In a circular forest clearing, a girl named Clara seems preoccupied with the local plant and animal life, which includes a jumping fish without fins called a gruncher, a slinkervine (fairly self-explanatory), and a family of featherless sunbirds with bat-like wings. Clara is surprised by a rustling in the bushes, and says, “Xan, is that you? It better not be. I told you to stop following me.” Then a snakelike head protrudes from the bushes and she says: “Hey. What are you?” The creature purrs. “Okay,” she says, “you can come out. I’m friendly, see. Are you a rock jumper? I don’t think so. You look like a dog, kinda.” More of the creature becomes visible and it does resemble some sort of stylized hairless dog. The sunbird raises an alarm and the girl tells it everything is all right, then runs off to get help.
It turns out that the featherless bird found by Cara on Laconia last episode was poisoned by the piece of ration bar she fed it. Her father explains that that native Laconian life is poisonous to humans, and that the reverse is also true. (It seems strange that colonists would not teach all family members this very important piece of information on arrival.) Cara, it seems, can’t do anything right. She tries to use a drone to put the baby birds back in their nest but the drone crashes. (How that would help the young birds is not obvious. They still would have no one to feed them.) Then she tries to bury the dead bird and that purring dog from the first episode shows up and decides to have it for lunch instead. The apparently carnivorous dog is much larger than the bird, so it likely won’t die from eating it, but might become quite ill. Continue reading →
Owain and his cat, Tumang Shenyon, who seems to be the only feline ever to appear on THE EXPANSE.
The Free Navy has ceded control of Ceres to UN forces, but left the place with food for only three weeks, forcing the UN to come up with a way to feed its million residents. Monica Stuart (Anna Hopkins) is embedded with the UN forces there but manages to break away from her chaperones long enough to start a conversation (she speaks Belter fluently) with an old man named Owain (Vieslav Krystyan) and his cat. “Her name is Lucky Earther,” he tells Stuart. “She is fat and lazy, and I give her whatever she wants.” Just then a series of explosive devices, doubless planted by Inaros and company, detonate. Stuart’s next report might be delayed, but will almost certainly include input from Owain (who might have been named after Owain Glyndŵr, the last native Welshman to be Prince of Wales. Glyndŵr waged a long war of rebellion against England’s King Henry IV.) Continue reading →
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