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Remember the Cant is the third episode in the first season of The Expanse which premiered online on December 15, 2015 and will air on December 22, 2015.


Holden and crew are taken prisoner aboard the Donnager, the flagship of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy, and begin to turn against each another. While contending with riots on Ceres, Miller connects Julie to the mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. Avasarala engages in a nasty game of politics with an old friend.

Recap Edit

We begin with Holden's message throwing Mars under the bus for the destruction of the Canterbury being transmitted all over Ceres. There's now major tension brewing between the Belt and Mars … tension that will lead to rioting on Ceres, and Havelock (Miller's partner) being brutally murdered by street thugs.

Elsewhere on Ceres, Miller continues his search for Julie Mao, even though Captain Shaddid has told him to drop the case in light of the situation with the Canterbury. Miller tracks down Anderson Dawes, the charismatic and mysterious Outer Planets Alliance leader on Ceres (The Outer Planets Alliance, or OPA, is a unsanctioned political group fighting for Belter rights), who denies all knowledge of Julie and her being on board the Scopuli.

Meanwhile, the survivors of the Canterbury are being interrogated on board the Martian warship, theDonnager. Lt. Lopez uses a series of intimidation tactics to rattle the crew, making some of them believe that Naomi might be an OPA sleeper agent who helped destroy the Cant. As a former Martian Navyman himself, Alex is especially keen to this theory … a theory that seems all the more likely when a mystery ship is spotted en route to the Donnager, which Captain Yao believes was sent to rescue Naomi.

Ultimately, Mars ends up being cleared of any possible involvement in the destruction of theCanterbury, thanks to Chrisjen Avasarala, who manipulates her old friend and colleague, Franklin DeGraaf, the U.N. Ambassador to Mars. She lies to him that intel indicates the stealth ships that blew up the Canterbury came from Mars. She has Frank monitored. When his calls to Mars indicate that he was inquiring about stealth ships/stealth tech - and reports are that nothing is missing - Avasarala is convinced Mars is innocent in the Canterbury's destruction. After all, if Mars were guilty, why would they secretly check if their stealth was missing? However, when Mars realizes Frank was tracked by Avasarala and in turn secret weapons facilities were exposed, he's banned from Mars. He cuts all ties with his former friend.  

So if Mars didn't destroy the Canterbury, who did? "Someone who's trying to start a war," says Chrisjen.[1]



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Trivia Edit

  • Following the airing of "The Big Empty", "Remember the Cant" along with "CQB" premiered online in advance of their respective airdates.
  • Except for the catwalk, the Donnager docking bay is the largest virtual set on the show.[2]
  • The riot sequences on Ceres enlisted more than 200 background actors.[2]
  • The character and storyline of Franklin DeGraaf do not appear in the books.

Goofs Edit

  • The credits misspell John McDonald's role as "Maritan" Marine.
  • The credits misspell Diana Bentley's role as "Sergent" Grimes.
  • The credits for episode 3 misspell the name of the actress who portrays Donnager's weapons officer. It puts an extra 'a' in to spell "Tattiawana" Jones. The following episode corrects this to "Tattiawna" Jones.

References Edit

  2. 2.0 2.1 Fun Facts: Season 1, Episode 3

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