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Don't Miss Syfy's 'The Expanse' Season 1 Finale Tonight

Rocinante Crewmembers
Rocinante crewmembers get closer to understanding the conspiracy they're embroiled in over the course of "The Expanse," Season 1's final episodes. (Image credit: the expanse, rocinante, holden, miller, solar system exploration, space travel, science fiction, syfy)

Hey, space fans! Tune in tonight for the action-packed two-hour finale of "The Expanse," which airs at 10 p.m. EST on Syfy.

Over the course of the season, the Syfy space adventure has built up a complicated web of mystery, politics and loyalties spread across the future solar system. Tonight, the show promises to shed light on some of the series' fundamental questions in the season's final hours — and give the characters we've grown attached to plenty to do.

To quote Syfy's episode description (beware of spoilers, if you haven't watched episode 8!): "With Holden and Miller uneasy allies, the truth behind Julie Mao's disappearance is revealed."

OK, spoiler over.

The series is based on a set of five books (so far) by James S. A. Corey, a pseudonym for authors Dan Abraham and Ty Franck (see's interviews with the authors about the writing process and their work on the show). And if you're desperate to know more after tonight's finale, don't worry — the show was recently renewed for a second, 13-episode season next year.

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Sarah Lewin
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Sarah Lewin started writing for in June of 2015 as a Staff Writer and became Associate Editor in 2019 . Her work has been featured by Scientific American, IEEE Spectrum, Quanta Magazine, Wired, The Scientist, Science Friday and WGBH's Inside NOVA. Sarah has an MA from NYU's Science, Health and Environmental Reporting Program and an AB in mathematics from Brown University. When not writing, reading or thinking about space, Sarah enjoys musical theatre and mathematical papercraft. She is currently Assistant News Editor at Scientific American. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahExplains.