Defiance begins with Amanda on the radio telling the people of Defiance things are better since the lights are back on and the gulanite is flowing. Amanda then talks to someone in private about the shrill destroying their weapons and them being defenseless. Nolan tells Amanda he may know where they can find some old e-Rep weapons. Then the arch blows to pieces courtesy of Stahma and Datak under orders from Rahm. All of Defiance is horror struck.
Rahm says he will spare the Votans if they surrender and don’t side with the humans. Nolan spots the broadcaster and shoots it ending Rahm’s monologue. Nolan says the arch explosion was stage one and they need weapons. He says they need to go to Station Arrowhead which has been sealed up since the 20s. He says it’s got weapons, ammo and medical supplies. He says if they leave at sundown they can be there by morning. Nolan tells Irisa to stay and work with Berlin and figure out who bombed the arch.
Back at camp Alak plays Buddy Rich for Rahm and they talk music. Rahm says humans are despicable but have good rhythm. A lieutenant comes and tells Rahm that Datak and Stahma blew the arch and the hologram played. Rahm tells Alak he gets to live another day. Then he tells Rahm there are two Omec in Defiance, a male and female. He says they thing the male is T’evgin and is a leader and powerful man as well as a war hero.
She says Rahm will never let Alak live because he married a human. Datak says he doesn’t believe it and says killing the Omec will buy them some time to strategize. He says they have no choice, the Omec has to die. Stahma reluctantly agrees. She says they betrayed their neighbors and must do what they must to survive. She says she will inject the Omec with poison during coitus. Datak doesn’t want her to get busy with the Omec but she says her way is sure and she will think only of him during.
Nolan and Amanda pull up at a barn with underground access to the weapons depot they’re looking for – the road has been plowed recently. They head inside and Nolan says he loves the smell of a barn. He gets a headache suddenly but then says he’s okay. He opens two large doors and finds a large government seal. He opens the door and a man attacks him. Another holds Amanda. He tells them to come along with them and they get into the elevator.
They are taken down into the facility by George and his pal, giant blue alien types. George tells Amanda she looks like the girl from the movies but the other one says no more talking. Down in the main part of Station Arrowhead, they find Niles, former e-Rep Mayor of Defiance. Amanda is surprised, Nolan is disgusted. Niles says Mercado took the group back to New York but then they were overrun by bloody and burned refugees from NYC.
Berlin and Irisa search for clues in the rubble of the explosion and Irisa gets a headache like Nolan had. Irisa shows her part of a boom box and says she thinks the radio was the bomb casing. She tries to lift a print off it. Amanda asks Niles if it’s just him with his four biomen. He says he has a pleasant little life there. He says he reads, writes, farms and dabbles in carpentry. Amanda says that’s great and he says he missed her a lot. Niles says he knows it’s not a social visit and asks what they need.
Amanda asks if he’s trying to seduce her and he admits it. He says he hated that she refused to come to NYC with him and says there were so many distractions. He says his solitude there has clarified things for him and says the two of them are very special. He says they are bound together in a fundamental way like Adam and Eve and they now have a perfect Eden. He asks her to stay with him permanently. Amanda just stares at him in shocked amusement. Meanwhile, the four biomen surround Nolan and one punches him knocking him out.
Stahma goes to see T’evgin and he says it’s dangerous to surprise an Omec. She says she came to give him a culture lesson and he says she’s lying. She says her husband is in a mood and she wanted more pleasant company to take her mind off the arch. He says the arch was a human monument then asks why a Shanje would care about it. She says her son ran a radio station at the top of the arch and it meant a lot to him.
She says she wishes to be enchanted. We see her riding him later and reaching for the poisoned needle. She stabs him but doesn’t stop riding him. He snarls as he climaxes and she climaxes too. He roars in a primal way and she falls back. He asks if she wants to go again and she laughs and comes back to him ready for round two.
Nolan wakes in a cage with a mad scientist looming over him. He checks Nolan’s pupils then asks if he knows his name. Samir introduces himself and he asks if he remembers what happened to him. Nolan says biomen. Samir explains there were 30 of them from New York and they met up with Niles. Samir says Niles went nuts, put a bullet in Mercado’s head and went crazy. He says they tried to stop him and then Niles made him wire a dead man’s switch to a singularity bomb on a Nile’s chest. If Niles dies, the place will become a crater.
Amanda says she’s willing to stay at a price. She says she’ll do anything to keep Defiance safe. She says he offered a roller of weapons, but it’s not enough. She says they can send Nolan back and he can bring a caravan back to take every weapon away.
She straddles Niles. She says Defiance gets the guns and he gets her. She touches him and strokes him between his legs then pulls a gun on him and says she wants to go to the screening room now. She threatens him and he backs down.
We see a mask, flashlight and other things. Niles says when he loves someone he’s enthralled with them. She asks about the video chips and he says they’re diaries. She chooses one and tells him to play it now. He takes the disk and pops it in. It’s Amanda lying in bed. He watches and says she has an ethereal beauty.
Pottinger says he wanted to help her after the attack and says he went into a rage, chased down the attacker, killed him and dumped him in the river. She says he kept the mask and flashlight and Niles says they’re replicas. She calls BS on that.
Niles tells her if she shoots him, the whole place will explode. She shoots him in the leg. She says they’re all still there. Nolan picks the lock of the cage but then a bioman is there. Nolan tries to beat on the bioman who is super strong. Samir gets a chain around the creature’s legs and hoists him up with a lift. The bioman dangles upside down angrily.
Nolan tells him good thinking and then they hear a gunshot and go running after Amanda. She keeps shooting Niles in the extremities and tells him to admit what he did to her. He says he loves her and she says to admit it. She shoots again and says – say it. He groans and looks at her.
Nolan and Samir then rushes in and says Amanda no but she shoots and Nolan tells Samir to keep him alive. Amanda tells Nolan that Niles was her rapist. Niles flatlines and Nolan says they have to get out now. He tells Amanda to snap out of it and the three of them take off running. The singularity begins its deadly work consuming the facility. They get in and drive away as fast as they can. There’s a giant smoking crater where Station Arrowhead was.
Stahma wakes alone and sees T’evgin nearby. He says he made pancakes and hopes she likes them. She ties her wrap around her and sits down to eat. He says to enjoy them while they’re hot. She digs in and he hands her the needle and says they should talk about the poison. He asks why she wants him dead and she says she doesn’t and he says he doesn’t want to be killed.
He asks about the poison and she says she lied and says she knows where her son is and says the VC has her son and ordered her to kill him to spare his life. He asks what she’ll tell them and she says she’ll admit she failed. He asks what she’ll do and Stahma says no man has made a meal for her and she wants to thank him. She straddles him again and they go back at it.
Irisa finds a badge in the drawer and Berlin tells her she knows who’s it is. Irisa says she loved Tommy but Berlin tells her to shut up and says you don’t kill what you love. Irisa says it was the machine and she holds a knife to Berlin’s throat then gets another agonizing headache. She holds her head and then stumbles outside.
Nolan and Amanda stop to refuel and Amanda says she’s sorry and says her killing him cost them the weapons. Nolan says the biomen would have likely killed him and Amanda would have had a worse fate. She kisses him then says he’s one of the good guys. Nolan collapses with another headache and Samir puts a stick in his mouth. She says the head wound is from Votan tech and Samir says whatever is in his head is killing him.
Meanwhile, Irisa writhes on the ground and her eyes roll back in her head. She asks Berlin to help her, please. Berlin looks around and then walks away.