“Oyedeng” is a, as I’ve termed it, “area household melodrama” heavy episode. There’s numerous Marco and Naomi arguing; Naomi attempting to persuade Filip over to her aspect, and Filip in the end betraying his mom (once more) and siding along with his actual dick of his father. This isn’t a wholly dangerous factor — it’s properly carried out and the arguments made are compelling. The one downside is — we’ve heard almost all of this earlier than. Marco seems like Filip is a baby and due to this fact completely manipulatable (he’s); Naomi seems like Filip is a person who could make selections on his personal, probably the most important one is letting go of Marco and his horrible concepts; and Filip simply needs each dad and mom to cease squabbling over him and let him do no matter he needs to do.
Marco wins the argument by the tip of the episode, telling Filip that he’s principally constructing a dynasty for the management of the Belt, of which Filip is the inheritor. Contemplating Marco’s love of the protomolecule, I kinda doubt he truly intends to finally die and go away Filip with the whole lot, particularly since he hates Filip roughly 90% of the time. And he dumps his second scheme to kill off Holden squarely in Filip’s lap; he’s utilizing the ship Naomi gave Filip to bait Holden and destroy the Roci with some explosives. Filip goes together with this, visions of crowns and thrones dancing in his head, and slaps Naomi for good measure.
Naomi ends “Oyedeng” by going into the airlock and ejecting herself in direction of the ship she gave Filip, in a determined try to avoid wasting Holden. One way or the other, she succeeds, making it to the opposite ship alive, and not using a vac swimsuit. I’m instructed she had an emergency decompression package, which can assist her survive the vacuum of area, however I’m unsure I consider it. She additionally will get Cyn killed for good measure, whereas Filip watches. His two real parental figures are gone in a heartbeat, and one solely wonders how a lot impression that may have on the troubled younger man.
Asides from the area household melodrama, not a lot occurs. Holden, Alex, and Bobbie are teaming up — Holden going after the protomolecule (with a quick diversion to comply with Naomi); Alex and Bobbie going after Naomi. Lastly, somebody has an thought of the place the poor lady is. Amos and Clarissa don’t seem in any respect on this episode, and Avasarala solely seems briefly.
The title of the episode is “Oyedeng,” referring to the Belter phrase for “farewell/goodbye.” That occurs by the tip of this episode, and if we’re additionally saying goodbye to the melodrama, it definitely wasn’t quickly sufficient.