The Expanse

The BEST episodes of The Expanse

Every episode of The Expanse ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. 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.

Last Updated: 9/9/2022Network:Amazon Prime Video
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Abaddon's Gate
star
8.56
3151 votes

#1 - Abaddon's Gate

Season 3 - Episode 13 - Aired 6/27/2018

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

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Babylon's Ashes
star
8.32
1587 votes

#2 - Babylon's Ashes

Season 6 - Episode 6 - Aired 1/14/2022

Inners and Belters fight side by side with the crew of the Rocinante in a last, massive, desperate battle with Marco and his Free Navy, with the fate of the Solar System, the Ring Gates, and of all humanity hanging in the balance.

Directors: Breck Eisner
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Nemesis Games
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8.30
1837 votes

#3 - Nemesis Games

Season 5 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/3/2021

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.

Directors: Breck Eisner
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Immolation
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8.28
3915 votes

#4 - Immolation

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/16/2018

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.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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Cibola Burn
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8.23
2164 votes

#5 - Cibola Burn

Season 4 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/13/2019

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.

Directors: Breck Eisner
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Gaugamela
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8.23
1873 votes

#6 - Gaugamela

Season 5 - Episode 4 - Aired 12/23/2020

Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.

Directors: Nick Gomez
Writer: Dan Nowak
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Congregation
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8.21
3570 votes

#7 - Congregation

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 6/27/2018

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.

Directors: Jennifer Phang
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Home
star
8.21
6457 votes

#8 - Home

Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired 2/22/2017

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

Directors: David Grossman
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Saeculum
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8.20
2120 votes

#9 - Saeculum

Season 4 - Episode 9 - Aired 12/13/2019

Holden and Miller race to save Ilus. Murtry puts his endgame into motion, putting the Roci crew’s lives at risk.

Directors: Breck Eisner
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Triple Point
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8.17
3871 votes

#10 - Triple Point

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 5/9/2018

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

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Georgia Lee
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Caliban's War
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8.13
5597 votes

#11 - Caliban's War

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 4/19/2017

The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.

Directors: Thor Freudenthal
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Dandelion Sky
star
8.12
3658 votes

#12 - Dandelion Sky

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/13/2018

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.

Directors: David Grossman
Writer: Georgia Lee
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It Reaches Out
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8.09
3746 votes

#13 - It Reaches Out

Season 3 - Episode 8 - Aired 5/30/2018

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.

Directors: Kenneth Fink
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Down and Out
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8.06
1755 votes

#14 - Down and Out

Season 5 - Episode 5 - Aired 12/30/2020

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.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
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IFF
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8.04
4212 votes

#15 - IFF

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 4/18/2018

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.

Directors: Breck Eisner
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Leviathan Wakes
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8.04
5828 votes

#16 - Leviathan Wakes

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 2/2/2016

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.

Directors: Terry McDonough
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Godspeed
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8.04
6350 votes

#17 - Godspeed

Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired 2/15/2017

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

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Dan Nowak
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Here There Be Dragons
star
8.01
5712 votes

#18 - Here There Be Dragons

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 4/5/2017

Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

Directors: Rob Lieberman
Writer: Georgia Lee
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Fallen World
star
8.01
3615 votes

#19 - Fallen World

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/20/2018

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.

Directors: Jennifer Phang
Writer: Dan Nowak
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The Monster and the Rocket
star
7.99
5743 votes

#20 - The Monster and the Rocket

Season 2 - Episode 12 - Aired 4/12/2017

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

Directors: Rob Lieberman
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Reload
star
7.96
3843 votes

#21 - Reload

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 5/2/2018

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.

Directors: Thor Freudenthal
Writer: Robin Veith
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Why We Fight
star
7.96
1487 votes

#22 - Why We Fight

Season 6 - Episode 5 - Aired 1/7/2022

Paths converge on Ceres when Drummer and her fleet arrive to aid the relief effort. Holden tries to convince Avasarala to release crucial information that might avert catastrophe, but she has her own request of him. As Amos and Bobbie get a little R&R at the station, Naomi has a difficult and long-awaited reunion.

Directors: Anya Adams
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Paradigm Shift
star
7.96
6241 votes

#23 - Paradigm Shift

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 3/1/2017

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

Directors: David Grossman
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Force Projection
star
7.96
1500 votes

#24 - Force Projection

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 12/24/2021

Avasarala, with the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars, takes the war to Marco. Filip and Marco's relationship is tested. The war becomes more perilous and personal for Holden and Naomi when the Rocinante is suddenly forced into a battle.

Directors: Jeff Woolnough
Writer: Dan Nowak
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The One-Eyed Man
star
7.96
2095 votes

#25 - The One-Eyed Man

Season 4 - Episode 8 - Aired 12/13/2019

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.

Directors: Sarah Harding
Writer: Dan Nowak
Watch Now:Amazon

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