Anyway, the transition out of this is just as gorgeous: Christie's train, in the wake of her wedding we never actually get to see, becomes the mist outside, in the street, where our boys find the last of Nicky. A suicide in her car -- that old-timey car she loved -- with what only another Indogene could ever identify as a forged suicide note. (And interestingly, the main Defiance theme, longer and stronger than anything since the end of the pilot, so you know how much of a change we're heading into.)
"Today is a special day, an important day for Defiance. That's why I didn't want to spoil it with my presence. I killed Hunter Bell for what I thought was the betterment of this town. When his body was recently discovered, I killed Jered Kikema, whose only crime was witnessing my own. I realize it's only a matter of time before the Lawkeeper discovers the truth. With my health, I'll never survive Vegas prison, so I've decided to end my life. I told myself I was acting for the greater good, but that kind of thinking leads you down a dark road. I can only hope I've left the town I love in better hands than my own. I'm sorry."
Yewll: "She used to be good people."
Nolan: "Sometimes good people do bad things, because sometimes people. Congrats on solving your first case from seven years ago, though."
Tommy: "It is pretty fucked up that Nicky was like that, though."
Yewll: "I'll just be dealing with this body without further ado, okay? And also hiding the Kelevar where 'nobody' will find it..."
"People are a mystery, kid. Sometimes even to themselves. And they all have secrets. Only rule I know is that every time you think you have them figured out, they change. We all do."
Nolan's up for his first turn as Most Hated Person, which just happens to come at a bad time for Amanda's campaign. Two episodes left!
JACOB CLIFTON is a freelance writer and critic based in Austin, Texas. He currently recaps The Killing, Pretty Little Liars, Mistresses, True Blood, and Defiance for TWoP. Jacob can be found online at jacobclifton.com, Twitter, and Facebook, as well as a regular column for Tor.com, Geek Love.