Julie Mao, The Expanse
Julie Mao (Florence Faivre)
On the sci-fi mystery series The Expanse, Julie was introduced as the high-society daughter of one of Earth’s wealthiest and most powerful people, though never content with the life of a socialite or cutthroat enough for business.
A champion light spacecraft pilot, she became well-known after garnering a number of wins on the Near Space Regatta circuit. After a falling out with her father, she rejected all of his wealth and support in order to start a new life out in the Belt. Joining a student organization, with ties to the Outer Planets Alliance, she worked tirelessly for the betterment of Belters, up to the day she went missing.
Julie’s sexuality was revealed in the second episode, when detective Joe Miller, tasked to search for Julie, searches her dating profile which includes her sexual orientation, listed as pansexual.
The profile also included a list of potential dates for Julie, all men, including one person’s profile that had a note that Julie had accepted date with him and given him 4 stars. It was later revealed that this date was with Heikki Sanbong, whose body Joe came across in his search of Julie.
Later in the series, Joe discovered that Julie was already dead and had died of a new kind of infection that caused heavy body mutations. A sample of her DNA was collected from her body, implying that her father may attempt to clone her in the future.
Florence Faivre was still part of the series regular cast in season two, but Julie Mao was not human anymore, as the alien material called protomolecule that killed her in season one absorbed her and all other people it killed. Julie’s consciousness, as its original host, fought back against the protomolecule and managed to influence its behavior, and the protomolecule took Julie’s form.
In “Home”, on Eros, New Julie was trying to crash the asteroid space station into Earth, but Joe Miller was able to convince her to fly it towards Venus instead. New Julie and Joe were seen kissing before the space station hit Venus and both died.
- 10 episodes. 1x01 - 1x10
No female love interests
Relationship story arc with a woman: No
Male love interests:
- Heikki Sabong 💀 (Joe Delfin, guest 3 eps)
- Joe Miller (Thomas Jane, regular)
Relationship story arc with a man: Yes
Filter Relationship Arc:
Storyline during sweeps? No
 A relationship story arc is defined as explicit, developed on screen, and lasting more than 3 episodes. It is listed as questionable or subtext if romance is only implied, mentioned instead of shown on screen, part of a dream sequence, or otherwise not explicit for the viewer.
 Sweeps episodes air in February, May, July and November, the periods when advertising rates are set. A character is marked as "sweeps" when there is a very limited number of episodes that address their sexuality, all air during sweeps period, and the storyline is otherwise ignore/dropped.