The season 3 premier picked up where we left off at S2 with our intrepid heroes being in a whole lot of trouble! The Expanse has amped up the problems with betrayals, love & friendship lost, lack of trust and changing alliances. The enemy of my enemy is my ‘friend’ or something like that in space!
I’m very excited that I’ve joined the Afterbuzztv The Expanse Panel with Rick Hong and Kari Lane. Rick and I chatted about the premier with Cas Anvar last Sunday and the entire panel will be chatting S3 E2 tonight at 6PM
In the 23rd century nobody can hear you scream when tossed out of an airlock or blown up in the icy darkness of space. The lack of humanity in the hardscrabble future where children can be experimented and secret test subjects for nefarious purpose (isn’t kidnapping illegal) is a reminder that human life doesn’t hold much value especially for the poor and powerless belters.
This season is still going to be all about everyone trying to live by a moral core that’s pretty shaky especially on the Rocinante with a crew who’s been betrayed. James Holden (Steven Strait) has lost his jiminey cricket whispering ‘do the right thing’ after Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper) decided to ignore the crew vote and give a sample of the protomolecule to Fred Johnson (Chad Coleman) so that everyone is ‘equal’ (Earth, Mars, the Belt). The repercussions has left Naomi on the outs not just from her lover but her BFF Amos Burton (Wes Chatham) who has relied on her for direction as well. It looks as if both men will have to rely on themselves and grow but right now they are both hurt and not handling it very well. Alex Kamal (Cas Anvar) is the one trying to navigate his ship ‘family’ while dealing with the emotional fallout of juggling being a husband, father and a martian while failing at all three realizing what he really wants. As well as MAJOR Queen Bee moves with Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) reminding everyone who’s boss (but that she should NEVER fire a gun again) and Roberta Draper (Frankie Adams) being the Marine I’d always o my six. Between the two of them getting in formation I think that Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle) better HOPE the truth doesn’t come out since neither of them are the ‘turn the other cheek’ type of women.
This was a solid premier episode that drops some major bombshells of how shifting alliances and thirst for power at all costs could lead to the death of humanity as well as who’s really a hero. As well as what we’ll chat about tonight about
Watching the last few moments of E2 looks like we have new shipmates, will they pick up the escape capsule and WHERE is the data with Sadavir Errinwright (Shawn Doyle) betrayal of Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo)?