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Defiance: The Serpent's Egg

While Nolan and Amanda make a danger-filled journey to pay for the new maglev spur, Irisa captures a Castithan who she believes tortured her as a child and tries to force him to confess.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x5
Airdate: Monday May 13th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SHOWCASE) May 13, 2013
UK (Syfy) May 14, 2013
AU (Seven) Mar 19, 2014

Guest Stars
Ben CottonBen Cotton
As Daigo
Jane McLeanJane McLean
As Olfin Tennety (as Jane McClean)
Brittany AllenBrittany Allen
As Tirra
Dewshane WilliamsDewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Justin RainJustin Rain
As Quentin McCawley
Jesse RathJesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole MunozNicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley

Co-Guest Stars
Noah DanbyNoah Danby
As Sukar
Tiio HornTiio Horn
As Rynn
Jessica NicholsJessica Nichols
As Jered / Ugarti
Katie Douglas (2)Katie Douglas (2)
As Young Irisa
Milton BarnesMilton Barnes
As Kaspar
Steve LundSteve Lund
As Ziggy
Andrew MusselmanAndrew Musselman
As Sy Preston
Joel LabelleJoel Labelle
As Lash Dolworthy
Zarrin Darnell-MartinZarrin Darnell-Martin
As E-Rep Officer

Maria NahriMaria Nahri
As Irisa's Mother
Noah DavisNoah Davis
As Irisa's Father
Main Cast
Grant BowlerGrant Bowler
As Joshua Nolan
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Amanda Rosewater
Stephanie LeonidasStephanie Leonidas
As Irisa Nyira
Graham GreeneGraham Greene
As Rafe McCawley


Alak Tarr broadcasts his morning radio show from the top of the Arch, As he runs music, he picks up a radar signal from below. On the street, a bus pulls into town and Alak announces that the land coach has arrived. The drivers unload cargo and passengers, and picks up new ones. Tommy and Irisa are loading Rynn onboard to go to Vegas Prison for her crimes against Defiance as her father Sukar looks on...

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Blues ImageRide Captain Rideradio broadcast
The CureLovesongclosing scenes

Episode Quotes
Nolan: Now, can I trust you to be a good girl and behave yourself while I'm gone?
Irisa: Probably not.
Nolan: There's my girl.

Sy Preston: Can I interest you folks in a Bible? Traveler's best friend.
Amanda: Frankly, Reverend, I prefer Scotch, but thank you.

Amanda: I gotta hand it to those two. They actually found a survival technique that works.
Nolan: Yeah, hook up with a powerful woman who pampers and protects 'em.
Amanda: But you don't like polygamy? Or are you just against men in subservient roles?
Nolan: Oh, no, I get the allure. Two sets of hands, two mouths, two...
Amanda: I get the picture.

Sy Preston: Mister, you got some hard bark walkin' up here like this. You put a hole in me.
Nolan: Obviously, not in the right place. Next time, I'll aim better.

Tommy LaSalle: I don't understand why we're just letting him go.
Irisa: He wanted to create a messiah. Now he has to go back to selling rocks. That's the worst punishment for him: an ordinary life.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperMichael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon
Executive ProducerKevin Murphy (2)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon  |  Michael Taylor (1)
Co-Executive ProducerAndrew Kreisberg  |  Gabrielle Stanton
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerPaul M. Leonard  |  Clara George  |  Anupam Nigam
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerDavid Weddle  |  Bradley Thompson
Associate ProducerAmanda Alpert Muscat  |  Ryan Greig  |  Brian Alexander (1)
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
EditorAndrew Seklir
CastingLibby Goldstein  |  Junie Lowry-Johnson
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
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
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 ManagerBrad Gratkowski  |  Michael Campbell
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
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