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The Event: Strain

When Martinez is struck down by an apparent stroke, Jarvis pursues ratification to become the acting President while Sterling tries to connect him to the President's illness. Meanwhile, Michael is forced to aid his daughter Leila, and Sean and Vicky head to Murmansk to find the bioweapon that Sophia's people have procured.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x18
Airdate: Monday April 25th, 2011

Alternate Airdates:

CA (CityTV) Apr 25, 2011
UK (Channel 4) May 02, 2011
NL (RTL 5) Aug 04, 2011

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (11 Votes cast)


Guest Stars
Sam Ball
As Aaron (as Sam Ball)
Roger Bart
As Chief of Staff Richard Peel
Ned Vaughn
As Dr. Reed
Lane Garrison
As Dempsey's Man
Blue Deckert
As General Armbruster
Stefan Kapicic
As Mercenary Leader
Vic Chao

Co-Guest Stars
Noel Arthur
As Luis
Alexandra Bokyun Chun
As Dr. Lu
Kelli Kirkland Powers
As Presidential Aide
Ashleigh Sumner
As Jarvis' Secretary Eva
John Chavez
As Cleaning Foreman (as Johnny Chavez)
John Knox
As Secretary Wilson
Matt Riedy
As Attorney General
John Ruby
As Sterling's Aide
Bill Seward
As Reporter at Hospital
Wylie Small
As Secretary of State
Matt Wheeler
As Crewman
Main Cast
Jason Ritter
As Sean Walker
Sarah Roemer
As Leila Buchanan
Laura Innes
As Sophia Maguire
Ian Anthony Dale
As Simon Lee
Scott Patterson
As Michael Buchanan
Taylor Cole (2)
As Vicky Roberts
Lisa Vidal
As Christina Martinez
Bill Smitrovich
As Vice-President Raymond Jarvis
Zeljko Ivanek
As Blake Sterling
Blair Underwood
As President Elias Martinez


At Murmansk in Russia, Alex and his team of sleepers bribe the gate guards and drive to a freighter at the port. They unload their cargo from the Siberian ice and take it to the freighter’s cargo hold, and then seal the area. One of the sleepers, a medic, dons a protective suit and goes inside to open the case. Inside is the corpse of a World War I soldier, and the medic goes to work...

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorNick Wauters
Executive ProducerSteve Stark  |  Evan Katz  |  Jeffrey Reiner
Co-Executive ProducerNick Wauters  |  Dan Dworkin  |  Jay Beattie  |  David H. Goodman  |  David Schulner  |  James Wong (1)
ProducerStephen Sassen
Co-ProducerCathy M. Frank
Consulting ProducerLisa Zwerling
Associate ProducerApril Nocifora
Production DesignerStuart Blatt
EditorJoshua Charson
CastingKendra Patterson  |  Jason La Padura  |  Natalie Hart
Unit Production ManagerBruce Carter (2)
First Assistant DirectorCleta Elaine Ellington
Second Assistant DirectorDouglas Carter
MusicScott Starrett
Music EditorGordon Fordyce
Music SupervisorOliver Hild
Costume DesignerJill M. Ohanneson
Key GripMarc Christie
Set DecoratorSandy Struth
Location ManagerChris Campbell (2)  |  Wes Hagan
Transportation CoordinatorGary Preece
Property MasterRoss Anderson
Construction CoordinatorTed Wilson (2)
Production Sound MixerScott D. Stolz
Script SupervisorHilary Momberger
Production CoordinatorKim Barnhart Posly
Script CoordinatorMarc Gaffen  |  Deirdre Mangan
Assistant EditorNicholas Ferrell
Post Production SupervisorBettina Zachariah Treviranus  |  Tyson Hilgenberg
Re-Recording MixerElmo Ponsdomenech  |  Robert Edmondson
GafferJohn Farr
Director of PhotographyFeliks Parnell
Story EditorLeyani Diaz
Stunt CoordinatorTim Gilbert
Art DirectorLeonard Harman
Assistant Production CoordinatorJo Brake
Post Production CoordinatorTyson Hilgenberg
Costume SupervisorMichelle Pershing
Visual Effects SupervisorVictor Scalise
Main Title DesignLeigh French (2)  |  Jesse Rodriguez (3)
Production AccountantMargaret Scarpello
"A" Camera OperatorGuy Skinner
Department Head HairRaissa Patton
Sound SupervisorDaniel Colman
Special Effects SupervisorGary D'Amico
Department Head Make-upKathy C. King
Assistant To The ProducerBrian Beal  |  Adam DaSilva  |  Rebecca Forwood  |  Nathan Taylor
Technical AdvisorJames D. Dever
"B" Camera OperatorVictor Macias
Final ColoristGeorge Cvjetnicanin
"C" Camera OperatorPaul Horn
Visual Effects AssistantClarinda Wong
Data Imaging TechnicianCarter DeHaven IV
Warning: The Event season 1 episode 18 guide may contain spoilers
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