Defiance: Season 2 (2014)

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Season 2
Defiance

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Defiance rearranges its narrative board to thrilling effect in a sophomore season that deepens the series' lore while providing its characters more agency to surprise.

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Critic Ratings: 10

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Air date: Jun 19, 2014

Nolan's desperate search for Irisa yields vital information which takes him south; back in Defiance, the Earth Republic has installed Mayor Pottinger, a charming, calculating and ambitious man who takes control.

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Air date: Jun 26, 2014

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.

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Air date: Jul 3, 2014

Irisa's terrifying black-outs escalate, driving a wedge of secrecy between her and Nolan; the Tarr family business thrives under Stahma's self-appointed direction; Datak remains in jail.

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Air date: Jul 10, 2014

A badly shaken Pottinger orders Nolan to hunt down and destroy those responsible for the attack on his caravan; a vengeful Datak is determined to reclaim control over the family business.

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Air date: Jul 17, 2014

Amanda is terrorized by a stalker; the reasons behind her frightening experiences have far reaching ramifications for Pottinger and Doc Yewll as well.

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Air date: Jul 24, 2014

After an Arkfall crash, Pottinger recruits Nolan to lead their salvage mission; Stahma makes a shocking power play; Irisa confides her dark secrets to Tommy.

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Air date: Jul 31, 2014

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.

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Air date: Aug 7, 2014

In order to prevent a terrorist attack in New York that could result in catastrophe, Nolan must interrogate a suspected spy.

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Air date: Aug 14, 2014

Earth-shattering events create backlash for Defiance and Stahma; Doc Yewll strives to keep her secret hidden.

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Air date: Aug 21, 2014

Nolan and Rafe race against time to rescue Amanda and Pottinger, who have been trapped in a collapsed mine.

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Cast & Crew

Grant Bowler
Joshua Nolan

Actor
Julie Benz
Amanda Rosewater

Actor
Stephanie Leonidas
Irisa

Actor
Tony Curran
Datak Tarr

Actor
Jaime Murray
Stahma Tarr

Actor
Graham Greene
Rafe McCawley

Actor
Jesse Rath
Alak Tarr

Actor
Dewshane Williams
Tommy LaSalle

Actor
Trenna Keating
Doc Yewll

Actor
Justin Rain
Quentin McCawley

Actor
Nicole Muñoz
Christie McCawley

Actor
Ryan Kennedy
Guest Star
Kevin Murphy
Executive Producer
Darren Swimmer
Executive Producer
Todd Slavkin
Executive Producer
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  • Apr 01, 2021
    Much, much better than the first season. Lot's of character developement. I really liked how this season focused less on Nolan and Irisa and gave more room for development for other characters. I am writing this after watching also the 3rd season and I can say that this is the best season of the whole series.
  • Nov 25, 2018
    The storyline is still interesting but the violence escalates and becomes horrific. Was that really necessary. The murder of one of the main female characters is a huge turnoff. I kept telling myself no more, yet I watched it.
  • Aug 14, 2015
    Season 2 was infinitely better than season 1. Now that the story lines and background have been hacked out, we're able to see more. The CGI team got better funding CLEARLY, as did the makeup department. Everything looks at least 50% smoother than before, and now we're a part of this world. Never ceases to keep me interested.
  • Jun 22, 2015
    I just finished Binge-watching both Seasons 1&2 and the first 3 episodes of S3 so that is what this review is based upon. I will start by saying OMG this show is Phenomenal. I had nothing to watch since GOT ended and I decided to watch this and thank God for that bc this show killed it in every area. I will start with the story it takes place on Earth in the year 2046 after multiple alien species landed years prior and centers upon Nolan and Irisa in the Town of Defiance. The story is simple but gets even better as time progresses. I will now talk about the cast which is in my opinion the best part. I will credit the 2 best actors in the show that being Nolan played by Grant Bowler and my favorite character Datak who is played by Tony Curran both are astounding actors. I will also say that all of the actors and actresses did an Amazing job of keeping the story engaging. I will now movie onto the action which I will say is sometimes a tad corny but the majority of the time it's Insanely Epic. I would recommend this show in a heart beat and S3 is so far the Best season yet. F.Y.I one of the main villains in S3 called General Rahm Tak who is played by Lee Tergesen is an absolutely mind blowing villain who is now probably just after 3 episodes my favorite villain of any television show to date. Go and Watch this show Now lolz.
  • Feb 06, 2015
    In the end I enjoyed this more than the first season. It started off quite slow and I was thinking of giving up but I'm glad that I stuck with it because the last four episodes were very good. I enjoyed Stahma becoming the crime boss and giving Datak a run for his money. Let's hope they can keep improving the show.
  • Oct 20, 2014
    such a great show. HURRY UP WITH SEASON 3!!! :)
  • Sep 22, 2014
    Fantastic show! This show deserves a third season!
  • Sep 12, 2014
    "Defiance" sets itself apart as more than a post-apocalyptic story, adding in witty banter, suspense, action, and a hostile frontier feel, thriving with alien species, carefully crafted lore, and interestingly exotic languages. "Defiance" is worth the watch, and worth a few more seasons.
  • Sep 10, 2014
    Great series. Season 2 was incredible.
  • Sep 09, 2014
    Season 1 was good, but season 2 knocked it clear out of the park. It was like the show finally hit it's stride toward the end of season 1 and then bolted out of the gate this season. It's an impressive mix of finely crafted stories, anchored by brilliant performances and dazzling special effects. I'm truly amazed at the improved visuals this season and what they were able to accomplish on a television budget. Hoping for a season 3.

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