“You’re top dog in a bureaucracy filled with idiots”

TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Godspeed
Original Air Date: February 15, 2017
Episode Number: 2×04

Episode Description

Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what’s left of the protomolecule on Eros.

My Review

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.

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“The universe just kissed me on the cheek”

TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: Static
Original Air Date: February 8, 2017
Episode Number: 2×03

Episode Description

Holden and Miller butt heads about how the raid was handled.

My Review

Tough to choose who my favorite character was in this episode between Miller and Amos. Amos was winning until the end with Miller and his brilliant idea of using the Nauvoo to take out Eros. And I thought he was turning over a new life, but no, he was just finding out information about it because he already knew what he needed to do about Eros.

This might have been the first time I’ve liked Miller because his rational about killing Dresden sort of makes sense now. “I didn’t kill him because he was crazy. I killed him because he was making sense.” I still would have liked Dresden to be alive just so they can find out more information about this protomolecule and how to stop or prevent it from doing whatever it’s doing.

So this protomolecule wasn’t killing the people on Eros, it was turning them into something? Did I hear Cortazar correctly? I am so confused! I won’t theorize about this part of the story because I got nothing.

Amos was so great in this episode with him trying a different tactic to get Cortazar to talk and he succeeded. I couldn’t help but laugh that he opened his conversation with Holden by talking about pedophilia and seeing Holden’s “what the fuck” look was priceless because that was exactly my reaction! Oh, Amos, never change.

Avasarala contacting Johnson had me cheering. Yes, she was committing high treason and putting herself at risk, but she’s doing this for Earth and that’s all that matters. What did Johnson end up sending her in the end? I’m assuming that he sent her that information about the stealth ship? I laughed at her “What the fuck is this?” because hearing Shohreh Aghdashloo curse is AWESOME. Also, I continue to really like her rapport with Cotyar, her spy. His pun about “hanging” cracked me up.

Alex replaying the attack on the Roci to see what he could have done differently to save the 25 people who were on the other pod was sad. It’s okay, Alex. You can’t save everyone.

Nice to see Naomi and Drummer (Johnson’s second in command) hanging out and letting off some steam by playing a variation on that sport (I forget what it’s called) and then going out dancing. I hope they build on this relationship because lord knows this show needs more females interacting.

I said I liked Bobbie in my previous reviews, but I need to see some kind of variation or depth within her character. She can’t remain pissed off at Earth and not being able to go to battle because it’s getting tiring at this point. Same goes for the rest of her crew treating the Martian who was born on Earth like shit. There are more important things to worry about where someone was born. Hello, real world events. It was very nice to see all three of them treating their colleague with respect in the end. Hopefully it sticks!