The BEST Episodes of Defiance
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Oct 15, 2019
Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet ravaged by decades of war and transformed by alien terra-forming machines. It centers on Jeb Nolan, the law-keeper in a bustling frontier boomtown that is one of the new world’s few oasis of civility and inclusion. Nolan is a former Marine who fought in the alien conflict and suffered the loss of his wife and child in the war. The trauma transformed him into a lone wanderer in the wilds of this new and dangerous world.
#1 - Upon the March We Fittest Die
Season 3 - Episode 13
Omec hunts Defiance citizens; Nolan, Amanda, and the others undertake a potential suicide mission to end the threat once and for all.
#2 - My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You
Season 3 - Episode 8
Defiance is under siege. As Nolan, Amanda, Irisa and the militia defend the town against the Votanis Collective, Datak recalls his father's chilling lessons and makes a pivotal decision, while Stahma takes an unexpected trip.
#3 - I Almost Prayed
Season 2 - Episode 13
The fate of Defiance hangs in the balance; Nolan must fight against the republic and old friends to stop Irisa.
#4 - Everything is Broken
Season 1 - Episode 12
The citizens of Defiance prepare to cast their votes for mayor; Nolan’s past violently rears its head; Irisa must decide whether or not to embrace her destiny.
#5 - Past is Prologue
Season 1 - Episode 11
Amanda’s mayoral campaign is threatened when Nolan is involved in an accident on the eve of the election, prompting the town to question Amanda’s decision to appoint him as Lawkeeper.
#6 - All Things Must Pass
Season 2 - Episode 12
Nolan races to save Tommy’s life and stop Irisa before her growing forces can put their devastating plan into motion. Meanwhile back in town, Amanda learns the heart-breaking truth about her sister’s murder leading to a daring showdown between Amanda and Stahma.
#7 - Doll Parts
Season 2 - Episode 11
With Nolan searching for Irisa, Amanda is forced to take on the badge as Deputy when the shocking murder of one of their own rocks Defiance.
#8 - The Bride Wore Black
Season 1 - Episode 10
The town of Defiance is shocked when the remains of a leading businessman who went missing almost six years ago, are discovered hidden in the walls of the NeedWant.
#9 - The Cord and the Ax
Season 2 - Episode 3
Irisa’s terrifying black-outs escalate, driving a wedge of secrecy between her and a worried Nolan. Meanwhile, the Tarr family business thrives under Stahma’s self-appointed direction while an increasingly suspicious Datak remains in jail.
#10 - Beasts of Burden
Season 2 - Episode 4
After his caravan is viscously attacked in the badlands, a badly shaken Pottinger orders Nolan to hunt down and destroy those responsible. Nolan’s manhunt implicates one of Rafe’s miners causing tensions to explode.
#11 - If I Ever Leave This World Alive
Season 1 - Episode 9
A deadly plague threatens the town; racial tensions rise when the Irathients, who are immune to the virus, are quarantined.
#12 - This Woman's Work
Season 2 - Episode 6
After an Arkfall crash, Pottinger recruits Nolan to lead their salvage mission but his secret agenda puts them in grave danger against an Alien race they’ve never encountered before.
#13 - I Just Wasn't Made for These Times
Season 1 - Episode 8
Following the big storm, Nolan and Tommy find an American astronaut who has been in an induced sleep for the past several decades.
#14 - If You Could See Her Through My Eyes
Season 2 - Episode 7
Datak is framed for a bizarre murder and turns to an unlikely ally for help; Irisa discovers more about her destiny after encountering a mysterious stranger.
#15 - In My Secret Life
Season 2 - Episode 2
Irisa returns to Defiance and is arrested; Mayor Pottinger offers Nolan her release in exchange for capturing those responsible for nearly killing him; Stahma plots to keep Datak behind bars.
#16 - Goodbye Blue Sky
Season 1 - Episode 7
Interesting relationships develop when the residents of Defiance are forced to stay indoors as a threatening Razor Rain storm approaches. Meanwhile, visions lead Irisa to the Spirit Riders and Sukar, who has fallen under the influence of a strange and mysterious force.
#17 - Painted from Memory
Season 2 - Episode 9
Kenya’s earth-shattering return continues sending shock waves through Defiance as Stahma tries to reconcile Kenya’s reappearance, while Doc Yewll works to keep her own dark secret hidden.
#18 - Slouching Towards Bethlehem
Season 2 - Episode 8
Nolan interrogates a suspected Votanis Collective spy in order to prevent a catastrophic terrorist attack on New York.
#19 - Brothers in Arms
Season 1 - Episode 6
An old war buddy catches up with Nolan at the same time a Castithan criminal with a history of violence enters the picture.
#20 - The Awakening
Season 3 - Episode 12
Nolan, Amanda and Irisa search for a way to stop invulnerable Kindzi from waking and transporting more Omec to Earth; Datak seeks escape from a deadly compound; and Stahma implores Alak for forgiveness before it's too late.
#21 - Put the Damage On
Season 2 - Episode 5
Amanda is terrorised by a stalker but the true reasons behind her frightening experiences have far reaching ramifications not only for her but for Pottinger and Doc Yewll as well.
#22 - Pilot
Season 1 - Episode 1
The arrival of the mysterious Nolan and his charge Irisa to the town of Defiance marks a threat to the fragile peace that exists between the residents in the premiere of this futuristic drama, which is set in the year 2046, more than 30 years following a war between humans and aliens that left Earth forever changed.
#23 - A Well Respected Man
Season 1 - Episode 4
Kenya is kidnapped, while Rafe moves a step closer to learning the truth about his son's death.
#24 - Bottom of the World
Season 2 - Episode 10
Nolan and Rafe race against the clock to rescue Amanda and Pottinger trapped in a deadly mine collapse.
#25 - The Serpent's Egg
Season 1 - Episode 5
Irisa faces a threat from her past while Nolan and Amanda lead an expedition outside of Defiance.