The Expanse (2019): S04E07 – A Shot in The Dark


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.


On Ilus, the Earthers and the Belters set up separate camps in the alien structure. Everyone besides Holden, who is immune, has been infected with microorganisms that are growing in their eyes; Okoye determines that the microorganisms will cause blindness. Settlers also start being killed by neurotoxic “slugs” that are growing along and crawling out of the structure’s walls from the Ilus oceans. Amidst the fusion shutdown, Lucia devises a solution to keep the Barbapiccola from falling out of orbit: tethering the ship to the Rocinante. After receiving the video evidence of Inaros’ location from the OPA, Avasarala orders a team of UN marines to board the Pizzouza and capture Inaros alive with minimal casualties, but he is not found; a firefight breaks out before the ship explodes, killing everyone aboard.

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): Sarah Harding.
  • Writer(s): Dan Nowak.
  • Release Date: 12 December 2019.
  • Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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