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 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 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 2 Episode 5
The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.
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 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 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 1, Episode 1
In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off the book investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.
Season 2 Episode 3
Holden and Miller butt heads about how the raid was handled.
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 2 Episode 4
Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.
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 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 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 7
Preparations for the Earth/Mars peace conference tighten the tension on Erringwright.
Season 2 Episode 11
Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.
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 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 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.
Season 1 Episode 6
Miller gains valuable information from a hidden data cube. Holden and his crew learn their host’s agenda.
Season 1 Episode 7
Holden and his crew face a Martian military blockade. Miller finds a new reason to forge ahead. Avasarala visits Holden’s family.
Season 2 Episode 12
A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Rocinante crew against each other.
Season 1 Episode 3
Holden and the crew are taken prisoner by the Martian Congressional Republic Navy. Miller deals with unhappy rioters. Avasarala plays politics and gets severely burned.
Season 3 Episode 12
As survivors arrive to the Behemoth, two factions form over how to handle a life-or-death threat. Holden grapples with what he's seen and the choices he must make.
Season 1 Episode 8
A derelict vessel holds a potentially devastating secret. Holden and his crew cross paths with Miller on Eros. Avasarala receives bad news.