I don't know how the books go …. in past seasons when the perils piled on top of one another they felt like logical consequences. Eros moving, Eros threatening all life on Earth, Eros going stealth, Miller's pet nuke, the Rocinante's limit on acceleration....It is amazing to think that whole colony survived the shock-wave and the flooding. And they somehow managed to make a watertight patch for the hole they made in the alien mega-structure. Maybe it has something to do with Miller's fingers on the physics control. More curious thing is if that is so then isn't he providing more help to the humans?
Well, I would call them sidelines, while the main story is in Avasarala's and Holden stories. Even Miller angle got diminished, and I suspect there was much, much more about it then what they let out. We know nothing about the protomolecule people.I still find Bobbie and Drummer's stories short changed. Their stories fell more like outlines than story narrative.
Yeah. The direction to go when a tsunami is coming is up, not down. Surely they had the means of getting to the top of the structure to wait out the flood.It is amazing to think that whole colony survived the shock-wave and the flooding. And they somehow managed to make a watertight patch for the hole they made in the alien mega-structure.
An infestation of slugs that can kill with a touch seemed, at first, a laughably mundane space monster. Yet, that threat seemed more real than the standard large, tentacled creature suddenly emerging from the depths of the alien structure to protect its realm.This episode is super dark. There are so many elements that make this closer to horror than space opera. It is quite hard to talk about them. Murtry's betrayal just proved that greed is strong in the corporate circles. There is nothing humanity can do to cure it. Only the culture can cure it with time, but I'm afraid greed is going to stay with us until the end. Maybe it will doom us eventually.
If the green space slugs doesn't do it before
I think the pirates destroyed their own ship, denying the UN its prize target or confirmation that they had killed him. Apparently ship self-destruction in The Expanse universe does not include the senior officer protocol and long countdown suspense required by the Federation.Who exploded the pirate ship?
Yeah. Exactly. I don't know how it was written in the novel, but I believe there has been some artistic freedom on making this reality. The flood alone would have been terrifying, even though the bacteria, microorganism infestation are real things. The question is, where they did come from in such huge numbers. The answer to that I believe is transpermia, and then evolution. More curious thing, what are they feeding upon, because there cannot be much to eat in the billions of years old alien structure.No way would that metal flap have sealed the rough entrance they made in the alien structure. Water would be pouring in and would have to be draining somewhere in the structure. Neither going blind nor being poisoned by sea slugs would have been a problem.
Why would you scuttle your own ship? The reactor meltdown doesn't happen in an instant, and it's not a direct explosion. The UN used a railgun to take out the fusion drive, then they shocked the system with localised EMP bursts and possibly malware. The boarding operation was just a cleanup or tag and bag.I think the pirates destroyed their own ship
I think Drummer is commander and Ashford just a captain ... of special projects. Admiral commands fleets, while commander is more suitable title for a base command position. But the thing is, there is no real command structure in the Belter Fleet. It is divided and they have all their own leaders, ranks and whatsits.She still out ranks Ashford... is she a rear admiral … admiral?
With these 50 min. episode lengths I find it hard to follow the solar system Belter story because there are details and complications that are only sketchily presented.I think Drummer is commander and Ashford just a captain ... of special projects. Admiral commands fleets, while commander is more suitable title for a base command position. But the thing is, there is no real command structure in the Belter Fleet. It is divided and they have all their own leaders, ranks and whatsits.
I agree. It was done much better in the previous seasons. They could have given Belters and Mars more time or even extended the season to thirteen episodes instead of ten.With these 50 min. episode lengths I find it hard to follow the solar system Belter story because there are details and complications that are only sketchily presented.