Within the universe of The Expanse, a boat is going Dutchman when it disappears whilst transitioning between customary house and ring house or vice versa. Ring house is the wormhole-like area that may most effective be accessed thru an alien ring that assembled itself outdoor the orbit of Saturn again in season 3. Almost talking, those ring gates permit for go back and forth to different sun techniques — aside from once they tremendous do not. A undeniable proportion of ships traversing the hoop gates merely vanish and not using a hint, and this phenomenon most likely tied to no matter entity annihilated the hoop gate engineers. The word “going Dutchman” is a connection with The Flying Dutchman, the nautical send of legend that is mentioned to sail perpetually and not make port, and that is the reason supposedly a portent of doom.
In line with u/dochdaswars, unravelling the thriller of the ships that disappear is a significant plotline for Rocinante captain James Holden (Steven Strait) within the 5th ebook of The Expanse collection by way of James S.A. Corey, on which the TV collection is primarily based. “Holden’s tale revolved round him and Fred and Monica seeking to observe down the cause of the ships going Dutchman, they have got video of it taking place which is what we see right here.”
u/Vythan says the name at the backside of the recording attributes it to Elvi Okoye (Lyndie Greenwood). “Dr. Okoye could be doing a few of her personal analysis into the bullet and/or ships going dutchman.” Introducing the Dutchman part to season 5 is smart, since – SPOILER ALERT — it performs a significant position within the Rocinante staff’s final plan to care for Marco Inaros — no less than within the books.
Audience gets a way of the way a lot Okoye was once in a position to determine when season 5 of The Expanse premieres on Amazon December 16.