The BEST Episodes of The Expanse

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Dec 18, 2019

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 8.64
2,344 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 8.49
225 votes

#3 - 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 8.42
227 votes

#4 - 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 8.30
3,062 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Alan Di Fiore

#5 - 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 8.29
2,756 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

#6 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired Feb 22, 2017

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

star 8.21
5,639 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 8.18
3,050 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Georgia Lee
The One-Eyed Man

#8 - 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 8.18
259 votes
Dandelion Sky

#9 - 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 8.17
2,868 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Georgia Lee
Caliban's War

#10 - Caliban's War

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Apr 19, 2017

The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.

star 8.15
4,842 votes
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Naren Shankar, Ty Franck
It Reaches Out

#11 - 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 8.13
2,914 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

#12 - 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 8.08
494 votes
New Terra

#13 - 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 8.08
684 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

#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.

star 8.07
3,379 votes
Directors: Breck Eisner
Writers: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

#15 - 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 8.07
297 votes
Fallen World

#16 - 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 8.06
2,803 votes
Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writers: Dan Nowak
Leviathan Wakes

#17 - 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 8.06
5,102 votes
Directors: Terry McDonough
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

#18 - Subduction

Season 4 - Episode 3 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

New alien threats emerge on Ilus as Naomi battles health challenges on the planet. Bobbie searches for a missing person on Mars. Avasarala faces a new challenge in the UN.

star 8.06
438 votes

#19 - 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 8.05
5,551 votes
Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writers: Dan Nowak
Here There Be Dragons

#20 - Here There Be Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Apr 5, 2017

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

star 8.03
4,983 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Georgia Lee
A Shot in the Dark

#21 - A Shot in the Dark

Season 4 - Episode 7 - Aired Dec 13, 2019

Naomi and Alex work to keep the Barbapiccola in orbit amidst a power outage. Avasarala faces a tough decision. Holden and Elvi race to find a cure for a disease spreading on Ilus.

star 8.02
274 votes
The Monster and the Rocket

#22 - 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
4,997 votes
Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writers: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

#23 - 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 7.99
3,034 votes
Writers: Robin Veith
Paradigm Shift

#24 - Paradigm Shift

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Mar 1, 2017

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

star 7.98
5,472 votes
Directors: David Grossman
Writers: Naren Shankar

#25 - 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 7.98
2,995 votes
Directors: Kenneth Fink
Writers: Naren Shankar