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A sneak peek of Season 5 of 'The Expanse' shows Naomi leaving ... again

If you ask him about it, James Holden can fix anything. Ask his partner Naomi Nagata, though, and even Holden has his limitations. And one of those is going to come to pass in Season 5 of The Expanse, which premieres Dec. 16 on Amazon Prime Video.

In a newly released clip from the upcoming season, we see Naomi tell Holden that she knows where her son is. (We know, too, because we saw at the end of Season 4.) He's been with Marco Inaros, the Big Bad freedom fighter/terrorist who's going to play a major part of Season 5.

Noami has tracked Filip to Palas Station, and she's chartered a freighter to take her there. The Roscinante — and Holden — isn't invited to this family reunion. 

It's obvious Holden wants to help. He has to help. It's what he does. But Naomi doesn't want him anywhere near this, not with the OPA and the UN both gunning for Inaros. And not with the state of interplanetary politics the way they are.

Naomi doesn't mince words. "You can't help me with this. I don't want you to."

It's not the first time we've seen Naomi separate herself from the Roscinante and crew. Season 3 had her working with the OPA and Drummer on the Behemoth, before everyone entered the ring space and all hell broke loose.

All four previous seasons — as well as the upcoming season — of The Expanse can be found on Amazon Prime Video and can be watched for free if you have an Amazon Prime account.

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Anna Hopkins as Monica Stuart and Steven Strait as James Holden in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Anna Hopkins as Monica Stuart and Steven Strait as James Holden in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Wes Chatham as Amos Burton in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Wes Chatham as Amos Burton in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Steven Strait as James Holden and Chad L. Coleman as Fred Johnson in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Steven Strait as James Holden and Chad L. Coleman as Fred Johnson in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Chad L. Coleman as Fred Johnson in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Chad L. Coleman as Fred Johnson in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Steven Strait as James Holden in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Steven Strait as James Holden in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Cara Gee as Camina Drummer in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Cara Gee as Camina Drummer in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Dominique Tipper and Steven Strait in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Dominique Tipper and Steven Strait in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Wes Chatham as Amos Burton in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Wes Chatham as Amos Burton in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Dominique Tipper and Chad L. Coleman in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Dominique Tipper and Chad L. Coleman in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Michael Irby and Shohreh Aghdashloo in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Michael Irby and Shohreh Aghdashloo in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Jasai Chase Owens as Felip Inaros in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Jasai Chase Owens as Felip Inaros in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
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Wes Chathom in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video.

Wes Chathom in Season 5 of "The Expanse" on Amazon Prime Video. (Image credit: Amazon Studios)
Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for AndroidCentral.com and Mobile Nations, is the Dad part of Modern Dad, and is editor of WhatToWatch.com.