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In the year 2046, it's a new Earth - with new rules. Over thirty years after various alien races arrived on Earth, the landscape is completely altered, terraformed nearly beyond recognition...


Defiance: Dead Air  Season 3, Episode 4

The geography of Defiance is permanently altered and Nolan and Amanda depart for a possible E-Republic trove of weapons. Meanwhile, the Tars continue to find themselves forced follow the bidding of General Rahm Tak who keeps their son his hostage.
posted by Atreides on Jul 1, 2015 at 7:12 AM - 8 comments

Defiance: The Broken Bough  Season 3, Episode 3

Irisa's continuing struggle with killing results in grave consequences when she and Nolan scout out the Votan Collective force set on destroying Defiance. The Tars continue their espionage activities, while more clues are provided as to why the ark vessels of the Omec failed to escape the dying Votan system. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 24, 2015 at 8:34 AM - 2 comments

Defiance: The World We Seize & The Last Unicorns  Season 3, Episode 1

Seven months have passed since Irisa saved the day and the E-Republic has left the mining town of Defiance which has found its town sustaining ore unreachable. The fate of Irisa and Nolan remain unknown, while Amanda struggles to keep the town together. Elsewhere, Rafe McCawley and the Tars continue their hunt for their grandson and children. Meanwhile, the Votan Collective has plans of its own, while a new race of aliens debut. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jun 20, 2015 at 6:16 PM - 9 comments

Defiance: I Almost Prayed  Season 2, Episode 13

The second part of Defiance's season finale begins with New York in ruins and the ancient Votan terraforming ship prepared to destroy the world in order to create a new paradise for the Votan races. Stopping Irisa from following through with the plan is the only way to save billions of lives, but the Earth Repbulic's only plan involves her death. Nolan has another plan and is willing to do whatever it takes to save his daughter. Linda Hamilton's Pilar is determined to get Christy, Alak and their unborn child out of Defiance against the wishes of a newly reconciled Stahma and Datak. How will the end of the world be stopped, Irisa dead or alive?
posted by Atreides on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM - 11 comments

Defiance: All Things Must Pass  Season 2, Episode 12

Part One of the two part second season finale of Defiance opens with Stahma and Datak kidnapped and left to awake chained together in the bottom of an abandoned silo. Good Tommy, still suffering from the stab wound he received from Irisa at the end of the last episode, is relentlessly pulled through the snowy woods surrounding Defiance by Nolan, determined to get him the medical help he needs. Throughout the night, flashbacks of Tommy are peppered throughout the episode, queued by his visions of friends standing in the silence of the snow filled woods. Meanwhile, Irisa takes control of Votan terraforming satellites hovering in the debris field above Earth and annihilates New York City. Lastly, Mayor Pottinger offers Amanda a surprise gift with unexpected results.
posted by Atreides on Sep 2, 2014 at 10:56 AM - 3 comments

Defiance: Doll Parts  Season 2, Episode 11

The second of two episodes aired this week, Doll Parts opens with the death of Treasure Doll, aka Deirdre, aka Future Ms. Alak Tar Wannabe, and sets off an investigation by a temporarily deputized Amanda to solve the murder. The Irisa and Ark Rise storyline continues with Nolan's attempt to rescue his daughter running into obstacles and we learn a little more on what the what is going on. Christy is shown in a new light, while the Tars gain a new handmaiden to replace their last. Also, Stahma partakes in charity.
posted by Atreides on Aug 24, 2014 at 9:53 AM - 7 comments

Defiance: Bottom of the World  Season 2, Episode 10

Several plot points come to a head during a visit to the mine. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Aug 22, 2014 at 8:30 AM - 3 comments

Defiance: Painted From Memory  Season 2, Episode 9

Nolan and Tommy have an altercation. Doc Yewll and Kenya have an altercation. Stahma and Amanda have an altercation. Kenya and the mayor have an altercation. We find out more about Christy's family, but nothing more about her (colour me heartbroken). Irissa plans an altercation. Stahma and Datak play 'wake the dead.'
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Aug 14, 2014 at 10:07 PM - 9 comments

Defiance: Slouching Towards Bethlehem  Season 2, Episode 8

After the Earth Republic arrests a spy for the Votanis Collective, the knowledge he has of the Tarrs and other Votanis Collective operations makes his death an immediate necessity. Stahma seeks out Datak with a proposition, while Amanda receives a phone call from a mysterious stranger who claims the impossible if Amanda takes care of the problem. While Nolan is mainly distracted with the prisoner, Irisa encounters the woman she attacked in the first episode of the season outside of Defiance and questions arise.
posted by Atreides on Aug 9, 2014 at 3:07 PM - 9 comments

Defiance: If You Could See Her Through My Eyes  Season 2, Episode 7

Datak and Stahma temporarily unite to uncover the killer of a beloved Tarr family slave, while Amanda learns more about William Atherton's Viceroy Mercado's plans for the future of the mayorship of Defiance. Deirdre, Alak's DJ in the Arch, continues to manipulate both him and Christy, striving to tear their marriage apart while playing sympathetic to both. Christy continues her visits to the Janus Club dressed as a Castithan and is discovered by Alak. Finally, Nolan discovers the truth about Irisa. Come for the eye gouging, stay for Atherton's jazzy solo vocals that concludes the episode! [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Aug 2, 2014 at 6:09 PM - 9 comments

Defiance: This Woman's Work  Season 2, Episode 6

Stahma's rise to power runs headlong into the dogmatic views of Castithan patriarchy and the question arises, is it time for a Castithan feminist movement. Good Tommy surprisingly returns after an angry confrontation between him and Nolan over loyalty, and he finally discovers Irisa's secret. Meanwhile, the Earth Republic mayor is sent on a mission to recover an important piece of alien technology that has crashed near Defiance and forced to take Nolan along for his expertise. Lastly, Rafe suggests inviting Datak over for dessert. [more inside]
posted by Atreides on Jul 27, 2014 at 4:15 PM - 7 comments

Defiance: Put the Damage On  Season 2, Episode 5

Potentially drug-induced hallucinations haunt several of Defiance's residents, including former mayor Amanda, while the more entertaining arc of a naked Graham Green Rafe McCawley, recently evicted by the Earth Republic and now living with his daughter's in-laws, is uncomfortably confronted by a welcoming half-naked Stahma while bathing. Datak, in light of the painful realization that he must adopt a new strategy to right the upside down world of his, begins a plot to run the Earth Republic out of Defiance.
posted by Atreides on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:43 AM - 11 comments

Defiance: Beasts of Burden  Season 2, Episode 4

Datak returns to Defiance intent on reassuming his position in the criminal underbelly of the boomtown and with a mind to repay the insults to his honor while incarcerated. The Mayor and Berlin on a convoy transporting "mining equipment" are attacked in the wild borderlands and Nolan is ordered to uncover who is responsible. The clues, however, point to suspects uncomfortably close to home. Creepy Tommy continues to be Creepy Tommy.
posted by Atreides on Jul 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM - 2 comments

Defiance: The Cord and the Ax  Season 2, Episode 3

Irisa continues to experience blackouts at a terrifying and increasing rate, but she tries to keep a worried Nolan in the dark about her situation; and under Stahma's self-appointed leadership, the Tarr family business prospers, while an increasingly suspicious Datak remains locked up behind bars.
posted by Catblack on Jul 4, 2014 at 6:54 AM - 2 comments

Defiance: In My Secret Life  Season 2, Episode 2

Irisa is arrested upon her return to Defiance, but Nolan can arrange her release by capturing those responsible for an explosion that nearly killed Mayor Pottinger. Meanwhile, Stahma decides the only way to stay in control of her family's criminal enterprises is by ensuring that Datak stays behind bars.
posted by 2ht on Jun 28, 2014 at 2:56 PM - 4 comments

Defiance: The Opposite of Hallelujah  Season 2, Episode 1

Defiance celebrates Founders' Day. The Tarr family adjusts to their new situation. Amanda adapts as she always has. Nolan does what Nolan does best. Doc Yewell makes her scope of practice very clear. Bear McCreary rocks. [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 24, 2014 at 9:31 PM - 9 comments