Episode Summary via en.wikipedia.org:
The illness infecting Defiance appears to be carried by the Irathient; all Votans appear to be immune. The town council overrules Amanda and imposes a quarantine on the Irathient, holding them in a tunnel at McCawley Mines; one of the Irathient is shot and killed during a scuffle with the miners. Amanda, Nolan and Christie McCawley are all infected. A vaccine for the infection is dropped outside Defiance; Nolan and Connor Lang go to retrieve it, with Lang talking them through the Earth Republic quarantine around Defiance. On their return with the vaccine, they are intercepted and captured by several Irathient who avoided the quarantine; they threaten to destroy the vaccine unless the quarantine is lifted. Datak, acting in place of the unconscious Amanda, meets with the Irathient hijackers and pretends to go along with them, before killing all of them; Connor witnesses the incident and Datak kills him, framing the dead hijackers. Nolan is unconscious and Datak leaves him alive. With the town recovering from the sickness and the ill-feeling brought on by the quarantine, Datak announces his intent to oppose Amanda for the position of mayor. Quentin McCawley gives Nicki the Votan artifact; she tells him his mother is not dead, but suffers from bipolar disorder and is alive in Mendecino, and he leaves Defiance to find to her. Yewll meets with Nicki and it is revealed that they and Birch had worked together before; Nicki tries to convince Yewll to rejoin her now that they have the artifact, which may be capable of reversing or extending the terraforming of Earth.
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