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Defiance: Past Is Prologue

Amanda and Datak campaign for mayor of Defiance, and Datak will stop at nothing... including forcing his son to hire a sniper and revealing Nolan's past. Meanwhile, Yewll conducts secret experiments on Irisa, taking advantage of the Irathient's mysterious past.

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Airdate: Monday July 01st, 2013

Alternate Airdates:

UK (Syfy) Jul 02, 2013
AU (Seven) Apr 30, 2014

Guest Stars
Brittany AllenBrittany Allen
As Tirra
Dewshane WilliamsDewshane Williams
As Tommy LaSalle
Trenna KeatingTrenna Keating
As Meh Yewll
Jesse RathJesse Rath
As Alak Tarr
Nicole MunozNicole Munoz
As Christie McCawley

Co-Guest Stars
Barry FlatmanBarry Flatman
As Colonel Galen Marsh
Tiio HornTiio Horn
As Rynn
Kyle MacKyle Mac
As Kupac (Kupac Kurr)
Domenic CuzzocreaDomenic Cuzzocrea
As Shigustak Kurr
Jane SowerbyJane Sowerby
As Mrs. Kurr
Perry MucciPerry Mucci
As Ozin
Monica ParkerMonica Parker
As Bailey (Bailey Riggs)
Gilles SavardGilles Savard
As Lambert
Kevin ShandKevin Shand
As Raiga
Katie Douglas (2)Katie Douglas (2)
As Young Irisa / Little Girl
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
Mia KirshnerMia Kirshner
As Kenya Rosewater


Amanda speaks at Nicky's wake at Need Want for Nicky and talks about how the mayor made her an assistant. Datak and Stahma come in late . Once she's done, Datak offers a toast and assures everyone that he will work with the Earth Republic and nods to Colonel Marsh and his aide. Afterward, Amanda complains about Datak's actions at the wake as Marsh comes over. Nolan gets a call and leaves, and Marsh explains that he came there to pay his respects to another old soldier. He asks about the election and points out that if she accepted E-Rep's endorsement then she would have no trouble defeating Datak. Amanda figures that there's a price and Marsh warns her that he'd hate to see the town tore apart by alien barbarians. Ignoring his hints, Amanda wishes him luck...

Read the full recap
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Eva CassidyTime After TimeIrisa in the woods

Episode Quotes
Nolan: Just so we're clear, anything happens to Amanda between now and the election, anything at all--she slips in the shower, chokes on a chicken bone, doesn't matter--I will come to your house in the dead of night, and press a pillow to your face, and then I'll empty my gun in it.
Datak: And they say humans lack a sense of poetry.

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 ProducerNorman Morrill
Supervising ProducerMichael Nankin
ProducerAnupam Nigam  |  Clara George  |  Paul M. Leonard
Co-ProducerMichael D. Gibson
Consulting ProducerTodd Slavkin  |  Darren Swimmer
Associate ProducerBrian Alexander (1)  |  Amanda Alpert Muscat  |  Ryan Greig
Production DesignerStephen Geaghan
EditorPatrick McMahon
CastingJunie Lowry-Johnson  |  Libby Goldstein
Unit Production ManagerShauna Jamison
First Assistant DirectorKim Maclachlan
Second Assistant DirectorDaniela Barbosa
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 EditorGordon Antell  |  Cynthia Ludwig
Post Production SupervisorMichael Freeman (2)
Re-Recording MixerJoe DeAngelis  |  Ken Kobett
GafferBob McRae
Director of PhotographyThomas Burstyn
Story EditorTim Walsh (2)  |  Craig Gore
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 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
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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