Login or register  
<-- Previous EpisodeNext Episode -->

Defiance: If I Ever Leave This World Alive

When Defiance is hit with the plague, the Irathients are put under quarantine. Meanwhile, Amanda manages to hook up again with a former lover from the Earth Republic.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Airdate: Monday June 17th, 2013

Director: Allan Kroeker
Writer: Bryan Gracia

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) Jun 11, 2013
CA (SHOWCASE) Jun 17, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 16, 2014

  • Currently 7/10
7/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Gale Harold
As Connor Lang
Jane McLean
As Olfin Tennety
Dewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Justin Rain
As Quentin McCawley
Jesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley
Fionnula Flanagan
As Nicky Riordon

Co-Guest Stars
Wesley French
As Luke (Luke McCawley)
Barry Flatman
As Colonel Galen Marsh
Jessica Nichols
As Jered
Mika Collins
As Kazha
Michael Dyson
As Skevur
Carl Bauer
As Rupert
Monica Parker
As Bailey
Marianthi Evans
As Gail
Gilles Savard
As Lambert
Perry Mucci
As Ozin
Dion Johnstone
As Nizar
Ish Morris
As Rathus
Marie V. Cruz
As Spirit Rider Elder
Darryl Flatman
As E-Rep Guard
Kevin Shand
As Raiga
Sarah Colford
As Castithan Woman
Jeffrey Retsch
As Med-Tech
Andrew Scorer
As Elder Male Irathient
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


As word of the plague gets out, Alak broadcasts passing on information about the fever. Irathients carry the disease but aren't contagious, and the flu is spread by touch. Amanda and Nolan check with Yewll, who has set up a ward for treatment of everyone that is infected so far. Yewll says that all they can do is make the sick comfortable until an antidote arrives from San Francisco where another Indogene developed a cure to a similar outbreak. As Yewll goes to check on a patient, Nolan starts to sweat and tells Amanda that it's hot...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Patti Smith GroupGone AgainDefiance sees to its dead
The ThermalsWe Were SickAlak's radio broadcast

Episode Quotes
Quentin: Are you supposed to be smoking those?
Nicky: Oh, cancer is so slow. Something far more interesting is bound to kill me first. I hear plague is a popular way to go.

Yewll: You're crazy. You know that?
Nicky: Come be crazy with me. Together, we can reshape this planet.
Yewll: Reshape or destroy?
Nicky: You can't create without destroying. I thought you would have figured that out by now, doctor.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRockne S. O'Bannon  |  Michael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)
Executive ProducerRockne S. O'Bannon  |  Michael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)
Co-Executive ProducerNorman Morrill
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerAnupam Nigam  |  Clara George  |  Paul M. Leonard
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerTodd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer
Associate ProducerRyan Greig  |  Brian Alexander (1)  |  Amanda Alpert Muscat
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
EditorStephen Mark
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 MixerJoe DeAngelis  |  Ken Kobett
GafferBob McRae
Director of PhotographyThomas Burstyn
Story EditorCraig Gore  |  Tim Walsh (2)
Stunt CoordinatorShelley Cook
Art DirectorSuki Parker  |  Dennis Davenport
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 OperatorDaniel Sauvé
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 CastingJon Comerford  |  Lisa Parasyn
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 9 guide may contain spoilers
Recent news

Nick Frost and Michael Troughton to guest star on Doctor Who Christmas Special

It has been confirmed that Nick Frost and Michael Troughton will guest..

WATCH: X Factor Preview Clips

A number of clips have been released ahead of tomorrow nights 'X..

Edinburgh Comedy Show Taskmaster heading to Dave

UKTV have today announced that the 2010 and 2011 Fringe Festival show..