I've wondered about that, too. My best theory is that the mechanicals compartment she keeps entering has sprung a leak and has vented all its air. Every time she opens the door, she loses more air, so she has calculated how many times she can enter and still be able to breathe when she returns. Closing the hatch would conserve air, but maybe it would take too much time to open it when she returned.Thing that bothers me is Naomi's action in the walls. Every time she comes back to control room, she leaves the hatch open, essentially filling the airless void with air. If there is enough of it then why don't she simply open all the hatches to that corridor and let it fill with air?
The take off was spectacular. Launch doors be damned!
It looked like the blast turned the estate into a flaming puddle. That made me speculate that fully opened launch doors would have shielded the property or that resorting to a shuttle escape was always a one-way final option for the super rich. Either way, it was a great way to end the firefight with the island security goons. Literally light 'em up!
Unless I missed it, it seems that she has not succeeded in disabling the explosive charges, and Jim is still burning to the rescue. I was expecting her to start desperately ripping connecting wires out, only to find that her fears of setting off the explosion were unfounded. When Marco set the trap, he was expecting the ship to be approached from space, not from inside.
I got the impression that the shuttle under repair was the last one left on the island, which would explain why it was still there. The rent-a-cops knew that it wouldn't work, which might indicate they had someone who could pilot it.
Any island servants who didn't make it to the shuttle will be better off if the entire security force was turned into crispy critters. That should make the stolen food pantry available. If that is depleted before they can be rescued, they are going to need to become skilled anglers -- Olympian swimmers.
No it does not annoy me at all, sorry if I offended. Not my intention at all. Personally I try not to, "expand" the world in any book or series, as that way madness liesSusan, if you have not noticed, I often talk about larger context and speculate on things that are beyond the scope of the immediate episode. Please don't get me wrong.
If it really annoys you, I will stop writing the expanse posts. You do it instead.
No it does not annoy me at all, sorry if I offended. Not my intention at all. Personally I try not to, "expand" the world in any book or series, as that way madness lies
Doesn't matter if there are boats or not, conditions are the same everywhere, in fact off the island it might be worse. Also people tend to stay put in places they know. I did research into UK cities during the Blitz, people were reluctant to leave their homes, even in the face of bombing sometimes not taking shelter in public shelter but risking it under the stairs or in home made shelters.
I get why there was a winter staff. The simple reason is cold houses get problems, rot and mold. Warm houses don't have it. It's just I would have assumed that the rich would have installed an AI and let it run the operations without putting down money to keep the roads clear.
I gathered that by "winter staff" it meant the smaller number of employees that were required all year around, even when the rich owners were off in warmer climates on a winter holiday. That in the summer they would hire extra staff when they were at home. And yes, the self-styled militia thought the servants were going to be easy-pickings, and the ship had only been left because it apparently didn't work.The security staff were preying on the staff left behind, better Kings of a small island than fighting for scraps elsewhere.