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Rock Bottom is the sixth episode in the first season of The Expanse. It premiered on January 12, 2016 on Syfy.

SynopsisEdit

Miller discovers revealing information on a hidden data cube. Holden and crew arrive at Tycho Station, surprised by their host’s hidden agenda.

Recap Edit

On Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala asks her ex-colleague Carlos Davila for access to his spy on Tycho Station in order to keep an eye on Fred Johnson. When Davila refuses, she persuades him with talk of his imprisoned son, Esteban, who's up for parole.

After Davila goes crying to him, Errinwright disciplines Chrisjen for her actions. Chrisjen insists she only "politely asked" Davila about spying on Johnson, whom she considers to be a potential threat due to him building the Nauvoo, the "largest spacecraft in history" … and the fact that he's OPA. Errinwright points out that the OPA killed Chrisjen's son and Johnson turned his back on Earth … is she sure this isn't a personal vendetta? "Of course it's personal," she replies, after which Errinwright gives in and grants her permission to use Davila's spy.

Speaking of Fred Johnson, he's given the crew of the Rocinante safe harbor on Tycho Station … though he's somewhat taken aback when he discovers that he's harboring James Holden, the poster boy for all the Belter unrest on Ceres. After some initial tension, Johnson recruits Holden, Naomi, Amos and Alex to find Lionel Polanski, the sole survivor of the Scopuli … a ship that Johnson himself commissioned for an OPA recon mission.

Johnson's crew disguises the Rocinante as a simple gas freighter and the gang is off on their rescue operation … whilst Johnson retrieves some sort of data cube found on the body of Lt. Lopez.

Elsewhere in the Belt, we catch up with Diogo, the "gutter punk" whom Miller busted for stealing water on Ceres earlier. He's assisting his bitter, cranky Uncle Mateo, a working-class 'rockhopper' who explores asteroids looking for precious ore.

Soon, their ship, the scrappy Xinglong, is intercepted by the MCRN Scipio Africanus, a Martian border patrol vessel. Mateo is busted for an expired transponder and ordered to impound his haul.  

Enraged by how Martians treat Belters, Uncle Mateo kicks Diogo off the Xinglong and goes after theScipio Africanus. "A man has to stand up!" he drunkenly exclaims as he unleashes his haul of rocks upon the Martian ship, pummeling it with an impromptu asteroid field. The Martians destroy the Xinglong as Diogo is left floating in space, hoping that someone will find him.

Back on Ceres, Miller is being interrogated and tortured by Anderson Dawes, who demands to know what the detective knows about Julie Mao. During their "talk," Dawes tells the tale of his sickly younger sister, whom he had to leave for dead in order for the rest of his family to survive. Disgusted with what he perceives to be Miller's lack of loyalty to his own people, Dawes leaves him to be murdered by his two goons … though luckily Octavia Muss comes to the rescue.

Based on the information on the data cube he found in Julie's mechanical hamster, Miller presents his now rather epic conspiracy theory about the disappearance of Julie Mao, which involves some sort of bioweapon that was being developed on Phoebe Station. Captain Shaddid rewards his impressive detective work by firing him. "Dawes got to you, too," Miller snarls as he's escorted out of the Star Helix offices by security.[1]

CastEdit

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TranscriptEdit

$. [01:11.82]: DAVILA: You don't show up
anywhere without a reason.
$. [01:15.99]: I don't work for you
fine people anymore.
$. [01:18.16]: So why am I
being ambushed?
$. [01:20.16]: I need to borrow your
spy on Tycho Station.
$. [01:23.54]: What for?
$. [01:25.00]: To keep an eye
on Fred Johnson.
$. [01:27.63]: He's over-charging the Mormons
for their toilet seats.
$. [01:32.84]: Well, you can't have him.
$. [01:34.63]: Why not?
$. [01:36.09]: It took me five years
$. [01:37.26]: to sheep-dip him in
Johnson's outfit
$. [01:39.01]: to steal tech for
his competitors.
$. [01:41.01]: He's worth a lot
of money to me.
$. [01:43.47]: What's sheep-dip?
$. [01:46.52]: I wonder if they have ice
cream in the snack shop?
$. [01:55.19]: The answer's no.
$. [01:57.07]: I do my patriotic duty
$. [01:58.49]: by screwing over Fred Johnson.
$. [02:01.16]: Isn't that
enough?
$. [02:03.62]: How's your son,
Esteban?
$. [02:06.12]: He's up for parole soon.
$. [02:10.75]: You're really gonna
play that card?
$. [02:13.00]: No games, no subterfuge,
$. [02:15.63]: just straight for the jugular?
$. [02:17.55]: I'd be happy to play
some other time, Carlos,
$. [02:21.39]: but the matter is pressing.
$. [02:23.22]: He made one mistake.
$. [02:25.68]: Then help him move on.
$. [02:27.73]: Let me help him.
$. [02:31.02]: You know why I quit
the Intel desk?
$. [02:34.19]: I couldn't tell anymore
$. [02:36.03]: if I was still working
for the good guys.
$. [02:38.57]: I'll go get the ice cream,
you make the phone call.
$. [02:57.88]: CONTROLLER: Rocinante, you are cleared
for station dock at Berth Z4.
$. [03:01.09]: Please cut your engines and release
your guidance systems to Tycho TC.
$. [03:05.39]: Acknowledged,
Tycho Station.
$. [03:08.93]: You now have control.
$. [03:17.78]: CONTROLLER: Prepare for
docking clamp capture.
$. [03:26.08]: (CLANGING)
$. [03:39.22]: FRED: James Holden.
$. [03:40.59]: You son of a bitch.
$. [03:41.76]: Stay where you are.
$. [03:43.64]: You either some kind
of genius, Mr. Holden,
$. [03:46.10]: or you the luckiest dipshit
in the solar system.
$. [03:48.43]: Why did you
invite us here?
$. [03:50.10]: You two are the only witnesses to
a series of catastrophic events.
$. [03:53.06]: You could be the key
to stopping all-out war.
$. [03:55.23]: We're not the
only witnesses.
$. [03:56.90]: You were watching.
$. [03:57.98]: I've been out of the war
business a long time, son.
$. [04:00.78]: I broker peace treaties
these days.
$. [04:02.41]: Not exactly what
you're known for.
$. [04:06.49]: FRED: You can
put those guns away.
$. [04:08.20]: Tell the others
to come out.
$. [04:10.04]: I'll give you safe harbor.
$. [04:12.16]: And I'll get rid
of that ship for you.
$. [04:13.42]: No one's getting
rid of our ship.
$. [04:15.17]: Martian vessels come through
Tycho on a daily basis.
$. [04:17.75]: If they see that
frigate parked there,
$. [04:19.84]: it's a bad day
for me too.
$. [04:21.34]: I'm just the
messenger,
$. [04:23.34]: I have half a platoon of
pissed-off Martian Marines
$. [04:26.30]: who are just itching
for some payback.
$. [04:29.81]: Huh.
$. [04:30.85]: That's a corvette-class Martian
frigate that typically crews 30.
$. [04:34.27]: I only see two of you.
$. [04:36.36]: That tells me that you're trying
hard to hide your numbers.
$. [04:39.57]: Tactically, if there were
more, as a show of force,
$. [04:43.28]: you would've
brought them out.
$. [04:45.20]: I'm guessing there are two to
four people left on your ship.
$. [04:48.08]: And I'm confident that there's
no Martian Navy on board.
$. [04:51.20]: If they were, they'd be out
here speaking with me now.
$. [04:55.08]: You walked off that ship
because you're in charge.
$. [04:59.71]: At least you think you are.
$. [05:02.21]: If I wanted to hurt you,
$. [05:03.55]: I would have broadcast your transponder
and your position to the entire system.
$. [05:07.76]: Coming here was
your only option.
$. [05:10.76]: But it was also
your best option.
$. [05:14.89]: Now, you want to
continue to play games,
$. [05:18.61]: or shall we talk about
how to help each other?
$. [05:28.32]: (GROANS)
$. [05:30.03]: (TASER PULSES)
$. [05:31.58]: (GRUNTS)
$. [05:34.25]: I'm Lida.
$. [05:35.75]: My brother, Kaipo.
$. [05:38.50]: Your parents must be proud.
$. [05:42.46]: (TASER PULSES)
$. [05:43.88]: DAWES: Hey, hey!
$. [05:46.59]: You can't do that to him.
$. [05:50.26]: He's Star Helix.
$. [05:55.81]: I take it then that you don't
want to be friends,huh?
$. [06:00.11]: (GRUNTS)
$. [06:03.65]: The old EVA helmets
used to burn like that.
$. [06:06.95]: The contacts would
cook your skin.
$. [06:10.07]: Thanks for sharing.
$. [06:12.45]: I had to let that stinking
animal Kothari go,
$. [06:16.29]: since you weren't
interested in him.
$. [06:19.46]: We're going to have a
nice long talk, you and I.
$. [06:23.63]: How long
depends on you.
$. [06:53.87]: MAN: Diogo! Hey!
$. [06:57.45]: What's taking so long?
$. [06:59.96]: Setting the last charge
now, Uncle Mateo.
$. [07:02.21]: Well, hurry up,
$. [07:03.34]: or you'll be back
stealing water on Ceres,
$. [07:06.01]: you street rat.
$. [07:23.94]: Did you pattern
the charges?
$. [07:25.44]: Yeah, yeah, just
like you said.
$. [07:39.71]: Time to make some
money, béchemang.
$. [07:46.21]: (INHALES DEEPLY)
$. [07:57.72]: (EXHALES SLOWLY)
$. [08:06.52]: HOLDEN: Once all the shooting got
started, it was over pretty quick.
$. [08:09.49]: The Martians barely
knew what hit 'em.
$. [08:12.40]: The Donnager and the Cant were attacked
by the same class of stealth warships.
$. [08:16.41]: You will have
to testify.
$. [08:18.91]: Testify?
$. [08:21.96]: To the UN Security Council.
$. [08:24.88]: You mean the one
that you and the OPA
$. [08:26.46]: aren't allowed into?
$. [08:27.88]: You'll open that door for me.
$. [08:29.25]: You want to use me to get
yourself a seat at the table?
$. [08:31.92]: FRED: It's okay to
be
a pawn, Holden,
$. [08:34.55]: so long as you're
on the right side.
$. [08:36.43]: HOLDEN: Maybe you know exactly
where those ships came from.
$. [08:38.47]: Maybe I have no idea.
Mmm.
$. [08:41.27]: It's a pretty big boat
you're building out there.
$. [08:43.85]: A small fleet of stealth ships
wouldn't be impossible.
$. [08:46.15]: I'm not going to
debate with you.
$. [08:47.61]: We're going back
to our ship now.
$. [08:51.44]: I'm afraid you can't
go back to the ship.
$. [08:53.61]: Sounds like he
doesn't like goodbyes.
$. [08:55.28]: I'm taking control
of the Tachi right now.
$. [08:57.03]: The hell you are!
$. [08:58.12]: Freeze!
Right there!
$. [08:59.16]: FRED: Those guns can't
help you anymore.
$. [09:00.62]: HOLDEN: Are you sure you want
to find out if that's true?
$. [09:04.00]: FRED: Put the gun down.
$. [09:06.63]: You might want to don
a poncho, Holden.
$. [09:11.30]: You don't want to test
this particular guy.
$. [09:13.13]: I've raised and buried
your kind by the hundreds.
$. [09:15.18]: Not my kind.
$. [09:16.30]: Broken boys, quick to the
trigger, slow on the uptake.
$. [09:20.51]: Go ahead, son.
$. [09:22.02]: Pull it. Bullet will cut
right through me,
$. [09:25.23]: but there'll be countless OPA brothers
and sisters standing behind me.
$. [09:29.44]: They will hunt you to
the ends of the Belt.
$. [09:37.45]: Holden, tell The Butcher
to call off his men,
$. [09:40.16]: or I'll have Alex vent
his bloody station.
$. [09:50.50]: How's it going out there?
$. [09:52.50]: ASSISTANT:
Uh, sir,
$. [09:55.84]: we have a problem.
$. [10:04.81]: What did you find at the
data broker's place?
$. [10:08.02]: Some third-rate porn.
$. [10:10.69]: I guess your men,
$. [10:12.65]: I think they got
all the good stuff.
$. [10:15.40]: Why did you go back to
Julie Mao's apartment?
$. [10:18.86]: I'm gonna come clean.
$. [10:21.83]: Embarrassing, but...
$. [10:25.20]: I really like her shower.
$. [10:27.37]: It's great water pressure.
$. [10:30.96]: Nah,hey,hey!
$. [10:32.13]: (TASER PULSES)
$. [10:33.34]: (GROANS)
$. [10:34.51]: Why do you care so much
what happened to this girl?
$. [10:38.38]: I take my job
$. [10:41.05]: very seriously.
$. [10:42.89]: You are the station joke.
$. [10:46.06]: I did my homework.
$. [10:47.64]: Yeah, maybe.
$. [10:50.69]: But Star Helix knows
I'm onto you, so...
$. [10:54.02]: You wanna be careful how
far you wanna take this.
$. [10:57.28]: Should be in the Black
Freighter right now,
$. [10:59.82]: buying each other rounds,
$. [11:01.99]: talking future plans.
$. [11:03.45]: Try it on.
$. [11:05.49]: Your head's big enough.
$. [11:08.08]: We are fighting for something
precious here, Miller.
$. [11:10.96]: Sure, a fatter percentage
of the docks.
$. [11:14.29]: (SCOFFS)
$. [11:16.46]: You even think
like an Earther.
$. [11:19.05]: You are something, man.
$. [11:21.43]: You create a bunch of
chaos, you stir shit up
$. [11:24.89]: so you can ride in and
save the day, right?
$. [11:26.77]: You have no idea
how close we are, huh?
$. [11:29.52]: I am talking about
independence!
$. [11:31.60]: Yeah. With you
as governor.
$. [11:35.36]: It's a great idea.
$. [11:37.11]: You know,
that Scopuli disaster
$. [11:39.86]: is a dead fish
on your doorstep.
$. [11:41.82]: You keep missing
the point!
$. [11:44.12]: That's why you gotta make
the Mao case disappear.
$. [11:48.04]: The only question is
$. [11:50.91]: why you gotta sacrifice her?
$. [11:54.59]: (SIGHS) Son of a bitch.
$. [11:56.50]: I can't believe
I didn't see it before.
$. [11:59.80]: On! (LAUGHING)
$. [12:03.22]: Detective Miller.
$. [12:10.68]: You're in love
with Julie Mao.
$. [12:15.52]: Yeah.
$. [12:18.44]: (TASER PULSES)
$. [12:19.53]: (GROANS)
$. [12:34.75]: Detonate already.
$. [12:36.34]: I'm ready, I'm ready.
$. [12:39.25]: MATEO: You locked down
the net?
$. [12:40.92]: DIOGO: Yeah, yeah.
$. [12:44.01]: Then why is my
money floating away?
$. [12:46.93]: Sabang!
$. [12:48.64]: Stupid, good-for-nothing rat.
$. [12:50.64]: The net is old.
$. [12:51.85]: MATEO: By the time
we secure the haul,
$. [12:53.64]: half Will be lost.
$. [12:55.23]: I'll barely make
enough to cover the trip.
$. [12:58.90]: (BEEPING)
$. [13:01.19]: MAN: Attention Xinglong,
this is
MCRN Scipio Africanus
$. [13:04.99]: power down and prepare
to be boarded.
$. [13:07.53]: Who they want?
$. [13:12.37]: FRED: Cards are
on the table.
$. [13:13.71]: I provided a ship for an OPA
recon mission out of Ceres,
$. [13:17.29]: which disappeared.
$. [13:18.92]: The name of that
ship is the Scopuli.
$. [13:21.05]: That's right.
I need this frigate
$. [13:22.80]: to retrieve
the lone survivor.
$. [13:24.84]: Lionel Polanski.
Who?
$. [13:27.05]: It's a code name.
$. [13:28.39]: We received a set of
coordinates from him
$. [13:30.26]: a short time
after the disaster.
$. [13:32.35]: He would know more
than anyone else
$. [13:33.85]: about what started this
and who's behind it.
$. [13:35.89]: There's got to be another
ship you can send.
$. [13:37.40]: I need a gunship.
$. [13:38.77]: It's getting
hot out there.
$. [13:40.32]: And the OPA's got
nothing like this.
$. [13:42.61]: I'll pick up your operator.
$. [13:43.82]: You're too valuable as a witness.
If you get killed...
$. [13:45.82]: The other three saw
just as much as I did.
$. [13:48.62]: They'll stay and be
your witnesses.
$. [13:49.99]: We'll all give sworn
statements.
$. [13:51.70]: I'm sorry.
I can't do that.
$. [13:54.50]: We're going to be
spending a lot of time
$. [13:56.29]: staring at each other
across the dock out there.
$. [13:59.08]: You and I both want
the same thing,
$. [14:02.17]: to do right by our people.
$. [14:06.43]: Let me do this.
$. [14:20.61]: Hands where
I can see them.
$. [14:26.19]: Transporting
any weapons?
$. [14:27.45]: No. What's the
problem, bosmang?
$. [14:29.49]: Show us your
transponder.
$. [14:36.12]: Says here it's expired.
$. [14:38.08]: What happened,
pebble jockey?
$. [14:39.62]: Did you get drunk and forget
to renew your license?
$. [14:41.54]: I didn't have
the scrip, kopeng.
$. [14:43.09]: I had to replace the...
$. [14:44.30]: Yeah, you Belters
always got an excuse.
$. [14:47.63]: We're gonna have
to AO-66 you.
$. [14:49.76]: When you arrive on Eros,
$. [14:51.14]: your cargo will be held under lien
until your fines are paid in full.
$. [14:54.35]: Oh, come on. There
must be something...
$. [14:55.89]: Leave him alone.
$. [14:56.98]: Dzeet! Dzeet!
Dzeet! Dzeet!
$. [14:59.14]: Why are you
doing this, huh?
$. [15:01.27]: Impound our haul
$. [15:02.81]: and there's nothing left for
your taxman, to pochuye ke?
$. [15:06.03]: Oh, are we being
too hard on you?
$. [15:08.40]: Should we cut you
a break?
$. [15:10.45]: We are just trying to
feed our families, okay?
$. [15:13.58]: I'll tell you what I'm
gonna do for you.
$. [15:17.70]: Absolutely nothing.
$. [15:20.21]: What God gives you the
right to life's riches, huh?
$. [15:23.13]: You set up your zones and tell
us where we can and cannot go.
$. [15:26.05]: You living belly-full
with your glass palaces
$. [15:28.47]: while half my people
are starving to death.
$. [15:31.05]: How is this justice?
$. [15:32.39]: You Skinnies wanna take credit
for blowing up the Donnager,
$. [15:34.81]: we'll give you justice.
With both hands.
$. [15:37.56]: What are we gonna blow up the
big Martian warship with, huh?
$. [15:39.94]: Little pebbles?
$. [15:41.60]: (ROCK CLATTERS)
$. [15:43.19]: Have a nice day.
$. [15:45.36]: Oh?
$. [15:46.69]: Hey! Hey!
$. [15:48.07]: Leave him alone!
He didn't mean...
$. [15:50.32]: Hey. I went easy
on you before,
$. [15:52.70]: but now you're not
gonna pass through
$. [15:54.57]: the restricted zone on
your way home, "bosmang."
$. [15:57.20]: We can't go around.
Not enough fuel.
$. [15:59.33]: We die for sure.
$. [16:00.66]: That's your problem,
not mine.
$. [16:03.50]: (COUGHING)
$. [16:13.05]: (DOOR CLOSING)
$. [16:15.93]: How do you know what's waiting
at those coordinates?
$. [16:18.39]: I don't. Neither
does Fred Johnson.
$. [16:20.73]: And when the felotas
m the fan,
$. [16:22.56]: he will wipe his hands
clean of you.
$. [16:24.56]: That's assuming it's not a
set-up in the first place.
$. [16:26.73]: Why would he lie
about the Scopuli?
$. [16:29.32]: Get himself tangled
up in this mess?
$. [16:31.07]: You're out of your
ever-lovin' mind
$. [16:32.45]: you think you can
trust that guy.
$. [16:33.82]: Look,
$. [16:34.91]: I only committed myself.
$. [16:38.12]: Fred Johnson offered
to crew me up.
$. [16:40.08]: You guys will be safe here on
Tycho till all this blows over.
$. [16:43.08]: Then you can go
back to your lives.
$. [16:44.75]: Whoa, whoa, whoa.
You're using his crew?
$. [16:47.04]: How do you know he's not going to space
you the second you get out there?
$. [16:49.59]: Because you're going to rig the Roci
so it only responds to my command.
$. [16:52.38]: For God's sake.
$. [16:53.47]: Look, I don't need to
trust Fred Johnson.
$. [16:56.60]: We both have a gun
to each other's head.
$. [17:01.14]: So, what is this?
$. [17:03.89]: Goodbye?
$. [17:07.94]: ALEX: Nah.
$. [17:09.52]: All that's waiting out there
for you is more trouble.
$. [17:12.65]: More death. Why are you
so hell-bent, Holden?
$. [17:17.87]: Because this is my fault.
$. [17:23.62]: What is?
$. [17:27.63]: I logged the distress
call on the Cant.
$. [17:32.80]: Amos.
$. [17:35.55]: I'm glad we
cleared this up.
$. [17:38.30]: I knew.
$. [17:42.39]: Holden did the
right thing.
$. [17:45.44]: Why didn't you tell me?
$. [17:47.56]: I don't know.
$. [17:52.65]: You were afraid of me.
$. [18:11.38]: (SCOFFS)
$. [18:19.05]: You should have
said something.
$. [18:32.11]: So...
$. [18:34.15]: Let's talk about Julie Mao.
$. [18:36.90]: Is she alive?
$. [18:38.11]: She chose to be OPA
because she believed
$. [18:40.99]: that what we are
fighting for is just.
$. [18:43.29]: You took an innocent kid and you
forced her to do your dirty work.
$. [18:46.20]: No. She came to me.
Asked me to help her.
$. [18:49.08]: She knew what she was doing.
$. [18:51.42]: She was willing to
make a sacrifice for us.
$. [18:54.71]: It's more than you.
$. [18:55.84]: She trusted you,
$. [18:57.42]: she put herself
in your hands
$. [18:59.80]: 'cause she couldn't
see the blood on 'em.
$. [19:05.22]: Just like your sister.
$. [19:07.43]: Isn't that right?
$. [19:08.64]: Wasn't she, like, 15 when you
let her die out on the Belt?
$. [19:13.90]: Sure. It's part of the legend
you like to leave out.
$. [19:17.40]: Everybody knows
that story.
$. [19:18.61]: I doubt that.
$. [19:21.70]: You were just stupid
kids, right?
$. [19:23.33]: Rock-hopping out
on the Belt.
$. [19:25.70]: And what,
$. [19:27.37]: you forgot to check her
magboots or something?
$. [19:32.79]: She was your sister.
$. [19:34.59]: She relied on you
to keep her safe.
$. [19:36.88]: Would you like me to
tell you the real story?
$. [19:39.76]: I'm sure you've told
so many lies about it
$. [19:41.43]: you don't even
remember what happened.
$. [19:43.09]: My sister Athena
$. [19:45.26]: was touched by
the hand of God.
$. [19:48.77]: The most beautiful child in
all the Belt, the smartest.
$. [19:54.27]: But she was fragile.
$. [19:58.03]: Her bones were like chalk
$. [20:01.15]: from spending a
lifetime in zero-g.
$. [20:06.20]: She was never
going to recover.
$. [20:09.41]: An impossible burden for a
dirt-poor family of rock-hoppers.
$. [20:15.84]: And when she became
too ill even to travel...
$. [20:22.13]: I had three other
sisters to think about.
$. [20:27.81]: Our family was starving.
$. [20:32.48]: So you killed her.
$. [20:35.94]: And that makes me a monster.
$. [20:39.86]: There was no
scrip to bury her,
$. [20:42.28]: so I laid her to rest
$. [20:43.99]: in a beautiful bauxite tunnel
that we discovered together.
$. [20:50.70]: Do you know it is possible to
$. [20:55.29]: cry so hard
$. [20:58.67]: that your tears turn to blood?
$. [21:02.72]: (SCOFFS)
$. [21:06.72]: And living with this pain,
$. [21:09.01]: I came to realize
that I have millions
$. [21:12.73]: of brothers and
sisters in the Belt.
$. [21:17.69]: I even count you among them.
$. [21:21.28]: As I did Julie,
an Earther.
$. [21:25.74]: So, everybody dies
for the cause,
$. [21:29.58]: except for you.
$. [21:33.54]: Now I'll tell you
the truth about Julie.
$. [21:37.33]: Just tell me
if she's alive.
$. [21:40.17]: If she was here right now,
$. [21:44.59]: she'd spit in your face.
$. [21:48.97]: You're everything
she despised,
$. [21:51.85]: a Belter who preys
on his own kind.
$. [21:55.02]: Welwala.
$. [21:58.61]: Die as you lived.
$. [22:08.07]: GAUNT BELTER ON RADIO: ...that
every drop of water on Ceres
$. [22:10.37]: has been blood and piss
and tears and spit,
$. [22:14.25]: a hundred times and will
be
a thousand times more.
$. [22:17.75]: The innocent can
never comprehend this.
$. [22:20.92]: Perhaps they will comprehend
the hail of stones
$. [22:23.42]: that will one day come crashing down
through their precious blue skies.
$. [22:28.72]: You want us to call you
Sir and Madam and grovel,
$. [22:32.26]: like we are some
second-class citizens.
$. [22:34.93]: Well, enjoy your final
days in...
$. [22:36.68]: (RUMBLING)
$. [22:40.02]: ...the stars
belong to Belters,
$. [22:42.11]: the heavens
belong to Belters...
$. [22:43.90]: (GRUNTING)
Uncle, what are you doing?
$. [22:45.86]: (GROANING)
What are you doing?
$. [22:47.65]: Uncle Mateo, no!
$. [22:50.07]: No! No, no, no!
$. [22:52.28]: Go on! Go! (GROANS)
$. [22:55.91]: No!
Get out!
$. [22:57.46]: Please!
I'll try harder!
$. [23:02.96]: I'm sorry.
I'll work harder!
$. [23:05.51]: Mi gonya
wowk mo gut!
$. [23:06.97]: GAUNT BELTER: If you could
round us all up... Please!
$. [23:08.63]: ...and burn us
in a nuclear fire,
$. [23:10.51]: you'd do it...
I'm sorry!
$. [23:11.64]: ...and warm your fat...
$. [23:13.10]: No!
What are you doing?
$. [23:24.40]: Diogo: (SOBBING)
Please. Uncle, please!
$. [23:27.86]: Please!
$. [23:30.36]: Uncle! Please!
$. [23:42.50]: Errinwright: Carlos Davila just
reamed me out for half an hour.
$. [23:45.09]: He's a private citizen, Chrisjen.
You can't go squeezing his berries.
$. [23:47.84]: I politely asked to
borrow his spy on Tycho.
$. [23:51.80]: Why are you interested
in Fred Johnson?
$. [23:53.30]: He has blood on his hands
and wants redemption.
$. [23:56.35]: While Earth and Mars throw
sand in each other's faces,
$. [23:59.64]: the OPA rises
in the Belt.
$. [24:01.94]: Tycho spins up
asteroids.
$. [24:03.56]: The Donnager was destroyed by
advanced stealth warships.
$. [24:06.19]: And Fred Johnson is building the
largest spacecraft in human history.
$. [24:11.11]: He'd have to be siphoning off
resources on a massive scale.
$. [24:14.12]: The OPA smuggler we captured
$. [24:16.66]: was carrying
stealth composites.
$. [24:19.08]: That's not a coincidence.
$. [24:22.54]: Are you going to
shut me down?
$. [24:25.21]: Fred Johnson turned
his back on Earth.
$. [24:27.88]: The OPA killed your son.
$. [24:30.34]: You sure this
isn't personal?
$. [24:33.26]: You're damn right
it's personal.
$. [24:37.06]: All right.
$. [24:41.31]: You keep me
in the loop.
$. [24:43.19]: Of course.
$. [24:51.74]: (TECHNO MUSIC PLAYING)
$. [25:15.68]: I'm Daniel.
$. [25:16.93]: I'm not interested, Daniel.
$. [25:21.06]: Tell me. How do they
treat you here?
$. [25:24.69]: The others say it's
better than most.
$. [25:28.11]: That bucker,
ogling you?
$. [25:31.03]: He's packing a knife
on his left hip.
$. [25:34.07]: Thanks.
$. [25:43.45]: (CLEARS THROAT)
$. [25:46.00]: What are you,
their union rep?
$. [25:48.46]: I grew up in
places like this.
$. [25:51.80]: You grew up? I wouldn't
have figured that.
$. [25:56.38]: Must've been rough.
$. [25:57.55]: Ah, it's fine.
$. [25:59.89]: I guess you must
have been as happy
$. [26:01.43]: as a puppy with two peckers, right?
(CHUCKLES)
$. [26:04.02]: I didn't... I didn't
mean it like that.
$. [26:06.06]: Like what?
$. [26:08.81]: I'm going to stop talking.
Two more, please.
$. [26:12.78]: It's an honest living.
$. [26:15.45]: It's more honest than most.
$. [26:17.95]: And you can tell
a lot about a place
$. [26:19.57]: by how they
treat their people.
$. [26:22.20]: Fair enough.
$. [26:27.25]: Why don't you
spend some scrip?
$. [26:30.29]: Go on, it'd be
good for you.
$. [26:32.88]: Ah, I can't.
Oh, come on.
$. [26:35.34]: You're not married.
$. [26:41.10]: What makes you say that?
$. [26:42.85]: Like I said, I grew up
in places like this.
$. [26:47.56]: I was married.
$. [26:49.85]: Out on a run, all I could think
about was getting back home.
$. [26:54.11]: And lying in my bed,
all I could dream about
$. [26:58.86]: was getting back out here.
$. [27:00.87]: Big brass said I didn't
have what it takes to
$. [27:03.95]: fly their bad-ass gun-ships.
$. [27:06.87]: But I'll tell you one thing,
flying the Rocinante back there,
$. [27:11.88]: that was just about the best
feeling I have ever had.
$. [27:31.56]: I'll do it.
$. [27:36.44]: The ship will look like a
run-of-the-mill gas freighter.
$. [27:39.11]: Don't fly too close, but
don't try to avoid it.
$. [27:42.45]: The Martian patrols won't
give you a second look.
$. [27:44.24]: The drive signature?
We're altering that too.
$. [27:49.87]: A lot of Martians gave their
lives getting us onto this ship.
$. [27:54.00]: In the heat of the battle,
$. [27:55.92]: they fought to get
you off the Donnager?
$. [27:59.80]: Wow.
$. [28:00.93]: Are there any bodies
we need to take care of?
$. [28:02.59]: Lieutenant Lopez.
He's in the rear hold.
$. [28:07.93]: He died for us.
$. [28:09.93]: I'll make sure his body
is returned to Mars.
$. [28:12.48]: He's a fellow soldier.
Thank you.
$. [28:23.16]: You all right?
$. [28:27.45]: Relax. You rigged
the fail-safe, right?
$. [28:31.79]: They try to access any
areas that they shouldn't,
$. [28:34.25]: and the Roci's core
will self-destruct.
$. [28:38.80]: (sighs) I'm confident
you got us covered.
$. [28:41.47]: You feeling confident?
$. [28:43.84]: Come on, let's
let them do their thing
$. [28:46.22]: and we'll go get a drink
in the crew lounge.
$. [28:49.27]: You sure?
$. [28:50.85]: I could use a drink.
$. [28:53.23]: We'll charge it
to Fred's tab.
$. [29:01.11]: (ALARM BUZZING)
$. [29:09.54]: (GROANS)
$. [29:11.87]: (SCREAMS)
$. [29:34.77]: (GROANS)
$. [29:48.78]: (GASPING)
$. [29:56.58]: (GROANS)
$. [30:04.59]: (PANTING)
$. [30:19.36]: DIOGO: Uncle Mateo,
please.
$. [30:22.07]: You don't need
to do this.
$. [30:23.48]: A man's gotta
stand up.
$. [30:25.74]: (EXHALES)
$. [30:29.12]: Uncle Mateo!
$. [30:30.74]: A man has got
to stand up!
$. [30:33.91]: Come back!
$. [30:36.96]: We'll be okay.
$. [30:38.42]: We can only
live so long
$. [30:39.92]: with a boot
to our necks.
$. [30:42.88]: Uncle Mateo,
$. [30:44.88]: you don't need to do this.
We'll be okay!
$. [30:49.05]: MAN: (OVER INTERCOM) Xinglong, you are
on unauthorized intercept course.
$. [30:52.05]: Adjust trajectory immediately...
It's okay, Diogo.
$. [30:53.85]: Someone will
find you out there.
$. [30:55.27]: We'll be okay.
$. [30:56.68]: Someday, things gonna change.
$. [30:59.23]: We'll be okay,
Uncle. We'll be okay!
$. [31:02.44]: A man's gotta stand up.
$. [31:18.41]: (BREATHING HEAVILY)
$. [31:26.67]: (GASPS)
$. [31:33.64]: (sesame)
$. [31:47.03]: To Shed.
$. [31:51.74]: Always generous.
$. [31:52.91]: Mmm.
$. [31:54.58]: Thoughtful.
$. [31:56.91]: Sometimes a whiny
little prick.
$. [31:58.62]: (BOTH LAUGH)
$. [32:02.17]: We're going to
miss you, pal.
$. [32:04.04]: Wherever you are,
$. [32:07.00]: I hope no one there
needs medical attention.
$. [32:09.05]: (BOTH LAUGH)
$. [32:10.67]: Yam seng. (飲勝)
$. [32:15.01]: Mmm.
$. [32:18.18]: To those brave,
crazy bastards
$. [32:20.43]: who got us off
the Donnager.
$. [32:23.73]: Hey.
$. [32:26.15]: A little respect.
$. [32:28.36]: I have nothing
but respect.
$. [32:29.99]: Then what's your problem?
$. [32:32.99]: Gung-ho military
hypnotized by a uniform,
$. [32:35.91]: fanatics, religious freaks.
$. [32:38.70]: Those Marines could've
saved themselves,
$. [32:40.87]: gone home
to their families,
$. [32:42.92]: instead of coming
back for us.
$. [32:46.25]: Yeah.
$. [32:48.55]: Well, it did take
some convincing.
$. [32:53.51]: I know it was
because of you.
$. [32:58.64]: Why did you come
back for us?
$. [33:03.56]: Well, you were only
there because of me.
$. [33:05.23]: Mmm.
$. [33:08.90]: Why?
$. [33:11.07]: Would you have
come back for me?
$. [33:13.20]: At the time? With all
those bullets flying?
$. [33:19.74]: Probably not.
$. [33:20.79]: (LAUGHS)
$. [33:28.09]: So, what's next
for Naomi Nagata?
$. [33:30.80]: When all this blows over?
$. [33:36.26]: Nawe Nada.
$. [33:38.85]: I'm using my last
remaining brain cells
$. [33:40.76]: to try and kill my
last remaining brain cells.
$. [33:43.60]: So let's get to work
on that, shall we?
$. [34:04.91]: I got it.
$. [34:08.96]: I never killed
anyone before.
$. [34:11.50]: (WHISPERING) Right.
$. [34:13.55]: You'll be all right.
$. [34:16.84]: Ugh. I'm gonna be sick.
$. [34:20.30]: Ohm(GROANS)
$. [34:24.60]: Hey, you're all right.
$. [34:27.14]: It's just a reaction.
$. [34:31.86]: You know, my third
year on the job,
$. [34:36.49]: I caught this Skinny,
(CLEARS THROAT)
$. [34:38.99]: he was from the
Lower Levels.
$. [34:40.32]: He was coming
out of a drug den.
$. [34:45.50]: He grabbed his
old lady by the hair,
$. [34:47.50]: he was waving
his piece around.
$. [34:49.33]: Drink.
$. [34:52.17]: And, um...
$. [34:55.09]: You know how they
tell you in basic,
$. [34:57.63]: you're either somebody who can
pull the trigger or you ain't.
$. [35:00.76]: Well,
$. [35:03.31]: you and me are the same.
$. [35:06.64]: First shot,
$. [35:08.81]: I killed him, all right.
$. [35:12.36]: But it wasn't the blood or the
iron smell of it that got me.
$. [35:19.53]: It was that little
girl in the window
$. [35:23.20]: watching me.
$. [35:28.71]: You know...
$. [35:34.13]: The only guy
lever killed.
$. [35:39.05]: You know, every time
you remember something,
$. [35:42.22]: your mind changes it,
just a little,
$. [35:45.89]: until your best and
your worst memories,
$. [35:52.06]: they're your
biggest illusions.
$. [35:55.27]: My advice is
just forget it.
$. [35:59.24]: Make yourself forget it.
$. [36:03.41]: I appreciate that,
$. [36:05.99]: but it's terrible advice.
$. [36:09.12]: Yeah, probably.
$. [36:11.54]: (SOBS QUIETLY)
$. [36:30.27]: Um...
$. [36:37.27]: What are you doing?
$. [36:46.28]: Found this at Julie's.
$. [36:49.87]: Let's see what's on it.
$. [36:53.37]: (DEVICE CHIRPING)
$. [37:12.64]: NAOMI: You're late.
$. [37:16.36]: What is this?
Oh, spare us the speech.
$. [37:18.82]: The ship's ready.
$. [37:21.99]: Are you?
$. [37:24.15]: I guess we lost Amos.
$. [37:25.91]: Oh, he'll be
here in a sec.
$. [37:30.33]: Okay.
$. [37:33.54]: I guess I'll put
on some coffee.
$. [37:41.80]: You people drive
a hard bargain.
$. [37:43.51]: You got our recorded
statements.
$. [37:47.34]: We'll bring your Lionel Polanski
home if he's out there.
$. [37:51.35]: In return, I want you to
help me find someone.
$. [37:55.02]: Someday, I'll come
to you with a name.
$. [37:57.90]: No questions asked.
$. [38:00.98]: I'll do what I can.
$. [38:31.81]: (COUGHS)
$. [38:33.39]: (SCOFFS) Jesus, Miller.
Should I even ask?
$. [38:36.48]: I figured it out.
$. [38:39.73]: Most of it, anyway.
$. [38:41.90]: Here.
$. [38:43.57]: It's not dormant,
it's giving off heat.
$. [38:46.45]: I'm seeing molecular
reactions,
$. [38:48.07]: vibrational resonances
all across the spectrum.
$. [38:50.87]: Can you hear me?
$. [38:52.08]: Look at this thing.
$. [38:53.37]: What the hell
am I looking at?
$. [38:54.62]: You're looking at, I don't
know, some kind of bio weapon?
$. [38:59.21]: Where'd this
recording come from?
$. [39:00.54]: Phoebe, that's what I think.
$. [39:01.75]: Phoebe Station. I meant
where'd you get it?
$. [39:03.67]: Julie Mao.
$. [39:05.34]: She bought that
from a data broker.
$. [39:07.13]: She gave it to Dawes.
$. [39:08.93]: Dawes crewed up
this black-bag ship
$. [39:11.55]: which vanishes with
all souls aboard.
$. [39:14.56]: And then the data-broker
ends up dead
$. [39:17.48]: and ships start blowing up.
$. [39:19.69]: We know who's pulling
the strings?
$. [39:21.90]: Well, let's play
it through.
$. [39:24.19]: Scientists on Phoebe
discover something,
$. [39:25.98]: something big that would
tip the balance of power.
$. [39:29.24]: The OPA gets wind of it,
$. [39:30.99]: they send a crew out
to steal it.
$. [39:33.20]: The mission goes south.
$. [39:35.16]: Which leaves
$. [39:37.75]: someone with a lot of power,
$. [39:40.50]: a lot of resources, who'll do
anything to keep it quiet,
$. [39:44.34]: including starting a war.
$. [39:49.13]: And that man,
he holds the key.
$. [39:52.59]: Radiation levels
are off the charts.
$. [39:55.93]: We're ready for
the next phase.
$. [39:58.64]: We need to get a
sample off Phoebe,
$. [40:02.56]: HOW.
$. [40:05.94]: You tell anyone
about this?
$. [40:07.53]: No. Just you.
$. [40:08.99]: What about this? Copies?
$. [40:12.45]: No. It's encrypted.
$. [40:14.12]: You can't copy it.
$. [40:21.58]: Erase Detective Miller's case files
and cancel all his clearances.
$. [40:24.75]: What are you doing?
$. [40:27.96]: You're fired.
$. [40:32.63]: Dawes.
$. [40:35.30]: He bought you.
$. [40:36.64]: Get out.
$. [40:38.60]: You're in his pocket.
$. [40:40.85]: What, did he buy himself
a whole police force?
$. [40:42.64]: Have it your way.
$. [40:44.23]: Security.
$. [40:45.52]: What does it go for these days, huh?
Undying loyalty?
$. [40:50.19]: I'm tired of
speaking to a child.
$. [40:52.95]: Yeah, well, I'm tired
of smelling this shit.
$. [40:55.37]: You know that?
$. [40:57.66]: Help Mr. Miller
find the door.
$. [41:00.25]: If he gives you any problems,
feel free to shoot him.
$. [41:32.86]: I'm sorry.
$. [41:43.87]: Thanks.
$. [41:53.09]: ALEX: Tycho Control, this
is gas freighter Rocinante
$. [41:55.18]: requesting clearance
for departure.
$. [41:57.09]: FRED: Understood, Rocinante.
$. [41:58.60]: Your flight plan has been
filed and logged.
$. [42:00.51]: Be advised you'll be crossing
three Martian trade zones.
$. [42:03.14]: Likelihood of encountering
MCRN patrols is high.
$. [42:05.94]: Sorry, that's the best we could do.
You are clear to disengage.
$. [42:09.11]: Thank you kindly, partner.
$. [42:29.42]: (ENGINES POWERING UP)


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TriviaEdit

  • "Rock Bottom" was the intended title for this episode, but due an issue in SyFy's listings grid, the episode was mistakenly titled "Retrofit". Ty Franck believes the title "Retrofit" was taken from a very old draft of the script.
    TheExpanse gallery 106FunFacts 06
  • According to the script for this episode, Mateo's ship Xinglong is described as a "crappy two-person ship that looks like a Winnebago."[2]
  • The conflict between Scipio and Xinglong was taken from the single paragraph in Leviathan Wakes. Chrisjen previously mention this in the episode "CQB".[2]
  • The Nauvoo, the massive ship being constructed by Fred Johnson and his team, has the most powerful sensor and communication array ever built. Johnson used it to spy on what was happening during the Donnager battle. .[2]

References Edit

  1. http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/episodes/season/1/episode/6/rock-bottom
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Fun Facts: Season 1, Episode 6

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