The Expanse Season 2 Episode 6: "Paradigm Shift" Quotes
Mars had been a colony for a long time and it was filled with the best scientists and technologists humanity had to offer. We were ready to govern ourselves and start a new nation of our own, but everything we built, or mined, or made, was still the property of old mother Earth.
Naomi: I want people to know about Miller. He was a good man.
Johnson: He was a pain-in-the-ass, suicidal ex-cop...who got the job done.
Holden: The only thing those weapons are good for is first-strike.
Johnson: No, they’re good for a lotta things. They can be used as deterrents, or...a bargaining chip —
Holden: Earth and Mars are still in the dark about the Protomolecule. We need to tell them everything we know about it. We need to tell everyone.
Johnson: And exactly what should we tell them? That it’s alien technology that we barely comprehend? That would cause system-wide panic. Until we get more information, we need to keep this under wraps. Eros changed everything. Earth and Mars are scared. And whenever that happens, Belters always lose. Our first priority is to protect ourselves. And that means we’re gonna take advantage of every edge we’ve got.
Scientist: I believe Eros was infected by an entirely new order of technology...something from somewhere else, somewhere beyond the reach of our species. I believe the Eros incident was out first contact with alien life.
Chrisjen Avasarala: I have a file with 900 pages of analysis and contingency plans for war with Mars, including 14 different scenarios about what to do if they develop an unexpected new technology. My file for what to do if an advanced alien species comes calling...is three pages long. And it begins with Step 1: Find God.
Holden: So in the interests of the smooth operations of this vessel and the morale of this crew, I just wanted to let you know that Naomi and I are together...sleeping together.
Amos: When did it start?
Naomi: Just after we got out of Eros.
Amos: I knew it.
Alex: Goddammit! Son of a bitch!
Amos: Ha, ha, ha! I told you. Eros. Didn’t I say it? You lost a bet, man. Gimme that arm!
Naomi: You still wanna destroy our sample?
Holden: Yeah. Now more than ever. Miller wanted to destroy it too, y’know.
Naomi: Miller told me he trusted us to do the right thing...and we did.
Holden: Hmmm...I wonder if he knew that his trip to Eros would be one-way.
Naomi: I think part of him never left that terrible little room we found Julie in. I don’t think Miller wanted to be saved.
My name is Solomon Epstein and I changed everything.