Season 1 Episode 10

The Bride Wore Black

Aired Friday 8:00 PM Jun 24, 2013 on Syfy
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    Defiance "The Bride Wore Black" Review: The Past Reaches Out

    This week, a skeleton in the walls of the NeedWant illuminated the past of some of Defiance's key characters.

  • Episode Summary


    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.

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    • Murder mystery whodunnit.

      Intriguing episode featuring a murder mystery whodunnit, another murder, a frame up, a will they or won't they wedding, and then a final murder of the murderer - made to look like a suicide (all for the greater good apparently).
    • Some thoughts about this show

      To me, there are not so many clear cut good guys or bad guys in this show, here are some examples:

      1. Datak has a soft side and can be argued out of things.

      2. The lawkeeper is officially dating a prostitute/madam.

      3. The mine owner, an official pillar of the community, tells his son he's proud of him for killing a man and throwing m down a mine shaft.

      4. The indigen doctor just killed someone and made it look like a suicide motivated by a moral epiphany. Of course, she killed her for the greater good.

    • My favourite so far!

      This was the best episode of Defiance so far with major events transpiring including a wedding, a murder, an old murder, another ikill and much more!

      There was a lot to like about the episode as we got a brief back story on several characters as well, especially the start of Datak and Rafe's complicated relationship. I would like to see more flashback scenes like that, as long as they are revealing in some way and they're used correctly. Nonetheless, it was anice albeit brief backstory.

      The dynamics with teh wedding and all of the different parties in the wedding was great. So many people playing different roles for different agendas, it culminated into a truly breathtaking conclusion to the episode!

      I can't wait for the next episode now! This is definitely the best of Defiance so far!moreless
    • sugar2

      if U want to find out back story on this show Wikipedia has a really good back story.. It helped a lot to find out what happened during the war plus what happened to the earth and the Ark fall and what all the aliens are from etc... anyways just a thought if any are confused still ..
    Peter MacNeill

    Peter MacNeill

    Clancy Garrett

    Guest Star

    Brittany Allen

    Brittany Allen


    Guest Star

    Brendan McCarthy (III)

    Brendan McCarthy (III)

    Hunter Bell

    Guest Star

    Jessica Nichols

    Jessica Nichols


    Recurring Role

    Kevin Shand (II)

    Kevin Shand (II)


    Recurring Role

    Dewshane Williams

    Dewshane Williams

    Tommy LaSalle

    Recurring Role

    Featured Episode Clip

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


    • TRIVIA (0)

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Tommy: You're gonna be my date.
        Irisa: I don't date.
        Tommy: Why not?
        Irisa: I'm from the Badlands.
        Tommy: You see, when I first came to Defiance, I was nothing but a card hustler. Couldn't read or write, never thought I'd amount to anything. Now I'm wearing a badge. People change.
        Irisa: You're an idiot.
        Tommy: (smiling) So are you.

      • Datak: You humans believe you're so superior. The truth is you're primitives. Your minds are dull, your hands are clumsy. The scent of your pink skin sickens me.
        Rafe: Does this skin look pink to you?
        Datak: You all look the same.

      • Stahma: Alak is of this new world. He doesn't see the humans the way we do. He sees beauty in them. Kindness.
        Datak: Then he's lost the sense of smell. Maybe you have too.

      • Yewll: You know, I've changed too. I've become a healer instead of a destroyer. And that's why I'm so sorry for what I have to do. But it's for the greater good.

    • NOTES (1)

      • International Airdates:
        Canada: June 24, 2013 on Showcase
        UK: June 25, 2013 on SyFy
        Australia: June 27, 2013 on SCI FI
        Sweden: November 15, 2013 on TV6

    • ALLUSIONS (0)