first show has gripped me and I'm looking forward to watching the rest of the reason. Do NOT pass this up. Must watch even if you aren't a fan of space related shows!!


omg what a cool scishow finally something complex and bold. they say it's the show that's standing up to BsG, but I say it's time we had a space opera that's worthy. also, I'm amazed how many details they can cram up inside a pilot without getting it too overloaded. a big plus for me are the space cam sequences and the sfx are eye candy. a minus is the fact that even today's tv shows can't avoid this trap: there's no soundwaves in space, the vacuum has no air to propell the sound. so why the frak do we always hear big booms and afterburners ? all in all, this is one to keep your eyes on.


This series makes me want to read the books. According to Wikipedia, "The Expanse is a series of science fiction novels, novellas, and stories by James S. A. Corey, the pen name of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. The first novel, Leviathan Wakes, was nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2012." You can tell. The story is nuanced, multilayer and intricate. There are Earthers, Martians and Belters (complete with their own patois), politics, a Cold War heating up, an ideology willing to kill people to protect "life". It's a treasure trove of story, characters and good watching. But, it's not for the faint hearted. Because of the depth of the multiple levels, it takes attention and patience to reveal the interwoven pattern(s). I suggest binge watching the first season, so you don't lose the strands of the story, but, now, at the beginning of the second season (on the ScyFi or Space channel), the basic premise has become a solid foundation, that will support the wait for weekly episodes. I gave the first season an 8 (great) out of 10, but with the second season, it has reached a 9 (superb) climbing on its way to a 10 (un-miss-able). Come for the characters, stay for the intensity of the drama.


Season 4 was visually stunning, prob one of the best shows so far from that perspective. Story wise, kind of lacking. Not much progression, entire season felt like itโ€™s a setup for season 5. I would recommend watching season 4 for sound & visual effects. Beyond that donโ€™t expect too much from the writing.


Pretty good for SyFy. Some good episodes, some filler episodes -- reminiscent of Galactica. Makes me appreciate the 10-second skip ahead function of my 4th-gen AppleTV remote... there's some entertaining stuff, separated by a lot of filler -- 10 second skip-clicks are a perfect companion for "The Expanse", unless you're arthritic -- then you'll wish there was an option to increase incremental skipping. The only parts I'd never fast forward through are any with Shohreh Aghdashloo... she hypnotized me as Dina Araz, the unsuspecting Iranian mother-of-a-terrorist in season 4 of "24" -- seeing her in a scifi role borders on orgasmic. She's a drag queen icon waiting to happen, something immediately apparent with the line, "get him a proper scotch please, Lagavulin"... ;-)


Interesting setting, but the first season certainly seemed a little lengthy and this is why I cannot with good conscience rate this any higher than 7/10. It seems like season 2 is in the makings... Honestly, I am ambivalent towards this. It is not the kind of Space Sci-Fi I imagined it would be. Actually, I am disappointed. Maybe I wouldn't be disappointed if not the lengthy feel of season 1 combined with a lack of imagination or rather a lack of direction. This is because at the end of the day nothing really happened here. Character development and background is there! The cast's performance is good and doesn't make you doubt them for one moment. The music is... I don't care. The story starts off well but quickly turns into a boring shithole with no chance of a plot resolution/development anytime soon. I still like it though and I hope they will prove me wrong in season 2!


I've just finished to watch the four episodes, and I've to say, It's been a long time - too long - since I've been thrilled and amazed with SF serie. And yes: this is from SyFy... If you love Politics, Space Opera and Riots about "Corporation"... You should definitely watch it or at least, give it a try... PS: I just hope it will continue as it started, I have great expectations with this show.


The attention to detail that everyone involved puts into this series is impeccable to physics to the cinematography it really is hands down one of the best sci-fi television series out there right now.


Thought it's another over-dramatic Sci Fi soap opera, but god I was so wrong. It's probably one of the best Sci Fi's with special effects and close realism I've seen recently. Each episode has good amount of plot and rarely a dull moment. Can't wait for another season, guess I have to read the books now.


This one felt very claustrophobic. Camera is always up people's faces or backs, weird angles, doesn't show what you actually want to see, background is blurred. There is this obnoxious blue "sci-fi filter" in all the scenes set in space and belt it hurts my eyes to watch this. Couldn't get past 25 mins of episode 1. Edit: After a lot of getting used to the camera work and blue color gradient in subsequent episodes, I finally got used to it and watched the whole thing. This is one of the best tv shows ever.


This show is what diversity should always look like. A byproduct of telling a compelling story - not an agenda which has to be upheld. Make more shows like this, shows one can be proud of not (just) because it has a diverse cast but because they are actually good. Casting "diverse" characters isn't an acomplishment - making actually good/great TV is! I love next to all characters on this show and the ones I don't, I at least love to hate. (Inaros to name one...).


Best plot ever... worst actors ever.


It took me a while to realize the expanse is the best show I've ever seen, I love the wire, sopranoes, thrones, but for me personally, this is it


Overall a pretty good scifi space show. Seasons 1 thru 3 had a great scifi story line and action. Season 4 moved more into a drama set in space while season 5 was a total shit show. The whole Naomi story line was basically an 8 hour lifetime channel movie of the week. it really kind of kills the whole series. They wrapped it up in season 6 by getting back to the space scifi and had an overall satisfying ending but then left a pretty big cliffhanger/open question about just what was going on the planet Laconia.

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