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Monica Stuart is a journalist and filmmaker assigned to film and create a documentary on the lives of the crew of the Rocinante during their journey to the Ring.

Biography[edit | edit source]

Background[edit | edit source]

Not much is known about Monica's personal life, other than that she has a degree in psychology, but decided to pursue journalism instead of becoming a psychologist.

Personality[edit | edit source]

Throughout the series[edit | edit source]

⑦·"Delta-V"[edit | edit source]

After the end of the UN-MCR War, Monica was hired to make a documentary about the crew of the Rocinante. Holden only accepted because her employers agreed to paying for the Roci's expensive repairs. Alongside her cameraman Cohen, she interviewed the crew, although Alex was the only one willing to collaborate. She attempted to question Amos regarding his past in Baltimore, revealing that she knew about a crime boss named Amos Burton in the area. Feeling she was pushing boundaries, Amos broke the camera and left. Monica went after him, stating that she just needed his help to make this work, to which Amos said he doesn't care about making it work. She attempted to flirt with him, taking him to be "a guy that gets really sentimental and chatty after sex". At first she seemed to think that it had worked, as he leaned close to her ear. Instead, however, Amos shut her down, walking away after stating: "I don't shit where I eat."

⑧·"It Reaches Out"[edit | edit source]

Monica was alongside the crew when Holden was framed by Clarissa Mao for the explosion of a UN ship heading for the Ring, and they took refuge inside of it to avoid being destroyed by the OPAS Behemoth. After finding out that Cohen was responsible for the fake video broadcast and for communications being jammed, she became enraged and attempted to attack him, only to be stopped by Amos. She was then taken by him to help question Cohen, and when he revealed he didn't know how to undo it, Amos threatened to cut her throat.

⑨·"Intransigence"[edit | edit source]

After realizing they could be useful to explain the problem to the MCR fleet coming for them, Amos sent both Monica and Cohen in vac-suits to talk with the Martian authorities.

⑫·"Congregation"[edit | edit source]

However, due to the massive deceleration triggered by the confrontation inside the Ring Station, Cohen was crushed by a door, while Monica sustained a minor injury on her left eye.

Once Klaes Ashford offered the Behemoth and its spin gravity as safe-harbor for everyone that was injured due to the deceleration, Monica served as an unofficial reporter, broadcasting any news about the situation, such as the ship that was deliberately destroyed in order to understand the limits of the station.

⑬·"Abaddon's Gate"[edit | edit source]

Monica was later convinced by Anna Volovodov to broadcast a message convincing all the ships in the flotilla to shut down their reactors. Despite being under heavy fire from Martian marines and later OPA soldiers, the message was sent with success, which lead to the alien ring station standing down, and the eventual opening of the 1300 ring gates.

①·"Exodus"[edit | edit source]

A few years after the Slow Zone Incident, Monica would meet with Holden at Tycho Station. She attempted to question him about the last remaining sample of the protomolecule that was given by Naomi to Fred Johnson, but to no avail, especially because Holden himself didn't have any idea where Fred put it.

②·"Churn"[edit | edit source]

Later, Monica would send a message to him telling about how she had reliable information confirming someone was after the sample. However, before knowing Holden had accepted her offer, she was kidnapped and put in a container.[1] She managed to break her restraints and attempted to escape, only to accidentally cause the air inside the container to escape, almost leading to her death by suffocation. Luckily, Holden and Bull managed to arrive in time, and saved her life with a dose of high-oxygen blood.[2]

④·"Gaugamela"[edit | edit source]

During the Coup at Tycho Station, she was on Fred's quarters watching the action unfold. There, she was one of the first people of station to learn that Earth was attacked. Before being able to warn anyone, a drone crashed into the room and the guards designated to protect her were killed by Sakai and Free Navy infiltrators. Sakai ordered her to be taken by them instead of killed on sight. While preparing to be taken, Holden appeared, and she managed to fight off Sakai, while Holden was knocked down by the drone. She managed to save him from being sucked by the vacuum after the drone escaped with the sample and together she and Holden apprehended Sakai. Monica was present alongside Holden and Bull when Fred succumbed to his injuries.[3] When Marco Inaros made the announcement claiming responsibility for the Bombardment of Earth.[4]

⑥·"Tribes"[edit | edit source]

without her they wouldn't have the Zmeya flight plan and there is no assurance that another kidnapping attempt could be made against her and she's been in dangerous situations before[5]

⑦·"Oyedeng"[edit | edit source]

Monica and Bull are doubtful whether Holden has the resolve to destroy the protomolecule.[6] Moreover, might that resolve be tested by threat against Naomi?[7] She breaks down with Holden what they might surmise from Marco Inaros' acquisition of a Martian warship fleet along with their information about Cortazar and the protomolecule taken from Fred.[8] Bull and Monica find their doubts realized with regard to Holden's resolve toward eliminating the protomolecule once they overcome its torpedo salvo and he decides to disable the Zmeya to get information about the Chetzemoka rather than immediately firing on it.[9]

⑧·"Hard Vacuum"[edit | edit source]


Appearances[edit | edit source]

Season Three
1 "Fight or Flight"Absent
2 "IFF"Absent
3 "Assured Destruction"Absent
4 "Reload"Absent
5 "Triple Point"Absent
6 "Immolation"Absent
7 "Delta-V"Appears
8 "It Reaches Out"Appears
9 "Intransigence"Appears
10 "Dandelion Sky"Absent
11 "Fallen World"Absent
12 "Congregation"Appears
13 "Abaddon's Gate"Appears
Season Five
1 "Exodus"Appears
2 "Churn"Appears
3 "Mother"Appears
4 "Gaugamela"Appears
5 "Down and Out"Absent
6 "Tribes"Appears
7 "Oyedeng"Appears
8 "Hard Vacuum"Appears
9 "Winnipesaukee"Appears
10 "Nemesis Games"Appears

Media[edit | edit source]

See also[edit | edit source]


  1. Season 5, Episode 2: "Churn" ("Holden checks Sakai's work" [13:31])
  2. Season 5, Episode 2: "Churn" ("Monica wakes up" [43:11])
  3. Season 5, Episode 4: "Gaugamela" ("Caught in the churn on Tycho Station" [19:28])
  4. Season 5, Episode 4: "Gaugamela" ("Humanity learns a new name" [40:30])
  5. Season 5, Episode 6: "Tribes" ("The Roci gets ready to depart" [06:56])
  6. Season 5, Episode 7: "Oyedeng" ("Planning for failure" [02:41])
  7. Season 5, Episode 7: "Oyedeng" ("Updating intel"[12:40])
  8. Season 5, Episode 7: "Oyedeng" ("Monica and Holden go over what they know" [26:25])
  9. Season 5, Episode 7: "Oyedeng" ("The Rocinante engages the Zmeya" [32:03])
  10. Season 5, Episode 8: "Hard Vacuum" ("Searching the debris" [10:14])

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