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Old June 12 2013, 07:16 AM   #586
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I was writing a wonderful post about pubic hair in my head during this scene when suddenly it was revealed she was bathing in some flim flam lederhosen thing which is RIDICULOUS. Or maybe she's trying to mitigate her sin of bathing alone? Look here, I'm not really doing this, I have sorta clothes on! Yeah that's it.
I thought in last week's episode Alak made reference to a flimsy piece of clothing that Christie would be wearing while bathing and therefore not be totally naked. That's what I figured Stahma was wearing.
I think you are correct. However if you look at the pic it's clear they wanted us to think we were seeing naked everything. Now maybe they used shadows for that or maybe the flimflam comes with camel toe but it's kind of annoying. Either be the full frontal show or not.

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Oh, and I think Defiance is a bit bitter that it is not on HBO. There is a lot of bathing but since there can't be sex they'll talk alot about sex instead WHILE bathing.
Exactly.

Oh and I do feel sorry for Christie, parents in law from a white white hell.
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Old June 12 2013, 08:03 AM   #587
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Maybe that's what their race looks like naked?

The soft porn shots every week are distracting (if not exactly unwelcome...), the show which feels like a throwback to 90's syndication, just isn't edgy enough to really warrant it, it seems out of place.

Dumb question, is film still readily available? I can't remember the last time I've seen anyone use a film camera.
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Old June 12 2013, 04:45 PM   #588
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[QUOTE=shivkala;8233993][QUOTE=Christopher;8232085]
He mentioned beads, which we have seen Stahma wearing in the bath before, in the pilot or episode 2. This was a different garment, more a pair of fabric straps spirit-gummed over her not-fit-for-TV bits.

Ah, thanks. I wonder if the beads serve another function, other than just decoration, then, if she chose not to wear them while bathing alone.



That does seem to be the way to go. However, minus the blood, Yewll was treating a patient when Nolan entered and making disapproving noises. Having seen the game commercials, I assumed that patient had symptoms of the plague (possibly very early symptoms that could have been plague-related or just as easily some other virus/illness). Then the woman came in with definitive symptoms, which only confirmed it for Yewll. The game trailer (see below) hints at them trying to warn someone about the outbreak (The trailer makes it clear that a group nearby heard it, but I don't know if it was for them or broadcast for a larger audience). Yewll might have heard the warning and knew it would only be a matter of time before it hit Defiance, therefore, instead of diagnosing a plague based on one patient, she could have been using the information in the warning. Being Indogene, she might have been hooked up to some technology which allowed her to receive information quicker. Perhaps her technological implants allow for communication with other Indogenes, quite possible the one who dies in the trailer.



Apparently, this is Defiance's way of bringing zombies or zombie-like creatures into the show/game.



Well, that's my point, it didn't seem a "I see movement" type of reaction, but more of a "I know that's Gordon" reaction. Again, I'm allowing for him saying something that we couldn't hear, but either way, it's cliche. I'm still wondering if it's real or Amanda's fantasy of what's happening. The show did play it as if it was real, but they stopped short of making it definitive.
I think the woman saw a shadow on her sheets.

As for the plague, it seems to have originated in San Francisco area(in the game) and is now moving across the continent. So the doctor may have already had warning...one of the relentlessly repetitive soldiers guarding the plague victims (in game) says something like "If this gets to Manhattan it'll be a disaster for the Republic" -hinting that SF is the starting point...
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Old June 13 2013, 03:52 AM   #589
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I enjoyed this episode. I figured something would go wrong with him, but I did not expect what the whole thing with him being a Votan. I did like exploring the doctor's past, and the stuff with Nolan, Rafe, the astronaut and Amanda at the Cawley house.
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Old June 13 2013, 04:02 AM   #590
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So far my favorite character is the indogene doctor, she just oozes character in the limited amount of screen time her character has. Its why I'm looking forward to next week's plague episode.
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Old June 13 2013, 05:01 AM   #591
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Really? I'm looking forward tot he episode where they turn on her, and as she begins to run it becomes clear that she's spent that last 5 years turning defiance into a death trap for everyone else but her.

"I experimented on humans" is hardly the great admisson to her secret history I was looking forward to. I experimented on humans was a given from the pilot. In DC Comics 20 years ago US Immigration had the Green lantern Kilowog fill out a verying prying questioneer about his intentions on Earth... "Have I ever eaten a human being? What sort of crazy question is that? Ridiculous?! Do you know what humans taste like? Yuck!"
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Old June 14 2013, 09:45 AM   #592
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Ideally that reveal should be just a teaser for "I am still experimenting on humans."
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Old June 14 2013, 02:22 PM   #593
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So I cannot like characters such as the Terminator, the Borg Queen or Hannibal Lector simply because they are evil and have killed lots of human beings? What sort of logic is that?
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Old June 15 2013, 12:51 AM   #594
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Who said you couldn't like them?
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Old June 16 2013, 05:13 AM   #595
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I think, of the secondary characters, the doctor is the most interesting. The actress is really doing a good job, stealing every scene she's in, however brief it may be. I hope they don't get rid of her any time soon.
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Old June 18 2013, 11:31 AM   #596
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If I Should Leave this World Alive: I'm glad this was more politics than plague, I was never a fan of plague storylines. Datak was satisfyingly ruthless and I hope he becomes mayor. He will me much more interesting than the current one. I'd like to see a Votan majority in power with humans very much in the minority.

And the title, is there still away off this planet?

I want to live in the three story shipping container house!





The Doctor, or "doctor" as Nicolette the Bad says is getting more and more interesting. Let's hope she doesn't end up all inculcated with decent human values and get in bed with Nicolette as a mole. I want differing agendas and self interest. I loved how Nicolette while telling the story of the McCawley mom casually drops in her affair. Let's just grey up everyone, yes yes..

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Old June 18 2013, 11:36 AM   #597
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When Nolan said 6000 souls, it was unclear if he was talking about total population of Defiance or just the human population.
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Old June 18 2013, 12:08 PM   #598
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I had that question too. I think it's the total population but he said it thinking of humans. He's not really given to precision.
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I had some worries about this week's episode thinking it was going to be a generic plague show, but in the end they did some interesting things with the story, and Datak is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Yeah, I hope he does win the election. Also, if he does win, I want them to keep him there, not have him stay long enough until he commits some monumental screw-up resulting in Amanda returning to power. Oh, who am I kidding, that's probably exactly how that's going to play out.

Also, I'm actually kind of sad to see Amanda's ex-boyfriend from E-REP go. I may not have liked him that much when they first introduced him, but he was starting to grow on me.
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I had some worries about this week's episode thinking it was going to be a generic plague show, but in the end they did some interesting things with the story, and Datak is quickly becoming one of my favourites. Yeah, I hope he does win the election. Also, if he does win, I want them to keep him there, not have him stay long enough until he commits some monumental screw-up resulting in Amanda returning to power. Oh, who am I kidding, that's probably exactly how that's going to play out.

Also, I'm actually kind of sad to see Amanda's ex-boyfriend from E-REP go. I may not have liked him that much when they first introduced him, but he was starting to grow on me.
Yeah, this was the first episode that actually seemed genuinely *interesting* to me...and where the characters seemed interesting.

Especially Datak. And the Indogene Doctor lady.
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