When it comes to leaders both on Earth and in space, For All Mankind runs the gamut on skill level and capability. Ed Baldwin (Joel Kinnaman) for all the good that he’s done as a pilot and a captain, has definitely proven himself this season to be a questionable leader at points. Bringing Danny (Casey Johnson) on his ship and letting him stay on when he realized he was addicted to painkillers was definitely a low point, not to mention how he reacted when Dani (Krys Marshall) revealed that she had been assigned to the NASA mission to Mars.
But they’re not all Ed Baldwin, and this season we were introduced not only to a new face with Dev Ayesa (Edi Gathegi) but also to what a ship looks like when Danielle Poole is finally behind the proverbial wheel. We caught up with Krys Marshall and Edi Gathegi about what it was like playing their characters in the face of disaster, especially being a part of or witnessing a disaster on Mars.
For Krys Marshall, it was a process that didn’t come as naturally to her. Having played Dani as a sidekick character meant that stepping into the spotlight meant some serious reworking. She said:
And on the flip side, on Earth, Dev Ayesa faced a shocking blow after the disaster on Mars. It offered us a deeper look into Dev and his motivations and Gathegi spoke about Dev’s low point but also figuring out a solution when no one else could. He said, about facing disaster as a humbling moment:
While it was a relief that Dev actually managed to save the day, sometimes viewers may forget that he isn’t just a billionaire but actually an engineer and scientist. When we commented on him being able to prove himself in that moment, he said:
It’s up for debate how long Dev will be riding the high though as Karen (Shantel VanSanten) has replaced him on the Helios board after the incident on Mars. Will Dev be able to pull through and get Helios back? Or is it too little too late?
For All Mankind Season 3 Finale streams this Friday.