The BEST Episodes of The Expanse

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Sep 13, 2020

Network: Amazon

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.

Abaddon's Gate

#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.

star 8.60
2,659 votes
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck
Cibola Burn

#2 - 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.

star 8.30
1,561 votes
Immolation

#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.

star 8.29
3,371 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Alan Di Fiore
Congregation

#4 - 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.

star 8.26
3,071 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck
Saeculum

#5 - 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.

star 8.26
1,551 votes
Home

#6 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

The Rocinante chases the asteroid Eros as it hurtles towards Earth.

star 8.20
5,939 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Triple Point

#7 - 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.

star 8.17
3,366 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Georgia Lee
Dandelion Sky

#8 - 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.

star 8.16
3,159 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Georgia Lee
Caliban's War

#9 - Caliban's War

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.

star 8.14
5,110 votes
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck
It Reaches Out

#10 - 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.

star 8.11
3,224 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
IFF

#11 - 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.

star 8.06
3,699 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck
Leviathan Wakes

#12 - 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.

star 8.05
5,355 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Godspeed

#13 - Godspeed

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired Feb 15, 2017

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

star 8.04
5,842 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Dan Nowak
Fallen World

#14 - 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.

star 8.04
3,118 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Dan Nowak
Here There Be Dragons

#15 - Here There Be Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

star 8.02
5,231 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Georgia Lee
The One-Eyed Man

#16 - 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.

star 8.01
1,528 votes
The Monster and the Rocket

#17 - 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.

star 8.00
5,262 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Displacement

#18 - Displacement

Season 4 - Episode 6 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

The Roci crew prepares for an incoming disaster on Ilus. Ashford and Drummer close in on an enemy within the Belt. Bobbie takes on a dangerous job.

star 7.98
1,558 votes
Reload

#19 - 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.

star 7.97
3,340 votes
Writers: Robin Veith
New Terra

#20 - 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.

star 7.97
1,810 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Paradigm Shift

#21 - Paradigm Shift

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

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

star 7.97
5,751 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Naren Shankar
Delta-V

#22 - Delta-V

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired May 23, 2018

All eyes turn to the edge of the solar system as a mysterious new presence emerges. Naomi recommits to her roots. Drummer butts heads with a seasoned new commander aboard the Behemoth. A young Belter makes a name for himself.

star 7.96
3,316 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Naren Shankar
Fight or Flight

#23 - 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.

star 7.95
3,960 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus
Jetsam

#24 - Jetsam

Season 4 - Episode 2 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

Avasarala is blindsided while on a visit to Mars. The Roci crew continue their protomolecule investigation while tensions between the RCE and Belters reach a tipping point. Drummer and Ashford track down a terrorist.

star 7.94
1,673 votes
Intransigence

#25 - Intransigence

Season 3 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 6, 2018

The Rocinante seeks a new game plan as they attempt to avoid capture. Melba's true motives are revealed. Naomi is torn between identity and ideal. Anna seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.

star 7.94
3,222 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Hallie Lambert