The Big Empty is the second episode in the first season of The Expanse which debuted on December 15, 2015.


Holden and crew fight for survival in a badly damaged shuttle. Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao, as water rationing hits Ceres Station. On Earth, UN Deputy Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala interrogates a Belter terrorist.

Recap Edit

As Holden snaps out of a flashback of the first time he met his now-deceased lover, Ade, debris from the obliterated Canterbury pummels the Knight. Some expert flying from Alex keeps the tiny shuttle from being destroyed, though it takes quite a beating nonetheless.

Once they're clear of the debris field, Holden demands they go after the mystery ship that destroyed the Canterbury. Naomi shuts down the engines to prevent him from doing something rash.

Their situation is pretty grim, as they have a dead radio, only about four hours of oxygen and not nearly enough fuel to get to the nearest space station. With the airlock breached, the outer doors are gone, so they'll have to vent the ship to investigate the outer antenna.

Holden and Amos do a 'spacewalk' in an attempt to fix the antenna as everyone dons spacesuits to be able to breathe on board the ship. Soon, Alex starts going hypoxic, mumbling "Oh My Darling, Clementine" to himself. Shed quickly hooks up breathers to share his oxygen with Alex even though there's not nearly enough for both of them.

Shed ends up passing out as Holden fixes the antenna the old fashioned way: by kicking it. As the cabin is re-pressurized, Holden revives the heroic medic.  

The crew then conjures a makeshift amplifier to send a distress signal. During the salvaging, Naomi notices the beacon they found aboard the Scopuli is actually top-grade military tech courtesy of the Martian Congressional Navy, which leads everyone to suspect that Mars nuked the Canterbury.

Their suspicions become stronger when they receive a response to the Knight's distress signal … from a colossal Martian warship known as the Donnager. As the Donnager prepares to jam the Knight's communications, Holden sends a message revealing the Canterbury was destroyed after answering a bogus SOS from the Scopuli, from which they recovered Martian Naval technology. He hopes this information being broadcast will serve as "insurance" and keep them from being killed by their captors.  

It's unknown whether the message got out as the Knight is pulled into the Donnager and the crew is taken at gunpoint by Martian soldiers …

Meanwhile, on Ceres Station, water rations are in effect due to the Canterbury  being late for its delivery. Detective Miller, whose shower was cut short before he could rinse the shampoo from his hair, infiltrates Julie Mao's apartment, finding a message from her father in which he threatens to sell her racing ship, the Razorback. "It's time to come home," he says. "I'll make everything right again."

After Miller listens to Julie's angry response telling dear old dad that he can't "buy me off or control me anymore," he takes advantage of Julie's water supply being at 97% to fix his bad hair day.

Miller and Havelock then visit the Administrative Plaza of Ceres, where a representative named Joon shows them an area of the gardens where the grass has turned brown. Joon assumes a group of local Belter gangsters known as the Greigas are once again redirecting and stealing the water for themselves. After Havelock challenges what he interprets to be prejudice against Belters and a sense of entitlement that comes with being one of the Ceres elite, Joon presents him with a small potted cactus.

Escorted by an AWP (Air Water Power) Worker, Miller and Havelock descend into the depths of Ceres on board a conduit elevator, surrounded by pipes that feed the lifeblood of water to the station. They find the pipe to the Southeast corner of the gardens has indeed been sabotaged with the water being diverted to a warehouse.

At the warehouse, Miller and Havelock confront young Diogo and his fellow teenage "gutter punks," who have stolen the water … and claim the Greigas have left their turf to them. Respecting their survivalist defiance (but wondering what happened to the Greigas), Miller lets them go with a warning: stay away from the owkwa.

Later, Miller visits the Docks in the hopes to find a lead on the Razorback. The Dock Master remembers Julie Mao from her teaching a rude dock-jock some manners and reveals that she was a passenger on a dumpy old transport called the Scopuli. In case you haven't put the pieces together yet, we will for you: Julie Mao left Ceres on The Scopuli. The Scopuli was the abandoned ship that Holden and The Canterbury crew picked up a distress signal from, only to find it abandoned (and for a nearby stealth ship to blow up The Canterbury)

After going through Julie's profile on a dating site, Miller finds that she went out with a guy called 'Nightbandit31.' Is he somehow connected to her disappearance … and that of the Scopuli?

Speaking of dating, Havelock's been holding on to that little cactus given to him by Joon … and gives it to Gia, the prostitute Miller questioned in Episode 1. She accepts the gift with a smile and they disappear into Gia's quarters.

Meanwhile, at the United Nations Building in New York City on Earth, U.N. Undersecretary-General Sadavir Errinwright is enraged at Chrisjen Avasarala for gravity-torturing accused OPA operative Heikki Sabong for 20 hours. "If you want to talk to that Belter, you put him in the Tank," he seethes.

Heikki is put in 'the Tank,' a small saline-filled Plexiglass cell that alleviates the crush of Earth's gravity on Belter bodies. Speaking through a full-face breather mask, Heikki insists he's not OPA but simply a "meaningless courier." But how — and why — was he in possession of restricted stealth technology? Who entrusted him to carry pieces of the Holy Grail?

Chrisjen has Heikki Sabong sent to Luna (the station on Earth's moon) for further interrogation, believing the OPA is trying to obtain stealth weapons to form an alliance with Mars. "The Cold War is over," she tells Errinwright. "This is something new."

Later that night at her Westchester home, Chrisjen is told that Heikki Sabong killed himself en route to Luna by rejecting the high-gravity injections from his crash couch. "Earth's gravity - we used it to hurt him," says the U.N. executive assistant on the phone. "He threw it back in our face."[1]

Cast Edit

Main Edit

Guest Starring Edit

Co-Starring Edit

Transcript Edit

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Nygaard [01:00.26]: It's a crucial part of the formula. Neutralizes acidity,adds body, balances pH. Something like that.
Nygaard [01:10.15]: Here. A perfect cup of coffee.
Holden [1:16.82]: [*sips*, *swallows*]Ah!
Holden [1:18.37]: [*chuckles*]
Nygaard [1:19.49]: It's an acquired taste. Yeah.
$. [1:21.16]: So, wait and see. Yeah.
Holden [1:23.37]: Hey, what's your name?
Nygaard [1:25.54]: Ade. I'm the new navigator.
Nygaard [1:32.76]: Jim, there's something you should know.
Alex [1:40.14]: Hoss.
Alex [1:42.93]: [*emphatically*]Hoss!
Alex [1:44.18]: Debris field. Buckle up!
Alex [01:49.02]: I'll try to drive us out of it.
$. [01:50.98]: (CLICKS)
Holden [1:55.70]: How bad are we gonna catch it?
Alex [1:57.24]: Pretty bad.
Alex [1:59.91]: Right, sweetheart. You know how much I love you.
$. [02:08.83]: (RATTLING)
$. [02:27.81]: (CLAN KING)
$. [02:34.94]: (BEEPING RAPIDLY)
$. [02:40.95]: (CRACKLING)
$. [02:47.41]: (AIR WHOOSHING)
Amos [2:50.46]: Airlock breach! We're losing pressure!
Naomi [2:52.63]: Somebody close the hatch!
Holden [2:52.63]: I'm on it!
$. [03:04.06]: (GRUNTS)
$. [03:24.66]: (GRUNTS)
Alex [3:32.67]: Somebody shut that damn airlock!
$. [03:34.63]: (GRUNTS)
$. [03:41.72]: (WHOOSHING STOPS)
$. [3:51.48]: (CLANKING CONTINUES)
$. [3:55.65]: (BREATHING HEAVILY)
Alex [3:57.02]: Son of a bitch. We're through.
$. [4:00.40]: (PANTING)
$. [4:09.04]: Do we still have scopes?
$. [4:14.13]: Damn straight. Do not lose that ship.
$. [04:16.96]: What?
Alex [4:19.96]: Jesus, you're not... We're going after them.
$. [4:21.84]: Buddy, I don't think...
$. [4:22.88]: We're losing them! Don't do it, Alex.
Holden [04:25.39]: They just dusted 50 of our friends.
$. [04:27.85]: Well, let's not make it 55.
$. [04:29.47]: Alex, I'm telling you to go after that ship.
$. [04:33.52]: What if they don't like being followed?
$. [04:36.86]: They slip off that screen, they're gone forever.
$. [04:40.69]: They'll get away with this.
Holden [04:47.62]: What is wrong with you? I gave an order!
$. [04:49.24]: You think rank matters now?
Holden [04:51.20]: Get up, I'll do it myself.
$. [04:53.25]: Get up!
Naomi [4:57.13]: We're not going anywhere.
$. [05:05.89]: (BUZZING)
$. [05:10.93]: Hey! Hey! Hey! Whoa, whoa!
$. [05:12.56]: Let's just take a deep breathhere, people. All of you.

$. [06:08.66]: (BEEP S)
INTERCOM FEMALE [06:09.78]: Water ration exceeded.
$. [06:11.62]: (BEEPING)
$. [06:13.45]: WOMAN: (OVER INTERCOM)Water ration exceeded.
$. [06:15.50]: (GROANS)
Bouillotte Dealer [06:29.26]: They're trying to thirst us out.
$. [6:31.76]: Who's that? BOUILLOTTE DEALER: Earth, Mars.
$. [6:34.43]: The water shipment's not late, copeng.
$. [6:36.98]: They're holdin' it back.
Miller [6:38.56]: You seem pretty sure about that.
Bouillotte Dealer [6:40.65]: Water means life.
$. [6:42.19]: One shipment late, you got protests.
$. [6:44.82]: Two shipments late, you got dead people in the street.
$. [6:47.82]: And it's gonna get worse. Mark my words.

$. [07:08.01]: (BEEP S)
$. [07:15.97]: (BEEP S)
$. [07:19.27]: Christ.
$. [07:38.66]: MILLER AND JULIE: (OVERLAPPING) "Father, bother,
$. [7:39.96]: "poured hot coffee in the parking lot."
$. [7:44.17]: "Father, bother, poured hot coffee in the parking lot."
$. [7:47.63]: Home. I'm home.
$. [7:56.31]: (TRILLING)
Show me my files.
$. [8:03.19]: Copy all files.
$. [8:07.11]: Replay my last messages.
$. [8:11.03]: I tried to give you the best of all worlds,
$. [8:14.16]: and you choose to live like some filthy handmaid
$. [8:17.41]: among the riff-raff of the Solar System.
$. [8:19.58]: Since you have no intention of returning home,
$. [8:21.91]: I'm forced to consider selling the Razorback.
$. [8:25.17]: You're naive, sweetheart.
$. [8:27.54]: It's time to come home.
$. [8:29.76]: Please. I'll make everything right again.
$. [08:33.59]: Jesus. Spare me.
$. [08:36.05]: (OVERLAPPING)
Show me my replies.
Julie [8:38.76]: You're so blind and so condescending
$. [8:40.81]: and you're never gonna change.
$. [08:44.65]: If you won't take yourself seriously as an adult,
$. [08:46.61]: then why should I care about being your child?
$. [08:49.61]: You want to sell the Razorback? Do it.
$. [08:52.78]: You can't buy me off or control me anymore.
$. [08:58.12]: Maybe what you hate about me the most
$. [09:00.62]: is that I remind you of yourself.
$. [09:09.25]: (DOOR CREAKING)
$. [09:27.23]: (SIGHS)
$. [09:28.77]: (GRINDING)
$. [09:36.66]: Keep it up, partner.
$. [09:39.83]: You'll get there.
$. [10:02.56]: Is it true that you had a Belter up on hooks for 20 hours?
$. [10:06.31]: He's an O.P.A. smuggler and a terrorist.
$. [10:08.52]: The Secretary-General...
$. [10:10.36]: He didn't want to talk...
$. [10:11.73]: The Secretary-General has publicly disavowed gravity torture.
$. [10:14.36]: If you want to talk to that Belter, you put him in the tank.
Avasarala [10:31.63]: You know who I am?
$. [10:34.05]: I've heard of you, yes.
$. [10:36.42]: Many interesting tales.
Avasarala [10:39.18]: You're well-spoken for an O.P.A. soldier.
Heikki [10:42.10]: Because I'm a Belter, I'm naturally O.P.A.?
Heikki [10:44.93]: [*scoffs*]I'm just a citizen of the Belt. I work for the futureof my people as you do for yours.
Avasarala [10:51.19]: Then for the future of both our people, I need to know how you got your hands on restricted stealth technology that could destroy the balance in the system.
Heikki [11:01.91]: You mean the balance between Earth and Mars. Either way, it's a lousy deal for Belters.
Avasarala [11:07.29]: The O.P.A. demands legitimacy through violence. They haven't earned it any other way.
Heikki [11:12.46]: No? You talk to me through a piece of glass, you see my body which can no longer survive on the very planet that bore my great-grandmother.
Heikki [11:21.80]: (INHALES) Earth has created a race of exiles out in space, who have no homes to return to.
$. [11:30.60]: Should this go unanswered?
$. [11:34.40]: I don't mean to make you afraid, madam.
Avasarala [11:36.90]: Have I given you the impression that I'm afraid?
Heikki [11:39.70]: Then why waste your time on a meaningless courier like myself?
Avasarala [11:44.41]: You're too modest, child. Someone entrusted you to transport pieces of the Holy Grail. The question is, who?
$. [11:59.34]: There are places far worse than this.
Avasarala [12:03.30]: And I imagine there is a mother somewhere
$. [12:06.05]: who'll love to see her boy again.
$. [12:09.14]: Y sasa, madam.
$. [12:11.31]: I understand.
$. [12:12.90]: We all have our duty.

$. [12:28.99]: We've got a dead radio and about four hours of oxygen left.
$. [12:32.54]: Alex, how much burn do we have?
Alex [12:34.50]: I could get us maybe a third of the way to Ganymede Station, maybe.
$. [12:38.00]: Or get us right to the edge of the shipping lanes, and then we'd have to pray someone tripped over us.
Amos [12:43.38]: It won't happen. With a dead transponder, we're just like space trash.
$. [12:47.30]: What's wrong with the radio?
$. [12:48.56]: Board's cooked,
and I'm guessing
$. [12:50.31]: the antenna array up top
has seen better days.
$. [12:52.64]: HOLDEN: See if you can
improvise another board.
$. [12:54.85]: I'm gonna go outside
and see what's what.
$. [12:57.69]: Great.
We'll wait here.
$. [13:00.98]: I don't mean to be a bad
news bull or anything, but
$. [13:04.24]: the airlock's done.
$. [13:06.24]: The outer door's gone.
$. [13:09.37]: Then we'll have to
vent the ship.
$. [13:12.45]: Are you outta
your tree?
$. [13:14.92]: We'll lose all oxygen
in the cabin.
$. [13:16.92]: Everything depends
on fixing that radio.
$. [13:19.75]: We're wasting time.
$. [13:20.88]: There you go.
Calling the shots again.
$. [13:23.72]: I'm going outside. You
got a problem with that?
$. [13:25.88]: Amos, go with him.
$. [13:27.89]: Whoa! (STUTTERING) Let's
just hold on for one second.
$. [13:31.06]: We don't have to
go outside.
$. [13:33.06]: (STUTTERING)
We're safe right now.
$. [13:35.73]: We open those doors,
we're done.
$. [13:37.56]: The ship could crack apart.
I'm telling you...
$. [13:39.48]: Shed? I'm just... If
we open those doors...
$. [13:41.19]: Please, just listen to me.
Listen to me!
$. [13:42.73]: If we out there,
we're gonna die.
$. [13:44.61]: Hey,hey,hey!
$. [13:48.41]: You're in shock. You're in shock.
$. [13:49.95]: HOLDEN: You know the symptoms. You know
the symptoms. Just breathe. Breathe.
$. [13:53.87]: Deep... Breathe.
Breathe, breathe.
$. [13:57.42]: All right.
$. [14:00.21]: (GRUNTING)
$. [14:03.96]: There.
$. [14:05.26]: There. You chilled?
$. [14:07.26]: Okay.
$. [14:08.80]: Now, we're gonna
go outside,
$. [14:10.76]: and we're gonna
fix the antenna,
$. [14:12.47]: and we're gonna make some
noise and get rescued.
$. [14:16.18]: Okay,
$. [14:17.94]: Yeah.
$. [14:19.02]: ALEX: (OVER RADIO) Watch your step, boys.
We're on the way.
$. [14:22.27]: How's it looking
out there?
$. [14:24.78]: HOLDEN: Well,
it could've been worse.
$. [14:28.28]: AMOS: It can always be worse.
$. [14:31.95]: (CLICKING)
$. [14:36.25]: Okay. It's worse.
$. [14:41.79]: (BIRDS CHIRPING)
$. [14:44.96]: HAVELOCK: Captain was pissed
you weren't around.
$. [14:47.13]: She wanted this
dealt with.
$. [14:48.68]: Yeah, it must be
my week.
$. [14:50.97]: New Earth partner.
$. [14:53.31]: Drawing all
the "hot" cases...
$. [14:56.52]: WOMAN: (OVER PA) Your attention, please.
The Air, Water and Power...
$. [14:59.19]: Joon: Well, it's about time.
$. [15:03.82]: Expected you
an hour ago.
$. [15:06.78]: It's a long hoof
from the Medina, sir.
$. [15:11.66]: A week ago,
$. [15:13.49]: those dead patches
started appearing.
$. [15:15.91]: My guess is, the Greigas
are stealing water again.
$. [15:19.33]: Some Belters
clearly don't respect
$. [15:21.04]: the green space's role in
recycling the air and the water.
$. [15:25.17]: Not to mention the embarrassment
it causes the Governor.
$. [15:28.80]: You seem sure
it was Belters.
$. [15:31.84]: The criminals here
tend to be.
$. [15:37.68]: You're new here,
aren't you?
$. [15:39.52]: We'll get
right on that, sir.
$. [15:41.69]: Maybe if everyone in
Ceres had this view,
$. [15:45.15]: they'd respect you more.
$. [15:57.70]: There.
$. [15:59.91]: Now, you can make
your own view.
$. [16:07.30]: (BREATHING HEAVILY)
$. [16:16.47]: (CLAN KING)
$. [16:24.23]: HOLDEN: Oh, Shit!
$. [16:28.28]: (HEAVY BREATHING)
$. [16:36.91]: You're an Earther.
$. [16:38.99]: And I don't even know
where you're from.
$. [16:41.29]: AMOS: We're gonna be
space trash in
a few hours
$. [16:44.42]: and you wanna
start a friendship?
$. [16:46.38]: If you don't think we're gonna make
it, what are you doing up here?
$. [16:49.09]: AMOS: Naomi told me to,
so I am.
$. [16:53.18]: As far as I'm concerned,
she's the cap now.
$. [17:02.10]: (THUDDING)
$. [17:03.27]: (ALEX HUMMING)
$. [17:09.73]: (CONTINUES HUMMING)
$. [17:22.20]: (SINGING)
Till I lost my Clementine
$. [17:26.92]: NAOMI: Alex, send me
some juice to E-12.
$. [17:30.84]: (CONTINUES SINGING)
How I missed her...
$. [17:32.80]: Alex?
$. [17:34.80]: Alex!
$. [17:36.30]: Oh. E-12.
$. [17:39.01]: Copy that.
$. [17:40.68]: There you go, sugar.
$. [17:41.85]: You doin' okay
up there?
$. [17:43.60]: I'm doing as good as dew
on a mornin' full of sunshine.
$. [17:59.32]: HOLDEN: Hey, what's the deal
with you and Naomi?
$. [18:01.16]: You two an item
or something?
$. [18:03.29]: An item?
$. [18:12.42]: Hey, it's none
of my business, but...
$. [18:15.17]: AMOS: You must think I'm
pretty stupid, don't you?
$. [18:18.18]: I mean, you're right.
$. [18:20.35]: I can take a core apart and put it
back together with my eyes closed.
$. [18:23.72]: But ask me whether or not I should rip your
helmet off and kick you off this bucket,
$. [18:28.81]: and I couldn't give you a reason
why I should or shouldn't.
$. [18:36.40]: Except Naomi
wouldn't like it.
$. [18:39.32]: (CLATTERING)
$. [18:45.95]: Could you pass me
the drill?
$. [18:48.42]: (ALEX HUMMING)
$. [18:52.67]: Thank you.
$. [18:58.47]: ALEX: (SINGING OVER RADIO)
Then I lost my Clementine
$. [19:00.43]: (DRILLING)
$. [19:02.51]: Alex, what are
you doing?
$. [19:04.35]: ALEX: I'm bringin' her
home, honey-pie.
$. [19:06.89]: Hey. ALEX". One more, two...
And we'll be together.
$. [19:09.44]: Just one trip to
Ganymede, sweetheart.
$. [19:11.98]: Oh, don't be like that, sugar,
I said I'm comin' home.
$. [19:17.90]: SHED: Alex. NAOMI: Shed,
what's wrong with him?
$. [19:20.45]: SHED". He's, uh...
He's hypoxic.
$. [19:24.20]: Oh, Shit!
$. [19:25.54]: His breather's
crapping out.
$. [19:27.54]: Damn it! How long
can he hold on?
$. [19:29.37]: (ALEX GROANS)
$. [19:31.00]: SHED: Oh, oh, shit.
We're losin' him.
$. [19:33.42]: HOLDEN: (OVER <i>RADIO)
We're coming back in.
$. [19:34.59]: Negative. We don't have
enough oxygen to vent again.
$. [19:37.59]: Shed, take care of him!
Do something!
$. [19:40.26]: (PANTING AND GROANING)
$. [19:42.47]: SHED: We're in a vacuum!
He's in
a suit! I...
$. [19:44.80]: (ALEX GASPING)
$. [19:46.43]: SHED: What do you
want me to do?
$. [19:48.56]: There's no spare!
$. [19:50.10]: NAOMI: Shed, you're a <i>medic!
Act like one!
$. [19:53.44]: SHED: Hold on, buddy.
$. [19:55.57]: Listen, I'm hooking our
breathers up, okay?
$. [19:58.53]: So we can share air.
$. [20:00.03]: So you can breathe
off mine, okay?
$. [20:01.82]: NAOMI: Shed, what's happening?
$. [20:04.82]: SHED: Okay. Hold on, buddy.
Come on.
$. [20:08.45]: (GROANING AND GASPING)
$. [20:11.29]: SHED: Hold on, Alex!
Come on.
$. [20:14.42]: (HISSING)
$. [20:15.71]: Yeah, there it is!
Breathe! Breathe, Alex!
$. [20:18.80]: Breathe it in. Breathe.
$. [20:22.34]: (INHALING)
$. [20:24.64]: Just keep breathing.
We're buddy-breathing.
$. [20:28.06]: (SIGHING)
$. [20:35.19]: SHED". It's all gonna be good.
It's all good.
$. [20:38.78]: Shed, you got this?
$. [20:40.49]: No one else dies today.
$. [20:41.95]: If we don't get that radio
back, we all die... Today.
$. [20:45.12]: SHED: Okay, Alex.
My turn, buddy.
$. [20:48.95]: I just need
a couple of breaths.
$. [20:50.33]: (BREATHING HEAVILY)
$. [20:54.12]: SHED: Ah, that's the stuff.
$. [21:00.67]: HOLDEN: (OVER <i>RADIO)
How's Alex doing?
$. [21:02.26]: NAOMI: He's hanging in there.
$. [21:06.18]: (GRUNTS)
$. [21:08.60]: HOLDEN: What does that mean?
$. [21:09.89]: NAOMI: Means he's
hanging in there!
$. [21:11.56]: Get on with it.
Hurry up.
$. [21:17.73]: SHED: Don't look at it.
$. [21:19.94]: Just think about
something else, okay?
$. [21:22.86]: Like your kid.
Think about your kid.
$. [21:27.24]: Swinging on a...
$. [21:30.37]: Swinging on a swing
or something.
$. [21:32.70]: You're trying to
distract me.
$. [21:37.96]: (GRUNTING)
$. [21:42.88]: (CHOKING)
$. [21:48.26]: SHED: Hey, GUYS-
$. [21:49.55]: (SHUNTED BREATHING)
$. [21:51.81]: We're running out of...
We're running out of air.
$. [22:01.73]: (DRILLING)
$. [22:03.53]: (GRUNTING)
$. [22:05.53]: HOLDEN; NOW?
$. [22:08.87]: No carrier.
$. [22:10.03]: HOLDEN: Ah, piece of shit!
$. [22:12.12]: (CLAN KING)
$. [22:14.12]: (GRUNTING)
$. [22:15.75]: (PANTING)
$. [22:19.08]: (RADIO WHIRRING)
$. [22:20.63]: NAOMI: (OVER RADIO)
We have connection.
$. [22:24.26]: NAOMI: Get back in here now!
$. [22:30.76]: (CHOKING)
$. [22:33.68]: (GRUNTING)
$. [22:47.86]: NAOMI: Come on.
$. [22:53.03]: NAOMI: Go!
HOLDEN: Pressurizing.
$. [22:56.29]: (HISSING)
$. [23:02.04]: (INHALING SHARPLY)
$. [23:05.80]: (BEEPING)
$. [23:16.89]: (HOLDEN GRUNTING)
$. [23:23.31]: (PANTING)
$. [23:30.24]: (SIGHS)
$. [23:40.96]: (GASPING)
$. [23:42.88]: (CHOKING)
$. [23:48.67]: Ow!
$. [23:51.76]: What the hell
did you do to me?
$. [23:54.26]: (GROANING)
$. [23:58.52]: You saved my hide,
$. [24:02.65]: You crazy
son of a bitch.
$. [24:05.52]: SHED: Ah, no problem.
$. [24:31.51]: CHRISJEN: I need him sent to
Luna for deeper interrogations.
$. [24:34.22]: Errinwright: Let the team here go
another round, they'll break him.
$. [24:37.81]: They have a budget,
it's already shot to hell.
$. [24:40.31]: And unlike you,
I have to grovel
$. [24:42.73]: and promise and deliver
to get reappointed.
$. [24:44.90]: This concerns me? How?
$. [24:49.82]: You're two heartbeats away from running
the government on this planet.
$. [24:53.61]: Yet you're accountable to no one.
How does that happen?
$. [24:55.91]: This boy isn't some
hapless smuggler.
$. [24:59.33]: I believe the O.P.A may be trying
to obtain stealth weapons.
$. [25:03.58]: Everything is not
an O.P.A. plot
$. [25:05.75]: and if Earth can't afford
a stealth program,
$. [25:07.50]: how can a bunch of
$. [25:09.00]: They can't.
$. [25:10.76]: Unless they've found
a new friend like Mars.
$. [25:14.26]: Cold war is
a bloodless war.
$. [25:16.05]: Mutual distrust and
complete co-dependence.
$. [25:19.06]: Nobody wants to
change that.
$. [25:21.18]: Least of all Mars.
$. [25:24.06]: That's another thing.
$. [25:25.44]: I want every Martian weapons
facility under a microscope.
$. [25:30.15]: They are.
$. [25:31.53]: You know, your Belter will
like gravity on Luna better.
$. [25:33.70]: That's the only thing
he'll like.
$. [25:36.41]: I'm afraid for him.
$. [25:38.62]: Heaven help your enemies,
$. [25:42.12]: Heaven help us all
$. [25:43.71]: if Mars and the Belt
decide to share a toothbrush.
$. [25:48.88]: Bold move,
I'll give him that.
$. [25:53.97]: What?
$. [25:57.47]: The cold war is over,
this is something new.
$. [26:02.10]: (BEEPING)
$. [26:03.85]: The antenna's working but
our signal's still too weak.
$. [26:08.02]: (SCOFFS)
$. [26:09.15]: NAOMI: The transmitter was severed
from the power grid. It's done.
$. [26:11.98]: This just keeps getting
better and better.
$. [26:14.94]: So we just blew an hour of air for
a radio that doesn't even work?
$. [26:19.62]: Can't we rig ourselves
an amplifier?
$. [26:23.41]: We're gonna need
a shit load of power.
$. [26:25.83]: Take everything apart.
$. [26:27.67]: Be fast and be careful, we're
inside of a limb with a pin here.
$. [26:30.79]: If it has a battery,
a power pack,
$. [26:32.63]: any charge capability,
it goes into a part.
$. [26:44.89]: I'm sorry, does anyone
need a back rub first?
$. [26:49.90]: (SIGHS)
$. [26:54.15]: Last one.
$. [26:56.15]: (DRILLING)
$. [26:59.66]: SHED: Even if someone
hears our SOS,
$. [27:01.12]: they're gonna think
we're pirates.
$. [27:02.53]: (EXHALES)
$. [27:04.58]: We're gonna just have to pray there's
another caring soul out there like Ade.
$. [27:08.54]: Ade? She's why we're
in this shit right now.
$. [27:11.38]: If she hadn't gone and logged
that stupid distress call...
$. [27:13.50]: Hey!
$. [27:14.71]: You don't know what
you are talking about.
$. [27:16.34]: You wanna keep your teeth
in your mouth...
$. [27:18.05]: (CLANG)
$. [27:20.01]: We're wasting air.
$. [27:22.22]: (AIR HISSING)
$. [27:28.27]: ALEX: Give me a hand
over here, will you, buddy?
$. [27:31.06]: You want to unburden
your soul,
$. [27:33.23]: do it on
your own time.
$. [27:34.40]: On the remotest chance
we get off this alive.
$. [27:37.40]: We have enough problems
right now.
$. [27:41.61]: Yes, sir.
$. [27:49.54]: You know that guy was
telling you to go...
$. [27:52.29]: ...hump yourself.
$. [27:53.84]: Yeah. Geez...Really? l
hadn't realized that.
$. [27:58.26]: I've got plans
for it, anyway.
$. [28:00.88]: Not even gonna ask.
$. [28:04.60]: MILLER: Nice tat.
$. [28:06.56]: Your boss lets you wear your
colors like that, out in the open?
$. [28:09.02]: (SCOFFS)
$. [28:10.14]: Boss has one
just like it.
$. [28:16.36]: Here's the one. Feeds the
south-east corner of the gardens.
$. [28:19.15]: This guy?
$. [28:25.83]: (CREAKING)
$. [28:30.29]: AWP WORKER: Look it, here.
$. [28:39.88]: Sensor box should be
to your right.
$. [28:43.22]: (HISSING)
$. [28:46.68]: Amateurs.
$. [28:49.56]: But you gotta admire their
stones for hittin' the park.
$. [28:53.39]: Where did you say this pipe diverts to?
$. [28:55.86]: Twelfth Level, condenser grid.
It's in a warehouse.
$. [29:01.07]: (WHIRRING)
$. [29:08.49]: (BEEPING)
$. [29:14.17]: DIOGO: Even water
like this today,
$. [29:16.25]: Belter loader
gonna want it.
$. [29:19.75]: Huh? Hmm?
$. [29:22.17]: Sa baka.
$. [29:27.76]: (CLICKS TONGUE)
It's good! Good.
$. [29:30.14]: We can sell im.
$. [29:31.27]: URCHIN:
Let's make some money!
$. [29:32.35]: (THUD)
$. [29:33.39]: Star Helix,
don't move!
$. [29:38.19]: Hey! Hey! Hey!
$. [29:43.65]: Be smart.
$. [29:47.16]: Come on, kid.
$. [29:49.78]: Huh?
$. [29:52.16]: (GRUNTS)
$. [29:54.21]: (GRUNTING)
$. [30:00.00]: (CLATTERING)
$. [30:05.01]: Is that everything
you got?
$. [30:07.51]: (GRUNTING)
Hey... Hey!
$. [30:09.10]: DIOGO: Doing
my work, cop.
$. [30:11.89]: Hey, whoa, whoa!
$. [30:15.89]: What are you punks doing
stealing-up tunnel water?
$. [30:19.19]: (SPITS)
$. [30:20.31]: Free sample.
$. [30:21.86]: All piss and vinegar.
$. [30:23.57]: You know, you're lucky
$. [30:25.15]: it's us chasing you
and not the Greigas.
$. [30:28.16]: They would feed you
your fingers,
$. [30:29.99]: for playin'
in their district.
$. [30:33.16]: Greigas gone.
$. [30:35.20]: This is our turf now.
$. [30:36.91]: MILLER: Nobody just abandons their
territory to a bunch of street punks.
$. [30:40.54]: You see,
the Greigas were smart.
$. [30:42.67]: They'd siphon a little water,
and sell it off...
$. [30:45.34]: Nobody's the wiser.
$. [30:47.09]: But you,
you gutter punks.
$. [30:49.76]: You screwed
the golden goose.
$. [30:53.14]: Mmm?
Okay, man.
$. [30:55.73]: Schoolin' me on
gangsters, ke?
$. [30:57.64]: Yeah, dirtbag school's
in session.
$. [31:00.44]: Listen, pick all the pockets
you want, roll drunks...
$. [31:04.40]: But when you mess
with the water,
$. [31:06.86]: that's when
you're going down.
$. [31:11.70]: Maybe a couple of years on a prison
barge will set him straight.
$. [31:16.50]: Huh? Would you like that?
$. [31:19.12]: Do what you gotta do.
$. [31:25.50]: (CLINKS)
$. [31:29.30]: Hey... Hey!
$. [31:30.97]: (CUTS ZIPLOCK)
$. [31:32.47]: Get out of here.
$. [31:34.39]: Stay away
from da owkwa!
$. [31:36.39]: Tell all your friends!
$. [31:39.10]: (CLICKS TONGUE)
$. [31:40.48]: I did not see
that coming.
$. [31:43.81]: Yeah?
$. [31:45.19]: How about this?
You see that coming?
$. [31:51.20]: Yeah.
$. [31:59.29]: ASSISTANT: Madam, I apologize
for calling so late.
$. [32:02.08]: There's been an incident
on the shuttle to Luna.
$. [32:05.13]: CHRISJEN: Go on.
$. [32:07.05]: The prisoner, Heikki Sobong
took his own life
$. [32:09.17]: by avoiding the high-gravity
injections from his crash couch.
$. [32:12.84]: It appears he broke free
of his restraints,
$. [32:15.22]: during the critical phase
of the ascent,
$. [32:16.85]: when he knew the guards would be
receiving their own injections.
$. [32:19.89]: I think, madam,
he is making a statement.
$. [32:22.69]: CHRISJEN:
Speak frankly, please.
$. [32:25.36]: Earth's gravity.
We used it to hurt him.
$. [32:28.36]: He threw it back
in our face.
$. [32:46.38]: HOLDEN: You want
to clue us in?
$. [32:47.96]: This beacon we answered
isn't pirate tech...
$. [32:50.55]: It's top-grade
military stuff.
$. [32:52.76]: Serial stamp
on the main board.
$. [32:54.89]: Martian
Congressional Navy.
$. [32:56.76]: (HULL CREAKING)
$. [32:58.06]: ALEX: That makes
no kind of sense.
$. [32:59.27]: HOLDEN: It makes
all kinds of sense.
$. [33:01.23]: That ship that attacked the Cant
wasn't tucked behind an asteroid,
$. [33:04.56]: it was hiding
in plain sight.
$. [33:06.36]: A stealth ship... Why would they nuke
a civilian ship without warning?
$. [33:09.07]: Because they can.
$. [33:10.57]: You don't know what you're talking about.
SHED: Whoa.
$. [33:14.16]: What the hell are we
tangled up in here?
$. [33:15.66]: Who gives a shit?
$. [33:17.66]: Let's focus on staying alive.
We'll worry about Mars later.
$. [33:20.83]: (WHIRRING)
$. [33:24.92]: Good so far?
$. [33:28.42]: (BEEPING)
$. [33:31.21]: Good signal.
$. [33:32.76]: We've got three
hours of juice.
$. [33:34.76]: (SIGHS)
$. [33:37.76]: SHED: Well...
$. [33:39.39]: I guess all we
gotta do now is
$. [33:41.18]: pop a cold beer,
and wait to be rescued.
$. [34:05.92]: DOCK MASTER: Nope.
$. [34:06.96]: Got no record of a Razorback
on these docks.
$. [34:10.04]: Any, um,
$. [34:11.84]: special hangar where rich people
keep their pleasure-craft?
$. [34:15.22]: On Ceres?
Not last I heard.
$. [34:18.26]: (SCOFFS)
$. [34:21.76]: (TRILLING)
$. [34:24.48]: (LAUGHING)
$. [34:26.52]: Now, there's a girl I'm not
gonna forget anytime soon.
$. [34:29.23]: Yeah, why's that?
$. [34:30.69]: Uh, few rotations back,
$. [34:33.40]: some dock-jock was
slobbering all over her
$. [34:35.82]: while she was
prepping to ship out.
$. [34:38.20]: Eh, guy must've mistaken her
good manners for encouragement,
$. [34:43.16]: and when he laid
hands on her,
$. [34:45.29]: God damn, she planted
him in the deck.
$. [34:48.46]: That girl had skills.
$. [34:50.83]: What ship was that?
$. [34:55.17]: Scopuli.
$. [34:56.63]: Dumpy old transport.
$. [34:58.34]: No cargo, just this young
lady and a few crew.
$. [35:01.60]: Send me the ship
manifest, will you?
$. [35:03.51]: And transponder logs,
et cetera?
$. [35:05.89]: She in some kind
of trouble?
$. [35:08.77]: I'm sure it's nothin'
she can't handle.
$. [35:44.89]: (BEEPING)
$. [35:48.85]: Alex?
$. [35:50.60]: (BEEPING CONTINUES)
$. [35:54.77]: Someone heard us.
$. [35:56.94]: Someone heard us?
$. [35:59.90]: SHED: Are they coming?
$. [36:02.32]: Just waiting for
the bounce back.
$. [36:14.04]: (CHUCKLES)
$. [36:15.42]: What is that?
$. [36:16.92]: Ship en route.
$. [36:19.21]: How far?
$. [36:20.42]: (CHUCKLING)
$. [36:23.76]: It's almost 80,000 clicks.
$. [36:30.06]: It's gonna be a hell
of a close shave.
$. [36:32.14]: We'll make it.
$. [36:41.78]: What? What is it?
$. [36:43.49]: The ship. It's Mars.
$. [36:47.28]: What?
$. [36:49.29]: The Donnager.
$. [36:52.58]: The flagship of
the Martian Navy.
$. [36:57.34]: Coming to finish
the job.
$. [36:59.51]: (SCOFFS)
$. [37:01.17]: And we just told 'em
where we were.
$. [37:28.78]: REPORTER: ...continues to appear
for the raider Canterbury
$. [37:31.16]: which disappeared while
responding to a distress call.
$. [37:33.66]: The Canterbury was reported to be
carrying ice, bound for Ceres station.
$. [37:37.13]: And the loss of that
shipment has prompted
$. [37:38.92]: a drastic increase in
water rationing station-wide.
$. [37:41.67]: A spokesperson...
$. [37:45.34]: (CLAMORING)
$. [38:00.15]: Hey-
$. [38:33.72]: (SCOFFS)
$. [38:40.02]: Good golly, Ms. Mao.
You sure can pick 'em.
$. [38:50.57]: Find your lost
heiress yet?
$. [38:53.62]: (SIGHS) Well...
$. [38:56.62]: She's not on Ceres.
$. [38:59.00]: Shipped out
on the Scopuli.
$. [39:02.09]: It just went dark
right after take-off.
$. [39:04.71]: Vanished.
$. [39:07.67]: The week for
vanishing ships.
$. [39:14.31]: You'd think a rich girl like her
would've had that birthmark fixed.
$. [39:20.77]: I don't know.
If it was a birthmark,
$. [39:22.52]: her parents would
have had it fixed.
$. [39:27.86]: That's a scar.
$. [39:31.20]: I don't think
she wanted it fixed.
$. [39:34.58]: Why do you
Say that?
$. [39:36.12]: Oh, it's a badge
of defiance.
$. [39:40.62]: Against everything
she's supposed to be.
$. [39:50.09]: Wow. She tell you that herself?
$. [39:56.14]: Yeah, she did.
$. [40:07.69]: Listen, we're the only ones who
know what happened to the Cant.
$. [40:11.82]: We get on that ship and chances
are we're never comin' out.
$. [40:16.54]: Unless...
$. [40:19.41]: NAOMI: What are you doing?
$. [40:20.54]: HOLDEN: Buying us insurance.
$. [40:26.63]: My name is James Holden,
$. [40:28.34]: speaking for the five
survivors of the Canterbury.
$. [40:30.80]: Our ship was destroyed answering a bogus
SOS from a ship called the Scopuli.
$. [40:34.85]: We recovered a false beacon and identified
it as Martian Naval technology.
$. [40:38.89]: It was a trap.
Are you insane?
$. [40:40.68]: We are about to be taken
aboard the MCRN Donnager.
$. [40:42.85]: NAOMI: Alex, shut him down!
He's locked us out.
$. [40:44.44]: ALEX: He's locked us out!
Hey, whoa, whoa!
$. [40:46.19]: NAOMI: You don't speak for us.
$. [40:48.23]: We intend to cooperate and hope
this means we won't be harmed.
$. [40:51.07]: (GUN COCKS)
AMOS: Should I smoke him?
$. [40:55.37]: Say the word.
$. [40:59.45]: We're dead anyway.
$. [41:05.79]: Any such action
will only confirm
$. [41:08.25]: that the Canterbury
was destroyed by Mars.
$. [41:20.06]: (BREATHING HEAVILY)
$. [41:23.10]: It just needs to reach one ship,
one station. Then it'll spread.
$. [41:28.11]: ALEX: Don't count on it.
$. [41:33.65]: Their jammers
were in range.
$. [42:18.45]: (SHIP RATTLES)
$. [42:25.46]: (CRACKLING)
$. [42:37.47]: MARTIAN GUARD: You are prisoners of
the Mars Congressional Republic.
$. [42:40.35]: Move and you die.

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Notes Edit

  • The title of the episode is an allusion to the cold, vast, sterile vacuum of space.
  • Shawn Doyle's name was included in the starring bill in this episode.
  • The earlier version of the script for the scene featuring Chrisjen eating the pistachios, contains a line in which she described them as her "last remaining vice".[2]
  • When Shed says Alex is hypoxic, that word is a reference to Hypoxia, a pathological condition in which the body or a region of the body is deprived of an adequate oxygen supply. Side effects in outer space include impromptu performances of "Oh My Darling, Clementine."[2]


  • Craig Henry appears in two episodes as "Javi" the Bouillotte Dealer. For the first appearance, the word Dealer is shortened to just three letters, DLR, in his closing credit. For the second appearance, the word Bouillotte is misspelled and shortened instead, omitting an "L" leaving only one.


  • This episode was broadcasted the night after the series premiere as part of the two night premiere.
  • Wes Chatham's wife went into labor on the day the spacewalk was filmed on the exterior of the Knight. In addition, this is also the same scene that won Chatham the part of Amos Burton.[2]
  • For the filming of the scene where Miller and Havelock descend into the supply tunnels of Ceres, the actors are placed on a platform while the wall behind them is being lifted.[2]
  • The sound effect for Donnager's robot arm hitting the Knight was described as the larger ship hitting the smaller ship with a taser.[2]
  • In September 2017, it was noted that credits shown for streamed episodes on Amazon Instant Video were revised to include more stunt performer credits especially those stunt performers supporting major roles. Also added were stunt wire team credits. This appears on the Ultra HD (4K) stream, [[1]]

Cast credits on-screen Edit

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