Irisa: “His other great wish, of course, was to be a good father. Wherever he is, I hope he knows that dream came true too.”
“Upon the March We Fittest Die” is the August 28 season finale of “Defiance.” Warning: this article does contain spoilers. “Defiance” has yet to be renewed for a season four by Syfy.
Time to take the fight to the Omec, at least their ship anyways. This was a pretty good plan; except for it ignored all the Omec on the ground. Aside from Amanda gunning down three Omec (who can’t really be dead from a gunshot wound), we don’t ever take care of the Omec who are currently terrorizing Defiance.
Yes, it’s smart to make sure no more Omec can come down from the ship. The whole mission up there was exciting. It’s just annoying that we are just supposed to assume that the Omec on the ground are no longer an issue.
All season long, Irisa has been hesitant to take a life. She’s pondered whether or not it is right or if it makes her a monster. It is fantastic that Irisa wants to save the Omec. If she had been okay with wiping out an entire race, it wouldn’t have been true to the person she has been this season.
Thankfully, Nolan took her side. He realized that even though he believes the Omec to be monsters, maybe T’vegin and Irisa are right to have faith in them. Did Nolan and Irisa’s goodbye break your heart? Basically the last ten minutes of the episode were a sob fest.
Nolan leaving with the ship takes care of the tiny issue where Nolan’s a fugitive, and he most likely saved Doc Yewll’s life. But come on, the whole bit about them never finding their way back to Earth is not true. Joshua Nolan always finds his way back to Defiance, if there is a season four that is. If not, this was a pretty fitting ending to a great show.
Odds are the Nolan and Amanda scenes were the ones that were supposed to incite the most shipper feelings, but was anyone else feeling Amanda and Stahma? This was such a great episode for their relationship. We got to hear how Stahma regrets her choices because they cost her a friendship with Amanda.
Then, there was the badass Amanda scene. This woman has sliced open and on some kind of drugs, but she managed to take down three Omec to save Stahma (okay, and other people). Let’s forget that guns don’t kill Omec for a minute to focus on Stahma going up to Amanda afterwards, and then Amanda collapsing. Personally, their scenes were so much more shipper worthy than Amanda and Nolan’s.
Maybe it’s because Amanda and Nolan have danced this dance before. They get close to dating, but then something happens. We don’t really get to see the fire between them anymore. Their goodbye was all right, but nothing special. This could very well be a personal problem, and everyone else is basking in the glow of Nolan and Amanda. Do you ship Nolan and Amanda?
What did you think of the episode? Did anyone else die of the cuteness that is Irisa, Luke, and Alak? Leave me your thoughts in a comment below.