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Yes, Niles Pottinger is back in Defiance, in episode 4 called Dead Air. SPOILERS!

Nolan and Amanda go to Station Arrowhead, 312 miles north of Defiance, to get weapons to fight the VC (Votanic Collective).
When they get there they are captured by Biomen and in the underground station they meet.... Pottinger, who has lived there in reasonable luxury there for the past months,
looked after by Biomen called George (Rob Archer), Paul and Ringo (I didn't see John!!!)

Amanda! What a surprise!

Whilst having a meal Pottinger tells them that Viceroy Mercado had decided to go back to New York. Near Cincinnati they encountered refugees from New York and raiders
outside Detroit. Pottinger was the only one who survived. At Station Arrowhead he found the Biomen, "his angels, one of them called George" (slash!!!!)

Try the camembert!

Nolan is lead to the armory to get the weapons. In the meantime Pottinger tries to seduce Amanda with Spandau Ballet and soft lights (I would have fallen for it!).

And who wouldn't fall for those puppy dog eyes.

But who is seducing who here?

But Amanda, I'm not well. The abuse I suffered from the Votans at boarding school!

Amanda and Pottinger enter a very creepy room with "relics", a painting of Connor Lang, Amanda's boyfriend from the past and friend of Pottinger, a mask of Amanda's face and recordings.

Pottinger tells her he has been obsessed with her since New York and in between the lines you could understand that he was the one who attacked and raped Amanda in Central Park.
Amanda snaps and shoots Pottinger.... several times.

In the meantime Nolan is knocked out by the Biomen. He wakes up in a cage with another human, Samir, who is a refugee from New York.
They escape the room and the Biomen.
Then Samir tells Nolan Pottinger shouldn't die, because he has a device on him. If his heart stops beating, Station Arrowhead will explode.

But... Pottinger.... dies.... with Amanda, Nolan and Samir escaping just in time.

Special guest star: James Murray.

Another lunatic character who dies. Whaaaah!

Date: 2015-06-27 10:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Oh noes, he's really dead? Bugger!

Date: 2015-06-27 02:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Yep, he's definitely dead.

*sighs* Poor James gets typecast a lot. Either the lunatic, the guy who dies, or the lunatic who dies. *sighs again*

Date: 2015-06-27 01:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Argh, seriously? This is how his character arc ends?!

LOL, at least I feel justified about not investing myself in this show before knowing how the character turned out. I almost started watching this season in a burst of optimism but never got around to setting up the recording. I am so, so glad now!

Still. JM really needs to get a part in which he doesn't die and he isn't a crazy person! And it'd be super nice if he was in a show for more than 13 episodes! (I don't now how many he was technically on in Defiance, to be fair, but still. STILL.)

I appreciate your posting all this, though :)

Date: 2015-06-27 02:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I thought/hoped he would be in at least a few episodes this season, especially after Kevin Murphy said they loved James and James loved the role of Pottinger.

But at least his storyline gets a bit more background this way and we could enjoy Pottinger's creepy charm once again. *g*

I totally agree with you! He should get a (leading) role in a series, being a human of flesh and blood, with flaws and angst. Just like Eric Close got in Nashville.

He wasn't in all the episodes in season 2, but his part/storyline was a substantial one. Waaah. Now we have to wait for a new project.

You're very welcome! It's fun to do. :D

Date: 2015-06-28 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]

So they brought him back in ... just for that? Oh.

Thanks very much for the screen caps and explanations. The 'potty is a hotty' tag is painfully ironic in regard to that last screencap...

Will you keep watching Defiance?

Hopefully whatever he is doing in Norway will be a good role, if he's over there for a project.

Date: 2015-06-28 09:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I know! Whaah!
But maybe Kevin Murphy gave him a special episode instead of just killing him off in the finale of S2, because they were all so happy about Pottinger's character. And I'm happy Pottinger's storyline got a more rounded ending.

I'll keep watching Defiance and I'll buy the DVD once it's out. It's a solid series with strong characters and shocking storylines (if they go on like this all the characters will be dead by the end of S3 *g*).

I think James is in Norway to do some fishing. I surely hope he gets a new project soon. They've finished their move to the new house, so maybe he has more time for new projects now.

Date: 2015-06-28 04:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Eeeek! Waaaah! Damn!

Thanks for the splendid piccies ...

Date: 2015-06-28 04:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
My thoughts exactly!

You're very welcome.
Now fingers crossed James gets a new project soon.


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