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Defiance: The Devil in the Dark

Two Defiance residents die, torn apart, and Nolan soon discovers that someone is using mutant Hellbugs as murder weapons to get revenge for a past crime. Meanwhile, Irisa suffers from visions that may lead them to the killer.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x3
Airdate: Monday April 29th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SHOWCASE) Apr 29, 2013
UK (Syfy) Apr 30, 2013
AU (Seven) Mar 05, 2014

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (12 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Dewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Jesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley

Co-Guest Stars
Noah Danby
As Sukar
Tiio Horn
As Rynn
Jessica Nichols
As Bertie / Jered
Ilena Wolfe
As Ket
Dion Johnstone
As Nizar
Ish Morris
As Rathus
Darren McGuire
As Dalton Taggart
Glen Cross
As Boyd Bowen
Tomas Chovanec
As Julluh Grisu
Romy Weltman
As Young Rynn
Main Cast
Grant Bowler
As Joshua Nolan
Julie Benz
As Amanda Rosewater
Stephanie Leonidas
As Irisa Nyira
Tony Curran
As Datak Tarr
Jaime Murray
As Stahma Tarr
Graham Greene
As Rafe McCawley
Mia Kirshner
As Kenya Rosewater


A Defiance resident, Dalton Taggart, drives out to the woods and puts on a pair of treasured running shoes. As he puts them on, the Spirit Riders drive by, yelling. Dalton puts in his earpods and starts jogging through the forest, unaware that something is following him through the brush. The creatures close in on him and one of them bites his legs. Dalton runs back but the creatures bring him down and drag him away...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Beth OrtonOoh Childclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Rafe: It was a clean buy, they all were.
Nolan: What did you do to verify it?
Rafe: I hired a bunch of Wall Street lawyers and we all surfed the Internet looking for a chain of title. What do you think I did?

Sukar: You shot me.
Rynn: You survived.
Sukar: I thought I taught you to shoot better than that.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRockne S. O'Bannon  |  Kevin Murphy (2)  |  Michael Taylor (1)
Executive ProducerMichael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon
Co-Executive ProducerGabrielle Stanton  |  Andrew Kreisberg
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerClara George  |  Anupam Nigam  |  Paul M. Leonard
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerBradley Thompson  |  David Weddle
Associate ProducerAmanda Alpert Muscat  |  Brian Alexander (1)  |  Ryan Greig
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
EditorPatrick McMahon
CastingJunie Lowry-Johnson  |  Libby Goldstein
Unit Production ManagerShauna Jamison
First Assistant DirectorDavid McLeod (2)
Second Assistant DirectorKira McCord
MusicBear McCreary
Music EditorMichael Baber
Costume DesignerSimonetta Mariano
Key GripAdam McDonald (1)
Set DecoratorChristina Kuhnigk
Location ManagerBrad Gratkowski
Transportation CoordinatorRob White
Property MasterCharles McGlynn
Construction CoordinatorBill Vance
Production Sound MixerKelly Wright (1)
Script SupervisorJoanne Harwood
Production CoordinatorCynthia Graves
Assistant EditorCynthia Ludwig  |  Gordon Antell
Post Production SupervisorMichael Freeman (2)
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Joe DeAngelis
GafferBob McRae
Director of PhotographyThomas Burstyn
Story EditorCraig Gore  |  Tim Walsh (2)
Stunt CoordinatorShelley Cook
Art DirectorDennis Davenport  |  Suki Parker
Assistant Production CoordinatorKarla Trujillo Villon
Post Production CoordinatorBrett Roach
Third Assistant DirectorFatima Palhetas
ConsultantDavid J. Peterson
Costume SupervisorKimberley Stanley
Visual Effects CoordinatorMatthew Swiderski  |  Shane Hoffman
Visual Effects SupervisorGary Hutzel
Production AccountantJohn Gaskin
"A" Camera OperatorJim Van Dijk
Department Head HairRyan Reed
Visual Effects ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Special Effects SupervisorLaird McMurray
Department Head Make-upColin Penman
Post Production AssistantMary Albrecht
ColoristLaurence Gibbs
Assistant To The ProducerKelly Robertson-Reinhart
Graphic ArtistMatt Boardman
"B" Camera OperatorMarvin Midwicki
Assistant Location ManagerMichael Campbell  |  Brad Gratkowski
Canadian CastingLisa Parasyn  |  Jon Comerford
Technical ConsultantKevin Grazier
"A" Camera First AssistantKerry Smart
Visual Effects AssistantPatrick Kolodziejski
Senior Visual Effects CoordinatorDavid Takemura
"B" Camera First AssistantJeff Packer
Writers' AssistantKari Stringham Drake  |  Nick Mueller
Make-up EffectsPaul Jones (3)
Data Management TechnicianJeff McNabb
Visual Effects Assistant EditorTucker Marolf
Sound DesignerDaniel Colman
ProstheticsAllan Cooke
Head Of TechJeremy Lang
Warning: Defiance season 1 episode 3 guide may contain spoilers
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