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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

Guest Stars
Gale HaroldGale Harold
As Connor Lang
Jane McLeanJane McLean
As Olfin Tennety
Dewshane WilliamsDewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna KeatingTrenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Justin RainJustin Rain
As Quentin McCawley
Jesse RathJesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole MunozNicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley
Fionnula FlanaganFionnula Flanagan
As Nicky Riordon

Co-Guest Stars
Wesley FrenchWesley French
As Luke (Luke McCawley)
Barry FlatmanBarry Flatman
As Colonel Galen Marsh
Jessica NicholsJessica Nichols
As Jered
Mika CollinsMika Collins
As Kazha
Michael DysonMichael Dyson
As Skevur
Carl BauerCarl Bauer
As Rupert
Monica ParkerMonica Parker
As Bailey
Marianthi EvansMarianthi Evans
As Gail
Gilles SavardGilles Savard
As Lambert
Perry MucciPerry Mucci
As Ozin
Dion JohnstoneDion Johnstone
As Nizar
Ish MorrisIsh Morris
As Rathus
Marie V. CruzMarie V. Cruz
As Spirit Rider Elder
Darryl FlatmanDarryl Flatman
As E-Rep Guard
Kevin ShandKevin Shand
As Raiga
Sarah ColfordSarah Colford
As Castithan Woman
Jeffrey RetschJeffrey Retsch
As Med-Tech
Andrew ScorerAndrew Scorer
As Elder Male Irathient
Main Cast
Grant BowlerGrant Bowler
As Joshua Nolan
Julie BenzJulie Benz
As Amanda Rosewater
Stephanie LeonidasStephanie Leonidas
As Irisa Nyira
Tony CurranTony Curran
As Datak Tarr
Jaime MurrayJaime Murray
As Stahma Tarr
Graham GreeneGraham 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
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