Advance Review: Defiance Returns with Even Higher Stakes

DefianceTomorrow night the hit series Defiance returns to Syfy for an all-new third season. The show picks up where it left off after last season’s big cliffhanger: Old St. Louis has collapsed on top of the ship where Nolan (Grant Bowler) pulled Irisa (Stephanie Leonidas) into a lifepod. Meanwhile, Christie (Nicole Munoz) and Alak (Jesse Rath) have been kidnapped by Christie’s mother, Pilar (Linda Hamilton), and brother, Quentin (Justin Rain).

The new season brings with it a new alien race, the Omec, which predates all of the other Votan races.

While the town deals with the new visitors, there is also another threat in the form of military leader of the Votanis Collective, General Rahm Tak (Lee Tergesen).

DefianceMeanwhile Datak (Tony Curran) and Stahma (Jaime Murray), along with Rafe (Graham Greene) race to find and save their children from Pilar.

The season premiere is fast-paced. There is quite a lot that happens in the first two hours, and a lot of unanticipated shocks. I was really impressed with the new season so far. The show has once again moved to change the status quo in major ways, creating big repercussions for the town and its inhabitants.

DefianceAlso returning is the hilarious Doc Yewll (Trenna Keating), who as always has great one-liners, and is once again a big part of the action.

I very much enjoyed the premiere. The actors are stellar as always and the sets and special effects are fantastic. I can see that this season is going to be even better than last with even higher stakes for the town.

Be sure to catch the two-hour premiere of Defiance tomorrow night on Syfy, followed by the premiere of the new series, Dark Matter.

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