The BEST Episodes of The Expanse
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Dec 19, 2021
Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller is given the assignment to find a missing young woman, Julie Mao. Joining his task is James Holden, former first officer of an ice freighter who is involved in an incident caused by the tense relationship between Earth, Mars and the Belt. Far from their struggles in space, United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala works to prevent war between Earth and Mars. Soon the three find out that the missing woman is connected to a vast conspiracy that threatens all humanity.
#1 - Abaddon's Gate
Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired Jun 27, 2018
Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.
#2 - Nemesis Games
Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 3, 2021
Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and Drummer. Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.
#3 - Immolation
Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired May 16, 2018
The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity. A new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station. Anna receives the smoking gun she needs.
#4 - Cibola Burn
Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
Ashford closes in on an enemy while uncovering a dangerous plot. Avasarala faces a crossroads in her personal and political life. The Roci crew works to reestablish life on Ilus in the wake of a deadly catastrophe.
#5 - Gaugamela
Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired Dec 23, 2020
Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.
#6 - Congregation
Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jun 27, 2018
As survivors arrive to the Behemoth, two factions form over how to handle a life-or-death threat. Holden grapples with what he's seen and the choices he must make.
#7 - Saeculum
Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
Holden and Miller race to save Ilus. Murtry puts his endgame into motion, putting the Roci crew’s lives at risk.
#8 - Home
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2017
The Rocinante chases the asteroid Eros as it hurtles towards Earth.
#9 - Triple Point
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired May 9, 2018
The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head; Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King.
#10 - Caliban's War
Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 19, 2017
The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.
#11 - Dandelion Sky
Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 13, 2018
Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into uncharted territory.
#12 - It Reaches Out
Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired May 30, 2018
An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks. Naomi struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.
#13 - Down and Out
Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired Dec 30, 2020
Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building. Naomi contends with her old family. Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci. Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.
#14 - IFF
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 18, 2018
The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal. Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor. UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.
#15 - Leviathan Wakes
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Feb 2, 2016
Miller, Holden and his crew fight their way to the Rocinante to escape Eros. On Earth, Avasarala fears for the stability of Earth's government and her family's safety.
#16 - Godspeed
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 15, 2017
Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.
#17 - Here There Be Dragons
Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2017
Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.
#18 - Fallen World
Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jun 20, 2018
Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival. Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her prey. The Rocinante crew struggles to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.
#19 - The Monster and the Rocket
Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired Apr 12, 2017
A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Roci crew against each other.
#20 - The One-Eyed Man
Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
Avasarala faces fallout for the UN’s military mission. Ashford and Drummer makes big decisions about their future within the OPA. A spreading illness on Ilus takes a toll on Amos. Alex and Naomi’s attempt to rescue the Barb turns desperate.
#21 - Reload
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired May 2, 2018
The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies; Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding.
#22 - Mother
Season 5 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 16, 2020
Naomi comes face to face with Filip. Holden and Fred turn the tables. Avasarala closes in on Marco's plot.
#23 - Paradigm Shift
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2017
Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision.
#24 - Fight or Flight
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 11, 2018
The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi's betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan.
#25 - New Terra
Season 4 - Episode 1 - Aired Dec 13, 2019
The crew of the Roci investigates a strange protomolecule ruin on an alien planet. Bobbie copes with civilian life on Mars. Drummer and Ashford battle with piracy in the Belt.