Every episode of Defiance is fulled with important lessons, and the second was no exception. Read on to see what we learned about 2046 eating establishments, poltical figures and alien nudity.
Castithans Dig Chains; Irathients, Not So Much
How about that Castithan castigation ritual, huh? Nothing like seeing a guy riding the rack as his wife and kids look on. It was too much for Irisa, who broke it up - something tells us her distate for implements of captivity has its roots somewhere deep.
Mayor Nikki - Villain With a Heart of Gold
So, last episode, we saw the former Mayor of Defiance colluding with creepy sunglasses guy on some nefarious plot involving Defiance. Now, we see her making nice with Amanda and telling the same creepy sunglasses guy that, while she wants to destroy Defiance and everyone in it, she isn't, you know...a monster.
We Need to Try Gooey Butter Cake and Toasted Ravioli
Forgive us, denizens of St. Louis, if this is old news to you, but Nolan and Rafe's recollections of the culinary delights of the old world had us running to Google to discover just what it is we've been missing. Needless to say, both items went to the top of our must-eat-before-the-apocalypse list.
If You Decide Not to Kill Someone, Stop Pointing Your Gun at Him
We cheered when Rafe made the right choice and decided to spare Ben's life rather than exact revenge for Luke's death. Of course, he didn't account for the traitors suicidal impulses, and we ended up losing Ben to a hastily pulled trigger. Lesson learned.
It's Not Weird To Be Naked....
In front of your teenage son if you're a Castithan (except it's sorta weird).
Burying Things Doesn't Make Them Go Away
Pick your poison when it comes to this one. Is it the ruins of old St. Louis, with their dangerous nuclear plant? Is it Elah Bandik's shame, which ended up costing him his life? Is it the artifact Luke discovered under Defiance, which Rafe's investigation of Luke's room dug up? No matter what the residents of Defiance try to hide, things keep resurfacing.
Diners Still Exist
And they still look like boxcars. Also, Stahma's totally scary and intense.