Nervous about the upcoming mayoral election, Datak decides to take his mind off things by getting busy with Stahma (aliens! They distract themselves just like us!). Except, Stahma has learned a fancy new sex move that weirds Datak out.
Why? Because Kenya used to do the same move with him. Datak realizes Stahma cheated on him and confronts her, telling her he should rip her throat out - but he needs her to vote for him because a vote is a vote! Alien politicians - they're just like human ones!
Meanwhile, Rynn has nursed Irisa back to health and makes a comment that (from her time spent in the game) she's aware there's a bounty on Nolan and Irisa's head (might that come up later? Hmmm...). Anyway, Nolan tracks Irisa down and they are happily reunited. Nolan explains to Irisa how she has two powerful artifacts within her that may indeed make the prophecy about her - that she is the "destroyer" - a reality. But no biggie, Nolan assures her, he won't let that happen.
Meanwhile, evil/creepy Colonel Marsh visits Doc Yewll and wants the location of the Kaziri, the gold artifact that Irisa absorbed last episode. Doc Yewll one ups him and explains that Irisa has a gold AND silver artifact that have been sucked into her body.
Marsh and company figure out Irisa's hiding out at an Irathient camp, so they threaten to kill the camp's residents - and Tommy - unless Irisa shows herself. She complies.
Meanwhile, Datak wins the election! The bad guy won! Defiance is like Big Brother (minus Julie Chen and everything else) - expect the unexpected.
Stahma meets with Kenya in the forest and offers her a flask. Kenya refuses it, then pulls a gun on Stahma - but shortly after collapses. The FLASK was poisoned, not its contents (Stahma was smart enough to wear gloves). In a sort of tender moment, Stahma cradles a dying Kenya.
Meanwhile, Col. Marsh meets with Datak and reveals he wants to take over the mines- NOW. Datak realizes there's something more he wants down there and that Datak was just a pawn to get it. That Castithan hotheadedness kicks in and Datak offs Colonel Marsh!
Shortly after, Stahma arrives; she's taken care of Kenya, as Datak asked. She finds blood on Datak's face - and Marsh's body nearby. The couple that kills together stays together?
Nolan rescues Irisa from Marsh (side note: We did see that Yewll, just prior to Nolan's rescue, advised Irisa to unleash the full fury of the artifacts inside her. Is she all bad?)
While trying to escape from Marsh's forces, Nolan is shot - and killed! WTF?!?!?
Irisa, who is totally freaking out at this point, sees a vision of Sukar that urges her to go into the nearby mines.
While there, Irisa sees a vision of herself as a child (what's with all her visions?). Little Irisa tells big Irisa to "become." Which presumably means "become the destroyer." Irisa, figuring she's got nothing left to lose, releases all the gold and silver tendrily things from within her and throws herself into a pit!
Bam! Just as she does this, Nolan is revived. He's alive!
But maybe that's not such great news, because Nolan sees a cadre of Earth Republic trucks and soldiers coming into Defiance - and announcing they are taking control of the town. Uh-oh. Don't worry, though - Defiance returns in June 2014!