“You underestimate my ability to break things”

TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Windmills
Original Air Date: January 19, 2016
Episode Number: 1×07

Episode Description

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

My Review

Very good episode that provided a bit of background info into Holden and gave us insight about what kind of person he is. I liked that Chrisjen took time out of her busy schedule (I’m assuming) to go and talk to Holden’s mother just so she can get a sense of who he is as a person. Hopefully she’s going to keep an eye out for Holden and his crew now that Errinwright took it upon himself to send a team out to take Holden into custody once he reaches Eros.

Things aboard the ship got pretty tense there, but I had no doubt that Naomi would figure out how to shut the power off for that closet and that Alex would be able to find and say the code word so that Martian patrol ship would leave them alone. Nevertheless, I liked the tension.

Amos is a very intriguing character and I can’t seem to get a read on him just yet. He seems to be very loyal until the other person breaks that trust and then he’s no longer loyal to them. Case in point: Naomi and Holden (to an extent). His laidback attitude was a bit confounding since he seemed so calm when shit was about to happen and didn’t blink one bit when he told Holden that he was ready to shoot the Martians who were going to board the ship. Definitely want to know more about Amos and learn why he is the way he is.

Holden telling Naomi that she needs to get Amos under control again was interesting. If there’s anyone on the ship who can do that, it’s her. Amos is a liability right now because he will not listen to anyone and that could get him and the rest of the team in trouble. Just hope Naomi doesn’t use herself to get Amos to trust her again.

That spy is either going to end up dead or he’s going to bring about the fall of the Roci crew. I hope they eventually find out that he’s spying on them because I don’t want their mission to be compromised. They need to find Mao!

Speaking of, looks like Miller is on his way to Eros, too. Can’t wait for him and the Roci team to hopefully meet up. If that happens, I don’t want him to be part of the crew because I find his character to be boring. But kudos to him for not giving up in finding Mao. This is personal for him now.

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