Three Reasons Why The Expanse’s Third Season Was Its Best Yet

Elizabeth_Mitchell_The_Expanse_3x11_03.jpgIo9 posted this article about three reasons why The Expanse’s third season was its best yet.

They also added a photo of Anna with this caption.:

Anna, the quiet badass.

It made us smile!

Our 2 reasons: Elizabeth Mitchell and her character! 😛 Anyway this is the part about Anna:

2) It introduced some intriguing and valuable new characters…
In the first half of season three, Anna Volovodov (Elizabeth Mitchell) witnessed first-hand the corruption that sparked Earth’s war with Mars, and she helped an exiled Avasarala expose the truth and bring a tenuous new peace to the system. In the second half, she joined the UN delegation that entered the Ring, where her unique strengths (including being a hell of a great speechmaker) played a very important role when it came time to save the human race. Anna’s a Methodist pastor, but she’s spiritual without being preachy—and somehow manages to be both gentle and badass. What’s more, while The Expanse has always been diverse, the show’s nonchalant portrayal of Anna’s loving relationship with her wife back on Earth was particularly refreshing. She happens to be gay, and that’s no big deal, the way it should be.

Far more traditionally villainous was Clarissa Mao (Nadine Nicole), whose laser-beam pursuit of James Holden (Steven Strait) created a lot of collateral damage, and not just innocent deaths: Her sabotage set the events in motion that forced the Roci to flee through the Ring in the first place. Eventually—and it took a lot, including a slap in the face from Anna, the kindest person in outer space—she realized how much she’d fucked up, and aligned her agenda, and her artificially-enhanced superstrength, with the good guys in the nick of time.

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…But it also gave familiar faces room to shine and evolve
But The Expanse’s other characters were also given room to explore their backstories—especially Naomi, who felt called to serve on the Behemoth thanks to her Belter loyalties, but later realized her true place was with the crew of the Roci, and Amos, a man of few words who still managed to reveal a lot about his troubled past on Earth. He also forged some unexpected bonds, first with Prax (Terry Chen), a character who—like Avasarala—exited the story after the first half of the season, and later with Anna.

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