More thoughts on the current season of Defiance.
Spoilery thoughts follow…
3×7 The Beauty of Our Weapons
This was an pretty decent episode. I really liked Nolan’s speech, but I was sad that Berlin was apparently really into Ian Ziering, of all people. When I see him now, all I can think of is Sharknado. That’s not a great thing. Berlin deserves better, frankly. I will say, though, the whole affair was worth it for Amanda’s confrontation with Berlin. I love Amanda. The tension between T’evgin and Kindzi is a bit boring, actually. I really like both characters a lot. But they are much more interesting when they aren’t squabbling. And, of course, Datak’s meeting his fate willingly really highlighted what we all love in his character. P.S. – Irisa’s hair is awesome! She looks great.
3×8 My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You
This was one of my favorite episodes of the season. T’evgin’s change of heart was so wonderful. It’s possibly the most “Star Trek” moment of the show. It was… kind of a beautiful moment. It helps I really love the actor. I wish he’d take Nolan up on his offer. Nolan leading the troops to ruin was painful, although I did kind of figure the son was pretty much signposted to become canon fodder at some point. It was a good turn character-wise for Nolan. But, the best part of the episode had to be the bad-assery of Datak Tarr (after the equal science bad-assery of Doc Yewll) in that final scene. Who would have thought after 7 episodes of build-up that Rahm Takk would be taken out so quickly! But I wouldn’t call his defeat easy, even if it came quickly. I thought it was great, and avoided a drawn-out firefight. I do wonder where the season goes from here, though… both the threat of Rahm Takk and the Omac (theoretically) has been solved.
3×9 Ostinato in White
I was SO freaked out Defiance had actually killed off Doc Yewll! I don’t understand why she isn’t a regular. I’m glad it ended up being a clone. I really liked Nolan dealing with what happened in the tunnel. Stahma’s homecoming was great, too. Nothing is ever easy! Doc Yewll and her new assistant are a great team. I was hoping we’d see more of them. I hope whatever she pumped him full of wasn’t lethal! Minus points for the musical montage of people we barely saw or knew. I mean, I know they meant something to Nolan. But the whole thing was a bit cheesy. I think Nolan’s performance alone could have sold it. Even though it SEEMED like it was T’evgin who was killing people for about a second or two, I really was hoping that would be a fake out… so it was a relief it was Kindzi, having a hard time accepting she might have a new place in this new world. Poor Doc! I’m always happy when Doc Yewll gets more to do. But it is annoying how she keeps getting the raw end of things. I mean, twice this season she’s already been bodily violated—first a strip of her flesh is removed and then she’s cloned. And THEN, she has something inserted to her to control her mind! If there’s a season 4 I wish they’d give her a more active role in the series. Interesting to hear that Indogenes were, basically, made to be cattle! :O Amanda got pretty mean with Stahma. I don’t blame her. I wonder what she has planned for her.