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Season 6 is the sixth and final season of Amazon's The Expanse and marks the end of the TV series.[1] Amazon officially ordered it on November 24, 2020.[2] Season 6, which consists of a total of 6 episodes, released its first episode on December 10, 2021, with new episodes premiering each Friday weekly before concluding on January 13, 2022.[3]

The sixth season centers around the sixth novel Babylon's Ashes and the novella Strange Dogs.

Synopsis[]

"The sixth and final season of The Expanse picks up with the solar system at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. As the tensions of war and shared loss threaten to pull the crew of the Rocinante apart, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a bold move and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that could turn the tide of the conflict. Meanwhile, in the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her family are on the run after betraying Marco. And on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise."[4]

Cast[]

Main[]

Recurring[]

Guest[]

Episodes[]

Overall No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
57
1
S06E01 Strange Dogs.jpg "Strange Dogs" Naren Shankar Breck Eisner 12/10/2021
The tensions of war threaten to pull the Rocinante crew apart when they make a startling discovery on an asteroid. Avasarala and Bobbie contend with the devastation on Earth as Marco's rocks continue to rain down. In the Belt and on the run, Drummer and her family must make a heartbreaking decision. On Ceres, Marco and Filip's struggles turn inward.
58
2
S6E02.jpg "Azure Dragon" Daniel Abraham
Ty Franck
Jeff Woolnough 12/17/2021
With an unexpected passenger aboard the Rocinante, Holden and crew undertake a dangerous mission that could shift the balance of power in the war. Drummer decides to make an uneasy alliance. Filip wrestles with his guilt.
59
3
S06E03 Force Projection.jpg "Force Projection" Dan Nowak Jeff Woolnough 12/24/2021
Avasarala, with the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars, takes the war to Marco. Filip and Marco's relationship is tested. The war becomes more perilous and personal for Holden and Naomi when the Rocinante is suddenly forced into a battle.
60
4
S06E04 Redoubt.jpg "Redoubt" Dan Nowak Anya Adams 12/31/2021
Holden finds himself at odds with his crew when a controversial decision is uncovered. On Ceres, Avasarala struggles to contain an escalating humanitarian crisis. Drummer's growing faction stage a daring raid with dire stakes. Filip, demoted to repair skiff duty, makes an unexpected discovery.
61
5
S06E05 Why We Fight.jpg "Why We Fight" Daniel Abraham
Ty Franck
Anya Adams 1/7/2022
Paths converge on Ceres when Drummer and her fleet arrive to aid the relief effort. Holden tries to convince Avasarala to release crucial information that might avert catastrophe, but she has her own request of him. As Amos and Bobbie get a little R&R at the station, Naomi has a difficult and long-awaited reunion.
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S06E06 Babylon's Ashes.jpg "Babylon's Ashes" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar Breck Eisner 1/13/2022
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.

Legend[]

Babylon's Ashes


Webisodes[]

One Ship[]

No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
1
Drummer S6 still.jpg "Ankawala" Julianna Damewood Lewin Webb 12/10/2021
On the Tynan, Michio informs Josep that Camina has kept many video messages from Naomi on her terminal and no messages from their family, proving that she cares more about Naomi than the rest of them. Josep tells Michio that every one of them is torn and comforts her in light of their imminent separation. In her cabin, Camina deletes Naomi's messages.
2
Zenobia webisode.jpg "Zenobia" Julianna Damewood Lewin Webb 12/17/21
On the UNN Zenobia, Secretary-General Chrisjen Avasarala consults with MCRN Admiral Preston on the continuation of the conflict prior to the Ceres Offensive. Afterwards, Gareth reports on the worsening humanitarian and environmental situation on Earth and voices his lack of empathy towards Belters, to the dismay of Chrisjen. Inside her quarters and awaiting Admiral Sidiqi, she tries to rest in the dark but is interrupted by her granddaughter Kiki sending her a video about her small garden. She is delighted and responds with a video of her own, before she asks her doctor to keep her current medical state a secret and again embarks to meet Sidiqi.
3
Win or lose Webisode.png "Win or Lose" Wes Chatham & Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 12/24/2021
On the Rocinante, Amos and Bobbie are cleaning up the cargo bay of the ship and storing away equipment. Tired of the work, Bobbie challenges Amos to a bet, the person to be wrestled to the ground first will have to continue the work on their own, and he accepts. After a brief fight, Bobbie gets a hold of Amos and tries to choke him to unconsciousness, but before she can, he activates an alarm to distract and wrestle Bobbie to the ground. Amos leaves victorious, and a laughing Bobbie laying on the floor remains in the bay.
4
Night Watch Webisode.png "Night Watch" Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 12/31/2021
Clarissa is left in charge of night watch on the Rocinante. Though she is eager to do her best, she finds there is little that needs to be done and ends up eating alone in the galley, where she hears on the news that her disgraced father, Jules-Pierre Mao, has died in his prison cell. In a fit of rage, Clarissa activates her implant and crushes her terminal, before blacking out. She comes to later, having trashed the entire galley. She has the Rocinante record an entry for her journal, and wonders aloud why she is so angry, as she knew she would never see her father again. She starts to cry, wishing her father had been a better man and parent, and that she hadn't left him. She then gets up and begins cleaning up the mess she has made.
5
Remember the Cant - One Ship webisode.jpg "Remember the Cant" Julianna Damewood & Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 1/7/2022
After running into an old graffiti of his younger self titled "Remember the Cant", Holden remembers his first meeting with Captain McDowell in a bar on Ceres. Ten years earlier, McDowell struggles to integrate as an Earther among Belters, when he overhears Holden telling a funny story to a table full of Belter friends. Seeing his popularity despite being from Earth, and sensing he has prior experience in the navy, McDowell offers Holden a position on the Canterbury. Holden initially refuses, but is convinced when McDowell explains he will have good benefits and minimal responsibility. The Belters pour McDowell a drink, and he toasts with Holden and his friends.


Major events[]

Major deaths[]

Anderson Dawes
Yoan
Jules-Pierre Mao
Sandrine Kirino
Liang Walker
Rosenfeld Guoliang
Marco Inaros
Tadeo

Ratings[]

Among digital original series in the U.S., The Expanse during the season 6 premiere, was 28.9 times more in-demand than the average series. This placed it 9th in popularity for the 4th-10th of December of 2021.[7] When it comes to demand on Amazon prime video, The Expanse ranked 3rd in the Top 10 in the US and was the number 2 show on that list.[8] For the Season 6 fianle premiere week, The Expanse was 30.6 times more in-demand than the average series. This placed it 8th in popularity for the 8th-14th of January of 2022.[9]

Production schedule[]

Production is scheduled between January 27, 2021 through April 30, 2021.[10] Episodes 1 and 6 were filmed in the first block A as director Breck Eisner would not return to film episode 6 later in the production.[11]

Block Episodes
1 ⸻"Strange Dogs"
⸻"Babylon's Ashes"
2 ⸻"Azure Dragon"
⸻"Force Projection"
3 ⸻"Redoubt"
⸻"Why We Fight"

Media[]

References

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