The Expanse (2020) – Exodus, and Churn

Season five of The Expanse brings the story back into the Sol System even as the mystery of the protomolecule hangs over everything in the system. The season opener, Exodus, was written by Naren Shankar and dropped on Amazon Prime alongside episodes two and three on 16 December, 2020. The crew of the Rocinante are…

The Expanse (2019) – Saeculum, and Cibola Burn

The penultimate episode of The Expanse’s fourth season just keeps the tension ratcheted and everybody holding for dear life. Saeculum was written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, known collectively as James S.A. Corey, the authors of The Expanse series. Like the rest of the season, this episode dropped on 13 December, 2019. Time is…

The Expanse (2019) – A Shot in the Dark, and The One-Eyed Man

A Shot in the Dark, once again, elevates the trouble and the tension that is happening in The Expanse universe. Written by Dan Nowak, and dropping with the rest of the season on Prime on 13 December, 2019, we learn that there is trouble brewing on Ilus in a big way. Holden (Steven Strait), Amos…

The Expanse (2019) – Oppressor, and Displacement

I’m not sure I can take the tension of The Expanse continuing to ratchet itself higher and higher. Oppressor, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (collectively known as James S.A. Corey, the author of The Expanse novel series), this episode like the rest of the season dropped on Amazon Prime on 13 December, 2019….

The Expanse (2019) – Subduction, and Retrograde

Problems seem to be everywhere in Subduction. Written by Dan Nowak, and dropping on 13 December, 2019 like the rest of season four, there is a lot going on. On Earth, Chrisjen (Shohreh Aghdashloo) is having issues running for office, a role she should have in the bag, and may have again, now that something…

The Expanse (2019) – New Terra, and Jetsam

Season four saw some behind-the-scenes changes for The Expanse, even as the timeline moves forward over eight months. The series moved from Syfy to Amazon, and the entire fourth season was dropped on 13 December, 2019, allowing fans to devour all ten episodes in a day, if they wanted. Written by Mark Fergus and Hawk…

The Expanse (2018) – Congregation, and Abaddon’s Gate

The penultimate episode of the third season of The Expanse, Congregation, was written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (collectively known as the author of The Expanse series, James S.A. Corey) and it first aired on 27 June, 2018. Ashford (David Strathairn) in ‘temporary’ command of the Behemoth has invited all the ships stuck in…

The Expanse (2018) – Dandelion Sky, and Fallen World

Things are escalating quickly as Holden (Steven Strait) and The Investigator/Miller (Thomas Jane) arrive on the central node at the heart of the bubble that is the Slow Zone. Written by Georgia Lee, Dandelion Sky first aired on 13 June, 2018. He’s not the only one on his way there, however. It seems a Martian…

The Equalizer (1987) – Coal Black Soul, and First Light

Apparently, neither the writers nor McCall (Edward Woodward) learned everything from last week’s episode, which featured an affair of the heart. Robert McCall has found himself in a new romance. He’s seeing Dr. Stephanie Davis (Patricia Kalember), a woman he saved from a peeping tom. The crux of the episode, Coal Black Soul, which was…

The Expanse (2018) – It Reaches Out, and Intransigence

The mystery of the protomolecule and the Ring is augmented with the introduction of the Investigator (Thomas Jane) who only Holden (Steven Strait) can see, and who is trying to impart important information to him in the only way he knows how, but will Holden realize what he’s being told before things escalate to greater…