"If I Ever Leave This World Alive" is the tenth episode of season one of the science fiction television series Defiance and the eleventh episode of the series overall (if one counts the two-part series pilot as two episodes). It was directed by Allan Kroeker and written by Bryan Gracia. It first aired on Syfy on Monday, June 17th, 2013 at 9:00 pm.

Synopsis Edit

Cast Edit

Principal Cast Edit

Guest Stars Edit

Co-Stars Edit

Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14.
  • This episode is production code number: T7609. [4]
  • This is the first episode of Defiance written by Bryan Gracia. It is his only episode from season one. It is also Bryan's first work in the science fiction genre.
  • Final appearance of Rathus; killed during the quarantine revolt in this episode.
  • Final appearance of Nizar; shot in the head by Datak Tarr in this episode.

Allusions Edit

  • The song that is playing the in the background as the townspeople attend to their dead is "Gone Again" by the Patti Smith Group. [7]

Bloopers Edit

  • There are no bloopers available for this episode at this time. Be the first to add some! Just click on the edit tab under the section heading and start typing. A blooper is any revealing mistake that can be found within the episode that the production crew may have missed during editing. This can range from inconsistent lines of dialogue to visible production equipment in the shot to mis-spoken lines of dialogue, or... dare we say it? A wardrobe malfunction.

Quotes Edit


  • Doc Yewll: You're crazy. You know that?
  • Nicolette Riordon: Come be crazy with me. Together, we can reshape this planet.
  • Doc Yewll: Reshape or destroy?
  • Nicolette Riordon: You can't create without destroying. I thought you would have figured that out by now, doctor.


  • Quentin McCawley: Are you supposed to be smoking those?
  • Nicolette Riordon: Oh, cancer is so slow. Something far more interesting is bound to kill me first. I hear plague is a popular way to go.

See also Edit


The World of Defiance

Defiance miscellaneous

External Links Edit

Series links

Episode links

References Edit

  1. Clark Perry is a series staff writer on Defiance. It is unknown what material he contributed to this particular episode.
  2. Associate producer Amanda Alpert Muscat is credited as Amanda D. Alpert in this episode.
  3. Credited, but does not appear in this episode.
  4. TV IV; Defiance, Season One; Episodes
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 TV; Defiance, "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"; Episode Info.
  6.; Defiance, "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"; International Airdates.
  7.; Defiance, "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"; Notes.
  8.; Defiance, "If I Ever Leave This World Alive"; Notes.

Defiance logo
Season One
This article pertains to an episode from season one of the Defiance television series.
This template will categorize articles that include it into the Defiance/Season 1 episodes category.

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.