As the votes for Mayor are cast, Amanda and Datak are locked in a bitter struggle. Nolan is violently confronted with his past, while Irisa must decide whether to embrace her destiny.
On the eve of the election, Nolan is involved in an accident that could threaten Amanda’s campaign.
The body of a prominent businessman, six years cold, is discovered and everyone’s a suspect. It’s Christie and Alak’s wedding – but will the event go off without a hitch?
A plague affecting only humans strikes Defiance, which Datak takes advantage of. Quentin questions Nicky about what really happened to his mother.
An American astronaut who has been in hypersleep for the past several decades is found, which leads to even more shocking revelations about the war. Amanda gets a tempting offer – and a chance to rekindle a past romance.
Defiance is hit by Razor Rain, forcing its residents to stay indoors – where interesting relationships develop. Irisa’s visions lead her to Sukar and the Spirit Riders, where she finds Sukar under the influence of a strange and mysterious force.
An old war buddy of Nolan’s comes to town chasing after an arms dealer, who quickly becomes a dangerous threat to Defiance.
Amanda and Nolan take a transport across the badlands to transport a prisoner and join forces with a band of outlaws. A visitor to Defiance must make Irisa confront her traumatic past.
Kenya is kidnapped. Rafe learns that Luke was involved in some mysterious goings-on at the mines and orders Quentin to get to the bottom of it.