Season 5 Episode 10
Official Description – Holden and the Roci face off against Marco’s forces and Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.
In a wild and dizzying season finale, we find the separate paths of all the season’s heroes intersect, while the Free Navy and others make plans for the future.
James Holden and the current members of the Rocinante face off against the Free Navy and the ships from Drummer faction. In an epic space battle, Camina Drummer must make a choice that could change the fate of her faction.
Meanwhile, Naomi is aboard the Chetzemoka trying desperately to keep her friends from reaching the bomb rigged ship. When it becomes clear that Alex and Bobbie are determined to reach the ship no matter the circumstances, Naomi is forced to make a last ditch effort to save them from a trap.
Eventually the crew of the Rocinante make their way to Luna. The find that Luna and Earth are under martial law and Chrisjen Avasarala is the new Secretary-General of the UN. Erich discusses his future plans with Amos and the fate of an injured ally is discovered. Amos then links up with the Rocinante members and a new crew member joins the team.
Finally when all seems to have settled down, Marco and Filip enact a new plan involving a new ally. The UN is once again caught off guard. And in a surprising twist, an old danger is once again revived by an unwitting enemy.
This episode sent me through a range of emotions. There were times when I cried, times I sat on the edge of my chair, and I spent at least 10 minutes after the episode trying to process what I had finished watching.
As always, I am impressed with the actors, and once again Dominique Tipper shines as Naomi Nagata. There is also an intense space battle that absolutely delivers.
The Expanse provided a season finale filled with action, drama, and an ending that left this fan speechless and craving more. I honestly can’t say enough good things about this episode. I rank it as one of my favorite in the series.