We got a few scenes with Elizabeth on The Expanse 3×08, but seriously wasn’t Anna awesome?
One of the appealing aspects of her character is the way she reacts every time someone mocks her for her belief. She always has a good comeback that makes the other person look stupid.
That is what happens (once again) with Chris Owen’s character. Anna bites quietly: “If we’re going to meet God as a bunch of angry fools, we should turn this ships around and go home.”
The way Elizabeth delivers that line – with that total calmness (in contrast with what she’s actually feeling inside, hearing conversations she doesn’t actually like) – makes it even more stinging and makes all the others in the room look like idiots compared to her.
When people are afraid of the unknown they generally try to drive out that fear deriding the object that makes them feel uncomfortable.
Religion is not an aspect that The Expanse dealt with in the past and that makes us think it’s not something well seen or considered by majority of the fictional characters, which is the reason of all the mockeries towards Anna.
Although she is not presented like a stereotype of a religious figure. In spite of the fact that she’s actually a pastor, she’s more a spiritual rather than religious woman.
She doesn’t use the name of God to give her opinion or to make a choice about something. It’s more like she does that because it’s the right thing to do for humanity or for people involved in those circumstances.
And that is probably the best way to establish a connection with someone. We don’t mean that she does that on purpose, it’s just the way she is.
She’s so smart and sassy, but it’s not just that, Anna is the only one who is able to understand people, probably because she’s the only one who actually cares.
That is why she gets suspicious when she sees “Melba” and soon after that Anna realizes she is also a troubled soul.
Obviously Elizabeth embodies that Anna’s quality perfectly with her body language and her soft voice.
We really need to see how they will proceed between the two.
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