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Defiance: The Bride Wore Black

The body of Need Want's former owner--Kenya's husband--is found entombed in the walls of the bar. While Nolan and Tommy try to find out who the killer is, Datak forbids Alak to marry after Rafe changes his will, and Yewll learns a shocking secret about Nicky.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x10
Airdate: Monday June 24th, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

CA (SHOWCASE) Jun 24, 2013
UK (Syfy) Jun 25, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 23, 2014

  • Currently 7.8/10
7.8/10 (10 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Peter MacNeill
As Garrett Clancy
Brittany Allen
As Tirra
Dewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Jesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley
Fionnula Flanagan
As Nicky Riordon
Brendan McCarthy (1)
As Hunter Bell

Co-Guest Stars
Kyle Mac
As Kupac (Kupac Kurr)
Jessica Nichols
As Berta / Jered (Jered Kikema)
Kevin Shand
As Raiga
Jon Cor
As Lamu
Laura Mae Nason
As Castithan Singer #1
Bridget Graham
As Castithan Singer #2
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


At Need Want, Alak is celebrating his bachelor party. Alak is sparring with another Castithan and trading taunts. Alak finally takes his opponent down and goes after the next one, while Tirra poses as Christie stands in a cage and begs Alak to defeat all comers. When he triumphs, he unlocks the cage and Tirra comes out. She offers herself but Alak says that his real bride would have a problem with it. When the other Castithan teenagers taunt him for mating with a human, Alak finally attacks one of them and knocks him down. As they fight, they knock a hole in the wall and see a dead man's hand inside. Ripping open the wall, they find the corpse inside...

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Episode Quotes
Tommy: You're gonna be my date.
Irisa: I don't date.
Tommy: Why not?
Irisa: I'm from the Badlands.
Tommy: You see, when I first came to Defiance, I was nothing but a card hustler. Couldn't read or write, never thought I'd amount to anything. Now I'm wearing a badge. People change.
Irisa: You're an idiot.
Tommy: (smiling) So are you.

Datak: You humans believe you're so superior. The truth is you're primitives. Your minds are dull, your hands are clumsy. The scent of your pink skin sickens me.
Rafe: Does this skin look pink to you?
Datak: You all look the same.

Stahma: Alak is of this new world. He doesn't see the humans the way we do. He sees beauty in them. Kindness.
Datak: Then he's lost the sense of smell. Maybe you have too.

Yewll: You know, I've changed too. I've become a healer instead of a destroyer. And that's why I'm so sorry for what I have to do. But it's for the greater good.

Other Episode Crew

DeveloperRockne S. O'Bannon  |  Michael Taylor (1)  |  Kevin Murphy (2)
Executive ProducerKevin Murphy (2)  |  Rockne S. O'Bannon  |  Michael Taylor (1)
Co-Executive ProducerNorman Morrill
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerPaul M. Leonard  |  Clara George  |  Anupam Nigam
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerTodd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer
Associate ProducerAmanda Alpert Muscat  |  Brian Alexander (1)  |  Ryan Greig
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
Assistant EditorCynthia Ludwig  |  Lissette Rodriguez
Post Production SupervisorMichael Freeman (2)
Re-Recording MixerKen Kobett  |  Joe DeAngelis
GafferBob McRae
Director of PhotographyThomas Burstyn
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
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 10 guide may contain spoilers
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