TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Godspeed
Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
Episode Number: 2×04
Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what’s left of the protomolecule on Eros.
OMG. This show is amazing, you guys. I really thought Miller was a goner and I was tearing up watching the Nauvoo getting closer and closer to Eros and then it missed and I was just like Amos: “What…the fuck?” And then when Holden said that the Nauvoo didn’t move, that the Eros did, I went “HOLY SHIT!!!!!” 😱 That blew my mind and made my jaw drop. The protomolecule is alive and is aware of everything going on and that’s a very scary thing. How the hell are they going to contain this weapon now?
But let’s backtrack to the beginning of the episode. Miller and Johnson successfully convinces Holden and his crew to go back to Eros to blow it up using the Nauvoo. I guess Johnson is very lucky that the Nauvoo didn’t get blown up as planned so at least the Mormons won’t go after him for now (that is, if they don’t reroute the Nauvoo to try to hit Eros again). Did the Mormons fund the building of the Nauvoo? Kinda sucky if they did and Johnson just hijacked it to be used as a weapon. Granted, it’s to save the systems, but still.
Holden killing those doctors aboard Marasmus was a very tough decision, but it was the right thing to do at that particular time. Shit would have hit the fan if they broadcasted the events on Eros to the entire system and shooting that ship was the smart thing to do. This is going to weigh heavily on Holden for a while, though. Poor guy.
Loved Miller sacrificing himself to stay with the bomb and to spare Diogo. I actually thought he was going to leave Diogo there, lol. I should have known better.
Mao figuring out that Avasarala knows about him and Errinwright working together and telling Errinwright he’s an idiot for figuring this out himself was gold. What exactly is in this for Errinwright, I wonder? Is it about power/prestige or money or both?
Amos continues to be awesome. I loved his brief adorable moment of “Bombs away. Always wanted to say that.” The smile is the part that did it for me. That smile and those dimples. I love him.