While in the ring zone, the crew is having issues with the Rocinante’s communications systems. Amos quickly deduces that the blind camera guy, Cohen, has been shifty, going through his machine shop and is responsible for the technical problems with the Rocinante. Amos, not messing around, threatens the life of Monica, to gain the cooperation of Cohen. Aftwards, Amos begins believing that Cohen is telling the truth in saying that he can’t fix Rocinante’s problems. Amos has Cohen and Monica trapped in the airlock, directing them to attest to the pursuing Martians that Rocinante is innocent, Amos then releases them into the void with vac suits on.
On the Behemoth, Drummer, Ashford and Naomi receive word that the Rocinante survived. Naomi, who is still upset, leaves the command deck to repair the ailing ship. When the MCRN pursues the Rocinante, they discourage other ships from following but, Ashford and Drummer decide to enter the ring zone, for the Belt. In a passionate speech Drummer informs the crew of the Behemoth about her decision to move into the ring Zone. Ashford starts a slow beat encouraging Drummer, which turns into a thunderous chant by the end. When Drummer brings up nostalgia, Naomi is the only person who seems regretful in the room. Naomi later attempts to leave the Behemoth in a skiff but, she is blocked by an access lockout. Drummer arrives to catch Naomi's attempted flight. Naomi says she didn’t say anything because she thought Drummer would hold her on the Behemoth. Drummer lets Naomi leave on the skiff.
On the Thomas Prince, Anna is a little melancholy when she finds out she has to leave, being a civilian on the military ship. Anna speaks to her friend Tilly who says she is “blackmailing”, a retiring officer who needs a job post retirement. Tilly listens to heartfelt tale from Anna about the only miracle happening in her lifetime. Tilly says she will get her a spot on the Thomas Prince when it enters the ring zone. Melba, also on the Thomas Prince says she is taking advantage of the hazard pay as a technician heading into the ring zone. Anna sends a final message to her wife before they leave Sol System.
In a flashback at Jules-Pierre Mao’s estate, Melba, the hostess of the large party enters the room with Jules-Pierre arguing with his daughter Julie Mao. In this flashback, it becomes apparent that Melba is actually the sister of Julie Mao and heiress of the Jules-Pierre Mao empire. Melba’s real name is Clarissa Mao. Julie is shown to be the rebellious daughter while Clarissa desperately attempts to curry favor with her father. Still Jules-Pierre verbally cuts Clarissa, saying all she does is host parties. Back in the present, Melba sends her own last message to her dad declaring she did all of this for him.
Throughout the episode, Holden attempts to connect with Miller as he did previously but, comes up with nothing. Later, though, a clairvoyant Miller appears to Holden talking about a crime scene. Holden tries to understand why Miller seems to make more sense than he previously did. Miller says the connection in the ring zone is better. Returning to crime scene comment, Holden asks what to do. Miller says they need to investigate the crime scene at the center of the ring zone. Holden then suits up and heads away from the Rocinante on a trajectory toward the hub at the center of the ring zone.
- Steven Strait as James Holden
- Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal
- Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata
- Wes Chatham as Amos Burton
- Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala
Special Appearance byEdit
- David Strathairn as Klaes Ashford
- Nadine Nicole as Clarissa Melpomene Mao
- François Chau as Jules-Pierre Mao
- Cara Gee as Camina Drummer
- Genelle Williams as Tilly Fagan
- Anna Hopkins as Monica Stuart
- Brandon McGibbon as Cohen
- Ari Millen as Stannislaw Kulp
- Paulino Nunes as Hector 'Hank' Cortez
- Elizabeth Mitchell as Anna Volovodov
Special Appearance byEdit
- Andrew Rotilio as Diogo
- Brock Johnson as Grigori
- Chris Owens as Kolvoord
- Marci T. House as Soledad
- Matt Bois as UNN Lt. Nemeroff
- Nabil Ayoub as Behemoth Tech
- Shomari Downer as UNN Junior Officer
- Much like "It Reaches Out", the initial title of this episode, "Aberrations" (which referred to the spatio-temporal perturbations (curvature) the presence of a wormhole gate produces) was scrapped for another.