The Expanse’s Canterbury Reference Ties Into Holden’s Episode 3 Decision

Season 6 of The Expanse calls back to its very first episode. This is both because of James Holden’s contentious choice and the great ship Canterbury. The third episode of Force Projection, The Expanse season 6, features a thrilling battle between the Rocinante and the Free Navy. Surprised, the Roci uses tactical maneuvering and precise railgun shots to defeat the Pella and its support vessels. Bobbie Draper’s sharpshooting skills won the day. James Holden decides to deactivate Bobbie’s nuclear missile when it comes time to destroy Marco Inaros’s leader and the flagship of the Free Navy.

Although simple mercy may have played a part in James Holden’s decision, it was largely due to Filip – Holden’s son and Roci engineer lover, Naomi Nagata – on the Pella. Holden, ever the bastion for morality, couldn’t help but kill Filip even if it meant letting the Sol’s most wanted man flee. Holden’s choice is obvious to everyone. However, his decision to take matters into his own hands will cause chaos among the Rocinante crew.

Holden’s nuclear scandal is inspired in part by James S.A. Corey’s sixth The Expanse novel Babylon’s Ashes – but also refers back to Steven Strait’s series debut. In The Expanse, Holden serves as the executive officer onboard private ice-hauler, The Canterbury. Holden is the executive officer aboard the private ice hauler, the Canterbury. The captain ignores a distress signal to ensure crew members return on time. However, Holden’s conscience gets the better of him and prompts him to sneakily wake up during sleep hours to respond to the distress call. This is the same scenario as Holden activating the Rocinante nuke in Expanse season 6. Both times, Holden made a controversial but morally sound call that his crew didn’t like. Both times, he decided on his crew members’ backs and did not immediately admit to making a contentious decision on their behalf.

It is no coincidence that Expanse episode 3 contains the topic of Canterbury. Amos and Bobbie both acknowledge that it has been a while since they last spoke to the Cant. The Explosive’s current timeline of Belter terrorists, Ring Gates, and Holden sparsely mentions the ship that Alex, Naomi, and Alex first met. Season 6’s brief mention brings back memories of The Expanse’s early years. It pushes the parallel between Holden’s secretly-aborted Missile and his secretly-answered distress calls to the forefront. As the final chapter of The Expanse opens, the Canterbury throwback succeeds in bringing the story back to its roots. It reminds me how far the story (and the Roci crew) have come since they began dragging ice from rock to rock.

Some might think Holden’s Canterbury trick from season 6 could be a way to show how little has changed since The Expanded started. Deactivating the missile shows how James Holden has maintained his core streak of morality despite all the alien-tinged adventures over the past six seasons. The Roci captain has grown tremendously over that period, accepting his leadership role, being more open to emotion, and accepting his place within the fabric of destiny. Holden’s determination to do the right things, even if it means upsetting his crewmates on the ship, has not changed.

The Expanse season 6 features a fierce dogfight between Marco Inaros and the Rocinante, but a departure from the books dilutes its punch. In The Expanse season 6, the main focus is on the ongoing conflict between Marco Inaros’ Free Nav and the many, many people that he has recently upset. Marco has a special hatred of the Rocinante, one of the ships aligned against him. The ship also contains his son’s estranged mom, Naomi Nagata. Her new boyfriend is the captain. He doesn’t need another invitation when an opportunity presents itself to ambush Rocinante in The Expanse episode 3 (“Force Projection”)

One of the greatest moments in Babylon’s Ashes – the book Season 6 is based upon – was the Rocinante vs. The Pella. This scene was probably the most anticipated of the Free Navy arc. Amazon’s space scrap is a great example of this. The CG visuals are stunning, with the Rocinante’s turn and shoot railgun tactics looking truly spectacular. The back-and-forth between opposing decks increases the tension. Holden’s dilemma about whether or not to destroy Pella feels well earned. However, The Expanse’s big fight is missing something – and that’s not just Marco’s dignity.

The events unfold almost the same way. Marco is ambushed, the Rocinante destroys Marco’s support vessels, Bobbie wins, Holden declines to kill, and Bobbie Draper wins. However, according to the records, Fred Johnson is escorted by the Rocinante to an OPA negotiation. Fred suffers a stroke after the conflict is over and the Roci win. Played by Chad Coleman, The Expanse’s live-action Fred Johnson died in season 5 when Marco’s spies took the Protomolecule. He was unable to attend his book series end in season 6.

The Expanse’s Rocinante vs. Pella scene misses Fred Johnson’s passing. Even though Rocinante won, it was a costly win. It adds a bittersweet touch to the victory and conveys the danger of interplanetary warfare better than Holden’s crew escaping unharmed. Although the action, drama, and tension are all flawlessly executed, Marco’s ambush lacks that emotional icing. Inaros’ reckless charging into battle made Fred’s book death seem less stupid. Marco’s book attack successfully removed one of his greatest threats from the board, even though it wasn’t his intention. The Explore season 6 – Marco and the Roci crew did not take anything from the confrontation – no matter how impressive it was to see the flying PDC bullets or deft dodges. Like Fred’s death, Babylon’sAshes’s landmark battle left an indelible mark on The Expande’s larger story. After the Rocinante-Pella disengages, there isn’t much of a shift in The Expanse’s landscape.

Chad Coleman’s Fred Johnson farewell to Fred Johnson in Season 5 was successful. It established the Free Navy early and allowed Alex Kamal to move on from the “high-g” storyline after Cas Anvar was accused of sexual misconduct. The Expanse had borrowed with one hand but needed to return with the other. Another post-battle tragedy replaced Fred’s final moments. Maybe The Expanse wouldn’t have been forced to kill Alex unannouncedly.

 

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The Expanse Season 6 Implies Drummer & Naomi’s True History

Camina Drummer’s romance with Naomi Nagata is evident. But did The Expanse season 6 hint that they had more to their relationship than just feelings?

Gee and Tipper have undeniable chemistry, regardless of what the writers intended. When the crew of Rocinante arrived at Ceres Station, Drummer met Naomi. He was OPA leader Fred Johnson. They became closer when Naomi joined Drummer, now captain of the Belter warship Behemoth, as her chief engineer. As Klaes Ashford assumed the ship’s second officers and undermined Drummer, Naomi proclaimed her loyalty to Drummer. Naomi left the Behemoth after Drummer fired on the Roci when Clarissa’sClarissa’spe portrayed Holden as a terrorist.

While The Expanse does not confirm a relationship between Drummer, Naomi, or their past relationships, season 6’s premie6’sshows that their dynamic transcends a one-sided affair. Both have found love in various forms throughout the Expanse’s Expanse’sns. Naomi has always committed her heart and soul to Holden, while Drummer’s Drummer’sus family was formed in season 5. However, Drummer lost three of his closest friends by the end. Although Drummer’s Drummer’s for Naomi is evident from the beginning of her story, the last remnants of Naomi’s loNaomi’sDrummer are most apparent in The Expanse season 6.

Even though they haven’t hadn’t other since season 3, The Expanded established Drummer’s Drummer’sfor Naomi in season 5, when Drummer called her “a lady I “loved.” Despite “their romantic tension, it was clear that Naomi did not reciprocate Drummer’s Drummer’s. It was revealed that Naomi wrote a birthday message to Drummer in season 3. She told her about Ilus, thanked her for saving the Roci in season 5. Their secret affair, though in the past, maybe explained by the secrecy of their messages.

While Naomi may have left Holden to join the Behemoth’sBehemoth’sSeason 3, it is possible that she did so because of her nostalgic connection with Drummer. Naomi leaves the warship and says, “I came ba”k to the wrong reasons,” to which”Drummer responds, “I’m the w”I’m reason now.” This is ” conversation between two people who were more to one another than engineer and captain, and probably more than friends. The possibility of a severe relationship between Naomi and Drummer ended quickly because Naomi realized that she belonged with Holden and the Roci crew.

A parallel scenario is found in the Expanse novels, adding fuel to the fire. Book 6 Babylon’s Babylon’som, where season 6 is derived, reveals that Michio pa–whose arc Drummer assumes in the show – had a secret relationship with Sam Rosenberg in book 3 Abaddon’s Abaddon’s Expanse mirrors this dynamic, even though it doesn’t matter does that Drummer and Naomi were once lovers. In summary, Naomi’s paNaomi’sages from Drummer in season 6 give more context to their history and reveal a new layer to their relationship.

What is the relationship between Marco Inaros and Naomi Nagata in Expanse? Naomi, a member of the Rocinante crew, is one of The Expanse’s Expanse’sagonists. She’s a BeShe’swho makes a living as an ice hauler. Naomi is one of five survivors of the Canterbury attack. Her past is revealed during Naomi’s inNaomi’stion with Martians. However, Naomi proves to be a friend to everyone and an important figure in the fight against the Protomolecule.

Naomi’s moNaomi’smate story to date is The Expanse Season 5. While previous seasons had alluded to her younger years, with sporadic revelations of information, The Expanded has reunited Naomi and Marco Inaros (her former lover and terrorist) and Filip, their grown-up child. The family gathering brings back the past of Naomi and reignites tensions. What exactly happened between Marco and Naomi in the period before The Expanse started?

Naomi was born on Ceres Station in Belt. She faced many challenges from her early years, but she fought for a better future where she could use her natural talent for engineering to support the Belter cause. In these formative teenage years, she fell in love with fellow Belter Marco Inaros. They were then part of a salvage team. They rode together with Cyn (both still friends of Inaros season 5) to become a family unit, especially after Naomi gave Filip birth. Despite being called “alliance,” members “f the,e OPA have their methods and philosophies. Although Naomi was moderate in her outlook on the matter, Marco believed punishing Inner planets with violence was the best way to get them apart. This was what ultimately drove a wedge between them.

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