TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Remember The Cant
Original Air Date: December 22, 2015
Episode Number: 1×03
While Avasarala plays a dangerous game of politics, Holden and his crew are forced to turn on one another while held captive by the Martian Navy.
I knew there was a reason Jay Hernandez was credited as only a guest star and it’s because he was only going to be in three episodes. I had a feeling this was his last episode when he went off on his own and, sure enough, he got surrounded by those OPA members and was killed pretty brutally. RIP, Havelock. You didn’t deserve that.
Mars didn’t shoot down Canterbury and Chrisjen burned her relationship with Degraaf to prove this. The question as to who benefits if Mars and Earth go to war is the one that needs an answer. The answer might not be as clear cut as expected. It’s possible that Chrisjen is the one who wants the two planets to go to war for reasons that have yet to be revealed. Degraaf’s story about a young Chrisjen seemed like foreshadowing to me. What game is Chrisjen playing? Is she even playing a game right now? So many questions.
Is it possible that Holden is an OPA member? I was holding my breath when he was having his conversation with the Martian captain, that he was going to reveal that he’s the OPA member and not Naomi. Then again, would he really have the Canterbury shot down with Nygaard aboard? I do have a feeling that there’s more to Holden than he’s letting on.
Can’t believe the crew turned against each other so easily, but of course that’s what the Martian crew wanted to happen. Is Naomi really an OPA member? What other secrets do the rest of the crew have? They didn’t know Alex served on the Martian Navy for 20 years. Where does his loyalties really lie? And why is Amos so willing to follow Naomi’s every order? Is he really just that whipped or there’s more to that relationship?
Meanwhile on Ceres, the Belters got restless and were causing riots left and right. It obviously didn’t end well. I wonder why the Star Helix team are not more proactive with arresting those who are looking to cause trouble/harm to other citizens. Don’t they have jurisdiction on Ceres since they’re an Earth-based company?
Miller is still looking for Julie and I don’t think he’s any closer to finding out what really happened to her. I don’t mind this slow pace because I have a feeling this will all tie back to the whole Mars/Earth/Belters overall story arc and I can’t wait to find out how the writers are going to do it.
Since I just finished watching Fringe, I was amused to see Jared Harris show up in this episode. Good job on the accent too. He did his best trying to hide his British accent.
Lastly, I love that the captain of the Martian ship is an Asian woman. Fuck yeah! Actually, I love seeing that there are a few women in positions of power on the show. We have Miller’s captain – Haddid. And of course we have Chrisjen and Naomi. All women of color. Great job at diversity.