Defiance S01E04 – A Well Respected Man


I am loving this show, and I now know why Showcase didn’t send me the entire series in one go… because I would have watched them all in one sitting, and then a couple of days later, done it again and again.

This is quickly becoming one of my favorite shows, I love the world, I love the characters, and I cannot wait to be able to get some of these people into the studios to chat with Sue and I (please!!!).

kenyaThis week, the Rosewater sisters, Amanda (Julie Benz) and Kenya (Mia Kirshner) are the center of the story, and we get a little bit more of their back story, while Amanda and Nolan (Grant Bowler) attempt to find her and another missing girl, Tirra (Brittany Allen).

Shortly after suggesting that she and Nolan’s relationship become less business and more personal, Kenya and Tirra stumble upon a terrifying image – Ulysses (Rob Archer) a bio-man, seen in the employ of the nefarious Datak Tarr (Tony Curran).

It seems someone, is making a stim from adrenal fluid, which is drained from a person experiencing fear. Once they are captured there is generally 10 hours before the person dies.

The clock is ticking as Nolan and Amanda start hunting the Hollows for information.

They, of course, end up on the Tarr’s doorstep, and Datak quickly denies them any assistance. But, there are other wheels turning here, and Stahma Tarr (Jaime Murray) presents an option…

Meanwhile, Kenya and Tirra are racing through a maze, or are they? I love the moment with a medallion, and right as I said “Wait a second…” Kenya does the same thing. Nice.

The Tarr family uses this crises to wheedle themselves deeper into the town, causing Nolan a lot of grief, as he is coming after Datak with guns blazing after the body being left on the lawkeepers’ (I still want one of those badges if anyone from Showcase or Syfy is reading this) doorstep in the previous episode.

grahamWe also get a little bit more mystery as the McCrawleys, Rafe (Graham Greene) and Quentin (Justin Rain) investigate shaft 7 in the mines, and make a very interesting and ancient discovery if the walls, and the relics found there are any clue. What is under Defiance (beyond the ruins of St.Louis)?

So far, I think the show is doing it right. They are also already starting to make use of their entire cast, which I love, meaning that this week may be a Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) story, and next week could be about Alak (Jesse Rath) and Christie (Nicole Munoz).

Perfect as far as I’m concerned.

The series is still establishing the world with the audience, but it never plays them for fools. It continues to be a highly enjoyable, well-crafted show, and I’m hoping that we hear about a season 2 very soon, so Sue and I can start petitioning for a set visit!

Did you see it? What are your thoughts on the series so far? Fave characters? Fave races?

Defiance airs Mondays on Showcase and Syfy!

Defiance - Season 1

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