I haven't watched last night's episode yet and I plan to do that today. So, I wanted to post my thoughts about episode five before viewing six.
S2E05 - “Home"
I thought episode 5 was the best of the season so far. It was exciting! I was on the edge of my seat -- so much action! The effects were excellent and at times visually stunning! I wish I could have seen this episode on a theater screen. And this episode was so emotional on many levels.
Everybody is trying to wrap their head around the fact that the Eros Station -- on an asteroid -- moved itself out of the Nauvoo's path.
Back at the UN, Chrisjen tries to quell the accusations that Mars is on the attack as the Eros Station is now on a collision course with Earth.
Holden and crew match speed with the Eros Station as it speeds up towards Earth. It's now impossible to rescue Miller at those speeds.
Miller decides to enter the Station and get to the center of the Blue life. ** I don't know about anyone else, but I immediately compared Miller to Bruce Willis in Armageddon. Both, alone on an asteroid on course to collide with earth, and both the only ones who can stop it, and both are on a suicide mission. Did anyone else think that?
Anyway Miller lugs the bomb inside the Eros Station and starts toward the most active Blue area. (And why is that bomb so heavy? I would have thought it would be weightless in space?)
Earth decides to launch missiles at the Eros Station to destroy it. But as the missiles draw closer the Eros Station disappears off radar. You can imagine the chaos that caused! Fred Johnson contacts Earth and tells the council that the Rocinante can still see the Eros Station and they need to give him (Johnson) control of the missiles so he and the Roscinante can guide them in. You know that caused a debate!
Chrisjen wants to talk to the Roscinante and Holden comes onscreen. Holden vows to see the mission through and Chrisjen vouches for him. So the missiles are turned over. The Eros Station picks up speed and since the Roscinante can't lose visual, they also pick up speed but it's going to be a perilous chase for them.
On the Eros, Miller is hearing voices and he makes out one to be Julie Mao. (It's at this time that I began to wonder if it really was Julie or wishful thinking on Miller's part.) Miller tells the Roscinante that it's Julie Mao guiding the station -- just as the protomolecule infected her -- she infected it -- and is just trying to go home -- unaware that she will be destroying Earth. Miller wants them to stop chasing -- the station will be able to deflect anything they throw at her -- the only way to stop it is to stop Julie and he thinks he can reach her.
The Roscinante stops chasing and Johnson sends the missiles off into space.
In the meantime, a vast evacuation of earth is taking place, but Chrisjen elects not to evacuate. Wow!
Back on the Eros Station, Miller is trying to convince Julie that she is guiding the station but she doesn't believe him. She feels all alone and just wants to go home. Miller has her place her hand on the bomb (which effectively diffuses it) and then Miller takes off his space suit and embraces Julie, telling her she's not alone -- he's with her.
Chrisjen on Earth, Johnson on the Tyco Station and the Roscinante crew look on as the Eros Station collides with Venus and is obliterated.
R.I.P. Detective Miller -- I'm going to miss you.