There are so many good episodes of The Expanse, but which ones really stand out? Do you like "Salvage" the best, or is "Congregation" your favorite episode of The Expanse? To determine once and for all what the best episodes of The Expanse are, let's rank every The Expanse episode from best to worst.
The Expanse is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System and follows a disparate band of antiheroes including United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane) The series is based on The Expanse novels by James S. A. Corey. The Expanse premiered on SyFy on December 14, 2015, and after three seasons SyFy canceled the show in May 2018. Shortly after, Amazon Prime Video picked up The Expanse for a fourth season and then renewed it for a fifth.
Vote up your favorite episodes of The Expanse, and vote down any bad episodes that you really didn't enjoy, despite how much you love the series as a whole. It can be painful to put one The Expanse episode over the other when there are so many good ones, which is why you can vote on however many episodes you like.
Season 5, Episode 4
Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.
Season 2 Episode 5
The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.
Season 2 Episode 11
Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.
Season 3 Episode 7
All eyes turn to the edge of the solar system as a mysterious new presence emerges; Naomi recommits to her roots; Drummer butts heads with a seasoned new commander aboard the Behemoth; and a young Belter makes a name for himself.
Season 3 Episode 10
Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into unchartered territory.
Season 3 Episode 13
Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.
Season 3 Episode 1
The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi's betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars while Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan.
Season 3 Episode 4
The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies. Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding.
Season 3 Episode 2
The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal. Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor. UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.
Season 2 Episode 4
Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.
Season 3 Episode 8
An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks. Naomi struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.
Season 3 Episode 6
The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity. A new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station. Anna receives the smoking gun she needs.
Season 1 Episode 10
Avasarala uncovers a game-changing secret while the future of the human race might be in Holden and Miller's hands.
Season 5, Episode 10
Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.
Season 1 Episode 4
Holden and crew find themselves in the middle of a desperate battle while still aboard the Martian battleship. Miller’s partner, Havelock, goes missing.
Season 3 Episode 5
The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head. Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King
Season 2 Episode 2
With the help of Fred Johnson and the OPA, Miller, Holden and the crew stage a raid for information on the protomolecule. On Earth, Avasarala learns a truth about Fred Johnson.
Season 2, Episode 13
The Roci crew must fight to save the ship.
Season 5, Episode 7
Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from Marco. On the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.
Season 5, Episode 2
Holden and Fred deal with infiltrators on Tycho. Drummer's past comes back to haunt her. Amos returns to Baltimore. Alex and Bobbie's investigation on Mars leads to rogue soldiers.
Season 2 Episode 12
A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Rocinante crew against each other.
Season 3 Episode 3
As Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars, Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing. Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante.
Season 5, Episode 9
Amos, Clarissa, and a gang of thieves work together to leave Earth. Avasarala tries to head off a brutal military strike. Drummer's new family bonds are tested as Naomi's life hangs in the balance.
Season 3 Episode 9
The Rocinante seeks a new gameplan as they attempt to avoid capture. Melba's true motives are revealed. Naomi is torn between identity and ideal. Anna seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.
Season 1 Episode 9
Julie's origin story ends up revealing her trajectory. Holden and Miller work together as they take a look at a strange emergency happening on Eros.