The Expanse S06E05 is the penultimate 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 “Why We Fight”, The Expanse S06E05 seems like a relatively mundane episode especially when one considers that the next one is the series finale itself! The only significant plot developments occur at the beginning and at the end of the instalment. Most of the narrative is occupied with character growth as our beloved heroes (and villains) are faced with difficult choices.
We have previously mentioned the nagging suspicion that with the limited number of episodes available in this final season (for comparison seasons 2 and 3 each had 13!), the conclusion would be anything but satisfactory. Certainly, the way the plot is shaping up, it’s hard to believe that the war between Inaros and the UN/Mars alliance will be resolved in one more episode! But here we are, and it feels like it will get something short of a miracle for the series to pull it off!
That all said, there were wonderful heartfelt moments for Camina Drummer and Chrisjen Avasarala now cast in roles very distinct from where we first encountered them early in the series. Also, Filip Inaros continues to be implicated by the storyline as a significant player in the destiny of his father’s plans – though these suggestions are kept close to the chest by the writers.
With The Expanse S06E05 and all that it stands for, we are to lament that despite the dynamic plotting, strong performances and realistic presentations, this sublime space opera is likely to go out with a whimper. Fuck you Amazon for allowing this to happen. Sigh.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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