- Format: DVD Region 2 for the UK
- Number of Disc: 4
- Genre: Science Fiction,Space Opera
- Starring: Shohreh Aghdashloo, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham
- Studio: Universal Studios Home Entertainment
- Release Date: 2018
What’s it about
As the war between Earth and Mars ignites across the solar system, the terrifying next phase in the evolution of the protomolecule threatens the very existence of humanity. Caught in the middle, the Rocinante crew struggles to deal with tensions amongst themselves, while striving to survive and aid those in peril.
1. Fight or Flight
The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi’s betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan.
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.
3. Assured Destruction
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.
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.
5. Triple Point
The search for Prax’s daughter comes to a head. Admiral Souther’s men plan for mutiny aboard the Thomas Prince.
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.
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. A young Belter makes a name for himself.
8. It Reaches Out
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.
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.
10. Dandelion Sky
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.
11. Fallen World
Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival. Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her prey. The Rocinante crew struggle to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.
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.
13. Abaddon’s Gate
Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.
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