I liked the first season of Defiance, but the show wasn’t anywhere near my favorites. It was decent Science Fiction and had good visuals, solid story and several compelling characters, but my heart wasn’t into it so much. Yet, I was curious about the second season and now that it is over, I need the show to be renewed right now. I want the third season right away.
The show really got me in this season. I still miss Kenya a lot, as she was a favorite. As much as I was happy to see “her” again in a couple of episodes this season, it left a sour taste in my mouth. I don’t like when characters who died are brought back to life just for a short while and aren’t even themselves. I find it a cheap plot device. It was well built up in this season and I wonder what happens whether Amanda ever learns the truth about why this other Kenya was made. I still didn’t like this story development.
I was blown away by Stahma in this season. I found the character fascinating in the first season, but now she is my favorite female character (favorite male one is Nolan). I loved to see her fledged so much in these new episodes. We discovered so much ore about her and I can’t wait to see how her story continue to grow in the future.
One that surprised me a lot was Christie. I didn’t care for her in the first season, but she evolved a lot in this second one. I liked how she found her place among the Tarr family and as a person generally speaking. I really hope that the Tarrs and her father can find her back now that she was taken (along with her unborn child) by her mother (it was quite the surprise to see Linda Hamilton portraying her!)
Among the newcomers, the one I really like is Berlin. She got on my nerves a lot at first, but she became more interesting as the season carried on. I wonder what she will do in the net season, which I hope will happen. Her toast in memory of Tommy at the end of the finale made me teary eyed. Tommy will be missed.
Nolan and Irisa still have one of my very favorite relationships in the show. Their father and daughter bond is one of the roots of the story to me. I loved what they did with them in this season as well.
Amanda is still a character I appreciate a lot, and her unexpected development as the madam of the NeedWant turned out to be quite intersting. I liked learning so much about her in this season. I was hoping that she and Nolan might build some kind of long term relationship but it didn’t seem likely to be the case with how things went as the season progressed.
Overall, it was a very satisfying season, even more than the first one. I dearly hope that Defiance gets renewed, especially with all that was left up in the air in the recent finale.
Berlin and Nolan.
Source: Defiance Wiki.