Of course, the big twist of the episode was that Nicolette (Fionnula Flanagan) was, in fact, an Indogene disguised to look like a human! Seriously, did anyone see that coming? Because I sure as heck did not! We also learn that she is utterly ruthless as she killed Hunter Bell in the past and Jered (Jessica Nichols) in the present. Lucky for Jessica Nichols she actually plays all of the Liberata on the show. It does help to explain the alliance with Yewll (Trenna Keating). We also learn that there is a genocidal weapon hidden somewhere in Defiance – my bets are on the mine. Yewll cold-bloodedly kills Nicky while asserting that she is doing it for the greater good because she is now a healer and no longer the destroyer she once was. I’m betting she had a lot to do with creating the weapon, and I’m betting that the artifact also has something to do with it. I have to wonder given the artifact’s influence on Quentin whether it is similarly influencing Yewll now.
Only two more episodes to go to finish out the first season. Filming begins on season two in August in Toronto. I’ve been very much enjoying the season – it is definitely the character driven show we were promised last fall on the press tour. What did you think of this week’s episode? Who do you think will win the race for mayor? Let me know all your thoughts in the comments below.