In S4E10, Ashford hunts Inaros and attacks him near the end of the episode. He EMPs Inaros ship and decides to board it, which makes sense, as he wants to capture him. But that's where my understanding ends. While one of my gripes has already been answered in this related question, there are several more
- Why does Ashford board the ship with only three people? It's a military vessel of the OPA as close to a regular military vessel as possible, surely he doesn't start a manhunt with a crew of four and leaves no one behind on his warship.
- What is Ashfords ship doing? After the boarding team is defeated, it's pretty much completely ignored. Why didn't he tell his ship to blow up Inaros, if the boarding action fails? He obviously was able to send a message.
- When Ashford confronts Inaros, he is clearly alone with Phillip. Yet in the next scene, Inaros ship is full of people fulfilling his orders. Where did all that crew come from? I find it hard to believe, that Inaros would send dozens of people into hiding while a small contingent tries to fight off the boarding party, instead of overwhleming the boarders with force of numbers. Also makes Ashfords decision to board with just three soldiers even more strange.
Maybe the book is clearer here?