The Expanse: Season 5 (2020 - 2021)


Season 5
The Expanse

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The Expanse's many threads come to a head in an excellent fifth season that expertly capitalizes on everything that makes the show work while setting the stage for an epic final season.

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Critic Ratings: 32

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User Ratings: 931

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 16, 2020

Holden pleads with Fred Johnson to destroy the last sample of protomolecule; Naomi gets an important lead to her son; on Luna, Avasarala hunts for Marco Inaros.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2020

Holden and Fred deal with infiltrators on Tycho; Drummer's past comes back to haunt her; Amos returns to Baltimore.

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Air date: Dec 16, 2020

Naomi comes face to face with Filip; Holden and Fred turn the tables; Avasarala closes in on Marco's plot.

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Air date: Dec 23, 2020

Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.

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Air date: Dec 30, 2020

Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building; Naomi contends with her old family; Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci; Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.

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Air date: Jan 6, 2021

Holden and the Roci go on the hunt; Amos and Clarissa seek shelter on a devastated Earth; Bobbie and Alex fight a desperate battle; Marco makes Drummer an offer she can't refuse; Avasarala returns to a position of power.

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Air date: Jan 13, 2021

Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from Marco; on the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.

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Air date: Jan 20, 2021

Amos returns to Baltimore with Clarissa; on Luna, Avasarala's alliances begin to shift; alone and adrift, Naomi becomes a deadly lure.

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Air date: Jan 27, 2021

Amos, Clarissa, and a gang of thieves work together to leave Earth; Avasarala tries to head off a brutal military strike; Drummer's new family bonds are tested as Naomi's life hangs in the balance.

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Air date: Feb 3, 2021

Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.

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Cast & Crew

Steven Strait
Holden

Actor
Cas Anvar
Alex Kamal

Actor
Dominique Tipper
Naomi Nagata

Actor
Wes Chatham
Amos Burton

Actor
Shohreh Aghdashloo
Chrisjen Avasarala

Actor
Keon Alexander
Marco

Actor
Nadine Nicole
Melba

Actor
Frankie Adams
Bobbie Draper

Actor
Shawn Doyle
Secretary Errinwright

Actor
Chad L. Coleman
Fred Johnson

Actor
Cara Gee
Camina Drummer

Actor
Mark Fergus
Executive Producer
Hawk Ostby
Executive Producer
Naren Shankar
Executive Producer
Andrew Kosove
Executive Producer
Broderick Johnson
Executive Producer
Laura Lancaster
Executive Producer
Sharon Hall
Executive Producer
Sean Daniel
Executive Producer
Jason Brown
Executive Producer
Daniel Abraham
Executive Producer
Ty Franck
Executive Producer
Dan Nowak
Executive Producer
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Audience Reviews for The Expanse: Season 5

  • 4d ago
    The best show ever! I can't wait for more.
  • Jan 09, 2022
    Great story, unfortunately interwoven with slow and sometimes lenghtened pieces about Naomi and her background which does not do well for the overall pace of greater scope events
  • Jan 01, 2022
    Undeniably the best season thus far. Follows a perfected 5 act structure with exciting character arcs and devastating performances, particularly for Naomi, Avasarala, Drummer and the newcomer villain, Inaros.
  • Dec 29, 2021
    Well thought out plot. There isn't just evil and good, it's rather a spectrum. Every character has understandable reasons for his/her actions. Great visuals. Every actor is dedicated to his/her role. One of the best shows out there right now, especially if you like SciFi.
  • Dec 26, 2021
    I am so glad The Expanse is still brilliantly engaging after 5 series. In my opinion, it's up there with Battlestar Galactica and DS9. The resilience, intelligence and vulnerability of the characters makes for a compelling watch
  • Dec 18, 2021
    One of the greatest sci fi shows ever made took a dip in this season. Fair enough even at its worst it's still better than anything else this past decade but season 5 kicks of with 3 great episodes then descends into reeeaaally boring soap opera. Key strong characters like Drummer and Bobby for some reason become sucked into silly love stories where lesser actors/characters dictate their behaviour into being nothing like the badasses we love. Amos' time on earth is just weird, it's implied the world is ending but you get no sense of disaster it's all too quick. His gangster brother is also the least intimidating character you could meet yet we are expected to believe he runs the city. Even the ever spectacular avasarala seems to leap in personality from one episode to the next without consistency. As for 3 episodes of fan favourite Nomi gasping and crying its all very weird that a show already so full of strong female characters for 4 seasons goes so woke whilst managing to make all these females so weak in season 5?!? As for Alex that's been covered as to the real world actor but is still pretty lame how the show character was treated (remember Hollywood, tv is NOT real life)
  • Dec 04, 2021
    One of the best sci-fi series i have ever seen and also one of the best tv series i have seen period. The production is excellent, the acting is good, good character development, a good story, scientifically accurate, and also that seems to understand the rhythms of politics and history. All this makes for a believable depiction of the future, showing how humans will still have their flaws, their basic instincts and passions, and every time it can take us to the edge of extinction and self destruction. But also that our good impulses can save us from ourselves and takes us further into a better tomorrow.
  • Nov 28, 2021
    Best Season so far. Best Space battle since new Caprica. Must watch up to Episode 10!
  • Nov 28, 2021
    Enjoyed every episode tremendously.
  • Nov 27, 2021
    I agree with the reviews of the latest season it was a too drawn out with Naomi. But is anyone seriously arguing anything else is close to this?

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