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"IFF" is the second episode of the third season of The Expanse. Overall, it is the twenty-fifth episode. It aired on April 18, 2018.

Synopsis Edit

The Rocinante[2] answers an unexpected distress signal; Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor; UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.[3]


Recap Edit

Amidst protests on Earth, Anna Volovodov is escorted into the UN Building. Anna, Methodist Preacher, has been invited into Sec. Gen. Esteban Sorrento-Gillis’s inner circle to help write speeches for him. It is shown that Anna and Esteban have an open candor which is why she has been invited. Anna, who despite having grievances with Esteban, agrees to join his staff in exchange for a year of financial backing for her undocumented resident free clinic. Anna contacts her wife, Nono, to share with her the unpleasant situation she is in and reveal the rage for Esteban which she struggles to release. Anna sends love to her wife and their daughter through hugs and kisses to a pillow serving as stand-in. In open conversation between Esteban, Anna, and Errinwright, Anna warns them against the war crimes of collective punishment which Errinwright disputes.

Returning to Bobbie and Avasarala who left just left Guanshiyin aboard the Razorback find them selves in a situation where must evade then escape the pursuing UN ship which destroyed the Guanshiyin. At first, they are undetected and remain in radio blackout to avoid detection but soon enough they are target-locked and fired upon. Immediately, they are in a race with the UN ship to remain ahead of the UN ship’s kill range. To remain ahead the Razorback accelerates at a high-g, bringing Avasarala close to a stroke.

On the Contorta[2], Naomi discusses the modifying the drive parameters to burn the reaction mass they have left in a more efficient way, for the new trip to Io. Amos and Prax convince Holden that a plant-based air recycling system would be consumable materials conserving measure. Soon though, Alex receives an IFF distress signal from the fleeing Razorback being transmitted by Bobbie's suit. Alex and Naomi want to rescue Bobbie, while Amos and Holden was to continue onto Io. Holden gives the tie-breaking vote to Prax.

Soon the pursuing UN ship passes the theoretical kill range and fires its missiles. In a surprising defensive move the Contorta[2] fires missiles counter/destroy the missiles tracking the Razorback. It soon becomes a battle of attrition with the Contorta[2] heavily outmatched. During this time, during some high-g maneuvers, the latch on a storage locker which should have been tightened securely by Prax becomes unhinged releasing a set of tools to wreak havoc in the Contorta’s[2] machine shop causing Prax’s own air hose to be dislocated from the Contorta's[2] air supply when a flying tool hits the hose at the base connection point. Amos, takes a great risk, amid high-g maneuvers, shuffling across the shifting Contorta[2] reconnecting the hose and saving Prax.

In a last ditch effort to save the Razorback and survive out right, the Contorta[2] fires a salvo of missiles at the UN ship. The missiles blowing up before reaching the UN ship provide EM cover for the Rocinante. The Contorta[2] makes a sharp turn towards the UN ship, once the Contorta[2] passes through the blown up missile’s provided cover, the Contorta[2] quickly targets the ship's main Epstein drive with two missiles and disables the UN ship with out destroying it.

In the last scene in this sequence of events, the Razorback and the Contorta[2] connect by a docking bridge. Bobbie carries a stiff and motionless, or possibly stroked out, Avasarala to the Contorta[2] and implores the stunned rescuers to help the deputy undersecretary.

On Io, Mei is awoken and placed in another local care facility and receives medicine from a new nurse. Later, Jules-Pierre Mao arrives at the Io facility. Under pressure from Errinwright, Jules suggest destroying the whole project stating the hybrids can't be controlled. Dr. Strickland insists his next generation of hybrid, using children suffering from a lack of a immune system, known as Myers-Skelton Premature Immunosenescence, will be controllable. Jules then suggests the program should continue under this pretense. After receiving a mysterious medicine from the nurse, Mei recognizes Katoa Merton. Katoa is shown to be infected with the protomolecule with a blue glowing arm but not showing some of the greater side affects of the protomolecule at the moment.


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Transcript Edit

1 [02:41.465]: [soft music]
2 [02:43.859]:
Mei [02:49.343]: [echoing]Daddy.
Prax [02:51.954]: Mei...
5 [02:55.740]: Don't you want to be able to fly one day?
6 [02:57.612]: [gripping music].
7 [02:59.657]:
Mei [03:04.575]: [screaming]-
9 [03:06.011]: [air lock hisses].
Mei [03:08.057]: .
Strickland [03:09.972]: - Oh, did you have a bad dream?
Mei [03:13.410]: I want my daddy.
Strickland [03:13.410]: Oh, I know.
Strickland [03:16.457]: I know you do, sweetheart. But you're a big girl.
Mei [03:21.070]: [grunts].
Strickland [03:22.550]: …and big girls don't cry. Now, do they?
Mei [03:24.943]: No.
Strickland [03:26.554]: Now, you told me you could take care of yourself.
Strickland [03:29.078]: Were you lying?
Mei [03:30.645]: [sniffles]No.
Mei [03:33.300]: What is this place?
Strickland [03:34.779]: - Oh, well, only very, very special people get to come here.
Strickland [03:39.306]: I brought you here because you are special.
Strickland [03:43.048]: Now, this nurse is going to take you for a little checkup
25 [03:44.963]: it's okay, it's okay.
26 [03:47.749]: She's gonna give you your medicine too.
Strickland [03:49.490]: You know how important that is.
Mei [03:51.056]: - I can't ever miss a dose.
Strickland [03:52.710]: - That's right.
30 [03:53.929]: Then after that, it's dinnertime.
31 [03:56.453]: Are you hungry? I'll bet you're hungry.
32 [04:00.631]: Bye-bye.
33 [04:01.893]: [door whirrs shut]
34 [04:12.643]: [hand terminal chimes]·
35 [04:14.645]: [tense ambient music].
[04:17.648]: ·
[04:32.010]: ·
Strickland [04:35.144]: How are you, sir? Good to meet you.
39 [04:37.581]: Sir it's--it's a pleasure. How are you?
40 [04:40.497]: Good to see you.
41 [04:41.977]: Sir, how was your trip?
42 [04:43.457]: It's good to see you.
43 [04:45.502]: Sir...I haven't seen you in some time.
44 [04:48.679]: Good to see you.
Strickland [05:02.867]: - Good to see you again, sir.
Jules-Pierre [05:04.521]: There's nothing good about it.
47 [05:06.480]:

Bobbie [05:37.902]: - The escort ship is slowing down.
Bobbie [05:40.078]: They're scanning the debris.
Avasarala [05:41.906]: - I don't see the drop ship.
Bobbie [05:45.475]: - Neither do I.
Avasarala [05:47.434]: - Can't you make this goddamn display any clearer?
Bobbie [05:50.219]: - This is the best I can do with passive scans.
54 [05:53.004]: If I turn on any active sensors, it'll give us away.
Avasarala [05:55.877]: - Fuck.
Bobbie [05:59.576]: - I'm sorry about Cotyar.
58 [06:02.449]: - Did you kill him?
59 [06:04.929]: Then fuck your "sorry"s.
60 [06:20.467]: [computer beeping rapidly]
Avasarala [06:22.512]: - What is this?
Bobbie [06:24.645]: - That's the hammerlock. - Speak politician.
63 [06:27.691]: - If we're within that range and they fire,
64 [06:29.563]: we won't be able to dodge the torpedoes.
65 [06:31.826]: - Then perhaps we should move a bit faster.
66 [06:34.219]: - The second we light up our drive,
67 [06:35.786]: they'll see it and fire.
68 [06:37.962]: Best we can do is sit tight and wait.
69 [06:39.790]: - [muttering] For the love of... [sighs]
70 [06:44.186]: [suspenseful music]
71 [06:47.276]:
72 [06:53.282]: [computer beeps]
73 [06:56.764]: - [exhales] - So are we safe now?
74 [06:59.506]: - Depends on your definition of "safe."
75 [07:01.943]: This is not a gun ship. We have no active defenses.
76 [07:05.076]: But she's fast and maneuverable.
77 [07:07.165]: At this separation, a good pilot would be able
78 [07:08.776]: to dodge a torpedo.
79 [07:09.777]: - Are you a good pilot?
80 [07:10.995]: - No, I'm a marine.
81 [07:12.257]: Pilots carry me to kill things.
82 [07:15.565]: I'm just gonna take a look around.
83 [07:17.045]: [computer beeping]
84 [07:21.049]: There's a lot of ships in the Jupiter AO,
85 [07:23.530]: within close proximity
86 [07:24.835]: and well outside the normal patrol routes.
87 [07:29.536]: - Looks like Errinwright finally got his war.
88 [07:37.152]: [energy rushes, alarms beep]
89 [07:38.936]: - [inhales sharply] Shit.
90 [07:40.198]: - They got us. - Not yet.
91 [07:41.548]: Hang on.
92 [07:48.598]: [gripping percussive music]
93 [07:50.818]: - [breathing hoarsely]
94 [07:52.559]:
95 [08:00.654]: [breathing heavily]
96 [08:02.873]: - [wheezing]
97 [08:06.311]: [computer beeping loudly]
98 [08:09.314]: [beeping continues]
99 [08:13.362]: - What are you doing? - Trying not to kill you.
100 [08:15.973]: - [exhales] - [panting]
101 [08:25.940]: - I can't go any slower than this.
102 [08:27.811]: - [wheezing] - Is that better?
103 [08:29.813]: - [wheezing] I'm all right.
104 [08:31.772]: But maybe not if we have to keep this up.
105 [08:34.949]: [wheezing]
106 [08:39.344]:
107 [08:42.130]: - We need to send a message. - We can't.
108 [08:45.046]: Our comms were locked out from the "Guamshiyin."
109 [08:46.874]: - I know, but surely there must be some kind of radio
110 [08:50.225]: on that contraption you're wearing.
111 [08:53.620]: - I've got an emergency wideband transmitter
112 [08:55.752]: but it's low-power and only sends MCRN encrypted.
113 [08:59.277]: Only Martians will understand it.
114 [09:02.106]: - Good.
115 [09:03.934]: - To them, you're a war criminal
116 [09:05.283]: and I'm a deserter.
117 [09:08.635]: - The UN is trying to kill us.
118 [09:10.637]: If Mars throws us both in prison,
119 [09:12.943]: that's an improvement.
120 [09:15.990]: You have a better idea?
121 [09:17.948]: - No. [panting]
122 [09:20.690]: I'm leaving our names out of it.
123 [09:22.170]: - Good.
124 [09:23.780]: [transmitter beeping]
125 [09:26.783]:
126 [09:52.243]: - These green panels can
127 [09:53.680]: be installed anywhere on the ship.
128 [09:55.159]: All they need is a feed line from the water filter.
Holden [09:56.813]: - You're gonna fix the table in the galley, right?
Amos [09:58.859]: - We still have to eat.
Prax [10:00.034]: - These are just test units.
Prax [10:01.905]: When we do it properly, all we'll need is areca palm,
Prax [10:04.168]: lady palm, spider plant, and peace lily.
Prax [10:05.996]: Those are the best purifiers.
Amos [10:07.171]: - We're running low on air filters.
136 [10:08.825]: This should stretch what we've got till after IO.
Prax [10:10.087]: - Oh, and Amos rigged a safety shutter
138 [10:12.046]: to protect the panels
139 [10:13.438]: in case the compartment needs to be evacuated.
Amos [10:15.310]: - Well, that was Doc's idea too.
Holden [10:24.101]: - All right.
142 [10:25.494]: Let's hook 'em up.
143 [10:27.191]: It's been a while since I worked on a garden.
144 [10:30.455]: reporter: UNN and MCRN fleets engaged around Saturn,
145 [10:33.981]: with both sides suffering heavy losses.
146 [10:36.723]: Martian ships now appear to be pulling back
147 [10:38.507]: toward the Belt and Ceres Station,
148 [10:40.465]: which remains under MCR control.
Naomi [10:43.033]: - You need to look at the engine.
Alex [10:44.513]: - Why? What's the problem?
Naomi [10:45.949]: - We're burning too much fuel too fast,
Naomi [10:48.212]: and at this rate, we could run out of reaction mass
153 [10:49.953]: and wind up on the drift.
Alex [10:51.172]: - Yeah, but... [sighs] Naomi.
155 [10:53.435]: We're going to Io. We're not turning back--
156 [10:55.350]: - Yeah, I'm not asking you to.
157 [10:57.221]: I know we have to burn dirty to look like a rockhopper,
158 [10:59.484]: but I can tweak the burn.
159 [11:01.530]: Same drive signature, but more efficient--
160 [11:04.011]: gives us a bit more margin for error.
161 [11:06.056]: - Hmm.
162 [11:07.405]: That's great. Thanks.
163 [11:09.756]: [alert beeping on computer]
Naomi [11:11.235]: - What now?
Alex [11:13.150]: - IFF just picked up a signal. - "IFF"?
Alex [11:15.457]: - It's "Identify, Friend or Foe."
167 [11:17.372]: It's a target recognition system.
168 [11:19.156]: It lets you know if someone's on your team or not.
169 [11:21.245]: [tense music]
170 [11:23.944]: Bobbie: I have a high-level diplomatic target
171 [11:26.163]: in immediate threat.
172 [11:27.817]: This is an MMC emergency assist request.
173 [11:32.126]: [crowd shouting faintly]
174 [11:34.998]: [protestors shouting]
175 [11:39.786]: - Whoa, whoa. Stand back, stand back.
176 [11:42.789]: [metal crashing]
177 [11:44.399]: [all shouting]
178 [11:47.315]: [protestor grunting]
179 [11:50.927]: - Hey! Stop!
180 [11:52.886]: [grunts]
181 [11:54.801]: [indistinct shouting] - Stand back!
182 [11:55.932]: - Okay... Stop it.
183 [11:59.283]: Stop--stop! Stop it. - Are you all right?
184 [12:01.024]: - I'm fine. Let me see.
185 [12:04.027]: - [gasping]
Colin [12:06.029]: Are you a doctor? - Of sorts.
Anna [12:08.336]: I'm Anna. What's your name?
188 [12:10.294]: - Colin. - Colin, look at me.
Anna [12:12.557]: Is this your first protest? - Uh-huh.
190 [12:14.385]: Uh, you? - I've had my share.
191 [12:21.566]: - Hey, it's fractured. But don't worry.
192 [12:24.395]: When it heals, you'll be stronger than before.
193 [12:26.571]: You! What's your name?
194 [12:28.095]: - We're not supposed to give our name--
195 [12:29.313]: - Hey! Tell her your fucking name.
196 [12:32.316]: - Michael. - Michael.
197 [12:33.927]: This is Colin. He needs medical attention.
198 [12:36.320]: I know you have a first-aid station
199 [12:37.931]: near here, right? - No, that's only
200 [12:39.193]: for UN Officials-- - I'm going to be
201 [12:40.847]: checking in on Colin.
202 [12:42.239]: And if he does not get the care that he deserves,
203 [12:43.893]: things will not go well for you.
204 [12:45.895]: Bye, Colin. Go!
205 [13:05.045]: [indistinct conversation]
206 [13:07.351]: - The fleet-- what I need to know
207 [13:08.875]: is the amount of loss-- - Excuse me.
208 [13:10.224]: We're in a meeting.
209 [13:11.486]: - Sorry, sir, I thought-- - Anna!
210 [13:17.013]: What happened?
211 [13:19.146]: - Your MPs were handing them out
212 [13:21.017]: to the protestors.
213 [13:22.540]: - Well, you haven't changed a bit.
214 [13:26.588]: - I like to think I have.
215 [13:31.898]: - Undersecretary Sadavir Errinwright,
216 [13:34.509]: this is Reverend Doctor Anna Volovodov, an old friend.
217 [13:38.121]: - Pleasure. - Hello.
218 [13:39.601]: - Give us a minute.
219 [13:43.083]: - Of course.
220 [13:44.258]: [tense music]
221 [13:46.260]:
222 [13:48.479]: - How long has it been? - Feels like a lifetime ago.
223 [13:51.918]: - That it does.
224 [13:53.354]: [hand terminal chimes]
225 [13:55.051]:
226 [14:04.495]: I wasn't sure that you'd come.
227 [14:07.020]: - You landed a ship filled with Marines
228 [14:08.586]: in the courtyard of my church.
229 [14:10.240]: I didn't think I had a choice.
230 [14:11.938]: - I never imagined you going to church,
231 [14:13.287]: let alone running one.
232 [14:15.028]: - I never imagined you to end up running the planet.
233 [14:20.250]: Why am I here?
234 [14:22.252]: - I was gonna send you a message...
235 [14:24.515]: and then I thought it better in person.
236 [14:27.083]: It's not easy for me to get away these days, because...
237 [14:29.216]: - ...there's a war going on. I've noticed.
238 [14:32.088]: - Anna, I need your help. - Bullshit.
239 [14:36.701]: - You know that there are
240 [14:38.442]: not many people that talk to me like that anymore.
241 [14:41.619]: At least not to my face.
242 [14:46.668]: - I'm sorry.
243 [14:49.236]: That was disrespectful.
244 [14:51.281]: - You're here because you talk to me like that.
245 [14:54.589]: - Esteban...
246 [14:56.373]: you haven't needed my help in a long time.
247 [14:58.767]: - There have never been times like this.
248 [15:01.117]: Eros, Venus, and now war.
249 [15:05.339]: The people are terrified and I want to reassure them.
250 [15:09.604]: I'll be addressing the General Assembly.
251 [15:12.085]: - Mm. - It'll be the single
252 [15:13.782]: most important speech of my life.
253 [15:15.088]: I want you to help me write it.
254 [15:17.307]: - You want me to help you justify this war?
255 [15:19.744]: - We didn't start it.
256 [15:21.181]: But for the good of the system,
257 [15:22.573]: we need to win it and end it.
258 [15:25.359]: I want the people of this planet
259 [15:27.230]: to feel that God is on our side.
260 [15:28.666]: - Abraham Lincoln hoped that he was on God's side.
261 [15:32.148]: - You see?
262 [15:34.020]: You always make me better.
263 [15:37.023]: Will you help me?
264 [15:39.503]: - I'd prefer not to.
265 [15:45.248]: [soft orchestral music]
266 [15:48.382]:
267 [16:02.265]: My church just opened a free clinic
268 [16:05.138]: for undocumenteds.
269 [16:08.097]: We have to barter... with drug dealers
270 [16:11.187]: for meds that we can't afford.
271 [16:18.455]: Support my clinic for... a year...
272 [16:23.547]: I'll help you with your speech.
273 [16:26.420]: - I think we can find money in some appropriations bill
274 [16:29.727]: for a worthy cause such as that.
275 [16:33.470]: There's a room for you in the residence.
276 [16:36.082]: Get settled. We'll have dinner tonight,
277 [16:38.214]: and I'll give you some preliminary thoughts.
278 [16:47.832]: - Guys! We got a situation.
279 [16:49.834]: - Story of our lives. - The "Roci" picked up
280 [16:51.358]: a distress call. There's a Martian Marine
281 [16:53.273]: out there that's in the shit.
282 [16:54.796]: - This is an MMC emergency assist request.
283 [16:57.799]: I have a high-level diplomatic target
284 [16:59.627]: in immediate threat.
285 [17:01.237]: We are in a civilian racing vessel
286 [17:02.760]: being pursued by a rogue UNN hostile.
287 [17:05.285]: Request all possible assist.
288 [17:08.549]: - There are people dying all over the system, Alex.
289 [17:12.118]: - So that's it? What, we do nothing?
290 [17:14.424]: - Exactly. - We just got out
291 [17:15.773]: of the heroic intervention business.
292 [17:18.385]: - Okay, let me see if I get this straight.
293 [17:20.517]: You wanna log a distress call against orders
294 [17:22.563]: on the "Cant," and you do that.
295 [17:24.130]: Naomi decides to ignore
296 [17:25.653]: what we all vote on, and she does that.
297 [17:27.785]: But a Martian sends up a flare
298 [17:29.352]: and all of a sudden, we got rules?
299 [17:30.658]: - Alex-- - No!
300 [17:32.268]: I swore an oath when I signed up,
301 [17:33.704]: and just 'cause I'm not in uniform anymore
302 [17:35.271]: doesn't change that.
303 [17:36.925]: A Martian is calling for help. I'm supposed to help.
304 [17:38.361]: Naomi: Alex, listen up.
305 [17:39.710]: I got a fix on the signal.
306 [17:41.538]: You're not going to fucking believe this.
307 [17:43.584]: The ship's registered to Julie Mao.
308 [17:46.848]: - Jesus Christ. All right, lay in a course.
309 [17:48.676]: I'm on my way. - Belay that.
310 [17:51.548]: We're not responding. - What?
311 [17:53.463]: - It's Julie Mao's ship. - It doesn't change anything.
312 [17:55.335]: - Captain's right.
313 [17:56.684]: - It changes everything.
314 [17:58.164]: - Not what we need to do.
315 [18:01.645]: We promised you we'd help try to find your daughter.
316 [18:06.955]: - I don't really have a say in this.
317 [18:08.304]: - Yes, you do.
318 [18:09.436]: You're part of this crew.
319 [18:10.654]: - So we just go back to business?
320 [18:12.265]: - Can you look him in the eye and tell him that
321 [18:13.527]: whatever this might be is more important
322 [18:14.963]: than finding his kid?
323 [18:17.183]:
324 [18:19.707]: I did that once.
325 [18:21.622]: I'm not doing it again.
326 [18:24.190]:
327 [18:36.898]: - Once again, I find myself cleaning up your mess, Jules.
328 [18:40.249]: It might be beneath your notice,
329 [18:41.381]: but I'm fighting a war here,
330 [18:42.860]: and I've reached the end of my patience.
331 [18:44.253]: You promised me a weapons system
332 [18:45.298]: and I want it now.
333 [18:48.736]: - My accounts are still frozen and family still in custody.
334 [18:52.218]: When those issues have been corrected,
335 [18:54.742]: then we can discuss delivery.
336 [18:57.701]: Not one minute before.
337 [18:59.573]: [hand terminal buzzes]
338 [19:00.791]: Motherfucker.
339 [19:08.364]: Earth and Mars witness a power that can turn
340 [19:10.801]: an asteroid into a guided missile...
341 [19:13.543]: deconstruct a ship down to its rivets in an instant.
342 [19:16.285]: And all they wanna do is destroy each other over it.
343 [19:18.635]: - The protomolecule is clearly
344 [19:19.897]: not what we thought it was, but--
345 [19:21.290]: - If Errinwright uses the Hybrids...
346 [19:25.599]: they could lay waste to all of Mars.
347 [19:28.254]: - [scoffing] Oh, that's an extreme scenario.
348 [19:33.781]: [lock beeps, clicks]
349 [19:46.881]: [eerie music]
350 [19:49.884]:
351 [19:53.409]: - Hybrid number A-26 has been loaded.
352 [19:55.368]: All hybrid pods are ready for transfer.
353 [19:56.804]:
354 [20:01.069]: [engines roaring]
355 [20:06.553]: - [breathing raggedly]
356 [20:12.776]: - How you feeling back there?
357 [20:14.909]: - [hoarsely] Like you were standing
358 [20:15.997]: on my chest.
359 [20:17.564]: I'm fine.
360 [20:19.783]: - Tunnel vision?
361 [20:21.785]: - Yes, I feel like I'm in a goddamn tunnel.
362 [20:25.093]: Look around you. - Sharp headache?
363 [20:28.705]: - Why?
364 [20:30.316]: - I'm trying to gauge if you're having a stroke.
365 [20:32.448]: - What could you do if I were?
366 [20:35.582]: - Keep clenching your thighs.
367 [20:36.931]: - [muttering] Oh, for the...
368 [20:38.715]: If you're hitting on me, I'm flattered.
369 [20:42.066]: But I have neither the inclination, nor...
370 [20:45.940]: [gasps]
371 [20:48.551]: What does clenching do?
372 [20:50.074]: - It keeps your blood moving around,
373 [20:51.641]: rather than pooling up in the back of your legs.
374 [20:54.427]: Do you like to whistle?
375 [20:55.993]: - [stammers] Don't try to distract me...
376 [20:58.866]: like I were a child. - It forces you to breathe.
377 [21:01.390]: Do anything. Just don't pass out.
378 [21:03.436]: Relaxing is what gets you.
379 [21:05.351]: - Given our situation, it's easy to stay tense.
380 [21:10.007]: You seem to be taking this well.
381 [21:12.053]: - I'm trained for this.
382 [21:13.750]: I could do another four Gs standing on my head.
383 [21:16.013]: - [pants] If I die...
384 [21:18.929]: - We're in this together. - If I die...
385 [21:21.584]: make sure you don't.
386 [21:24.370]: You have to tell...someone...
387 [21:27.416]: what really happened out here.
388 [21:29.070]: - That's your job. I'm not letting you die.
389 [21:31.768]: - [chuckles hoarsely]
390 [21:33.857]: - That wasn't meant to be funny.
391 [21:35.511]: - I know. [chuckles]
392 [21:37.383]: What is...is the thought of a Martian Marine...
393 [21:41.038]: risking her life...for me.
394 [21:43.824]: [gentle music]
395 [21:46.087]: - We're on the same side.
396 [21:47.697]: - Which side is that?
397 [21:49.786]: - The right side.
398 [21:51.179]: - [chuckles]
399 [21:53.050]: [alarm beeping]
400 [21:57.664]: - Ma'am?
401 [21:58.665]: [beeping continues]
402 [22:01.058]: Chrisjen?
403 [22:03.539]: [grunts, breathes sharply]
404 [22:05.454]: [grunting]
405 [22:08.936]: - [gasps hoarsely]
406 [22:12.069]: [roaring slowing]
407 [22:15.899]: [loud beeping]
408 [22:18.902]: [tense music]
409 [22:21.427]:
410 [22:23.907]: - Shit.
411 [22:25.431]: Brace yourself.
412 [22:27.215]: - [shouting gaspingly]
413 [22:29.913]: [energy rushing]
414 [22:34.440]: - Shit!
415 [22:35.832]: [computer beeps frantically] Oh, shit!
416 [22:38.444]: - What now? - More torpedoes.
417 [22:39.880]: A lot more. Another ship just fired on us.
418 [22:43.536]: Hang on!
419 [22:47.496]: [gripping music]
420 [22:50.586]:
421 [22:55.069]: - [whistling weakly]
422 [23:03.599]: [tense music]
423 [23:06.602]:
424 [23:09.213]: - I'm sorry.
425 [23:11.172]: - Don't be.
426 [23:14.697]: [alarm beeping]
427 [23:19.136]:
428 [23:36.502]: [heavy blast]
429 [23:38.895]: - [gasps]
430 [23:45.162]: [panting]
431 [23:47.208]: - What happened?
432 [23:49.036]: - I'm not sure.
433 [23:54.171]: What the hell...?
434 [23:58.219]: - That's not how those things
435 [24:00.177]: usually work.
436 [24:08.882]: - Detonation confirmed, two of ours for two of theirs,
437 [24:12.276]: - Copy that.
438 [24:13.974]: - Our other six are protecting the Razorback.
439 [24:15.105]: - That was the easy part.
440 [24:16.803]: Alex, I'm coming up.
441 [24:21.111]: - Helluva plan, Captain.
442 [24:22.939]: You must've aced Tactical Warfare at the Navy OCS.
443 [24:24.898]: - I didn't like it then any more than I like it now.
444 [24:27.204]: Amos, Prax, get your lids on and strap in.
445 [24:29.859]: Depressurizing in five minutes.
446 [24:31.948]: - It's a little late for cold feet, doc.
447 [24:35.691]: The only reason we're in this scrap
448 [24:37.171]: is 'cause you broke the tie.
449 [24:38.912]: - Those people cried out for help.
450 [24:41.218]: I couldn't ignore that.
451 [24:43.090]: - You can't save everyone.
452 [24:45.048]: It's a waste of time to try.
453 [24:47.181]: And why would you risk not finding your little girl
454 [24:49.923]: for some Martian jarhead you don't even know?
455 [24:53.056]: - You've all risked so much to help me.
456 [25:00.063]: I can't do any less.
457 [25:09.246]: - A full year's support?
458 [25:11.292]: That's amazing. Everyone at the clinic will be thrilled.
459 [25:15.165]: - It means being away from you for a few weeks.
460 [25:17.864]: Surrounded by armed guards.
461 [25:19.648]: And--and being a mouthpiece
462 [25:21.868]: for a wartime government.
463 [25:23.783]: - Wait, I'm going to put you down.
464 [25:26.612]: What are we talking around?
465 [25:28.657]: - I don't know. - You always do this
466 [25:31.747]: when you don't want to look at something head on.
467 [25:34.141]: What aren't you looking at?
468 [25:36.752]: - Esteban. He...
469 [25:39.059]: he doesn't bring out the best in me.
470 [25:41.061]: I haven't seen him for years,
471 [25:43.759]: and I'm still so angry.
472 [25:46.893]: I talk about forgiveness all the time. I--
473 [25:49.417]: I can't bring myself to forgive him.
474 [25:51.680]: - You're not there to forgive him.
475 [25:53.639]: You're there to help people with your words.
476 [25:55.771]: And maybe those words will change
477 [25:57.294]: the Secretary General's heart, too.
478 [25:59.340]: And maybe your own.
479 [26:00.820]: - Maybe you should do it.
480 [26:02.256]: - [laughs] Words are not my gift.
481 [26:04.693]: - That's obviously untrue. But you're right, like always.
482 [26:09.829]: I'm going to miss you.
483 [26:11.787]: - We'll miss you, too.
484 [26:14.573]: So. Are we going to talk about that cut on your forehead?
485 [26:19.360]: - No.
486 [26:22.102]: - Okay. Then say goodnight to our daughter.
487 [26:25.279]: - Yeah! Nami!
488 [26:27.237]: - Wave to mommy. - Nami, it's mommy!
489 [26:29.718]: - [laughs] - This is you.
490 [26:31.372]: This is both of you.
491 [26:33.330]: And I l-l-l-love, mwah!
492 [26:35.811]: - See Mommy?
493 [26:37.813]: - I love you, baby. Goodnight, sweet dreams.
494 [26:40.294]: [giggles] - Bye, Mommy.
495 [26:52.698]: [foreboding music]
496 [26:55.701]:
497 [27:12.152]: - The UNN ship just fired on us.
498 [27:13.849]: We got their attention.
499 [27:23.337]: - Amos, Prax, buckle up.
500 [27:24.860]: - We're good.
501 [27:27.254]: [exciting music]
502 [27:30.257]:
503 [27:40.876]: - [grunts]
504 [27:44.053]: - Naomi, are all those torpedoes prepped?
505 [27:46.055]: - They're prepped.
506 [27:47.840]: - Damn it, if we start trading punches with this beast,
507 [27:49.493]: we're gonna run out of missiles long before they do.
508 [27:51.060]: You know that, right?
509 [27:52.366]: - That's why we're gonna have to do this.
510 [27:56.283]: - Damn, are you sure?
511 [27:57.893]: - We picked this fight,
512 [27:59.199]: and we're punching above our weight.
513 [28:00.287]: If you've got a better plan,
514 [28:01.897]: now would be the time.
515 [28:05.422]: - All right.
516 [28:08.164]: Let's do it.
517 [28:15.171]: - How bad is it? Worst case scenario.
518 [28:17.957]: - Fifth fleet is still in a hard burn towards Jupiter.
519 [28:20.263]: Ten ships have been destroyed, two have been scuttled,
520 [28:22.439]: and seven are still engaged with the Martian fleet, sir.
521 [28:25.442]: - How are we handling the press on this?
522 [28:27.488]: - We're currently drafting a document to be released
523 [28:29.446]: to all major news organizations.
524 [28:31.100]: We'll be ready first thing in the morning.
525 [28:32.972]: - Then we'll need to see a copy of that.
526 [28:35.278]: - Yes, sir.
527 [28:37.280]: - Well, you keep... - [laughs]
528 [28:38.412]: - ...apprised of any changes.
529 [28:44.853]: - Sorry for interrupting your dinner.
530 [28:46.463]: - I am not the most important thing in this room.
531 [28:50.293]: - I hear you're joining the S-G's speechwriting team.
532 [28:53.296]: Word gets around fast in this building.
533 [28:57.257]: - And every assault we face,
534 [28:59.476]: every injustice we incur,
535 [29:02.001]: every man and woman that we lose on our path,
536 [29:04.960]: we will carry in our hearts to a place
537 [29:08.268]: where we will stand proud
538 [29:10.836]: and say we were not stopped.
539 [29:14.317]: [cheers and applause]
540 [29:20.193]: - Is that you standing behind him?
541 [29:22.282]: - [scoffs] It was.
542 [29:24.458]: - It's quite a speech. - Mm-hmm.
543 [29:26.242]: - Practically made the S-G's career.
544 [29:28.331]: They teach it in the Diplomatic Corps.
545 [29:29.985]: You write it?
546 [29:32.509]: - I share the blame.
547 [29:34.381]: - We lost so many ships around Saturn. At this rate--
548 [29:36.992]: - They're already pulling their forces back towards Jupiter.
549 [29:39.516]: It's just a matter of time.
550 [29:42.911]: - Our apologies, Doctor Volovodov.
551 [29:45.000]: - Anna is just fine.
552 [29:46.610]: Pastor Anna, if you attend my church.
553 [29:48.308]: - Well, there's no chance of that
554 [29:49.657]: with this bunch of heathens.
555 [29:51.180]: [laughter]
556 [29:52.529]: - So, Anna.
557 [29:54.270]: What do you think of the Arborghast?
558 [29:57.012]: Is that a sign from God?
559 [30:00.146]: - That's a question people who aren't religious use
560 [30:02.191]: to make fun of people who are.
561 [30:03.627]: - [chuckles] No mockery intended.
562 [30:08.545]: - I think it's a sign that there are things
563 [30:11.548]: in the universe much bigger than we are.
564 [30:15.988]: Which is good to be reminded of now and then,
565 [30:19.295]: - Jules-Pierre Mao knows what it is.
566 [30:21.297]: When we get our hands on that prick,
567 [30:22.342]: we'll be sure to ask him.
568 [30:23.560]: - The bounty's up to 20 million.
569 [30:25.214]: Someone will spot him. - My money's on a Belter.
570 [30:28.130]: They love money.
571 [30:29.566]: - That would make you a Belter. [laughter]
572 [30:32.700]: - If Jules-Pierre Mao is as smart as his media claim he is,
573 [30:36.269]: he'd turn himself in.
574 [30:38.271]: We've already frozen his assets.
575 [30:40.577]: He can't hide forever.
576 [30:42.492]: - And if that's not enough, we know where his children live.
577 [30:45.060]: [laughter]
578 [30:46.932]: - Visiting the sins of the father on his children?
579 [30:51.632]: You know we've had a whole other Testament since then,
580 [30:54.069]: right?
581 [30:55.375]: - Sometimes...
582 [30:57.072]: you need to exert pressure where it's most effective,
583 [31:00.075]: especially in times of war.
584 [31:02.991]: - Collective punishment is still a war crime.
585 [31:06.081]: Look it up.
586 [31:12.609]: - Well.
587 [31:14.263]: It's important to be reminded of that.
588 [31:17.440]: Every now and then.
589 [31:20.487]: She's always like this.
590 [31:22.402]: Don't worry, you'll get used to it.
591 [31:29.061]: [engines roaring]
592 [31:34.457]: [heavy blast]
593 [31:42.683]: - They're still shooting at us.
594 [31:45.077]: - Nice to know they still care.
595 [31:48.036]: - How're you doing?
596 [31:49.342]: - I'm fine.
597 [31:51.474]: I think I'm getting used to high-g.
598 [31:53.650]: - I dropped our burn to 1-g when our escort showed up.
599 [31:56.784]: - Shit.
600 [31:59.178]: [exciting music]
601 [32:02.181]:
602 [32:06.141]: - It's getting thick out there.
603 [32:07.664]:
604 [32:15.629]: - Hey! Doc!
605 [32:17.370]: Look at me.
606 [32:19.154]: Control your breathing.
607 [32:20.677]: In through your nose, out through your mouth.
608 [32:23.071]: [rattling]
609 [32:29.599]: Goddamnit, Doc, I told you to secure that locker!
610 [32:32.211]: - I'm sorry, I'll--I'll get it.
611 [32:33.560]: - Stay in your damn seat! - Okay!
612 [32:35.823]:
613 [32:49.184]: - Firing PDCs! - Copy that.
614 [32:51.360]:
615 [33:00.152]: [tools clanking]
616 [33:05.809]:
617 [33:14.688]: [air hissing]
618 [33:16.124]: - [grunting] I--I can't breathe!
619 [33:19.388]: - Hey, your oxygen's knocked out.
620 [33:21.303]: Reach behind your head and see if you can plug it back it.
621 [33:25.177]: - [groaning] I can't!
622 [33:30.617]: - The first generation hybrids had their limitations,
623 [33:33.489]: but we've learned so much since then.
624 [33:36.536]: - We should dismantle them.
625 [33:38.712]: - Sir, let's take a breath.
626 [33:40.888]: There's no need to dismantle--
627 [33:42.411]: - Protomolecule can't be controlled.
628 [33:45.371]: - Actually, sir, that's not true.
629 [33:48.591]: It can be controlled.
630 [33:51.377]: - How?
631 [33:55.250]: - By using them.
632 [33:57.470]: These children are the key.
633 [34:05.260]: - Now, this might pinch a little.
634 [34:07.828]: - I've done this before.
635 [34:09.786]: - Not quite like this.
636 [34:12.920]: - Ow.
637 [34:16.619]: Katoa?
638 [34:17.707]: - Mei!
639 [34:19.231]: - I'm so glad you're here!
640 [34:21.233]: What's going on?
641 [34:22.451]: - Hey, now. We are not done with you.
642 [34:23.757]: - They won't let me see my daddy.
643 [34:25.933]: - The reason we had to put a failsafe in the Hybrids
644 [34:28.414]: was because sooner or later,
645 [34:29.763]: the Protomolecule always broke down
646 [34:31.330]: our command and control tech.
647 [34:33.462]: But these children...
648 [34:35.290]: all these children...
649 [34:37.597]: share a rare genetic immune deficiency
650 [34:41.253]: that only occurs on Ganymede,
651 [34:42.819]: which I discovered could be used
652 [34:45.692]: to inhibit the Protomolecule.
653 [34:53.439]: - Incredible.
654 [34:54.831]: - They told me that because of all the fighting,
655 [34:56.311]: they'd have to get kids like us out.
656 [34:57.834]: Dr. Strickland's here. He's taking care of us.
657 [34:59.662]: - I know, but where's my daddy?
658 [35:01.838]: - They'll take us back when it's safe.
659 [35:04.885]: Here's the good part.
660 [35:07.453]: Dr. Strickland said that by the time we're ready to leave,
661 [35:10.717]: we'll be cured. - Really?
662 [35:12.371]: - Mm-hmm. He's been giving us new treatment.
663 [35:14.199]: - Do you feel better?
664 [35:15.548]: - Want to see something cool? - Yeah.
665 [35:18.420]: - I believe that if we can fully understand
666 [35:21.597]: this process at a molecular level,
667 [35:24.513]: it could hold the key
668 [35:25.993]: to creating countermeasures to the Protomolecule...
669 [35:28.691]: maybe even find a way to stop whatever's happening on Venus.
670 [35:39.354]: - Pretty cool, huh?
671 [35:46.753]: - Do what you have to do.
672 [35:52.541]: - [rasping]
673 [35:56.719]: - Hang in there, I'm coming to get you.
674 [35:59.809]: [grunts]
675 [36:02.029]: - [groaning]
676 [36:06.512]: [gasping]
677 [36:09.950]: - [grunts]
678 [36:15.651]: [grunting, straining]
679 [36:22.789]: [groans]
680 [36:28.925]: - [gasping]
681 [36:31.406]: - Hang in there! I'm coming!
682 [36:35.280]: [suspenseful music]
683 [36:38.326]:
684 [36:40.459]: [yells]
685 [36:41.895]:
686 [36:48.902]: Doc, look at me! Hang on!
687 [36:56.997]: [air hissing]
688 [36:58.738]: - [gasping, panting]
689 [37:14.971]: - Hang on to that.
690 [37:22.457]: - Guys, the UNN ship is getting too close!
691 [37:24.981]: - Now?
692 [37:26.548]: - Now! - Missiles away!
693 [37:28.681]: [suspenseful music]
694 [37:31.684]:
695 [37:39.431]: - Stand by. Looks like we're in for another rough ride.
696 [37:41.955]: [alarm beeping]
697 [37:50.964]: [heavy blast]
698 [37:53.009]: [beeping]
699 [37:57.100]:
700 [38:16.729]: - It sheared the engines clean off!
701 [38:18.861]: Rest of the ship's intact.
702 [38:21.168]: Holy shit, it worked.
703 [38:23.692]: All right, setting a course for the Razorback.
704 [38:26.521]: - We did it.
705 [38:27.566]: - Yeah, we sure did.
706 [38:28.871]: We only have two torpedoes left.
707 [38:30.612]: PDC rounds are under 10%.
708 [38:33.485]: We're in a war with no bullets.
709 [38:35.530]: - We're not the ones at war. - We are now.
710 [38:37.837]: You think the UN's gonna give us a free pass
711 [38:39.795]: for sparing lives?
712 [38:42.102]: We crippled one of their ships.
713 [38:44.539]: We just declared war on Earth.
714 [39:10.565]: - Are you trying to get yourself killed, Doc?
715 [39:12.741]: - No.
716 [39:14.830]: - Because that stuff you said before
717 [39:16.571]: about having to save that ship, that was bullshit.
718 [39:22.098]: - I keep having this dream about the child we found
719 [39:24.492]: in the incinerator.
720 [39:26.929]: That when I find Mei, it'll be too late.
721 [39:31.978]: - Then why stop to do this?
722 [39:38.767]: - Because I can't bear the thought
723 [39:39.855]: of finding Mei like that.
724 [39:42.684]: - I don't know shit about parenting.
725 [39:44.773]: But what I do know
726 [39:46.253]: is that a kid needs at least one person
727 [39:47.776]: who never gives up on them,
728 [39:50.692]: no matter what.
729 [39:54.827]: - You had someone like that?
730 [39:57.133]: - It's not about me.
731 [39:59.179]: It's about you.
732 [40:01.529]: If you give up on Mei, what has she got left?
733 [40:06.055]: What do you got left?
734 [40:10.495]: [somber music]
735 [40:13.498]:
736 [40:44.137]: - Chrisjen?
737 [40:56.671]: Chrisjen!
738 [40:59.848]: [eerie music]
739 [41:02.851]:
740 [41:27.223]: Help her, please.


Media Edit

The Expanse 3x02 Promo "IFF" (HD) This Season On

The Expanse 3x02 Promo "IFF" (HD) This Season On


Notes Edit

  • IFF is a term meaning "Identify Friend/Foe" which refers usually to an intrinsic system for designating friendly vs hostile targets.
  • Ty Franck revealed in the "Churn" podcast that he and Daniel Abraham originally titled the episode "Hammerlock" however Naren Shankar renamed it to IFF.

Cast credits on-screen Edit


References

  1. https://twitter.com/JamesSACorey/status/986674901737066497
  2. 2.00 2.01 2.02 2.03 2.04 2.05 2.06 2.07 2.08 2.09 2.10 2.11 2.12 The Rocinante was renamed Pinus Contorta in "Fight or Flight"
  3. SyFy Press Release posted on SpoilerTV April 2, 2018