While Defiance citizens cast their votes for mayor, Irisa must decide whether to accept her destiny and Nolan faces his past.
The wedding of Alak and Christie is threatened when Rafe realizes what Datak is up to. Meanwhile, a businessman's corpse is discovered in the walls of Need Want and Tommy sets out to find the killer.
In a world 30 years after the Votans have invaded and terraformed large portions of Earth, scavengers Joshua Nolan and his adopted alien daughter Irisa make their way through the wastelands. A quirk of fate brings them to the town of Defiance, where St. Louis once stood and where Humans and Votans now live in peace. Father and daughter soon become embroiled in a feud between two families and a murder, all of which is a prelude to an invasion.moreless
Nolan and the militia receive help from an unexpected ally, but learn that he's not all that he appears. Meanwhile, Amanda gives Datak the chance to restore his honor and redeem himself when Yewll comes up with a way to defeat the VC army.
On the eve of the mayoral election, Nolan and Amanda both come under fire when the Lawkeeper is involved in an accident.
A former soldier turned bounty hunter pays Nolan a visit while on the trail of a Castithan war criminal, Pol Madis. Amanda wants to use the prisoner as a bargaining chip to get concessions from the Earth Republic, but Madis escapes under mysterious circumstances. Meanwhile, Kenya's feelings toward Nolan cool, and Quentin discovers more about the artifact... and what some people are willing to do to get it.moreless
"Defiance The Lost Ones: Ep 4," Moruku is violently losing patience and time seems to be running out for Nolan when he refuses to cooperate with his captor. Defiance Season 2 premieres Thursday June 12 at 8/7c.
Searching for Irisa, Nolan visits a bar on the edge of the Storm Divide.
Nolan encounters an old acquaintance at a bar in Denver; in a flashback, Nolan recalls when he rescued Irisa from a refugee camp.
A plague strikes down the residents of Defiance. The people blame the Irathients and place them under quarantine, while Nolan and Connor must confront the E-Rep soldiers to get the cure.
Irisa has a vision that a Razor Rain storm is coming toward Defiance. While Nolan warns the townspeople, Sukar is seemingly killed... and then comes back to life and asks Irisa to help him on a holy mission. Meanwhile, Nicky tries to find out what happened to Birch, and Stahma asks Kenya for assistance teaching Alak how to pleasure his bride-to-be.moreless
Defiance receives a visitor: an astronaut from the year 2013 who has the potential to destroy the town.
Amanda negotiates with T'evgin to gain gulanite for Defiance in return for his injured daughter. Meanwhile, Alak and Pilar say their goodbyes to Rafe and Christie, and Rham gains leverage of Datak and Stahma.
Datak and Stahma go on the run when Alak exposes them to keep his son. Meanwhile, the Omec refuse to help Defiance, and Rahm receives a visit from home.
Two Defiance residents are killed under mysterious circumstances, and Nolan soon confirms that that they were torn apart by mutant Hellbugs. Meanwhile, Irisa is plagued by visions from the past, and Datak and Stahma try to reconcile the situation between Christina and Rafe so that her marriage to their son can proceed as planned.moreless
An arms dealer brings Defiance deliverance, but asks for a drink with Berlin as his only price. Meanwhile, Datak is sentenced to death and prepares for his execution, and asks a sacred favor of his son.
A behind-the-scene featurette on the making of the new SyFy series.
After someone blows up the Arch, Nolan and Amanda travel to an E-Rep weapons cache to replace the weapons destroyed by the Shrill. However, they end up meeting an old friend. Meanwhile, Stahma receives new orders from Rahm: assassinate T'evgin.
Kenya is among several people that are mysteriously abducted. Meanwhile, Rafe tries to determine who gave his dead son the golden device that may have led to the boy's death.
The Tarrs return to Defiance with a cover story, and Datak is forced to promise he will remain loyal to Amanda. Meanwhile, Nolan and Irisa follow up on Datak's report on the approaching VC army, and Stahma makes T'evgin's acquaintance.
While Nolan sets out to find his missing daughter, Amanda becomes a volunteer deputy to find the murderer of one of her prostitutes.
Kenya returns, much to Stahma's dismay, but she holds a secret locked in her memories. Meanwhile, Dr. Yewll attempts to hide some dark secrets of her own.
When Nolan and E-Rep arrest a VC terrorist in Defiance and try to determine the location of a bomb, the terrorist's compatriot calls Amanda and tells her to free the man... and claims to have her missing sister Kenya.
Nolan races to save Tommy's life and stop Irisa; tensions between Amanda and Stahma lead to a showdown.
Irisa is arrested upon her return to Defiance, but Nolan can arrange her release by capturing those responsible for an explosion that nearly killed Mayor Pottinger. Meanwhile, Stahma decides the only way to stay in control of her family's criminal enterprises is by ensuring that Datak stays behind bars.
While Irzu's influence on Irisa grows, Niles makes an arrangement with Yewll and Datak realizes that Stahma doesn't want him to come home.
Nolan recalls a time when Irisa saved his life as he tries to buy himself more time from his captor Moruku.
Nolan's search for Irisa leads him to New Chicago and AngelArc. Meanwhile, back in Defiance, the Earth Republic appoints a charming, calculating, and ambitious man named Niles Pottinger as mayor.
A dead Castithan hand maiden shows up on Datak's doorstep, her eyes removed, and he turns to Rafe for help. Meanwhile, Irisa meets the man from her visions, and Alak discovers that Christie is going to the Janus club behind his back.
A stalker comes after Amanda, raising concerns for both Nolan and Niles.
An Arkfall crash salvage mission led by Nolan leads to danger in the form of an alien race he has never encountered before; at the same time, Stahma makes a shocking power play after she's admonished by church elders for her growing sense of female empowerment; and Irisa begins confessing her deep, dark secrets to Tommy.moreless
The VC send a representative to Defiance to negotiate a peace with T'evgin. However, complications from Nolan's recent operation complicate matters. Meanwhile, Datak returns from the dead only to discover that T'evgin is in love with Stahma.
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.
An unknown creature tears apart an Indogene, and Yewll appears to be the victim... until she turns up alive and well. Meanwhile, Nolan comes to terms with the death of the militia under his command, and Stahma tries to apologize to Amanda.
While Rafe and the Tarrs race to recover their children, Nolan and Irisa finally escape from the underground cavern beneath Defiance... only to discover that a new menace threatens their home.
Berlin returns to Defiance and helps Irisa find Nolan, who was abducted from the VC convoy. Meanwhile, Kindzi drains T'evgin of his blood to keep him captive, and Datak asks Yewll for help defeating the Omec.
A deadly mine collapse leaves Amanda and Niles trapped, and it's a race against the clock for Nolan and Rafe to save them. Meanwhile, Irisa convinces Tommy to help her steal a terrasphere, while Rafe learns that Quentin has made a deal to free Pilar.
Yewll works desperately to save Nolan and Irisa, and is forced to turn to the Omec for help. Meanwhile, Alak escapes from Rahm, and Stahma takes steps to thwart her husband's plan to assassinate T'evgin.
Nolan fights to save the planet from the arkbrain's terraspheres under Irisa's control. However, E-Rep--and Amanda--are willing to kill Irisa to stop her rather than risk all on Nolan's plan. Meanwhile, Pilar abducts Christie and Alak, forcing Datak and Stahma to rescue Rafe and go after them.
Nolan and the other learn about the pending Omec invasion and search for Kindzi. Meanwhile, Datak convinces Yewll to give him a fighting chance against his Omec captors, and Stahma tries to make amends with her son.
Nolan finds himself in danger after his friend seemingly betrays him.
While Irisa meets a face out of her past, Nolan and Amanda take a trip to deliver scrip for the new maglev branch, only to have their land coach stopped by jackers.
To stop more Omec from invading Earth, Nolan must lead a small team on a suicide mission to destroy Kindzi's cruiser.