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A thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a ...

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The Strain: The Strain review thread, book friendly  Books Included   Season 4, Episode 1

Now that the show is over, time to compare plots.
posted by mordax on Sep 18 at 11:51 AM - 4 comments

The Strain: The Last Stand  Season 4, Episode 10

The series finale. (For real this time.) [more inside]
posted by mordax on Sep 18 at 11:47 AM - 9 comments

The Strain: The Traitor  Season 4, Episode 9

Zack and Eph's reunion goes about as well as expected. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Sep 12 at 6:25 PM - 9 comments

The Strain: Extraction  Season 4, Episode 8

Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch knows all too well. [more inside]
posted by We had a deal, Kyle on Sep 10 at 12:26 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: Ouroboros  Season 4, Episode 7

Setrakian vs. Eichhorst. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Sep 3 at 11:04 AM - 6 comments

The Strain: Tainted Love  Season 4, Episode 6

Fet and Quinlan must figure out how to get the nuclear bomb back to New York, while a desperate Eichhorst draws near; love-struck Zack tries to learn more about his new crush, but makes a devastating discovery.
posted by jojo and the benjamins on Aug 21 at 11:31 PM - 5 comments

The Strain: New Horizons  Season 4, Episode 4

We check in on Dutch, Gus, Creem and Eph. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Aug 7 at 11:59 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: One Shot  Season 4, Episode 3

The Strain lurches along in its final season. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Jul 31 at 3:13 PM - 13 comments

The Strain: The Blood Tax  Season 4, Episode 2

Strigoi love the refreshing taste of B+. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Jul 25 at 12:28 AM - 7 comments

The Strain: The Worm Turns  Season 4, Episode 1

The Strain is back, and I have posted in case anyone is still watching. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Jul 18 at 6:39 PM - 8 comments

The Strain: The Strain  Season 3 (Full Season)

So, The Strain is back for a third season. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Sep 7, 2016 at 2:47 PM - 55 comments

The Strain: Night Train  Season 2, Episode 13

Setrakian and Fet battle for possession of the Occido Lumen, and gain a surprising new ally. A massive attack imperils Eph, Nora, and Zack's escape from New York. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Oct 5, 2015 at 9:22 PM - 7 comments

The Strain: Fallen Light  Season 2, Episode 12

The Lumen's auction starts in 24hrs. Setrakian seeks the Ancients backing. Gus seeks allies from his past. Zach's Grandparents found leaving Eph with a choice. Eldritch discovers the "White" has an unexpected price at Eichhorst's delight. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 29, 2015 at 9:00 PM - 5 comments

The Strain: Dead End  Season 2, Episode 11

Gus helps the Guptas get across the border; Fet, Nora and Eph look all over the city for Dutch, who's in a life-or-death struggle with Eichhorst; Setrakian meets a familiar face while searching for the Occido Lumen. More backstory on Eichhorst. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 21, 2015 at 10:22 PM - 8 comments

The Strain: The Assassin  Season 2, Episode 10

Eph and Dutch work to execute Eph's plan against Palmer. Meanwhile Fet & Dr. Martinez accompany Setrakian on his search for the Lumen's true owner. And Councilwoman Feraldo makes a bold move in her quest to take New York City back from the Strigoi. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 16, 2015 at 7:01 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: The Battle for Red Hook  Season 2, Episode 9

Justine takes drastic measures to counter a surprise invasion. Nora and Fet perform a useful mission while Eph and Setrakian face off against an old foe. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Sep 7, 2015 at 10:52 PM - 8 comments

The Strain: Intruders  Season 2, Episode 8

Competing bids for the Lumen lead to a sinful break-in; Fet executes a high-pitched, scoffing laugh; Kelly Goodweather gets a makeover with help from Eichorst; Palmer has a bedroom scene; Gus is visited by Quinlan; and the writers give tribute to Wuthering Heights in a 'I'm so cold, let me in' moment.
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 31, 2015 at 10:50 PM - 10 comments

The Strain: The Born  Season 2, Episode 7

Setrakian and Fet use Fitzwilliam's information to attack the Master, and along the way they create a momentary, if tenuous, alliance with a new player. Dutch and Fet discover squatters - or someone - in her old shared apartment. Palmer gets lucky. Eph is unsuccessful in D.C. and returns to New York with an ambitious Plan B. Fet's feelings are hurt. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 24, 2015 at 11:06 PM - 19 comments

The Strain: Identity  Season 2, Episode 6

Eph concocts a plan to make and distribute a bioweapon. Gus realizes Angel can be an unlikely ally, and Kelly comes after Nora and Zack. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 18, 2015 at 11:55 AM - 7 comments

The Strain: Quick and Painless  Season 2, Episode 5

Eph changes his appearance to leave the city while Nora is left as the reluctant parent for Zack. Dutch and Nora make a deal with Justine to secure Fet’s release from jail.
posted by Catblack on Aug 9, 2015 at 10:29 PM - 4 comments

The Strain: The Silver Angel  Season 2, Episode 4

Angel de la Plata is introduced; Fett says "boom boom" and means it; a TV reporter files their most memorable report yet; and this episode's ambitious cold open of B-movie footage is both a send-up and fond depiction of the vampire genre. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Aug 3, 2015 at 7:32 AM - 10 comments

The Strain: Fort Defiance  Season 2, Episode 3

Gus and Vaun wage an attack on Palmer as Eph struggles to connect with Zack. Councilwoman Justine Faraldo vows to bring her extermination policies to the other boroughs. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 27, 2015 at 10:45 PM - 11 comments

The Strain: By Any Means  Season 2, Episode 2

Vet and Dutch grow closer on a mission to make sure neighbourhood buildings are clear. Meanwhile, Eph and Nora perform experiments on their new patients; and Kelly begins her search for Zack. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 20, 2015 at 10:53 PM - 10 comments

The Strain: BK, NY  Season 2, Episode 1

Agent Ephraim investigates new cases about Master in NY City. [more inside]
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome on Jul 16, 2015 at 10:12 AM - 12 comments

The Strain: The Master  Season 1, Episode 13

Eph and Fet recon for an all-out assault that Setrakian assures them will finally kill the Master. Gus aligns himself with a strange new force, one that may swing the fight in an unforeseen direction. Palmer gloats.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Oct 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM - 23 comments

The Strain: Last Rites  Season 1, Episode 12

Eichhorst launches an attack against the pawn shop. Later, Palmer receives a very special visitor. Old friends return.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 28, 2014 at 8:14 PM - 23 comments

The Strain: The Third Rail  Season 1, Episode 11

F, Abe, Fet, and Nora hunt The Master while Zack runs out for some cigarettes. Gus goes home forgetting the old adage, "you can never go home again." ‎ [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Sep 22, 2014 at 5:54 AM - 27 comments

The Strain: Loved Ones  Season 1, Episode 10

Wherein we follow F on his quest to find his ex-wife as well as Vasiliy and Bargain Basement Girl with a Dragon Tattoo on their quest to get killed. [more inside]
posted by Ik ben afgesneden on Sep 14, 2014 at 8:31 PM - 69 comments

The Strain: The Disappeared  Season 1, Episode 9

Eph and the others reunite him with his son Zach, then regroup at Setrakian's pawn shop. Gus has an unfortunate incident on the way to prison. We learn a little bit more about Eichorst's history.
posted by Mr. Bad Example on Sep 9, 2014 at 7:06 AM - 16 comments

The Strain: "Creatures of the Night"  Season 1, Episode 8

The slowly forming League of Disease Fighters scavenge for supplies and weapons, and find themselves cornered in an unlikely spot with unlikely people.
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Sep 1, 2014 at 1:31 PM - 18 comments

The Strain: For Services Rendered  Season 1, Episode 7

Abe, Eph and Nora attempt to fight back against the vampire plague, and we learn more about Abe's past. There are a number of surprises along the way.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 25, 2014 at 11:19 AM - 19 comments

The Strain: Occultation  Season 1, Episode 6

At the halfway point for the series the zompire outbreak is in full swing. Abe continues to slay (although with some age related complications), Eph's family continues to be annoying, and Vasiliy continues to be underused.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 18, 2014 at 7:54 AM - 13 comments

The Strain: Runaways  Season 1, Episode 5

Abe and Eph set out to control the plague that has begun to sweep New York, with Abe's character getting a little more back story about how he became a vampire hunter. The plague continues to spread, and seems to be tipping towards a bull blown epidemic, as our various characters encounter more and more infected.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM - 11 comments

The Strain: It's Not for Everyone  Season 1, Episode 4

The parasites continue to spread, the CDC characters realize the full extent of what they're dealing with, and Abraham begins his grim quest against the Evilguy Stoneheart Foundation. Also, a car is stolen and sold.
posted by codacorolla on Aug 4, 2014 at 8:22 AM - 12 comments

The Strain: Gone Smooth  Season 1, Episode 3

As the plot advances, we see the four survivors of the death plane having their bodies changed by the disease inside of them. The CDC has brushed the incident under the rug, but our protagonists continue to discover unsettling evidence.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 28, 2014 at 9:11 AM - 14 comments

The Strain: The Box  Season 1, Episode 2

The CDC investigation into the mysterious conditions of the death plane is complicated by a cover-up. We also learn more about the shadowy conspiracy that appears to be behind the events of the show.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 21, 2014 at 7:44 AM - 16 comments

The Strain: Night Zero  Season 1, Episode 1

In the series premier, a plane lands in New York with most of its passengers mysteriously dead. Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, of the CDC, is sent to investigate with his team.
posted by codacorolla on Jul 14, 2014 at 7:11 AM - 26 comments