The Expanse (TV series)
The Expanse is an American science fiction television series based on the series of novels by James S. A. Corey. Set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System, it follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Miller (Thomas Jane), and ship's officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace across the System and the survival of humanity.
- Executive Officer: You know what I just can't figure out? We make it all this way, so far out into the darkness. Why couldn't we have brought more light?
- Joe Miller: [after almost suffocating Vargas] Air is good, don't you think? Air is nice. Keep those filters clean, asshole.
The Big Empty [1.02]
- Jim Holden: Hey, what's the deal with you and Naomi? You two an item or something?
- Amos Burton: An item?
- Jim Holden: Hey, it's none of my business, but -
- Amos Burton: You must think I'm pretty stupid, don't you? I mean, you're right. I can take a core apart and put it back together with my eyes closed. But ask me whether or not I should rip your helmet off and kick you off this bucket, and I couldn't give you a reason why I should or shouldn't. Except Naomi wouldn't like it.
Remembering the Cant [1.03]
- Lopez: You were a problem in the Navy. Eight years ago. Aboard the UNN Zheng Fei. You assaulted a superior officer.
- Jim Holden: Not technically, he ducked my punch. I broke my hand on a bulkhead.
- Lopez: You were dishonorably discharged.
- Jim Holden: He ordered me to fire on a Belter ship.
- Lopez: It was a smuggler -
- Jim Holden: Who was smuggling people!
- Lopez: You had no way of knowing that at the time.
- Jim Holden: But I was right! Earth and Mars have been stepping on the necks of the Belters out here for over 100 years and I didn't want to be the boot.
- Lopez: So you decided to switch sides.
- Jim Holden: I stopped playing.
- Anderson Dawes: Give the Martians their water! Milowda na animals. You have every right to be angry. You should be angry. But if we act like animals, we only justify their belief that we are. Gif im fo imalowda xitim. Treat them the way they should treat us.
- Anderson Dawes: How much are they paying you to find her? I'm not judging, I'm just curious to know what your rate is, in case I need you to suit up for a different side.
- Joe Miller: What side would that be?
- Anderson Dawes: An Earth Corp may pay your salary, but you were born here. Lived your whole life on Ceres. I think that under that ridiculous hat there's a Belter yearning to find his way home.
- Joe Miller: Patron saint of lost causes. I'm all choked up.
- Anderson Dawes: Have I answered all your questions, Detective?
- Joe Miller: You haven't answered any of my questions. You took a young, naive, rich girl - with daddy issues -
- Anderson Dawes: - stop -
- Joe Miller: - and got inside her head -
- Anderson Dawes: Stop. Now I'm getting choked up.
- Franklin Degraaf: You know what I love most about Mars? They still dream. We gave up. They're an entire culture dedicated to a common goal, working together as one to turn a lifeless rock into a garden. We had a garden and we paved it.
- Chrisjen Avasarala: They couldn't do any of that without the knowledge of centuries from Earth. Earth must come first.
- Franklin Degraaf: I have no choice about that now. My diplomatic credentials have been revoked. I've been banned from Mars for life. Apparently I'm an alarmist who caused the MCRN to expose classified stealth technology hubs. Craig called the realtor about selling our house this morning.
- Chrisjen Avasarala: We may have stopped a war. For a while, anyway. If you like, we can drink it now.
- Franklin Degraaf: I was looking forward to drinking our wine, watching the sunset over the Mariner Valley. Do you remember You were very young, a couple of us played cards at your house?
- Chrisjen Avasarala: I remember I didn't like to be excluded.
- Franklin Degraaf: Well, you always lurked on the side, quiet, obedient but watching. Finally one night, you demanded to play, and, well, we'd had a few and You were I don't know... [holds up hand] However old that is. We let you in. You didn't take any hands, but you clearly understood the fundamentals. When the deal came to you, you called your game.
- Chrisjen Avasarala: Tennessee Three Finger Hold 'Em.
- Franklin Degraaf: Your father took it very seriously. He asked you how to play. You said, "We each get five cards." You dealt them out, then you pointed to the far end of the yard and you said, - now - "Whoever gets to the tree first, wins." You dropped your cards and were halfway there before anyone else realized what was happening. I've never seen your father more proud. See, here's the thing. I was terrified for you, I didn't know why. And now I do. You will do anything to win. Just like your father. That's what got him killed. I won't play with you, ever again.
Back to the Butcher [1.05]
Rock Bottom [1.06]
- Jim Holden: I'm just the messenger, I have half a platoon of pissed-off Martian marines who are just itching for some payback.
- Fred Johnson: Huh. That's a corvette-class Martian frigate that typically crews thirty. I only see two of you. That tells me that you're trying hard to hide your numbers. Tactically, if there were more, as a show of force you would've brought them out. I'm guessing there are two to four people left on your ship. And I'm confident that there's no Martian Navy on board. If they were, they'd be out here speaking with me now. You walked off that ship, because you're in charge. At least you think you are. If I wanted to hurt you, I would have broadcast your transponder and your position to the entire system. Coming here was your only option. But it was also your best option. Now, you want to continue to play games, or shall we talk about how to help each other?
- Joe Miller: You took an innocent kid and you forced her to do your dirty work.
- Anderson Dawes: No! She came to me. Asked me to help her. She knew what she was doing. She was willing to make a sacrifice for us. It's more than you.
- Joe Miller: She trusted you, she put herself in your hands 'cause she couldn't see the blood on 'em. Just like your sister. Isn't that right? Wasn't she like 15 when you let her die out on the Belt? Sure. It's part of the legend you like to leave out.
- Anderson Dawes: Would you like me to tell you the real story?
- Joe Miller: I'm sure you've told so many lies about it you don't even remember what happened.
- Anderson Dawes': My sister Athena was touched by the hand of God. The most beautiful child in all the Belt, the smartest. But she was fragile. Her bones were like chalk from spending a lifetime in zero-g. She was never going to recover. An impossible burden for a dirt-poor family of rock-hoppers. And when she became too ill even to travel? I had three other sisters to think about. Our family was starving.
- Joe Miller: So, you killed her.
- Anderson Dawes: And that makes me a monster. There was no scrip to bury her, so I laid her to rest in a beautiful bauxite tunnel that we discovered together. Do you know it is possible to cry so hard that your tears turn to blood? And living with this pain, I came to realize that I have millions of brothers and sisters in the Belt. I even count you among them. As I did Julie, an Earther.
- Joe Miller: So, everybody dies for the cause, except for you.
- Anderson Dawes: Now I'll tell you the truth about Julie.
- Joe Miller: Just tell me if she's alive.
- Anderson Dawes: If she was here right now, she'd spit in your face. You're everything she despised. A Belter who preys on his own kind. Welwala... Die as you lived.
- Thomas Jane - Joe Miller
- Steven Strait - Jim Holden
- Cas Anvar - Alex Kamal
- Dominique Tipper - Naomi Nagata
- Wes Chatham - Amos Burton
- Paulo Costanzo - Shed Garvey
- Florence Faivre - Juliette "Julie" Andromeda Mao
- Shawn Doyle - Sadavir Errinwright
- Shohreh Aghdashloo - Chrisjen Avasarala