Syfy’s series Defiance continues with a new episode tonight called, “Slouching Towards Bethlehem.” On tonight’s episode, Nolan interrogates a suspected Votanis Collective spy in an effort to prevent a cataclysmic terrorist attack on New York.
For those of you unfamiliar with the show, the show takes place in the future on a radically transformed Earth containing new species, some having arrived from space, many others the result of contamination by terraforming technology which has transformed native flora and fauna in unforeseen ways.
On last week’s episode Datak was framed for murder and turned to an unlikely ally; Irisa discovered more about her destiny. Did you watch the last episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for you.
On tonight’s episode In order to prevent a terrorist attack in New York, Nolan must interrogate a suspected spy.
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Irisa talks to Nolan and he is annoyed that she tried to kill herself. She tells him she deserves to die but he won’t hear it. She says Irzu won’t let her do. He says it’s not magic, it’s science and can be fixed by sicience. Irisa says he’s wrong. He asks if Irzu is there and Irisa says it’s always with her. He tells Irzu to leave his little girl alone or he’ll destroy it. Irisa asks if he feels better now and he says a little bit.
Nolan gets a ping on is hailer from Viceroy Mercado. He answers then takes off. He comes into the brothel with guns out and a warrant. They kick in a door and chase down Gorath and arrest for terrorism against the Earth Republic. They haul him out. Amanda asks since when are they political and he says the collective has placed a bomb in NYC and they have to get the info out of him ASAP.
Amanda gets a call on her hailer telling her to free Gorath from custody or her sister will die. She asks who this is and he tells her not to tell anyone and he says he’s the man holding the gun to her sister’s head. Kenya is on the line and tells her not to do anything he says but then the call is cut off. Amanda is stricken and tearful instantly.
Amanda comes to see Mercado and asks if the bomb threat is real and he says it’s a dirty nuke suitcase bomb. He also says he’s sure Gorath is part of the collective. Mercado says 49,000 lives are at stake when she says she needs him for work. Amanda says to send her in as the good cop and then he can release him into her custody and she’ll wear a wire. She tries to play the patriot card but Mercado says they’ll do it his way.
Stahma is being interviewed by Tommy about Gorath. She says she doesn’t know him at all and they say they have witnesses saying she visited him. She reminds him her husband was in prison and she had “needs.” Stahma says her business relies on humans and wouldn’t hurt them. They ask if she’s given Scrip to the Collective and she says she accumulates it, not give it away.
Stahma tells Berlin she remembers her being there when Nolan saved her life. She says there is something sexy about Nolan. Tommy asks what that has to do with anything. Stahma says nothing, but Berlin wears it well. Tommy asks Berlin if she’s dating Nolan – after they leave – and she says it’s just sex. He’s not pleased.
Gorath tells Nolan he won’t give him the info and Nolan says he has to try. Gorath says no hard feelings because if their positions were reversed, he would do the same. Nolan says he has an Irathian daughter and knows Gorath has kids of his own. Nolan says he doesn’t care for the E-Rep himself but there are a lot of innocents living in NYC and he’s setting up all his people to be targeted for reprisals.
Gorath laughs and says war makes us all monsters. Nolan says the war is over and no one won. He also reminds him it was the soldiers in Defiance that laid down their arms and stopped it. Gorath says in another life they may have been friends and Nolan says likely not, but he would have bought him a drink. He asks Gorath about the bomb, he won’t answer and the torture begins. Gorath screams.
Yewli checks his stats and says Nolan can continue with the torture. Gorath smiles. They do it again. Amanda’s hailer is chirping. She goes outside to take the call and says she needs more time. She tells him that he’s strapped into a chair in the middle of a guarded building. The guy gives Kenya the hailer. She tells Amanda they have people everywhere.
Amanda asks how they can have people to sneak a bomb into NYC but not enough to break out Gorath themselves. Kenya tells the guy he’s not man enough and then goads him telling him to shoot her and says she wants to die rather than let the bomb go off. He pistol whips her unconscious and tells Amanda to make it work. Nolan tells Mercado that he can’t break him. Mercado says to do an EGO extraction. Amanda asks Mercado about it and tells her they’ll get the information, but it will kill him. Amanda is freaking.
Stahma comes to see Datak in his hovel. He answers the door with weapon in hand. She asks who he was expecting and he says he was expecting to be interrogated about the bomb. He thinks it’s disrespectful that she was asked instead of him. She tells him Gorath is going to undergo EGO extraction. Datak says he has nothing to hide but she reminds him that he was supplying Rafe with weapons to fight the E-Rep and says she, Rafe and him will all likely hang.
He says he’ll flay anyone who tries to hurt her. She says that’s nice and he says the pleasure of killing her will be in his hands. He sniffs then kisses her. She kisses him and then shoves him away hard, hurting him. He grabs her and makes violent love to her shaking his whole trailer.
Tommy hauls off stuff from the Tarr’s and Nolan mocks Tommy working for the E-Rep. Amanda pulls Nolan aside and tells him Kenya’s alive and she has proof. She says the VC has her and she has to deliver Gorath alive or they’ll kill her. She tells him she’s clean of adreno and that she really is alive. She says she needs his help. Nolan says he can’t help with Gorath but he will help get Kenya back. He asks for her hailer.
Nolan tells Irisa about Kenya being held prisoner and he tied their hailers to Amanda so they can triangulate the next call. He’s heading out into the wild and she doesn’t like it because of the saber wolves. She reminds him she currently can’t be killed and says to let her go. He relents and gives her the keys but tells her to be careful.
Post-coital, Stahma tells Datak she knows he won’t fail her. He has a sawed off shotgun and cocks it, ready to go save his wife. The Sensoth tells her that she shouldn’t have warned Datak. She tells him she respects his opinions but he says the men will not stand for her to reconcile with Datak. He says they stood up to him for her and says Datak would kill all of them so their lives are on the line. Stahma walks away and he follows.
Keya’s captor tosses a tray of food down and wakes her. She’s chained up and wipes the food from the tray. She tries cutting her chains with the metal tray but it’s not working. She kicks at the bolt holding the chain and gets nowhere fast. Irisa rides out into the wilds but starts to get a vision and phases out. She almost crashes into a tree but snaps out of it at the last moment.
She gets out of the SUV and heads into the woods. She finds a makeshift camp and calls out. There is smoke from a recent fire. She calls out again. She is trapped in a snare and yanked up by her ankle. She drops her hailer. She’s attacked by an Casti who destroys the phone. The Casti woman tells her she’s also been having visions. Irisa tells her the people that she’s killed wake up fine. She asks how she knows and Irisa says because she’s the one that killed her in Defiance and started it all.
Kenya breaks her chain loose and peeks out. She sees her captor working on a car. She leaps on his back and chokes him with her chain. He manages to fight her off but she then beats him with the chain. He throws her onto the car and she bashes him repeatedly with the hood then hops in and tries to crank it. It stalls. She finds the key to her chains and undoes them, steals his hailer and calls her sister.
She tells Amanda she got away and Nolan tells her to keep talking. She asks where she is but she doesn’t know. She sees a defunct greenhouse but just one road heading West. She tells Amanda she misses her and Amanda says she’ll come get her. Kenya looks back and sees the guy she knocked out isn’t there and he gets control of her again.
He grabs the hailer and tells Amanda he hopes she’s as resourceful as her sister. Amanda tells him she has to get Gorath out. He says they can’t prioritize her sister’s life over everyone else’s. He says he can’t let her do something crazy and backs her up toward the cells. She says she’s sorry and then when he turns, she bashes him in the head, knocking him out.
The Casti asks Irisa why come after her and she tells her Irzu told her. The Casti tells her that her deity is named Rayetso and made her leave Angelarc and abandon her family and go to the woods. Irisa says she doesn’t know why. Irisa’s buddy that she killed a few weeks ago shows up then and says he knew he would find them here. Then they see a bunch more people coming up over the rise but Irisa doesn’t know who they are.
Nolan wakes to find himself handcuffed to the bars of a call and screams Amanda’s name angrily. Amanda searches through some vials and containers at Yewli’s place when Yewli comes in. She tells her she tried to reach her and shows her she has a bottle of tranquilizers. She says her porters are stressed out and starts to leave but Yewli tells her not to leave and says she needs help. She tells Amanda she’s an addict.
She gives the drugs back to Yewli who tells her to come back tomorrow to start a detox program. Amanda leaves but has some syringes up her sleeve. A guard is at the brothel and looks for his clothes. He’s supposed to escort the prisoner but can’t find his clothes. Amanda stole the uniform and is there in his place. She jabs Gorath with a needle and it starts him convulsing.
She tells the other guard she’ll get a med kit and tells him to take point. She pulls Gorath into a room then revives him with the other syringe of drugs. He asks what she’s doing and she tells him she’s getting him out. She says they have to hurry and they sneak out. She asks him how long he’s had her sister and he says he doesn’t know anything about that and says he’s a spy, not a terrorist.
He tells her his family is being held. Nolan approaches and Amanda begs him to stop. Gorath pulls out Amanda’s gun and puts the gun to Amanda’s head and says he’s going to let him go back to his kids in Brazil. Nolan tells her to move. She says no and that she has to save Kenya. Gorath goes down. Datak shot him with a rifle from a distance away. As he’s dying, Nolan asks him where the bomb is and he tells him where it is at Union Station. Nolan calls Berlin to stop it.
Amanda rages at Nolan and says Kenya will be dead because of this. He holds her close and tries to calm her. Her hailer goes off just then. He tells her to answer it and that the kidnapper doesn’t know that Gorath is dead. Nolan and Amanda show up to where the guy is holding Kenya. The kidnapper approaches and tells her he was worried. She demands to see Kenya and he pats the trunk of his car.
He ass for Gorath and she pulls “him” out of the back. There’s a bag over his hood. He demands to see his face. Amanda loosens the hood and we see it’s Nolan who shoots at the guy. More shots fire and Nolam says the guy has backup. Turns out he was in body armor. He takes off on a motorcycle and Amanda runs to check the trunk of the car and opens it. Her sister isn’t in there.
Amanda is devastated and starts sobbing. Nolan tells her it’s going to be okay. Then they hear a voice calling Amanda’s name. Kenya walks out of the shadows. They run to each other. Kenya asks if the bomb went off and she says no. Amanda tells her everything is going to be just like it was.
Out in the wilds, the large group is gathered. Irisa says she didn’t ask for this and is told the honor isn’t in being asked but in being chosen. Irzu tells her this is where Arkrise will begin.