My rewatch of series 2 has hit episode 5, “Home”. I tagged this as one of the best TV episodes of the year, and I stand by that. While the show has been excellent, this was the first time it surpassed the books IMO.
The feeling of isolation they were able to add to Miller being stuck on Eros alone worked so well. In the books there’s little to differentiate the dialogue between him and Holden from any other moments, but just by flipping between the Roci and Ganymede added so much. Similarly the decision to give almost the last 10 minutes to just Miller and the Protomolecule/Julie gave the story a lot of poignance. And the final montage of Avasarala looking out at the stars from her rooftop,
the Roci crew pouring out the good Ganymede gin and saluting their fallen comrade, and finally Eros falling into Venus. I didn’t cry this time, but I came damned close.