The Expanse S06E06 is the finale 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 “Babylon’s Ashes”, The Expanse S06E06 is – as it stands – the series finale (!) of this critically acclaimed albeit somewhat under-the-radar scifi TV series. In hindsight, the fact that season 6 only features six episodes basically means that the story only covers a single arc compared to the two arcs observed in the early seasons. Which leaves this diehard fan with mixed feelings, for sure!
Simply put, this single story arc involves the war between Marco Inaros’ Free Navy and the alliance between the UN, Mars and Drummer’s Belter faction. While the depiction of the last battle is not as intense or visceral as some of the space fights we have seen in The Expanse but at least it was satisfying enough to bring about the conclusion of the Inaros saga.
However, with the new status quo arriving as a consequence of the outcome of said final battle, there seems to be unfinished business and it’s hard to swallow the fact that this is the final episode of The Expanse. In addition, we are given zero context regarding the strange events occurring on Laconia – what was all that in aid of? What else can be said about the proto-molecule and the alien entities? Surely, there is more story to tell?
That all said, presumably there’s every possibility that the series will re-emerge at another streaming platform. After all, if inferior content such as The Foundation, Invasion and Wheel of Time can continue, then there’s no reason why The Expanse cannot be picked by AppleTV+ for example.
So with The Expanse S06E06, it’s good-bye (for now) and look forward to hearing the cries of “Belterlowda” once more.
Now streaming on Amazon Prime Video.
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