TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Dandelion Sky
Original Air Date: June 13, 2018
Episode Number: 3×10
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 uncharted territory.
I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who groaned when the episode ended. I wanted it to go on and just tell us what happened when Holden stuck his hand in that circuit or whatever that thing was. One thing I hate about this show (and probably the only thing that I hate about it) is that it always ends on a cliffhanger. Not cool, show!
I finished reading book three this week and I have a pretty good idea of what’s going to happen until the end of the season and into the fourth season (thank you, Amazon) and I cannot wait to watch all of that epic-ness unfold. We are definitely in for a quite a ride, y’all.
Nice to see Bobbie back but not so nice to see her shooting at Holden. Not sure if she was feeling pressured or she didn’t feel like she had a choice since the mission was to take Holden back and apprehend him but it was still disappointing to see her shoot at him, someone whom she’s gotten to know very well and she would probably consider a friend. It’s all good, though, since the protomolecule saved Holden and disemboweled/incinerated/liquefied the lead Marine who was all gung ho and trigger happy.
Of course, that led to The Ring adjusting the speed limit again affecting the ships inside it: Naomi’s skiff, the Roci, the Behemoth, the Thomas Prince, and the rest. I don’t even want to know how much damage or how many lives would be lost by that sudden stop. One good thing about that was it probably saved Tilly’s life since Melba/Clarissa was about to kill her. Really hope Tilly survives. She might be vain/entitled/spoiled but she’s good people and she doesn’t deserve to get killed by another spoiled kid.
I like Anna fine but I think her scenes should be limited. The whole memorial thing felt too contrived to me and didn’t feel as genuine or well-thought out as the rest of the episode. I’m just glad Tilly is in the same ship as Anna because their scenes spark when they’re onscreen together. Anna is going to feel even more guilt after sending Tilly to talk to Melba/Clarissa so Tilly better be safe!
Shit is slowly hitting the fan aboard the Behemoth. Drummer knows exactly what Ashford is up to and she is on to him. I love that they’re both open and honest about it (well, Drummer is; Ashford is still being coy) and how Drummer’s hatred of Ashford is written all over her face and her words are spiked with venom whenever she talks to Ashford. I love it and I continue to marvel at how fucking badass Drummer is. I’m so happy she has a bigger role this season because Cara Gee is truly magnificent in this role.
Amos and Alex remain the best duo. We’ve been seeing some really great interactions with both of them this season (together with Amos and Holden) and this episode had another really good scene. Amos talked about how he hasn’t felt fear since he was five years old and Alex wishes he could live life without fear and Amos says “No, you don’t.” This gives us more hints about Amos’ backstory and how it sounds completely tragic. Also loved the ending to their conversation that if/when the time comes, Amos will take Alex with him just like the woman he knew back in Baltimore who jumped off the roof with her two cats. If the end comes, Amos will go out guns blazing and will take Alex with him. Man, I need an Amos in my life.
Lastly, I’m not even sure what to think of that ending. Were the images (naked) Holden seeing from the present going back to the past? Was that the protomolecule telling Holden what happened all those billions of years ago? But that last thing looked like our sun which got blown up to bits or lost its luster. What is going on? I don’t understand anything. 😱