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Calling All Expanse Fans: Your Spoiler-Filled Season 4 Discussion Zone Awaits Like a Newly-Discovered Planet

Visit Ilus, a strange and moody planet on the other side of the Ring!
Visit Ilus, a strange and moody planet on the other side of the Ring!
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You may have heard us mention it a time or two, but The Expanse season four has finally touched down on Amazon Prime, much like the Rocinante on Ilus after some landing-gear adjustments. Since many io9 readers have no doubt already carved out time to binge all 10 episodes—it’s time to talk about ‘em!

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We will be freely discussing spoilers, so if you haven’t gotten through season four, stop right here:

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Now, let’s get into it! Big questions to get us started: How did you like binging the show all at once (with no commercials) rather than waiting week to week, and do you think it affected the pacing of the show for better or worse? Did you enjoy how the show divided itself among four (mostly) separate storylines—Ilus, Medina Station, Mars, and Earth—or do you wish one of the settings had gotten a little less airtime? What did you think of unexpected character developments like Bobbie’s (ultimately temporary) descent into the criminal underworld, or Amos’ (ultimately temporary) almost-romance? What about the new characters, like Burn Gorman’s Murtry or Lyndie Greenwood’s Doc?

Also, please weigh in on any small details that delighted you (Avasarala’s closet! The “real” Miller finally poking his head out! The sudden appearance of my favorite character, Mr. Fred Johnson!), lines that stuck with you, moments that you wanted to immediately re-watch, and anything you thought the show could’ve done differently—and share any questions you now have going into season five. Like, for instance, exactly how are Bobbie and Avasarala going to stop the illegal sale of weapons on Mars? And is Naomi going to be able to reconnect with her long-lost son before it’s too late...if it isn’t already too late?

Sound off below!


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DISCUSSION

ReasonablySober
ReasonablySober

How did you like binging the show all at once (with no commercials) rather than waiting week to week, and do you think it affected the pacing of the show for better or worse?

Was the first thing I thought about when I finished. I love binging but in this case I think it really hurt the show.

Did you enjoy how the show divided itself among four (mostly) separate storylines—Ilus, Medina Station, Mars, and Earth—or do you wish one of the settings had gotten a little less airtime?

Given the source material, I get why they did what they did. The problem was I rarely cared about what was going on off Ilus if it didn’t involve Bobbie. SPEAKING OF WHICH...

What did you think of unexpected character developments like Bobbie’s (ultimately temporary) descent into the criminal underworld,

Fuuuuuucckkkk I hated what Bobbie went through this season. She just got constantly shit on, and then all of the sudden she’s a criminal? Sympathizes and helps the shitty people? HATE HATE HATE.

or Amos’ (ultimately temporary) almost-romance?

Amos is our god, king, lord and savior. Everything he did this season was incredible.

“So does this mean we aren’t fucking anymore?”
“...no, no that isn’t what it means”
“Cool.”

/died.

What about the new characters, like Burn Gorman’s Murtry or Lyndie Greenwood’s Doc?

They were fine.

Overall I’m just glad to know there’s a season five. This one was always gonna be a struggle because of the source material. But waiting for S5 is gonna be painful.