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Ended up finishing season 5 tonight. Surprised they addressed the Alex issue already but it made sense. Probably another year for the final season.


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I was hoping for “some disfiguring accident” that kept the character but allowed for a different actor. Or, just swap him out like they did with Arjun Avasarala.

I hope they don’t replace him with Bull. The Rosi needs the best Pilot in the System, and it isn’t Bull. Bobby probably makes the most sense for now, but she has a different arc in the books that would make for some awesome episodes.
 

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I was hoping for “some disfiguring accident” that kept the character but allowed for a different actor. Or, just swap him out like they did with Arjun Avasarala.

I hope they don’t replace him with Bull. The Rosi needs the best Pilot in the System, and it isn’t Bull. Bobby probably makes the most sense for now, but she has a different arc in the books that would make for some awesome episodes.
No, Bobby is with Avasarala. I bet it will be Bull. He grew on me.
 

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I'm guessing Bull too but it would not bother me if they find someone else.

What about Clarissa? Can't recall right now what her character does going forward.

I've read they did not have to change anything after announcing Alex would not be returning. It was filmed that way already.
 

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I've read they did not have to change anything after announcing Alex would not be returning. It was filmed that way already.
It was quite the opposite, and the showrunners responses when directly asked about it insinuate that was the plan all along without directly answering the question (they do a nice little tap dance). There is clear evidence they reshot/CGI-ed some scenes to get rid of Alex after the initial filming was completed. Just look at the reception on Luna, where Holden and Naomi are canoodling like it's all good, everyone's happy, nobody's close friend is dead, and there's an empty chair (where Alex had been sitting) across from them. People have uncovered the original footage with him there in the Amazon Prime Xray feature before it got removed.
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They started talking about killing a major character early on, but then waited to kill said character until *after* the entire season had been written and shot? We are being totally gaslighted, which is the last thing I expected from this show's creators.
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“And if everybody made it at the end, there was no cost… nothing’s going to happen to them; they’ll always get out of danger. And at a certain point, you start feeling like that doesn’t feel real.”
If they followed the book a bit closer...

This is flat out spin. The death is nonsensical as it occurs after it would have happened in a high G burn. Almost all of it occurs off screen as well, meaning it was not planned. One could argue the new pilot of the Roci was quite good luck for them not to have planned the death, but the writers wanted to insert a foil to act as a counter to Holden.

Yes, I agree with the sentiment that in war, there are losses, but the trouble is it isn't that much of a war (at this point), but the whole lack of losses thing is grossly inaccurate. Also, why is there a party with joy among everyone if things are supposed to be somber? They wrote that into the story. So, they are lying.

I can understand why the writers removed some content from the story, especially seeing that *down the road stuff* is part of the final season, but they inserted needless cliche conflicts when they could have elaborated on Marco's plan which, in the show, has about as much dimension to it as a speck of sand. And it wouldn't have taken much to have given it dimension, short meeting scenes implying there was actually some sort of plan. The season was good, but the book was so much fuller.
 

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I was hoping for “some disfiguring accident” that kept the character but allowed for a different actor. Or, just swap him out like they did with Arjun Avasarala.

I hope they don’t replace him with Bull. The Rosi needs the best Pilot in the System, and it isn’t Bull. Bobby probably makes the most sense for now, but she has a different arc in the books that would make for some awesome episodes.
I vote for Bobbi !
 

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