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Defiance: Season 2 (2014)




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In the second season, nine months have passed and the Earth Republic has taken over Defiance and appointed smarmy Niles Pottinger (Jim Murray) as mayor; at the same time, Amanda (Julie Benz) has become addicted to Adreno and is now running the NeedWant in the wake of her sister's death; and Datak (Tony Curran) is in prison, giving his wife Stahma (Jaime Murray) the perfect opportunity to become the new boss of her family's criminal empire. Meanwhile, Nolan (Grant Bowler) reunites with his daughter Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) unaware Irzu has taken control of her and is causing her to murder seemingly random people. She wants to tell her dad, but she's afraid the truth will get him killed. She also learns she has competition when it comes to Tommy (Dewshane Williams), who, when Irisa ran away, started dating a soldier named Berlin (Anna Hopkins). And another love triangle seems to be brewing when a DJ named Treasure Doll (Kristina Pesic) takes an interest in Alak (Jesse Rath), despite the news that his wife Christie (Nicole Muñoz) is pregnant with their first child. Linda Hamilton ("The Terminator") joins the cast in Episode 10 as Pilar, the long-separated wife of Rafe McCawley (Graham Greene).


Grant Bowler
as Jeb Nolan, Joshua Nolan
Julie Benz
as Amanda Rosewater
Jaime Murray
as Stahma Tarr
Tony Curran
as Datak Tarr
Graham Greene (II)
as Rafe McCawley
Jesse Rath
as Alak Tarr
Trenna Keating
as Doc Yewll
Nicole Muñoz
as Christie McCawley
Dewshane Williams
as Tommy LaSalle
Anna Hopkins
as Jessica "Berlin" Rainer
Justin Rain
as Quentin McCawley
William Atherton
as Viceroy Berto Mercado
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Defiance... has already proven itself as a futuristic Western full of political analogies and soap opera twists.

June 18, 2014 | Full Review…

Defiance may not break the mold of high-concept sci-fi, but with so few shows like it on television today, its commitment to a compelling new world continues to make it a refreshing and entertaining watch.

July 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The show takes an unabashed stance on constantly drawing up such a mind-bogglingly assorted set of characters and alien species that the average episode might just trump happy hour at a Mos Eisley cantina in terms of diversity.

June 23, 2014 | Full Review…

There's a lot to take in on this enjoyably elaborate and challenging show.

June 20, 2014 | Full Review…

The new status quo allows for interesting changes in the lives of all the main characters, but the overall vibe and direction of the show hasn't changed as much as might have been expected given how Season 1 wrapped.

June 19, 2014 | Rating: 7.8/10 | Full Review…

The biggest stride forward is that Defiance demonstrates that it understands itself, its nominal main character, and how it can subvert expectations using its revamped setting.

June 27, 2014 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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