Defiance S3E8 – My Name Is Datak Tarr And I Have Come To Kill You

WOAAH!

I did not see that end coming. Tarr goes to the enemy camp, I thought, this is it. They’ve been having the kid flashbacks to his Dad, we’ve seen the history of the blade, he can finally atone for everything and go out with honour.

AND THEN HE SAWS HIS OWN FUCKING ARM OFF??

Defiance writers, you get an A++ for this. It avoided the ‘noble sacrifice’ cliche and it is TOTALLY in character for Tarr to save his own arse. In fact, the whole ending felt so natural, so unlike fiction, it’s beautiful.

The setup of the combat party being killed by the Indogene spy, of Rahm Tahk’s continued irrational brutality, all of that hoodwinked me into thinking Tarr was toast. I was sitting there, nodding, thinking, ‘well it’s a shame he has to go but this is a good send off.’

Then BOOM!

He’s lying in a fucking ditch, giggling like an idiot.

Well played, Defiance, well played….