Our Top Defiance Moments: Season 3, Episode 7
Rahm Tak is dead. Long Live Rahm Tak.
Also, Irisa's back in a killing mood and Datak's father looks exactly like him, except a little more Mad Max-ish. Check out our favorite moments from Defiance Season Three, Episode 7: "My Name Is Datak Tarr and I Have Come to Kill You."
- When Irisa Got Her Groove Back
Irisa's been spending the majority of Season Three on the verge of a complete nervous breakdown as she struggles with all that unfortunate ultraviolence from Season Two. It really came to a head last week when a combat training session turned into an ultra-realistic hallucination of her gunning down poor Tommy, he showed up in her subconscious to represent all the lives lost whilst she was under the control of the Kaziri. Now, Irisa's finally found some effective therapy, taking out her rage and guilt on Sweet Lt. Bebe, who had infiltrated Defiance disguised as a human. The four-way battle between Irisa, Bebe, Nolan and Alak had plenty of teeth-gritting action whilst Grant Bowler wondered just how many takes they were going to do of this.
- Make Me Proud
Speaking of guilt, Datak spent a good majority of the episode on The Shaming Rack, wallowing in fevered flashbacks of his childhood in which his stern yet compassionate father teaches him what it means to be a man. Papa Tarr was played by none other than Tony Curran, who looked great in his more primal Castithan get-up and delivered a moving performance as he bid a final farewell to his son ... and presented him with what would become his most prized possession.
- Gangster Action
Dad's charge blade ended up being the instrument of Datak's redemption, allowing him to prove his "loyalty" to Rahm Tak's rogue operation by slicing off his left arm. Rahm and his VC thugs delight in this gruesome display, though little do they know that Datak's severed limb contains the detonator that makes the stasis net go kablooey, blowing Tak and his entire camp to kingdom come. Datak lies in the grass, basking in the afterglow of a job well done to the soothing sounds of The Doors.
See you next week for Defiance Season Three, Episode 8 ...