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The Best Episodes of The Expanse

Every episode of The Expanse ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of The Expanse!

A thriller set two hundred years in the future following the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Genres:DramaMysterySci-Fi & Fantasy

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The best episode of "The Expanse" is "Home", rated 9.4/10 from 5777 user votes. It was directed by David Grossman and written by Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus. "Home" aired on 2/22/2017 and is rated 0.0 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Immolation".

  • Home
    9.4/10 5,777 votes

    #1 - Home

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 2017-02-22

    The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles towards Earth.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

  • Immolation
    9.4/10 4,242 votes

    #2 - Immolation

    Season 3 Episode 6 - Aired 2018-05-16

    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.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Alan DiFiore

  • Gaugamela
    9.4/10 4,425 votes

    #3 - Gaugamela

    Season 5 Episode 4 - Aired 2020-12-23

    Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.

    Director: Nick Gomez

    Writer: Dan Nowak

  • Triple Point
    9.3/10 4,166 votes

    #4 - Triple Point

    Season 3 Episode 5 - Aired 2018-05-09

    The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head. Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Georgia Lee

  • Abaddon's Gate
    9.3/10 4,018 votes

    #5 - Abaddon's Gate

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 2018-06-27

    Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.

    Director: Simon Cellan Jones

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar

  • Saeculum
    9.1/10 3,085 votes

    #6 - Saeculum

    Season 4 Episode 9 - Aired 2019-12-13

    Holden and Miller race to save Ilus. Murtry puts his endgame into motion, putting the Roci crew's lives at risk.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

  • It Reaches Out
    9.0/10 3,582 votes

    #7 - It Reaches Out

    Season 3 Episode 8 - Aired 2018-05-30

    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.

    Director: Kenneth Fink

    Writer: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

  • Cibola Burn
    8.9/10 3,226 votes

    #8 - Cibola Burn

    Season 4 Episode 10 - Aired 2019-12-13

    Ashford closes in on an enemy while uncovering a dangerous plot. Avasarala faces a crossroads in her personal and political life. The Roci crew works to reestablish life on Ilus in the wake of a deadly catastrophe.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

  • Babylon's Ashes
    8.9/10 4,309 votes

    #9 - Babylon's Ashes

    Season 6 Episode 6 - Aired 2022-01-13

    In the thrilling season finale, Inners and Belters fight side by side with the crew of the Rocinante in a last, massive, desperate battle with Marco and his Free Navy, with the fate of the Solar System, the Ring Gates, and of all humanity hanging in the balance.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar

  • Godspeed
    8.8/10 3,681 votes

    #10 - Godspeed

    Season 2 Episode 4 - Aired 2017-02-15

    Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Dan Nowak

  • Doors & Corners
    8.7/10 3,747 votes

    #11 - Doors & Corners

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 2017-02-01

    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.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

  • Caliban's War
    8.7/10 3,426 votes

    #12 - Caliban's War

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 2017-04-19

    The Rocinante crew must fight to save the ship.

    Director: Thor Freudenthal

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar

  • IFF
    8.7/10 3,607 votes

    #13 - IFF

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 2018-04-18

    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.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

  • Reload
    8.7/10 3,358 votes

    #14 - Reload

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 2018-05-02

    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.

    Director: Thor Freudenthal

    Writer: Robin Veith

  • Dandelion Sky
    8.7/10 3,118 votes

    #15 - Dandelion Sky

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 2018-06-13

    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.

    Director: David Grossman

    Writer: Georgia Lee

  • Here There Be Dragons
    8.6/10 3,165 votes

    #16 - Here There Be Dragons

    Season 2 Episode 11 - Aired 2017-04-05

    Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.

    Director: Rob Lieberman

    Writer: Georgia Lee

  • Assured Destruction
    8.6/10 3,369 votes

    #17 - Assured Destruction

    Season 3 Episode 3 - Aired 2018-04-25

    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.

    Director: Thor Freudenthal

    Writer: Dan Nowak

  • Congregation
    8.6/10 2,936 votes

    #18 - Congregation

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 2018-06-27

    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.

    Director: Jennifer Phang

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck

  • Mother
    8.6/10 3,176 votes

    #19 - Mother

    Season 5 Episode 3 - Aired 2020-12-16

    Naomi comes face to face with Filip. Holden and Fred turn the tables. Avasarala closes in on Marco's plot.

    Director: Thomas Jane

    Writer: Dan Nowak

  • Down and Out
    8.6/10 2,952 votes

    #20 - Down and Out

    Season 5 Episode 5 - Aired 2020-12-30

    Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building. Naomi contends with her old family. Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci. Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Matthew Rasmussen

  • Nemesis Games
    8.6/10 3,831 votes

    #21 - Nemesis Games

    Season 5 Episode 10 - Aired 2021-02-03

    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.

    Director: Breck Eisner

    Writer: Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus

  • CQB
    8.5/10 4,714 votes

    #22 - CQB

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 2015-12-29

    Holden and crew find themselves in the middle of a desperate battle while still aboard the Martian battleship. Miller’s partner, Havelock, goes missing.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

  • Salvage
    8.5/10 3,868 votes

    #23 - Salvage

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 2016-01-26

    A derelict vessel holds a potentially devastating secret. Holden and his crew cross paths with Miller on Eros. Avasarala receives bad news.

    Director: Bill Johnson

    Writer: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus

  • Critical Mass
    8.5/10 3,771 votes

    #24 - Critical Mass

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 2016-02-02

    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.

    Director: Terry McDonough

    Writer: Dan Nowak, Naren Shankar, Robin Veith

  • Leviathan Wakes
    8.5/10 4,004 votes

    #25 - Leviathan Wakes

    Season 1 Episode 10 - Aired 2016-02-02

    Avasarala uncovers a game-changing secret while the future of the human race might be in Holden and Miller's hands.

    Director: Terry McDonough

    Writer: Hawk Ostby, Mark Fergus