The Expanse

10 Worst Episodes of The Expanse

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.

Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 02, 2023.

PS: The following content contains spoilers!

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The Expanse - S6E1

#10 - Strange Dogs (Season 6 - Episode 1)

The Rocinante crew make a startling discovery on an asteroid. Avasarala and Bobbie contend with the devastation on Earth. Drummer and her family must make a heartbreaking decision. On Ceres, Marco and Filip's struggles turn inward.

The episode was rated 7.77 from 1054 votes.

The Expanse - S5E1

#9 - Exodus (Season 5 - Episode 1)


Holden tries to convince Fred Johnson to destroy the last sample of protomolecule. Naomi gets an important lead to her son. On Luna, Avasarala begins to hunt for Marco Inaros.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 1755 votes.

The Expanse - S2E1

#8 - Safe (Season 2 - Episode 1)

Unlikely allies Joe Miller and the crew of the Rocinante led by Jim Holden uncover more about the conspiracy to release the protomolecule on Eros station.

The episode was rated 7.76 from 6134 votes.

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#7 - The Weeping Somnambulist (Season 2 - Episode 9)


Bobbie becomes a political pawn in the struggle between Earth and Mars.

The episode was rated 7.73 from 5211 votes.

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#6 - Back to the Butcher (Season 1 - Episode 5)

Holden finds an unlikely ally. Miller’s obsession with Mao intensifies.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 5799 votes.

The Expanse - S1E6

#5 - Rock Bottom (Season 1 - Episode 6)


Miller gains valuable information from a hidden data cube. Holden and his crew learn their host’s agenda.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 5615 votes.

The Expanse - S1E7

#4 - Windmills (Season 1 - Episode 7)

Holden and his crew face a Martian military blockade. Miller finds a new reason to forge ahead. Avasarala visits Holden’s family.

The episode was rated 7.52 from 5383 votes.

The Expanse - S1E3

#3 - Remember the Cant (Season 1 - Episode 3)


Holden and the crew are taken prisoner by the Martian Congressional Republic Navy. Miller deals with unhappy rioters. Avasarala plays politics and gets severely burned.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 6190 votes.

The Expanse - S1E1

#2 - Dulcinea (Season 1 - Episode 1)

In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off the book investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 8818 votes.

The Expanse - S1E2

#1 - The Big Empty (Season 1 - Episode 2)


Holden and crew are trapped in badly damaged shuttle. On Ceres, Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao. On Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala questions a terrorist.

The episode was rated 7.43 from 6980 votes.

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