The Best Episodes of The Expanse

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.

Home

#1 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.

star 8.26
4,219 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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Caliban's War

#2 - Caliban's War

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.

star 8.24
3,491 votes
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Godspeed

#3 - Godspeed

Season 2 - Episode 4

Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.

star 8.12
4,125 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Here There Be Dragons

#4 - Here There Be Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 11

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

star 8.10
3,588 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
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The Monster and the Rocket

#5 - The Monster and the Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 12

A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Roci crew against each other.

star 8.09
3,563 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
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Leviathan Wakes

#6 - Leviathan Wakes

Season 1 - Episode 10

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.

star 8.07
3,706 votes
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Paradigm Shift

#7 - Paradigm Shift

Season 2 - Episode 6

Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision.

star 8.07
4,100 votes
Directors: David Grossman
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Doors & Corners

#8 - Doors & Corners

Season 2 - Episode 2

With the help of Fred Johnson and the OPA, Miller, Holden and the crew stage a raid for information on the protomolecule; on Earth, Avasarala learns a truth about Fred Johnson.

star 8.00
3,587 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
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Critical Mass

#9 - Critical Mass

Season 1 - Episode 9

Miller, Holden and his crew are trapped on Eros. Avasarala discovers the origin of the mystery ships.

star 7.93
3,797 votes
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CQB

#10 - CQB

Season 1 - Episode 4

Holden and crew are caught in the middle of a desperate battle as mysterious war ships attack and board the Donnager. As Miller continues to investigate Julie Mao, his partner Havelock continues to go missing.

star 7.92
4,301 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Static

#11 - Static

Season 2 - Episode 3

Holden and Miller butt heads about how the raid was handled.

star 7.92
4,162 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Cascade

#12 - Cascade

Season 2 - Episode 10

Holden leads his crew through the war-torn station on Ganymede. Meanwhile Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

star 7.92
3,767 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
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Salvage

#13 - Salvage

Season 1 - Episode 8

A derelict vessel holds a potentially devastating secret. Holden and his crew cross paths with Miller on Eros. Avasarala receives bad news.

star 7.89
3,952 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
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Pyre

#14 - Pyre

Season 2 - Episode 8

Naomi tracks down signs of the protomolecule; Fred Johnson's control over the OPA collapses.

star 7.86
3,789 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
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The Seventh Man

#15 - The Seventh Man

Season 2 - Episode 7

Preparations for the Earth/Mars peace conference tighten the tension on Erringwright.

star 7.85
3,967 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Safe

#16 - Safe

Season 2 - Episode 1

Unlikely allies Joe Miller and the crew of the Rocinante led by Jim Holden uncover more about the conspiracy to release the protomolecule on Eros station.

star 7.80
4,526 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
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The Weeping Somnambulist

#17 - The Weeping Somnambulist

Season 2 - Episode 9

Bobbie becomes a political pawn in the struggle between Earth and Mars.

star 7.78
3,769 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
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Back to the Butcher

#18 - Back to the Butcher

Season 1 - Episode 5

The crew has survived the loss of the Canturbury and the Donnager and are contacted by an unlikely ally. Miller, on Ceres, continues his investigation and his thoughts of a conspiracy grow.

star 7.58
4,171 votes
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Rock Bottom

#19 - Rock Bottom

Season 1 - Episode 6

Holden's team makes an uneasy alliance with Fred Johnson while Miller fights for his life against Anderson Dawe's thugs.

star 7.58
4,062 votes
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Remember the Cant

#20 - Remember the Cant

Season 1 - Episode 3

While Avasarala plays a dangerous game of politics, Holden and his crew are forced to turn on one another while held captive by the Martian Navy.

star 7.55
4,463 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Windmills

#21 - Windmills

Season 1 - Episode 7

Holden and his crew face a Martian military blockade. Miller finds a new reason to forge ahead. Avasarala visits Holden’s family.

star 7.54
3,856 votes
Directors: Bill Johnson
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Dulcinea

#22 - Dulcinea

Season 1 - Episode 1

In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off the book investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.

star 7.49
6,463 votes
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The Big Empty

#23 - The Big Empty

Season 1 - Episode 2

Holden and crew are trapped in badly damaged shuttle. On Ceres, Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao. On Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala questions a terrorist.

star 7.46
5,050 votes
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