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"Slouching Towards Bethlehem" is the eighth episode of season two of the science fiction television series Defiance and the twenty-first episode of the series overall (if one counts the two-part series pilot as two episodes). It was directed by Larry Shaw with a script written by Bryan Q. Miller. It first aired on Syfy on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

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Notes & Trivia Edit

  • This episode is rated TV-14 (LSV). It contains language, sexual situations and violence.
  • This episode had a viewership of 1.615 million people, .5 million of which were within the 18-49 age demographic. It is up by .138 from last episode.

Allusions Edit

  • The title of this episode is taken from the second verse in the poem The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats, which was written in 1919 and first printed in 1920. The full line is "And what rough beast, its hour come round at last, slouches towards Bethlehem to be born?" Lines from this poem have also been used in episode titles of another popular sci-fi fixture, Andromeda, such as "Its Hour Come 'Round at Last".
  • Slouching Towards Bethlehem is also the title of a book of essays by Joan Didion, which was printed in 1968. Didion took her title from the poem The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats.

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Quotes Edit


  • Stahma Tarr: Nolan. Such a unique man. There's a certain air about him. Leather, bourbon, gun grease.



See also Edit


The World of Defiance

Defiance miscellaneous

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