I wondered if two non-speaking extras are played by the same actress, and if so if they are supposed to be the same character in-universe. Unfortunately they are not listed in the IMDB cast of characters.

  • Season 1, Episode 3 Remember the Cant
    The MCRN spacer who fetches Holden from the brig.

  • Season 1, Episode 9 Critical Mass
    Dresden's henchwoman.

The second appearance is brief and in the background, so I'm not even sure if the first part of my question is true or if it is just a similar hairstyle. If not, the second part is obviously pointless. But if they are the same, that raises the question how she got off the Donnager.

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    Screenshots might be helpful. Dec 30, 2018 at 15:41
  • @JackBNimble, I'm not aware of any in the public domain.
    – o.m.
    Dec 30, 2018 at 15:47
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    The most that can possibly happen is that they ask for them to be removed. As far as I'm aware, in the entire history of SFF:SE, that's never happened
    – Valorum
    Dec 30, 2018 at 16:13
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    Also, 'fair use' generally exempts it from even BEING a violation if it's a tiny fraction (one frame) of an existing work and you're commenting/critiquing the work (particularly, analyzing whether a character is meant to be the same or different). Dec 30, 2018 at 17:55
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    Well I don't see any duplicated names in the credits for each episode on IMDB (except for primary cast who are obviously playing the same character in each.) It's possible this actress in uncredited in one or both lists, though. I understand and respect OP's reasons for not posting screenshots, but without some kind of reference point to help further identify the actress(es) in question, I'm not sure we can properly answer this.
    – Steve-O
    Dec 30, 2018 at 21:39

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They do not appear to be the same actress.

The woman in The Expanse S01E03 "Remember the Cant" is Diana Bentley as Sergeant Grimes. According to IMDB she also played Sgt. Grimes in S01E04 "CQB". I believe this is the picture you're referring to:

Expanse S01E03 Sgt. Grimes

Bentley does actually have at least one line; if you listen carefully, as she's opening the door to Holden's cell she says "You." It is easy to miss because of the noise of the door opening and the shot cutting with the door opening across her face, so you don't actually see her say it.

The woman in S01E09 "Critical Mass" is uncredited (she had no lines, and that's usually a big indicator of whether the actor is credited or not). However, her facial structure and skin tone are different, so I don't believe that is the same actor. Compare:

Expanse S01E09 Uncredited Henchwoman

Expanse S01E09 Uncredited Henchwoman

Both characters have dark hair pulled back in a similar manner, which may lend to some confusion.

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