Nolan: “We are going to have a toast, and then we are going to talk a little bit about your uncle.”
Irisa: “I don’t have an uncle.”
Nolan: “Yes, you do.”
“Brother in Arms” is the tonight’s episode of Defiance. Warning: this article does contain spoilers. To refresh your memory on what happened last time, click here. Defiance returns in two weeks on Syfy, channel 60 for Houstonians.
Eddie, an old friend of Nolan’s, stops by Defiance. It’s nice to meet a friend of Nolan’s because, as Amanda points out, Nolan doesn’t have any friends. The viewers have only seen him in one pre-established relationship, Irisa, and then the rest of his relationships are formed through the course of the show. There isn’t a lot of time spent reminiscing, and honestly it’s a little hard to follow why Nolan has a bounty on his head. It’s a bit easier to grasp how Eddie helped Nolan and Irisa, and it’s great to learn that Nolan wasn’t the only person who cared about Irisa’s wellbeing when she was first rescued. What did you think of Eddie?
Quentin is researching the gold coin-like thing (how would you describe it?) that Luke was interested in. While it is great to see Quentin in his own storyline, there isn’t much that is revealed about him as a character aside that he is the intellectual one in the family. The main confusing part of his storyline involves Luke. Somehow Quentin can see and hear Luke. Is Quentin hallucinating? What exactly is happening? There are too many questions surrounding Luke and Quentin. It’s hard to just accept the fact that Luke appears to Quentin because ghosts or spirits appearing to people hasn’t been shown in the show before. What are your theories?
Here are quick thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. Kenya begins pulling away from Nolan after realizing that he is preventing her from doing her job. The writers are smart to throw in a sister conversation about love, which hints at both sisters’ previous entanglements. Hopefully they will continue to throw in conversations between Amanda and Kenya. The hunt for Pol Maddis sheds some light on the politics. Amanda continues to be shown acting in a mayor-like fashion by negotiating with an Earth Republic representative. The politics aren’t that captivating. While it is great that the writers show Amanda being strong and determined in her goals as mayor, her storylines just aren’t captivating. What did you think of the episode?
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