The Best Episodes of The Expanse

Last Updated: Dec 6, 2018

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

Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.

star 8.69
1,655 votes
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar
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Immolation

#2 - Immolation

Season 3 - Episode 6

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 8.42
2,311 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Alan DiFiore
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Congregation

#3 - Congregation

Season 3 - Episode 12

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 8.34
1,991 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck
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It Reaches Out

#4 - It Reaches Out

Season 3 - Episode 8

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 8.26
2,183 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Home

#5 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 5

The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.

star 8.25
4,787 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Dandelion Sky

#6 - Dandelion Sky

Season 3 - Episode 10

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 8.24
2,141 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Georgia Lee
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Triple Point

#7 - Triple Point

Season 3 - Episode 5

The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head; Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King.

star 8.22
2,336 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Georgia Lee
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Caliban's War

#8 - Caliban's War

Season 2 - Episode 13

The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.

star 8.21
4,088 votes
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar
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Fallen World

#9 - Fallen World

Season 3 - Episode 11

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 8.12
2,056 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Dan Nowak
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IFF

#10 - IFF

Season 3 - Episode 2

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 8.11
2,513 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck
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Godspeed

#11 - Godspeed

Season 2 - Episode 4

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

star 8.09
4,682 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Dan Nowak
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Delta-V

#12 - Delta-V

Season 3 - Episode 7

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 8.08
2,261 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Naren Shankar
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Here There Be Dragons

#13 - Here There Be Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 11

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

star 8.07
4,136 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Georgia Lee
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The Monster and the Rocket

#14 - 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 8.06
4,131 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Leviathan Wakes

#15 - 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 8.05
4,140 votes
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Paradigm Shift

#16 - Paradigm Shift

Season 2 - Episode 6

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

star 8.03
4,629 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Naren Shankar
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Intransigence

#17 - Intransigence

Season 3 - Episode 9

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 8.02
2,172 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Hallie Lambert
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Fight or Flight

#18 - Fight or Flight

Season 3 - Episode 1

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 8.01
2,698 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Reload

#19 - Reload

Season 3 - Episode 4

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 8.00
2,309 votes
Writers: Robin Veith
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Assured Destruction

#20 - Assured Destruction

Season 3 - Episode 3

Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars. Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing. Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante.

star 7.98
2,380 votes
Writers: Dan Nowak
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Doors & Corners

#21 - 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 7.98
4,079 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Ty Frank, Daniel Abraham
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Critical Mass

#22 - Critical Mass

Season 1 - Episode 9

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

star 7.92
4,275 votes
Writers: Robin Veith, Dan Nowak, Naren Shankar
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CQB

#23 - 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 7.90
4,870 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Naren Shankar
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Static

#24 - Static

Season 2 - Episode 3

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

star 7.89
4,710 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Robin Veith
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Cascade

#25 - 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 7.88
4,313 votes
Directors: Mikael Salomon
Writers: Dan Nowak
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