TV Show: The Expanse
Episode Title: The Seventh Man
Original Air Date: March 8, 2017
Episode Number: 2×07
Draper struggles with what happened on Ganymede while the coming Earth/Mars peace conference tighten the tension on Erringwright. Dawes confronts Fred Johnson about what the OPA’s course of action should be regarding the protomolecule.
I know I sound like a broken record at this point, but Amos continues to be such an intriguing character and I liked his conversation with Cortazar and if he regrets having the procedure to have his empathy removed. Curious that Cortazar thought he was interested in the procedure himself. All of these little clues about Amos are just great stuff and I enjoy getting bit by bit every episode. He felt something when that boy pushed him after he (Amos) pushed the boy’s mother. He said the boy looked at him like a monster and in his mind, he probably doesn’t understand why. Oh, Amos. You still are just a poor little boy inside.
What a fucking badass Chrisjen was in this episode (even more than usual). Her answer when the president (not sure if that is his correct title) asked her “Why didn’t you ever run for office?” was GOLD:
“I like getting shit done. And I like to keep my head attached to my neck.”
FUCK YEAH. Stick it to the corrupt and evil politicians, Chrisjen!
Diogo, you bastard. I can’t believe he just handed Dawes Cortazar on a silver platter. Dawes knowing about the protomolecule is the worst thing that could happen now (well, one of) and everyone knows that he will use it to take out Earth and Mars without any hesitation. I hope Diogo gets punished for what he did. What Miller died for, he just put that in peril.
Can’t wait for this peace summit between Earth, Mars, and the OPA. Is Dawes heading there and will he have Cortazar talk about the protomolecule? Oh shiiiiit. 😧
Bobbie going through the trauma of the attack and losing her comrades was portrayed well by the actress. Now her own superior is telling her to lie about the attack and that Mars fired first in order to subvert all-out war between Earth and Mars. I understand her frustrations, but this is the right call. No one can afford to go to war at this time especially when Dawes blows the doors wide open in regards to the protomolecule problem.
Lastly, I really thought that Miller didn’t die and thought that we were going to find out that he survived Eros crashing into Venus so it was a complete shock when I realized that Thomas Jane’s name is gone from the credits (I didn’t notice it in the previous episode). I can’t believe the show killed off one of their leads. Damn! 😱