The Expanse (2017): S02E08 – Pyre


Introduction

The Expanse is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S.A. Corey.

The series is set in a future where humanity has colonised the Solar System. It follows a disparate band of antiheroes – United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew – as they unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the centre of a conspiracy which threatens the system’s fragile state of Cold War.

Outline

Aboard a Ganymede refugee ship, Praxidike Meng and others are headed for safety as he privately mourns the loss of his daughter Mei, who was supposedly killed when the mirrors fell from orbit. The ship’s crew throws refugees from the inner planets out of the airlock, reflecting the rising tension between the Belters and the Inners. Prax’s ship later arrives at Tycho Station, which is inundated with thousands of refugees from Ganymede. Meanwhile, Fred Johnson receives a message from Dawes, who tells him that he is giving back the weapon (Cortazar’s protomolecule information) to the Belt. This earns support among the Belters on Tycho, who storm the hangar and take Fred and his subordinate Camina Drummer hostage, wanting to launch the missiles back to Earth in order to provoke a fight, but are unsuccessful when the Rocinante crew intervenes. The crew discovers that a protomolecule ‘shout’ (signal) came from Ganymede at the time of the battle and discover a pediatrician, Dr. Strickland, who used to work for Protogen, was also on Ganymede. Prax reveals that his daughter Mei was a patient of Strickland’s and footage shows Strickland leaving the pediatric clinic with Mei one hour before the battle. Prax, with the crew, set off for Ganymede with renewed hope his daughter is still alive.

The Expanse Series

You can find a full index and overview of The Expanse here.

You can find a full index of The Expanse Series 02 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Kenneth Fink.
  • Writer(s): Robin Veith.
  • Release Date: 15 March 2017.
  • Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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