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Camina Drummer[1] is the captain of Medina Station. Prior to that commission, she was Fred Johnson's second in command on Tycho Station.

In Season 2, she mostly operated on Tycho Station under Fred Johnson's command. She first becomes involved in the narrative by helping the Rocinante's crew deal with the raid on Thoth Station, after which she establishes a strong friendship with Naomi. Later, after Earth's unsuccessful nuclear strike at Eros station, she reprograms the missiles for the OPA's use. Supporters of Anderson Dawes subsequently infiltrated Tycho Station to wrest control of the missile access codes by force. Drummer was on the bridge with Fred during this attack where she succeeded in resisting Dawes' supporters' intimidation attempts all while suffering from a nearly fatal gunshot wound . With help from the Rocinante`s crew, she and the rest Tycho's crew were able to take the station back.

In Season 3, she helped Fred take control over the stranded Nauvoo and retrofitted it into the OPA's first war ship the Behemoth. She was captaining the Behemoth when the Ring Station appeared and was one of the first to enter the Slow Zone. Along with Klaes Ashford, she tried to expand the influence of the Belt over the the other factions.

During Season 4 she is still in the Slow Zone, but now the ship was renamed to Medina Station and acts as the hub between all the Ring network gates. Along with Ashford she is trying to uncover the truth behind mysterious attacks by the rogue OPA group led by Marco Inaros.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Throughout the series[edit | edit source]

In "Doors & Corners", Drummer serves as Fred Johnson's XO aboard the Guy Molinari in the raid of Thoth Station. She can be seen giving the boarding team a pep talk and directives, in particular warning Miller to avoid puking and giving the former Ceres cop his helmet.

In "Static", she reviews the tremendous damage to the Rocinante with Alex and Naomi. She is awestruck. Sensing Alex' sadness, she lets him know that she's actually quite impressed with him and that she will treat the Rocinante as if it were one of Tycho's own. She invites Naomi to handball and then to a club.

In "Godspeed", Drummer relays Fred's order to launch the Nauvoo on its hastily revised mission.

In "Home", she comments to Fred Johnson when he has guidance control over the Earth's nuclear weapons that it makes him the most powerful man in the system, to which he sarcastically retorts then she should bring him a cup of coffee. Later, when the Rocinante breaks off its chase of Eros, she is the one to take those nuclear missiles on a "long ride".

In "Paradigm Shift", Holden and Naomi confront Fred Johnson with an alarm about missing nuclear missiles after Eros. Johnson is not surprised because he reveals he has them. Drummer asks Naomi for help in disabling the countermeasures.

In "The Seventh Man", Anderson Dawes attempts to charm Drummer and perhaps seduce her. It soon becomes obvious that he was attempting to learn about the secret weapon that Fred had alluded to during his OPA conclave.

In "Pyre", she takes a blast of small arms weapon fire in the gut from Staz after she insists on backing Fred Johnson when a group loyal to Anderson Dawes take the Tycho command center and try to gain control over the nuclear missiles, the same missiles which she and Fred confiscated from the UN while Tycho had guidance control. After the Rocinante crew rescue Fred and Drummer, before Alex can assist her to medical, she takes his weapon and executes Staz and Edin.

In the third season's opening, "Fight or Flight", Drummer is practicing hanging inverted low-g crunches in a stunning exercise of strength while reminding us of the injuries she sustained in her last appearance only a little past mid-season. She receives a notification from Fred informing her to meet where he shares with her the revelation of the protomolecule given to him by Naomi. Shockingly, Fred tells her that he's chosen to share the protomolecule with Anderson Dawes, a revelation that infuriates Drummer. Fred finds her drowning her rage at Tycho's Blauwe Blome bar. Despite her continued outrage, Fred has an assignment for her of utmost importance - to retrieve the Nauvoo. Not to return it to the Mormons but to refit it as an OPA battleship.

as "Reload" begins, Drummer leads a fleet of belter ships as they intercept the Nauvoo, use drones to flip the orientation of the Mormon ship's main drives before deploying an infiltration team.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season Two
1 "Safe"Absent
2 "Doors & Corners"Appears
3 "Static"Appears
4 "Godspeed"Appears
5 "Home"Appears
6 "Paradigm Shift"Appears
7 "The Seventh Man"Appears
8 "Pyre"Appears
9 "The Weeping Somnambulist"Appears
10 "Cascade"Absent
11 "Here There Be Dragons"Absent
12 "The Monster and the Rocket"Absent
13 "Caliban's War"Absent
Season Three
1 "Fight or Flight"Appears
2 "IFF"Absent
3 "Assured Destruction"Absent
4 "Reload"Appears
5 "Triple Point"Absent
6 "Immolation"Absent
7 "Delta-V"Appears
8 "It Reaches Out"Appears
9 "Intransigence"Appears
10 "Dandelion Sky"Appears
11 "Fallen World"Appears
12 "Congregation"Appears
13 "Abaddon's Gate"Appears
Season Four
1 "New Terra"Appears
2 "Jetsam"Appears
3 "Subduction"Appears
4 "Retrograde"Appears
5 "Oppressor"Credit Only
6 "Displacement"Appears
7 "A Shot in The Dark"Credit Only
8 "The One-Eyed Man"Appears
9 "Saeculum"Credit Only
10 "Cibola Burn"Credit Only

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Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Drummer is a named character in Nemesis Games,[2] where she is acting as Tycho's Chief of Security.[3]
  • It appears some of the aspects of Samara Rosenberg's relationship with Naomi in the books were transferred to Drummer in the TV series. Sam's equivalent appears only briefly, while Drummer has a close relationship with Naomi. In season three of the TV series, elements of Carlos c de Baca, including his spinal injury, were also incorporated into Drummer's arc.
    • Both these characters have only minor arcs and placing Drummer in their roles allowed them to expand on the existing character and use the already cast actress.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Cara Gee was asked in the podcast for episode 2/8 where the accent that she uses in the show come from. She explains that she made it up based on what she thought a female version of Dawes accent would sound like.

Memorable quotes[edit | edit source]

Being in charge sucks the big falota.
— Drummer to Naomi
We need to hydrate. With beers!
— Drummer to Naomi

 

We are strong! We are sharp! …and we don't know fear!
— Drummer to crew of the Behemoth

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