Defiance Season 1- Episode 8

Episode  8 – I Just Wasn’t Made For These Times


The episode starts with Nolan and Tommie rolling through the desert looking for an arc fall. When they find it, the craft is full of old earth technology, including a space capsule and old uniforms that Nolan seems to recognize.

I little deeper in they find cryogenic pods full of dead humans, and a single living survivor. The survivor looks up and asks Nolan if they are Americans, which makes me think he has no idea what has been going on down on the planet. I wonder how long he’s been asleep? I’m guessing its been a while because he is totally disoriented when he wakes up while they are rolling through defiance. Nolan totally gets it though, and he tries to ease the astronaut into the here and now. The poor fellow thinks its 2013. What a horrible year.

Back in Defiance the earth republic black hat, Connor, tries to recruit Amanda to come to New York.

Meanwhile, Datak Tarr gets pissed when Kenya tries to do a change up on him, trying to replace her services with that of another. Datak is none to pleased. Is this a sign that Kenya is trying to get out of the “business” to be with Nolan? Whatever her reasons, Datak is none to happy. He leaves, and is shocked to find Stahma bathing by herself.

Connor however isn’t doing so well. After having a nightmare and sleep walking to the living room he tries to strangle Amanda and then ends up in the lock up where he has some sort of self induced harming seizure. During this, Nolan see’s that Connor bleeds silver, and realizes that the kid ain’t really human.

This leads to the realization that Connor is really an alien assassin and that Doc Yewll knew he wasn’t who he said he was the whole time. The assassin loses it when he finds out and breaks lose before the earth republic sponsor can take him back to headquarters to be used as a propaganda piece against the aliens.

Mr. McCawley ends up finding Connor in the mines and tries to talk him down before he can hurl himself into the underground lake. I’m not sure if I know why Mr. McCawley is trying to talk Connor down but it was a very touching and humane moment. At one point Connar asks Mr. McCawley what he should do if he’s not as strong as him and Mr. McCawley tells him he should jump.

In Amanda’s office the earth republic black hat, who is an old boyfriend, warns her that the earth republic wants her out of the way so they can move forward with their plans for Defiance.

The last seen in the episode is Nolan interrogating Doc Yewll about what she was doing and how involved she was with the “Pale Wars” when a young woman comes in and collapses. Before he can find anything out the Doc is calling for everyone to gown and glove, they’ve got some space ebola on the loose, cutting off his questions until the next episode.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Nolan telling Tommie that if he hurts his daughter he is going to be finding out a lot more about god than he wants.
  • Stahma in the tub. She’s not as hot as Irisa, but she’s easy to look at.2013_Defiance_E8_Stahma_Tub
  • Mr. McCawley and Nolan talking about Connor and their toast. “To wherever he may be.”
  • The best part of the episode was Connor walking up behind his ex bride. I guess I’m just a true romantic at heart.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Poor Connor, waking up to find everyone thinks your dead and your wife, if she’s alive, is in her 60’s.
  • Damn, Kenya wasn’t holding out because she likes Nolan, she was doing it because she thought doing Datak would hurt Stahma.


This story so freaked me out. What do you do when the cops do something wrong?

If I’d been there I’m not sure I’d have been able to stop myself from doing something, and then I’d be a criminal.

That poor girl. I hope she can sue for big bucks.

Defiance Season 1 – Episode 7

Episode  7 – Goodbye Blue Sky


The episode opens with several of the ex raiders out in the badlands when the sky opens up and starts raining fireballs. Sukar, the big Irathient is wounded and Irisa see’s him in a vision.

Irisa, also known as “Little Wolf” heads out with Nolan to find Sukar, but he appears to have already been killed. But during what I think was supposed to be a death ceremony he gets back up and starts a religious quest.

Meanwhile, back in town the retired mayor Nicky has showed up at the McCawley house, looking for henchman, and whatever the miners found under the town.

While the storm is pounding the town and Sukar is ransacking the town Kenya is bonding with Stahma Tarr, telling her that Christie really wouldn’t want Alak Tarr to be with a prostitute.

As all this is going down Sukar is apparently building a homing beacon to bring down a huge piece of space debris onto Defiance. Nolan ends up killing Sukar only to find out that the big Irathient was being used to deflect the space debris, not bring it down on the town. Needless to say, Irisa is not very happy with Nolan.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Stahma Tarr going to the whore house to get training for her son and ends up getting it on with Kenya.2013_Stahma_Tarr
  • Sukar rising from the bathtub of boiling liquid.2013_Defiance_Sukar_1
  • The razor rain. It reminded me of the Thread rain from the Pern books.
  • Irisa – she’s the hottest alien ever.2013_Defiance_Alisa_E1
  • Kenya and Stahma getting it on. Very hot.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Nolan and Irisa getting at each others throats.
  • Sukar is left with a severed spine and its not clear if he is alive or dead at the end of the episode after the nannytes shut down.

Defiance Season 1 – Episode 6

Episode  6– Brothers in Arms


The episode starts with Eddie, a bounty hunter chasing down a fugitive only to have Nolan nab his target. It turns out that Eddie and Nolan were soldiers together and were both there when Irisa was rescued as a child.

The fugitive apparently knows some things about Doc Yewll that she would rather not have shared, but she declines the offer. Eddie is trying to talk Nolan into handing the fugitive over when Tommy comes in and lets everyone know that the fugitive is Paul Madis, a big time arms dealer.

Meanwhile “Aunt Nicki” the ex mayor, visits Quentin in a coffee shop, finding him reading a book that has some strange symbols on it. It is very clear she’s very keen on finding out what Quentin knows, and she thinks he has the artifact.

Paul Madis escapes using a bit of explosives and then recovers his brief case full of goodies using a neat little shock coin to kill the fellow who found it.

Datak Tarr ends up in Paul Madis’ control after eating some food that had been contaminated with nanytes. Nolan and crew end up running Datak and Paul down on the road, and sends everyone else to escort Datak home, leaving only Eddie, Nolan, and Paul Madis out on the road.

It turns out that Eddie wasn’t running Paul Madis down to bring him to justice, but to turn him over to the highest bidder so he can make weapons for them. Nolan takes care of business just about then.

It turns out that Eddie is a bad guy, but he does the write thing in the end.

Back at the McCawley house Quentin kills the mayors lackey, choking him out and then snapping the fellows neck.

Back in town Nolan meets up with Kenya and asks her to spend some time with him, but she blocks him completely, afraid that she is falling for him.

Things I loved about this episode…

  • Irisa doesn’t like Eddie from the start. She has a good sense of people.
  • Nolan telling Kenya she’d never get between a lady and her work, and then Kenya taking Eddie up to the room and switching herself out for two other girls. I like the way she is smooth.
  • Kenya telling Amanda that she has never not been able to do her job. Amanda tells her that she’s falling in love, but Kenya doesn’t really want to hear it.
  • Irisa telling Nolan she doesn’t like Uncle Eddie, even if he was good to Nolan in the war.
  • Paul Madis feeding Datak Tarr and then using whatever he put in the food to bring Datak down.
  • Nolan taking care of business with Paul Madis.
  • Nolan telling Eddie to go ahead, take me in for the bounty, but you have to tell them that Irisa is dead, that her safety is the only thing that matters. A real father will gladly die for his children.

Things that I didn’t like about this episode…

  • Nolan telling Kenya she’d never get between a lady and her work. He should have told Eddie it bothered him.
  • Poor Tommie, trying to hit on Irisa and getting shot down. All she wants to do is sharpen her knife.
  • Eddie turning on Nolan at the end. They were supposed to be friends, but Eddie still wants the money for the bounty on Nolan’s head.