WARNING: If you don't want to know what happens in this episode, don't read this photo recap!
Despite being fired from Star Helix Security, Miller isn't giving up on the search for Julie Mao. In fact, he's now a man on fire, blazing a trail of redemption as he looks to save the girl whom he believes might help him save himself.
Miller heads for the docks, where he confronts Anderson Dawes, the man who tried to have him killed. Dawes is impressed with Miller's newfound passion and determination, claiming that he might be a true Belter after all.
Just then, Miller receives a message from his friend and colleague, Inspector Sematimba, who tells him that the Anubis never showed up on Eros … though one of its short-range shuttles, the Anubis 1A, did, and is currently racking up dock fees.
As Miller cashes in his winnings, he's confronted by Octavia Muss, who wants to come with him to Eros. Miller tells her he must take this journey alone and says goodbye to his former colleague and lover.
Meanwhile, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala traverses the snowy Farming Collective of the Montana/North American Trade Zone, where she visits Holden's mother, Elise. Chrisjen is struggling with the possibility that Holden may be responsible for the destruction of both the Canterbury and the Donnager and needs to know him as a person before labeling him as a terrorist.
Through Elise (Frances Fisher), we learn of Holden's upbringing. Holden was conceived by what Chrisjen calls a "cult of political extremists" as a trick for eight people to claim generational land rights. Raised to one day take over the farm, 'Jimmy' prepared to defend and keep his family's legacy, told by his mother that "the land needed him" … until the day before his 18th birthday, when Elise suddenly told him to "run."
Upon leaving the farm, Chrisjen contacts Errinwright and tells him that while Holden definitely has mommy issues and problems with authority, he's almost definitely not a terrorist mastermind. However, Errinwright tells her that he's already activated a black ops team to take Holden out, based on her spy's report that he's headed for Eros (he isn't, but Errinwright doesn't know that) on a converted MCRN gunship with fake transponder codes supplied by OPA bigwig Fred Johnson (yeah, that part is true).
Where did Errinwright get this intel? From the stowaway aboard the Rocinante, Kenzo Gabriel, whom we saw spying on Holden and Naomi back on Tycho. Amos discovers him (and roughs him up) in a crawlspace, where he's broadcasting a radio transmission.
Upon being brought up to the ops deck, Kenzo reveals he's a consultant for Davila Aerospatiale who's been stealing code and tech from Tycho Station for two years. He's also, of course, the spy whom Chrisjen "borrowed" from Davila to keep an eye on Fred Johnson.
Much to Amos' chagrin, Kenzo ends up being handy when the Rocinante is approached by a Martian boarding skiff. Kenzo informs the crew that being a former Martian gunship, the Rocinante should have a series of code words that tell other Martian ships that they're involved with covert ops, and to back off.
As the Rocinante continues on its course to the last known coordinates of Lionel Polanski (the survivor of the Scopuli, the ship whose distress signal got Holden & Co.'s ship blown up), Holden tells Naomi to get a leash on the increasingly volatile Amos or he's off the ship on the next port.