Defiance S01E12 – Everything Is Broken


And just like that, season 1 of Defiance came roaring to a close.


It is now going to be an insanely long wait for Season 2.

And it seems a lot of our favorite characters are in dire straits.

Amanda Rosewater (Julie Benz) is no longer mayor, losing out, just barely to Datak Tarr (Tony Curran). Course we’ll see how long that will last since we were left hanging with he and Stahma (Jaime Murray) after he had an impulse control issue over receiving proper respect from the Earth Republic, who seized control of the McCawley Mines during his victory party.


The E-Rep no doubt just discovered the incident, or it about to discover the incident…

Speaking of Stahma, when she and Datak have a little bit of a stress reliever, and then Kenya Rosewater (Mia Kirshener) makes a little remark about her as she’s leaving the voting station, Datak realizes he’s been cuckolded and has Stahma take care of that little problem.

It’ll be interesting to see what that revelation will do to Amanda, and who’s going to investigate it?

Nolan (Grant Bowler) is no longer a lawkeeper, and of course was mortally wounded by episode’s end, trying to seize back the mine from the E-Rep, and get Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) inside into the Votan ship that has been buried down there for 3,000 years. A ship that could be used as a weapon to wipe out the Votan races or the humans…


We also learned that the Kazirri (sp?) are the name of the parasites inside Irisa, each forming a separate artifact which can be used to activate the ship’s weapons, like 2 keys to activate a missile launch. Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating) urges Irisa to do whatever she did last week to knock her and the E-Rep soldiers out so that she can escape. Whatever her motivations, Doc doesn’t want the weapon falling into the hands of the Earth Republic that’s for sure. She also gets off a couple of prize snide remarks, which is always good.

Which is exactly what Irisa does, pleading with an incarnation of the Irathient god Irzu to bring Nolan back to life, if she does what is necessary. In this case that seems to be activating the machine and then throwing herself into it!!!

As Nolan stumbles about looking for Irisa, we hear E-Rep rollers, no doubt under orders from the nefarious Black Jonah, who seems rather Nazi-esque even sporting a Luger.


And then, boom.

We’re left to wonder what happens next, and while yes, they may start shooting again in August, we won’t see any of it, til 11 months from now (boy Sue and I will need to visit that set! Come on Showcase!).

After Orphan Black, this has become my second favorite new series. It’s smart, sexy, funny, action-packed, and has great characters.

I cannot wait for them to roll back into town and start up on the next season.


Until then of course, we at least still have the game! (Which I’ve yet to play – anybody else tried it?) And two fantastic soundtrack albums by Bear McCreary.

Maybe I can just keep rewatching them over and over until season 2.

That doesn’t sound too bad right? Turn me to the sun occasionally, feed me, and we can rotated between Orphan Black and Defiance episodes.

Great plan!

What did you think of the finale? What are your theories and thoughts?

Defiance - Season 1


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