The coordinates Fred Johnson sent to Chrisjen Avasarala were to a derelict stealth ship floating in space. After looking into it, Avasarala and Cotyar discover that the ship is connected to Protogen and Jules-Pierre Mao. She thinks this is connected to why Mars wanted Phoebe station destroyed. She tells Cotyar to have the ship pushed to where someone will find it.
Fred gathers Holden and Naomi together with Miller to explain Miller's plan to ram Eros with the giant Nauvoo ship (rather than the Mormons traveling out of the solar system on it) in order to send it careening into Sol and this making sure no one ever gets on Eros again. Fred says they need the Rocinante's help to destroy the docks on Eros. Holden thinks the plan is insane, but Fred insists that it is the only way.
On the pretense of a radiation leak, the Nauvoo is evacuated, though the head Mormon can tell that Miller is up to something.
Miller prepares for the space mission. Fred even gives him a gun. Naomi them confronts Miller and asks him if he's doing all this for dead Julie Mao. Miller reminds Naomi that she and the Roci crew hid some of the protomolecule out in space and he hasn't said anything.
The Nauvoo is unmoored from Tycho Station and sent blasting off on a course for Eros.
That meeting earlier with Avasarala has really gotten under Mao's skin. He tells Errinwright that he thinks she's on to them. Errinwright disagrees, and the two men argue over whether their partnership is worth preserving.
Back on the Rocinante, Alex spots a ship called the Marasmus that shouldn't be there. They send a drone to investigate and end up communicating with the crew, a humanitarian mission to care for the victims of Eros. Holden needs to chase them off of Eros before any of them can get on and infect themselves.
On Eros, Miller and Diogo are chatty as they place the bombs. Miller warns Diogo against placing too much faith in the OPA … or in anyone. Diogo brushes it off, though.
Miller then comes upon a hatch door and sees a body in an air lock. It's revealed to be one of the doctors from the Marasmus.
On the Rocinante, a frantic Holden orders the Marasmus to turn themselves around and return with them. They could be infected with the proomolecule, which case the whole Sol system is doomed.
The Marasmus won't turn around, however, and Holden is forced to give the order to destroy the Marasmus.
Debris from the Marasmus goes hurtling towards Miller and Diogo, and Miller's suit is punctured. After a frantic moment, he's able to patch himself up.
The problem is, one of the bombs was damaged by the debris and now, Diogo must hold down the detonator or else it'll explode. If it does, it'll ruin the whole Eros mission. Miller decides to make the supreme sacrifice and takes the bomb from Diogo and sends him to finish the job. Miller's going to go down with Eros.
Miller relays the bad news to the Roci about the bomb and his intentions to stay with it while it detonates. Naomi says they can rescue him, but impact with the Nauvoo is imminent. There's no time.
Miller is resigned to his fate as he watches the Nauvoo approach for impact with Eros. But at the last second, the Nauvoo goes soaring past its target. Inexplicably, Eros deviates from its original course and dodges the Nauvoo, continuing to accelerate towards Earth.
- Thomas Jane as Josephus Miller
- Steven Strait as Jim Holden
- Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal
- Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata
- Wes Chatham as Amos Burton
- Florence Faivre as Julie Mao
- Shawn Doyle as Sadavir Errinwright
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala
Guest Starring Edit
- Chad L. Coleman as Fred Johnson
- Francois Chau as Jules-Pierre Mao
- Nick E. Tarabay as Cotyar
- Cara Gee as Drummer
- Alden Adair as Staz
- Alex Woods as Mesplede
- Andrew Rotilio as Diogo
- Bruno Verdoni as Carlos Davila
- Jeff Clarke as Elder McCain