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Christie: "My interest in your culture is not all about face paint and dancing in a club."
Christie: "My interest in your culture is not all about face paint and dancing in a club."
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Defiance Season Two Episodes Ten and Eleven: Bottom of the World and Doll Parts

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Deidre: “Treasure doll here, giving you a dose a sonic courage to start your morning. A little something to bolster your nerve, help you get through the day because we all get a little lost some times. When all we want is to be found.”

Datak: "Last week you were a madam, this week you’re a law keeper. What’s next, a pantomime artist?"
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“Bottom of the World; Doll Parts” are the August 21 episodes of “Defiance.” Warning: this article does contain spoilers. Be sure to check out the slideshow for more quotes from the episode. The two hour season finale of “Defiance” airs next Thursday starting at 7 p.m. CT on Syfy.

Niles and Amanda trapped in the mines turns out to be slightly interesting. Most of the time is spent focusing on what’s happening above ground, but there are a couple scenes of our trapped lovebirds, or rather one creepy guy who is in love with the woman he is trapped with. Niles’ almost confession is interesting. It shows that he is at least aware that he is one messed up individual. What is weird is that he doesn't come clean to her. If he really wanted her to kill him, confessing everything that he did seems like the best way to make that happen.

Finally there are some answers. What Irisa views as a god guiding her is no more than the artificial intelligence of the alien ship that crashed long ago and is at the bottom of the mines. It’s still hard to grasp that a ship could somehow take over people like that, but it seems like this is one of those things where viewers will have to just go with. This could explain why the mission seems to be wiping out the humans and repopulating the Earth. Perhaps this ship is still in war mode and views humans as unworthy or evil or just feels like they should die.

Deidre is murdered. Not gonna lie, the immediate reaction is something along the lines of “finally!” She is not the easiest person to like, mostly due to her manipulation of Christie in order to get Alak. Amanda’s flashbacks of Deidre are the one good thing that comes out of Amanda being a deputy. Let’s face it, Amanda taking over the job is not all that exciting, especially when there is the confusion that is Irisa and Irzu to try to understand. However, Amanda is able to show viewers the human side of Deidre, who is a woman in love. Yes, she is still delusional, but Amanda’s flashback show her to be a sweet person.

Irisa’s rant to Nolan is a little confusing and very heartbreaking. Perhaps it is there to show that Irisa is losing control of herself or being manipulated a lot more. Another possibility is that she is trying to get Nolan to leave her alone, so he doesn't get hurt. The scene where Irisa refuses to kill Nolan shows that she is in there somewhere, but it means that she is very aware of the fact that she just stabbed Tommy. It’s hard to understand how Irisa is being affected. What’s your theory on Irisa?

Here are some thoughts on elsewhere in the episode. There is still some confusion as to what has been happening with her. Pilar seems like a big mystery to unravel in the last couple episodes, especially considering all that is happening with Irisa. This might be terrible to say, but Christie killing Deidre has made her so much more interesting. Christie says that her baby has heightened all of her senses, so it would be interesting to see if there are any other effects. Christie seemed like she didn't know her own strength when she threw Deidre out of the window.

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