Seven months after Nolan and Irisa are trapped, two unknown aliens rescue them from the sleeper pod. Meanwhile, Amanda struggles to hold Defiance together, while Rafe, Datak, and Stahma find Pilar and their grandchild.
T'evgin demands the safe return of his daughter or threatens to tear Defiance apart trying to find her. Meanwhile, Alak and Pilar come to an uneasy agreement, and Rham tests Datak and Stahma's loyalty to the Collective.
-- You're My Best Friend
Stahma and a badly beaten Datak arrive in Defiance and warn the townspeople about the coming VC assault. However, they have a secret objective of their own to complete. Meanwhile, Nolan and Irisa go to check on the VC encampment and meet Pilar and Luke.
Nolan locates an E-Rep weapons cache, and he and Amanda go there to replace the Defiance weapons destroyed by the shrill bug infestation. Meanwhile, Stahma approaches T'evgin on Rahm's orders.
While Nolan and Irisa revisit their past, Yewll works to save their lives in the present. Meanwhile, Datak takes matters into his own hands when he learns that Stahma failed to kill T'evgin.
Alak exposes his parents as traitors, and Datak and Stahma are forced to go on the run. Meanwhile, Rahm receives a message from home and must make a choice: his life or his revenge.
Berlin's former lover arrives in Defiance to sell the militia weapons against Rahm. Meanwhile, Stahma adjusts to life with the Omec, and Datak prepares himself for execution.
Bebe leads Nolan and Irisa into the trap, while Datak hangs on the rack. Meanwhile, Kindzi shows Stahma her father's plans in the hopes that he will kill the Castithan.
While Nolan and Irisa try to track down a savage beast preying on Defiance's downtrodden, Nolan attempts to deal with the loss of the militia under his command. meanwhile, Stama returns home while Kindzi questions T'evgin's authority.
Nolan suffers from hallucinations due to the arkbrain implants, causing him to endanger delicate negotiations between Amanda, the VC, and T'evgin. Meanwhile, Yewll frees Kindzi, and Datak makes a not-so-triumphant return to Defiance.
Songs: The Band
-- It Makes No Difference
Kindzi frees Nolan from the VC as they take him to South America for trial, rather than let him die at the hands of her enemies. However, Irisa and Berlin track her down and demand answers. Meanwhile, Yewll continues "collecting" people for Kindzi, and Stahma discusses wedding plans with Andina.
Kindzi begins bringing her people to Earth, and Yewll has no choice but to feed them with the prisoners that she's taken. Meanwhile, Stahma tries to reconcile with Alak but endangers her family in the process.
To stop the Omec invasion, Yewll proposes that a small team board the cruiser in orbit and destroy it... at the cost of her life.