7.1
4,587 votes
Defiance

Defiance

Syfy 2013

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan, the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.

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The 10 Best Episodes of Defiance

Defiance - S3E13

#1 - Upon the March We Fittest Die

8.18

Season 3 - Episode 13

Omec hunts Defiance citizens; Nolan, Amanda, and the others undertake a potential suicide mission to end the threat once and for all.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Defiance from 1003 votes.

Defiance - S3E8

#2 - My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You

8.18

Season 3 - Episode 8

Defiance is under siege. As Nolan, Amanda, Irisa and the militia defend the town against the Votanis Collective, Datak recalls his father's chilling lessons and makes a pivotal decision, while Stahma takes an unexpected trip.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Defiance from 958 votes.

Defiance - S1E12

#3 - Everything is Broken

8.08

Season 1 - Episode 12

The citizens of Defiance prepare to cast their votes for mayor; Nolan’s past violently rears its head; Irisa must decide whether or not to embrace her destiny.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Defiance from 1006 votes.

Defiance - S2E13

#4 - I Almost Prayed

8.05

Season 2 - Episode 13

The fate of Defiance hangs in the balance; Nolan must fight against the republic and old friends to stop Irisa.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Defiance from 641 votes.

Defiance - S1E11

#5 - Past is Prologue

8.02

Season 1 - Episode 11

Amanda’s mayoral campaign is threatened when Nolan is involved in an accident on the eve of the election, prompting the town to question Amanda’s decision to appoint him as Lawkeeper.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Defiance from 1006 votes.

Defiance - S2E12

#6 - All Things Must Pass

7.99

Season 2 - Episode 12

Nolan races to save Tommy’s life and stop Irisa before her growing forces can put their devastating plan into motion. Meanwhile back in town, Amanda learns the heart-breaking truth about her sister’s murder leading to a daring showdown between Amanda and Stahma.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Defiance from 890 votes.

Defiance - S1E10

#7 - The Bride Wore Black

7.96

Season 1 - Episode 10

The town of Defiance is shocked when the remains of a leading businessman who went missing almost six years ago, are discovered hidden in the walls of the NeedWant.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Defiance from 976 votes.

Defiance - S2E11

#8 - Doll Parts

7.93

Season 2 - Episode 11

With Nolan searching for Irisa, Amanda is forced to take on the badge as Deputy when the shocking murder of one of their own rocks Defiance.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Defiance from 891 votes.

Defiance - S2E3

#9 - The Cord and the Ax

7.92

Season 2 - Episode 3

Irisa’s terrifying black-outs escalate, driving a wedge of secrecy between her and a worried Nolan. Meanwhile, the Tarr family business thrives under Stahma’s self-appointed direction while an increasingly suspicious Datak remains in jail.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Defiance from 990 votes.

Defiance - S2E4

#10 - Beasts of Burden

7.91

Season 2 - Episode 4

After his caravan is viscously attacked in the badlands, a badly shaken Pottinger orders Nolan to hunt down and destroy those responsible. Nolan’s manhunt implicates one of Rafe’s miners causing tensions to explode.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Defiance from 978 votes.

Defiance - S1E9
#11 - If I Ever Leave This World Alive
7.90
Season 1 - Episode 9

A deadly plague threatens the town; racial tensions rise when the Irathients, who are immune to the virus, are quarantined.

The episode was rated #1 Best episode of Defiance from 996 votes.

Defiance - S2E6
#12 - This Woman's Work
7.86
Season 2 - Episode 6

After an Arkfall crash, Pottinger recruits Nolan to lead their salvage mission but his secret agenda puts them in grave danger against an Alien race they’ve never encountered before.

The episode was rated #2 Best episode of Defiance from 928 votes.

Defiance - S1E8
#13 - I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
7.84
Season 1 - Episode 8

Following the big storm, Nolan and Tommy find an American astronaut who has been in an induced sleep for the past several decades.

The episode was rated #3 Best episode of Defiance from 1032 votes.

Defiance - S1E7
#14 - Goodbye Blue Sky
7.80
Season 1 - Episode 7

Interesting relationships develop when the residents of Defiance are forced to stay indoors as a threatening Razor Rain storm approaches. Meanwhile, visions lead Irisa to the Spirit Riders and Sukar, who has fallen under the influence of a strange and mysterious force.

The episode was rated #4 Best episode of Defiance from 1043 votes.

Defiance - S2E7
#15 - If You Could See Her Through My Eyes
7.79
Season 2 - Episode 7

Datak is framed for a bizarre murder and turns to an unlikely ally for help; Irisa discovers more about her destiny after encountering a mysterious stranger.

The episode was rated #5 Best episode of Defiance from 935 votes.

Defiance - S1E6
#16 - Brothers in Arms
7.78
Season 1 - Episode 6

An old war buddy catches up with Nolan at the same time a Castithan criminal with a history of violence enters the picture.

The episode was rated #6 Best episode of Defiance from 1080 votes.

Defiance - S2E2
#17 - In My Secret Life
7.78
Season 2 - Episode 2

Irisa returns to Defiance and is arrested; Mayor Pottinger offers Nolan her release in exchange for capturing those responsible for nearly killing him; Stahma plots to keep Datak behind bars.

The episode was rated #7 Best episode of Defiance from 1030 votes.

Defiance - S2E9
#18 - Painted from Memory
7.77
Season 2 - Episode 9

Kenya’s earth-shattering return continues sending shock waves through Defiance as Stahma tries to reconcile Kenya’s reappearance, while Doc Yewll works to keep her own dark secret hidden.

The episode was rated #8 Best episode of Defiance from 925 votes.

Defiance - S2E8
#19 - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
7.76
Season 2 - Episode 8

Nolan interrogates a suspected Votanis Collective spy in order to prevent a catastrophic terrorist attack on New York.

The episode was rated #9 Best episode of Defiance from 898 votes.

Defiance - S1E1
#20 - Pilot
7.73
Season 1 - Episode 1

The arrival of the mysterious Nolan and his charge Irisa to the town of Defiance marks a threat to the fragile peace that exists between the residents in the premiere of this futuristic drama, which is set in the year 2046, more than 30 years following a war between humans and aliens that left Earth forever changed.

The episode was rated #10 Best episode of Defiance from 1747 votes.

Last updated: apr 05, 2021

Comments

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Yep, this ils getting nowhere... And even if it was going somewhere, there're so much things that just dont work... Like those irathiens, why do they have To speak another language? Why do they have to look like sh$t? You can't have simpathy or empathy for them the way they are... And what about all those borderline stupid characters?... The only good thing about this show is the opening credits that are far more better than any episode!

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One of the better SciFi options out there, definitely worth a watch. Imaginative, good writing, acting, and special effects (though some are obviously miniatures filmed as if life-sized). A great story arc instead of thing-of-the-week, and season 1 provides a satisfying ending that leads well into season 2.

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I'm not really getting the "play the game" part of this series? When you play the game you will be able to impact the ending of the series? Or does the game have nothing to do with the serie's story? Anyway the trailer looks awesome and I hope this will be a huge success.

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Oh well. Frell this, I can't force myself to watch another episode of this dren. And I refuse to use “shtako” as a swear word and/or use it at all.

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Confirmed. Show has been canceled. Reason that's been noted is the cost of producing the show.

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I'm watching this now and I really want to like it but... I hate it when shows try to "do too much" by appealing on some many levels that it becomes blatant pandering. I'm going to give it a fair shake, and watch a couple of episodes, but so far it isn't the best...

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The first 14 minutes can be previewed here: http://www.blastr.com/2013-3-25/watch-1st-14-minutes-syfys-groundbreaking-new-series-defiance

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It's not everyday I get chills from watching the trailer to a new tv-show. But this one, I really did... :O http://youtu.be/tkpyeDks-m0 It looks incredible to say the least!

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Tolle Serie. Leider nach Staffel 3 abgesetzt, aber immerhin mit einem logischen Ende.

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i haven't started yetbut i read on wiki that the show was cancelled??

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