Mild spoilers ahead for the Season 3 finale of The Expanse on Syfy.
Season 3 of The Expanse has been a wild ride for the characters on the show and fans watching from home alike. The critically-acclaimed show was cancelled by Syfy back in May to the despair of viewers who knew that there was plenty more story to tell as well as to the cast who were already looking toward Season 4. The good news came less than two weeks later when it was announced that Amazon had rescued the series following an intense fan campaign, and the characters would be back for Season 4 on the streaming service. Of course, after the deceleration resulted in hundreds of deaths in the episode before the big finale, not all of the characters survived to the end of Season 3.
Fortunately, Cas Anvar, who plays Alex Kamal on The Expanse, recently spoke with CinemaBlend about Alex's journey over the years, what the end of Season 3 means for him, and what could be in store for Alex in Season 4. Anvar had this to say about Alex after Season 3:
For as entertaining as Alex has been from the very beginning of the series, he hasn't always been the most standup guy to his family back on Mars. His wife and son weren't always as high on his list of priorities as they deserved, and Season 3 takes him the farthest in realizing that he needs to fix some of what he did. Of course, the danger of the third season combined with the devastating deceleration in the final episodes may have cast some doubt on whether he would live long enough to make amends with his family.
Luckily, The Expanse didn't end the Season 3 finale on Alex's death and therefore leave fans on a serious downer heading into Season 4. Cas Anvar did tease that The Expanse ending after the Season 3 finale would have been "tragic" and left fans "salivating and frustrated," so viewers had reason to expect a cliffhanger could be on the way. Fans can thank their lucky stars (and Amazon) that the show was rescued from cancellation. Healing for Alex and his family isn't out of the question for Season 4.
Cas Anvar went on in our chat to explain how Alex got from where he was in the beginning to where he ended up by the third season:
Alex's growth definitely hasn't happened overnight, and he simply wasn't operating at his full potential at the beginning. Sure, he was fun and could usually be counted on for a quip to lighten things up at the right times, but there was so much more to him if he would simply take the steps toward evolving as a man. The responsibilities thrust upon him in Season 1 that continued to build throughout Season 2 and into Season 3 forced him to change in a positive way. He still has some big steps to take to make amends to his family and fix some of his mistakes. Still, he's made undeniable progress, and we can almost certainly expect more steps forward in Season 4.
There was one inciting event way back in the first season that kicked off Alex's journey of self-discovery and growth. Here's how Cas Anvar described that moment that changed everything for Alex and the rest of the Roci crew:
All things considered, there's a lot to be excited about for Season 4 and Alex's role in whatever comes next. The only bad news is that there is currently no premiere date for the fourth season and we can only speculate as to when Amazon will have the next batch of episodes ready to go. Nevertheless, we can still be very happy that there will be a fourth season to pay off on the ending of Season 3 and give us more of the characters' journeys.