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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
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
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.
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
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 behind-the-scene featurette on the making of the new SyFy series.
While Nolan sets out to find his missing daughter, Amanda becomes a volunteer deputy to find the murderer of one of her prostitutes.
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
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.
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.
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.
A stalker comes after Amanda, raising concerns for both Nolan and Niles.
Season 2 comes to a close with Nolan fighting both the Earth Republic and old acquaintances to stop Irisa's destructive plan from becoming a reality. He's also determined to save his adoptive daughter from the Kaziri forces that have been possessing her before his own friends attempt to kill her.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Nolan recalls a time when Irisa saved his life as he tries to buy himself more time from his captor Moruku.
Nolan finds himself in danger after his friend seemingly betrays him.
Searching for Irisa, Nolan visits a bar on the edge of the Storm Divide.
Nolan encounters an old acquaintance at a bar in Denver; and in a flashback, remembers the time he helped Irisa escape having to go to a refugee camp.
"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.