“Please, shut your word hole”

TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Salvage
Original Air Date: January 26 2016
Episode Number: 1×08

Episode Description

A derelict vessel holds a potentially devastating secret. Holden and his crew cross paths with Miller on Eros. Avasarala receives bad news.

My Review

That was a great episode with a lot of huge developments. I would definitely rank this right up there with the episode where the Donnager was attacked. Miller finally meets up with the Roci team. Miller finally finds Julie only to be met with terrible news. The Roci team finds that biohazard material aboard the ship, the one that could potentially be used to win or wage a war. Great, great episode all around.

Did anyone else let out a small cheer when Miller showed up at that gun fight and saved Holden and his crew? That was the kill squad Errinwright ordered to kill Holden and Miller couldn’t have come at a better time. I absolutely loved how the entire scene at that lobby was shot with the soothing music and the laidback vibe lulling you into thinking everything is okay. I loved Amos’ increasing awareness that something wasn’t right and how that devolved into an all-out shootout. That freaking spy, man!

I’m shocked that after all the trouble Miller went through to find Mao, she ends up dead and what a grisly death it seemed. I felt sorry for Miller, but I’m kinda glad Mao is dead because that way we won’t have to suffer through his obsession with her although her death will probably spur him on to another obsession into finding out what this substance is and who’s responsible for making it. Surely that was man-made.

I also felt sorry for Avasarala when she heard that her friend, the Martian ambassador from a few episodes ago, killed himself and I’m sure she felt responsible for that. I really hope she becomes Holden’s guardian angel almost and protects him from Errinwright and whatever the hell the UNN has planned for him and his team.

Great to see Art Bell from Orphan Black show up here playing Semi, Miller’s contact on Eros.

So excited to see what the last few episodes of this season has in store.