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.
Nolan and Irisa reveal truths to each other that could destroy their bond. Datak's jealousy could cost Defiance everything.