The Expanse S06E01 is the first episode of the sixth (and final?) season of an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. Unlike previous seasons, there are only six episodes in this final season, which is a concern for all diehard fans of this beloved series.
Entitled “Strange Dogs”, The Expanse S06E01 brings us back into the new world order established at the end of Season 5. Belter freedom fighter/terrorist (take your pick) Marco Inaros has bested both Earth and Mars and sets himself up as the leader of the Belter Nation’s Free Navy. Nothing too dramatic happens in this first episode – as expected – but those familiar with the series will recognise the setting up of sub-plots that will drive The Expanse into the series finale.
These sub-plots include : the Rocinante crew making a strategic discovery on an asteroid in the belt which may help to turn the tide in Earth’s favour; Avasarala and Bobbie contending with the devastation on Earth with the former continually plotting revenge against Inaros. For Drummer and her family, survival is the key quest that her crew must achieve even while they have to make must make heartbreaking decisions concerning their own and on Ceres (now commandeered by the Free Navy), Marco and Filip’s struggles turn inward as they contend with the status quo their murderous act have created.
With The Expanse S06E01, scifi fans can once more expect realistic space adventures matched with political intrigue, tense battles and characters facing difficult – almost impossible – decisions. It will be interesting to see how the series fits in so much story in a shorter span of episodes. Hopefully, the quality is not compromised in the process.
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