The Expanse S06E04 is the fourth 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 “Redoubt”, The Expanse S06E04 is probably one of the worst episodes ever in The Expanse’s stellar run. What’s going on? Nothing much. It’s just a lot of regrouping after the events of the previous episode. The sub-plots following the Rocinante, Pella and Ceres Station were all talk and no action mainly with only Drummer’s faction providing some. Considering that there are only six (!) episodes in this final season, could the series afford to waste an episode like this?
Which certainly gives us pause (and some doubt) as to whether the series can stick a landing with two episodes left! Also, what’s with the opening Laconian sequences – will this lead to a spin-off series after all the sub-plots are resolved (hopefully) by the series finale? The disappointment is palpable, to say the least.
Well, of course, there are still intriguing moments – the kind that The Expanse is best known for – the visceral nature of outer space and the entangled relationships bearing on the galactic events unfolding before us. No matter what, the characters and their fates still resonate emotionally with anyone who has seriously invested in this series. That is only possible due to ground work already done BUT that all said, The Expanse truly needs two truly magnificent episodes to come if it wants to avoid a lame duck finale.
Even if The Expanse S06E04 is a set-up episode, it is not well executed and hopefully, we will all forgot how bad this was when the final two episodes blow our collective minds. Fingers crossed!
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