Frankie Adams on Bobbie Draper

Amos and Bobbie, wearing heavy armor and weapons, prepare for battle in The Expanses last season.

Amos (Wes Chatham) and Bobbie (Frankie Adams) go into battle.
Picture: Amazon Studios

The enlargement completed last week, but we’re still thinking about the series final– and we would not turn down the chance to chat with one of the episode’s greatest heroes and one of the series’ toughest characters in general: the tough former Mars Marine Bobbie Draper, played by Frankie Adams.

If you have not seen the entire season six, we leave the following warning here. (But if you have not eaten it yet, what are you waiting for?)

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In the finale, Bobbie is in the middle of the action and faces fire from all sides as part of the ground attack on a crucial positioned leather pistol array. But when we first met her in season six, he had it a somewhat more solid concert working as bodyguard / soundboard / right woman for UN Secretary-General Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo). And well, Bobbie says it himself: She hates politics.

“I think at first she’s obviously a bit of a diplomat with Avasarala,” Adams told io9 via video chat. “She does it because she loves Avasarala, but I think she knows it’s not really where her abilities lie, and not really what she’s passionate about. When she finds out that KLIPPER going on a mission, there is a small moment of excitement, like: ‘Ohhhh, maybe I could get involved in it!’ and that’s when Avasarala says, ‘You hate your job.’ I think you could say that it’s a pretty sharp contrast to the ending, where I kind of laugh in the pilot seat at KLIPPER. “

We asked Adams on Bobbie’s spectacular season six moment: Wdid she think that went through Bobbie’s head when she made the bold decision to step solo into the fight and risk her life to a great extent in the process?

“I think you know, her whole life has been preparing for such a moment. She can see that the possibilities are just getting smaller, and there is not really much they can do in that moment, ”Adams said. “She knows that is actually an option and that is that sacrifice herself and I think she’s ready. I mean, I hope you can see it in my face, but it’s like, ‘Well, I’m happy to die for the people here that I’m fighting for and to save everyone else.’ There is a lot of bravery and honor in her face. She’s just real ready. There is no fear at all that she will die, because that is what she feels her purpose is. ”

Season five Bobbie arrives at the gym.

Season five Bobbie arrives at the gym.
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The reason for her decision earlier in the season has been laid, in a scene between Bobbie and her Rocinante crewmate, Amos (Wes Chatham). In a bar at Ceres Station, Amos indulges in booze and brothel visits as a way to deal with the feeling of insecurity about whether he will continue to fight with KLIPPER Captain James Holden (Steven Strait), who has made what Amos considers to be confusing decisions. “The scene I have with Amos at the bar and he’s a little confused about why we’re doing this and why we’re fighting for this? I feel like Bobbie is really eloquent and mature at the moment and sharing his experiences, and she’s come to the fact that we’re fighting for the people we’re fighting with, it’s not really about win or lose, it’s the same place for everyone. I felt it was a great moment of growth for her. “

All Extent The characters have evolved as the series progressed, but we’ve really seen Bobbie grow up, from a young, raucous soldier to the experienced combat veteran (who is still hardened when she should be) season six.

“When you first meet her, she has one focus – the improvement of Mars – and once it crashes, her whole journey is about identity. She’s a little lost and a bit of a floater by figuring out ‘Where do I belong?’ And then I think in the end she feels a sense of belonging KLIPPER crew, this group of mismatches it all was lost a little there. She is much more grounded and more playful in the end, which I really enjoyed playing. She is not as serious and angry as she was in the beginning. ”

Bobbie’s most playful moments come with Amos; you could calmly characterize their friendship as “competitive”. At one point, when he noticed her power armor from Mars (as Adams said, “After wearing it for a few hours, it became very, very uncomfortable and heavy, but it looks so good on screen. So I had not really mind it “), she shoots back that he could not handle it, calling him” pis-wee. “

“I did not even know what that meant,” laughed Adams. ‘We do not say that in New Zealand. So in reading it, I said it, and then I thought, ‘What? What does that really mean? ‘ And all Americans like, ‘Really? Seriously?’ And I say, ‘No, I never said that,’ but they explained it to me. But yeah, I mean, Wes and I are good friends in real life, and we’re always talking shit like that. I love that they integrated it with the characters. “

Season fifth Bobbie is piloting Razorback.

Season fifth Bobbie is piloting Razorback.
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As for the “X-Ray” bonus feature, where you actually see Bobbie and Amos physically knock it out to see who is the toughest, Adams had this to say: “It was our last day on the set, for we had to shoot it right at the end, and Wes actually wrote it with the writers.That’s why Amos wins, I think, because Wes wrote it. [Laughs] But I had so much fun with it. “

The enlargement season six is ​​now streaming on Amazon Prime.


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