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'Defiance' 2x01 'The Opposite of Hallelujah': Under new management

Stahma: "Rest assured, you built a strong foundation, my love. It stands even when you are absent."
Stahma: "Rest assured, you built a strong foundation, my love. It stands even when you are absent."
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Doc Yewll: “I would have put on makeup if I knew company was coming.”

“The Opposite Of Hallelujah” is the June 19 episode of “Defiance.” Warning: this article does contain spoilers. “Defiance” airs Thursday nights at 7 p.m. CT on Syfy.

It’s been 9 months, and Defiance is doing well, financially speaking. The Earth Republic has taken over and made Niles Pottinger the acting mayor. He is all sorts of creepy. I mean his thing with hand lotion should have been a warning flag. Right now, it’s hard to tell how evil he is. Yes, he basically sent kids to be eaten by hell bugs, which points to evil. Then there’s the creepy stalking of Amanda with the video camera in her bedroom, which points to psycho nut job. What’s your take on Pottinger?

Irisa is a terrible liar. Seriously, Nolan doesn't even believe her story, but he goes with it. We don’t really learn why Irisa has been hiding out in Angel Arc or why she needs to return to Defiance. What we do know is that she is seeing Izru everywhere, or well Izru in the form of a young Irisa, and she is messing with Irisa's head, maybe even controlling Irisa or making her kill people like the mohawk girl. I’m definitely intrigued, but the writers will need to start delivering answers in the next episode so it doesn't end up just getting confusing.

I don’t understand Stahma, specifically when she plays the dumb wife card. She becomes very soft spoken and meek. Earlier with Alak, Stahma spoke her mind about what he should have done to the guy who was behind on the Blue Dragon shipment. Then, when Alak confronts her at the end of the episode, she plays like she has no power. I don’t see the point in doing this with Alak. If this was some new person who doesn't know Stahma or is in a position of power higher than her, then maybe I can understand Stahma acting that way. What are your thoughts on Stahma?

What did you think of the episode? I have grown to love Doc Yewll a little bit more in this episode. Of course if she would have just punch Datar, I would love her more. Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.

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