The Expanse - S03E06 - Immolation

Lot of things have been happening in The Expanse universe. In one end, the show has been cancelled by SyFi. Us The Expanse fans are hoping another TV would pick it up and bet is on Amazon. In middle of all the struggles in the present day came a great episode happening in the 24th century in The Expanse universe.

The Crew Saves the Mei & Other Children

The show starts with our stars breaking in to the research facility positioned in Io (a Jupiter moon) owned by Jules-Pierre Mao to save Mei, the daughter of Prax. To buy time, the scientists release a Protomolecule hybrid. Bobby engages the hybrid to buy time for the team to save the children. That is when my favorite line of the episode took place.

Concerned Chrisjen Avasarala (Deputy Undersecretary of Executive Administration of the United Nations) tells her “Bobby, don’t be an idiot. This won’t bring back your dead marines.” and she replies “Ma`am, for the first time in your life, please just shut the fuck up”. Damn, I love this girl! Chrisjen had it coming!

In the early days I favored Holden, but now Amos & Alex are my heros. When Prax goes to kill the scientist researching with the children, Amos stops him saying “you are not that guy”… then turns to the doctor and says “but I am…” and splatters his brains all over the airlock. Damn Amos!

Errinwright in trouble

I have been conflicted about Errinwright (Undersecretary of the United Nations). I think he is a good guy. It is unfortunate that he is in a resource deprived planet, doing his best to keep her competitive and secure in the face of an advancing Mars. In the other hand Secretary General Gills is a spineless politician.

However Chrisjens revelations about Errinwright killing Martian defense minister takes its toll on him. He goes down putting one hell of a line about the Sec-Gen…

Hybrids Heading to Mars

Behind all that Admiral Nguyen fired the hybrid pods to mars. The Roci emptied its PDC rounds trying to destroy them. Both UN and Martian ships fired on them too. One hit the UNN Arartha King. Many die and some get infected and go nuts.

In an attempt to stop the Protomolecule getting control of a UN flagship and possibly contaminating more, one of my favorites, Cotyar, dies detonating the nuclear fuel by turning off the magnetic containment. Just before that Alex and Naomi are able to turn on the transponders of the missiles heading to Mars. Naomi gets Fred Johnson (Belter) to shoot them down with the Nukes he stole from the UN.

The Protomolecule Rise

The show comes to an end with Holden and Naomi kissing and hugging, Fred Johnson nuking the Protomolecule hybrid pods… While it seemed a victory for a moment then came Venus. A structure emerges from Venus making Amos respond “What the fuck is that”.


Damn! It was one heck of an episode and congratulations to all the crew.

I hope the SaveTheExpanse campaign bares fruit and we get to see an awesome show survive at least another season.

God bless you all!