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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


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

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