The Expanse (2020): S05E04 – Gaugamela


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.


Alex and Bobbie take the Razorback, now named Screaming Firehawk, and follow a group of Martian ships they suspect of weapons trafficking. Amos is visiting Clarissa in a high-security underground prison when the second asteroid hits, triggering a lockdown. Avasarala contacts Nancy Gao, warning her of the stealth asteroids. Gao orders to retask the Watchtower satellites for spotting further asteroids right before the third asteroid hits near her plane, destroying it. Her order still goes out, and the next asteroid is spotted and neutralized. On Tycho, the ship coming for the container holding Monica attacks the station. The traitor is revealed to be Sakai, who assassinates Fred Johnson and helps steal the sample of the protomolecule kept on the station. Filip takes Naomi to Marco’s ship, where she is locked up. Marco, now in possession of the protomolecule, broadcasts a speech claiming responsibility for the stealth asteroid attacks and declaring his Free Navy as the ruling power of the Sol system as well as all the ring gates.

The Expanse Series

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

You can find a full index and overview of The Expanse Series 05 here.

Production & Filming Details

  • Release Date: 22 December 2020.
  • Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
  • Rating: TV-14/15.
  • Country: US.
  • Language: English.

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