The Strain: The Strain review thread, book friendly Books Included Season 4, Episode 1
Now that the show is over, time to compare plots.
The Strain: The Last Stand Season 4, Episode 10
The series finale. (For real this time.) [more inside]
The Strain: The Traitor Season 4, Episode 9
Zack and Eph's reunion goes about as well as expected. [more inside]
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]
The Strain: Ouroboros Season 4, Episode 7
Setrakian vs. Eichhorst. [more inside]
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.
The Strain: New Horizons Season 4, Episode 4
We check in on Dutch, Gus, Creem and Eph. [more inside]
The Strain: One Shot Season 4, Episode 3
The Strain lurches along in its final season. [more inside]
The Strain: The Blood Tax Season 4, Episode 2
Strigoi love the refreshing taste of B+. [more inside]
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]
The Strain: The Strain Season 3 (Full Season)
So, The Strain is back for a third season. [more inside]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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.
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]
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]
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]
The Strain: BK, NY Season 2, Episode 1
Agent Ephraim investigates new cases about Master in NY City. [more inside]
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.
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.
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]
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]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.