The Expanse (2019): S04E02 – Jetsam


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.


Avasarala, during her state visit to Mars, invites Bobbie to a state banquet; at the banquet, Bobbie is rebuffed by fellow Martians and offended when she perceives that she is being used to show Avasarala’s solidarity with Mars; she rejects a job offer from Avasarala. Bobbie discovers that her nephew, David, is preparing illicit “focus drugs” for a gang. She ends his involvement by subduing those in the gang who arrive to collect the drugs, which she inadvertently destroys. The Rocinante crew navigate the ongoing tensions between the Belters and Earthers; they identify the bugs as protomolecule-based. The drugs Naomi has been taking have not been fully successful. Amos and Security Chief Adolphus Murtry, the expedition’s leader, go to the landing pad, where they identify the shuttle’s downing as deliberate. During another standoff, Murtry kills Coop, a Belter. Holden, guided by Miller, enters an alien structure near the settlement and removes a root growing through a panel, activating the structure; this triggers a pattern of lightning strikes across Ilus.

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 04 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Director(s): Breck Eisner.
  • Writer(s): Laura Marks.
  • Release Date: 12 December 2019.
  • Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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