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I just finished Season 5 and really enjoyed it. I wish the crew of the Roci spent more time together as they have great chemistry on screen. I'm hoping/assuming there will be a Season 6.

This is an interesting article I came across speculating on the science in The Expanse's science fiction as opposed to the science in other sci-fi shows.
 
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Just caught-up myself. Was a little annoyed how split-up the crew was until the very end, but that did allow for a decent amount of character development. Not surprised what happened to one of the family considering what was in the news. Happens often in Hollywood. Not sure what all of that 'red' was at the end. Was that just the ship crossing the Ring, which was an effect I haven't seen before, or was it something else? Guess we'll have to hope for a season 6.
 
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Not sure what all of that 'red' was at the end. Was that just the ship crossing the Ring, which was an effect I haven't seen before, or was it something else? Guess we'll have to hope for a season 6.

I think that is the alien life form referenced in the prior season that destroyed the proto molecule life form. Holden mentioned feeling it as he passed through the gate.

The Mao girl has completely escaped me as to what her role in the show was earlier.
 

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The Mao girl has completely escaped me as to what her role in the show was earlier.
She was a saboteur in Season 3 and sat out Season 4. Destroyed a ship and framed the crew of the Roci for it.
 

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Finally watched an episode of Season 5. Long way to go, but I absolutely loved Season 2 and 3 and it just doesn't seem like it's at the same level of storytelling anymore.
 

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4 episodes in now. Pretty good. I know, artistic license and all, but what happened to Fred Johnson in the TV series is very different than the book. Not really sure why they made that choice.

I absolutely hated Marco the book character, as well as Philip. TV versions are living up to that. Both just huge db's. They can't end soon enough. It's not just that they're antagonists, they're narcissistic morons.
 
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4 episodes in now. Pretty good. I know, artistic license and all, but what happened to Fred Johnson in the TV series is very different than the book. Not really sure why they made that choice.

I absolutely hated Marco the book character, as well as Philip. TV versions are living up to that. Both just huge db's. They can't end soon enough. It's not just that they're antagonists, they're narcissistic morons.
I enjoyed Season 5 and The Expanse continues to be one of my favorite shows on TV. My biggest issue was that I felt the story is stronger when the main characters are together and they spend the majority of Season 5 separate.
 

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My biggest issue was that I felt the story is stronger when the main characters are together and they spend the majority of Season 5 separate.
The book this season is based on dictated that, unless they wanted to do a total departure from the source material. For the same reason the book was a bit tough to slog thru.
 

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Up thru Ep. 7. Weakest episode of the season. It was mostly Marco talking, getting intoxicated on his self admiration. I had to start fast forwarding to get thru some of the scenes. Pretty much everything w/ him, Philip, any of their crew and Naomi is the weak link to the season. Well I did kind of like Cyn, but that was it. And Belters in general are pretty annoying. They have some legit beefs, but most of them have elevated victimhood to an art form.

I can't tell from looking at the summaries for each episode if Marco is going to spill over into Season 6, or if they are going to be done w/ him and move on to the real adversary.
 

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Finished Season 5. Underwhelmed. Kinda bloated, too much talking, too little happening. Pretty pissed about what they did w/ Alex. I guess the creators felt their hand was forced due to circumstances w/ the actor. That's certainly going to force the show to diverge from the books a lot.

I was wondering when Duarte was going to come up, finally in the last couple minutes of the last episode. Also the issue that can come up when transiting a ring gate.

I'm not sure if I can handle another entire season dominated by Marco.

I'm sticking w/ what I've said before, the show was better when SyFy was producing it compared to it's move to Amazon.
 

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Just saw an article that indicates Season 6 will be the final season. Wow, there's a lot to squeeze in. Furthering my impression they wasted a lot of time in Season 5. And there could be a GOT situation, where the book series is not done (although another is supposed to come out some time in '21, no release date yet that I've seen) so they'll have to make up their own conclusion.
 

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Not sure what all of that 'red' was at the end. Was that just the ship crossing the Ring, which was an effect I haven't seen before, or was it something else? Guess we'll have to hope for a season 6.
I think that is the alien life form referenced in the prior season that destroyed the proto molecule life form. Holden mentioned feeling it as he passed through the gate.
Bingo, nailed it.


They really should've addressed it sooner than the closing minute of the season finale. In the books, ships had randomly been disappearing when passing thru ring gates for some period of time. It was a concern, no one was sure what was happening. Started long before Marco's revolution got kicked off.
 

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