One of the things that made Defiance shine in its first season was its willingness to embrace the odd on occasion. One episode in particular (“Goodbye Blue Sky”) wove plotlines of wtf and prophecy with the welcome intrusion of a perhaps scientific explanation at the very end.
In the two episodes so far of the second season that particular element has been lacking. There has been an abundance of unanswered questions, and a lot of potential winked at from a distance. But it has not had the madcap life of the series that caught my interest.
So come on “The Cord and the Axe”. The game is afoot!