With the second season of Defiance now having finished, with the simultaneous broadcast of the final two episodes, I pretty much have to review them both together.
And before I get into the spoilery stuff, having seen the whole thing, I can say that Defiance is well and truly past its growing pains. This season has been stronger, more certain of what it is doing. It has been braver too, taking storytelling risks which at the time made me scratch my head, but in the end were vindicated.
It also worked hard to extricate itself from the chaos the last season finished on.