Defiance

Season 2 Episode 4

Beasts of Burden

11
Aired Thursday 8:00 PM Jul 10, 2014 on Syfy
7.7
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Raiders steal E-Rep mining equipment and humiliate Niles, and the mayor orders Nolan to find them. The Lawkeeper soon determines that Rafe is involved, forcing the miner to make an impossible decision. Meanwhile, Datak returns to restore balance to his family.

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  • Best Defiance episode.

    10
    This has definitely been the best episode in both seasons so far. Great script writing, excellent playing.
  • Great episode!

    10
    This was a really interesting episode as major events happen and we get great back stories on soem characters. The storyline with the attack on the Earth Republic convoy was interesting and ultimately very well done, although Rafe doing what he did at the end was a little unexpected.



    But I mostly loved the Tarr storyline. That wsa really interesting and I absolutely love Stahma's character. The last scene was prefect and I can'y wait to see what happens next!moreless
  • I Have Alot Of Respect For Stahma.

    10
    So Major Niles and Berlin are heading back to Defiance with state of the art mining equipment he has with him, when they're convoy is ambushed, i knew already when they spoke that they were workers from the mines. I didn't know that Rafe was kind of involved as well. Nolan goes to see Niles and he says six men are dead and his equipment was stolen, Nolan tells him raiders steal and move fast and are likely hundreds of miles away. Datak tells Stahma he's glad he left her face unmarked, Datak tells Stahma that back on Casti he would have done the traditional thing and carved open her belly. Stahma tells him profits are up and says they should be partners as she says she's earned that right. Stahma walks in the market and the soldiers who hassled Datak approach her and she pays them off but is annoyed they couldn't provoke him to violence. Nolan goes

    to see Rafe and tells him that Berlin caught one of the raiders on film and it's a matter of time and tells Rafe to come clean now before it's too late. Josef tells Nolan that Rafe didn't know anything, Rafe says they took his mines and he fought to protect Irisa for him and says he should do the same for him. Rafe tells Josef he should leave Defiance and tells him to run, get out of town and then Rafe takes out his gun and shoots Josef. Datak tells Alak to hold out his hand and says it can't go unpunished and he crushes Alak' hand in a piece of the record making equipment and burns it, Stahma comes in and asks what happened to his hand and Alak says it was an accident. Stahma goes to Datak and says to scar our son is unspeakable and tells Datak you have turned into your father. Amanda talks to Niles and tries to get him to back off the idea of punishing Rafe, Niles comes in to Rafe's house and gives him an immediate eviction notice and the ending scene i loved when Datak heads into the tent and sees Stahma and Alak there with his business partners, Stahma greets him and watch as Datak is really beaten up and reminds Alak not to look away. When Datak is thrown outside in the dirt, Stahma tells him, he should have made me a partner. Fantastic Episode Again. (l noticed a little bit of sexual tension between Tommy and Irisa).moreless
Ryan Kennedy

Ryan Kennedy

Josef Mirch

Guest Star

Shamier Anderson

Shamier Anderson

Crisp

Guest Star

Warren Chow

Warren Chow

Imoto

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Dewshane Williams

Dewshane Williams

Tommy LaSalle

Recurring Role

Trenna Keating

Trenna Keating

Meh Yewll

Recurring Role

Nicole Muñoz

Nicole Muñoz

Christie McCawley

Recurring Role

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