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The Strain

The Strain

The Strain

Drama based on Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan's horror trilogy, about a vampiric virus that has infected New York and the battle of mammoth proportions that follows. (Source: FX)

Episode Info

Next: 2x04 -- The Silver Angel (Aug/02/2015)

Eph and Nora finally see their lethal virus in action. Fet takes the security of Red Hook into his own hands while Dutch and Setrakian set off for Staten Island to question Fitzwilliam.

Prev: 2x03 -- Fort Defiance (Jul/26/2015)

Eph shows Zach his efforts to eradicate the strigoi plague, while Abraham takes Nora into his confidence. Meanwhile, Dutch visits the mother of her former lover, and the Master assigns Bolivar to Eldritch as a bodyguard.

Available Episodes

The Master
Oct 05, 2014
Season 1 episode 13

Last Rites
Sep 28, 2014
Season 1 episode 12

The Third Rail
Sep 21, 2014
Season 1 episode 11

Loved Ones
Sep 14, 2014
Season 1 episode 10

The Disappeared
Sep 07, 2014
Season 1 episode 9

Creatures of the Nig..
Aug 31, 2014
Season 1 episode 8

For Services Rendere..
Aug 24, 2014
Season 1 episode 7

Corey StollCorey Stoll
As Dr. Ephraim Goodweather
David BradleyDavid Bradley
As Professor Abraham Setrakian
Mia MaestroMia Maestro
As Dr. Nora Martinez
Kevin DurandKevin Durand
As Vasiliy Fet
Jonathan HydeJonathan Hyde
As Eldritch Palmer
Richard SammelRichard Sammel
As Thomas Eichhorst
Sean AstinSean Astin
As Jim Kent (episodes 1-8)
Jack KesyJack Kesy
As Gabriel Bolivar
Natalie BrownNatalie Brown
As Kelly Goodweather
Miguel GomezMiguel Gomez
As Augustin "Gus" Elizalde



Reviews: 63
Rating: 5 likes, 0 dislikes

good twist on vampyrism

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Review posted on Monday, September 22nd 2014 at 11:16 pm


Reviews: 17
Better than expectedRating: 2 likes, 4 dislikes

I was kinda expecting a SyFy-ish flop, but surprisingly, it's much better than that.
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Review posted on Saturday, August 30th 2014 at 10:01 am


Reviews: 23
Summer FunRating: 2 likes, 2 dislikes

Very entertaining, an extended summer blockbuster.

It's good they get the CDC stuff out of the way in the first episode, it's not very authentic in many obvious ways -- but so what, no need for the bio-hazard suits after episode 1 ;-) Read more

Review posted on Sunday, July 13th 2014 at 10:33 pm

3 reviews available
2x3: Fort Defiance recap: In Tribeca, Bolivar is dragging a sack through an alleyway behind his theater when two policemen spot him and pull into the alley. They move in on the former rock star, order him to put his hands up, and confirm that there's dirt in the sack. Bolivar tells them that they're not worthy to touch the dirt, which is the Master's resting ground, and then laughs as the worms in the dirt burrow into the one officer's hand. He stings the other officer and calls to the other nearby strigoi, and they leap down and kill the first officer. The other one gets into the car and calls for help, and the strigoi drag him out of the car and feast on him... read more.

2x2: By Any Means recap: Eichhorst strokes the Master's coffin and tells Bolivar that the carvings on the coffin write out a prophecy. Bolivar says that he doesn't understand, and Eichhorst explains that soon the Master will arise in a new body. Once he does, all of his followers must continue to serve him faithfully. He asks if Bolivar is prepared to do it, and the former rock singer says that he is. Eichhorst then lies down in the coffin, smiling... read more.

2x1: BK, N.Y recap: Prologue.. read more.

1x11: The Third Rail recap: Zack is recording Vasiliy's work in the pawnshop cellar. Eph gets his son out of the way as Vasiliy tests a UV light bomb test. Everyone shields their eyes as Vasiliy sets the bomb off, but there's only a brief flash. Eph suggests they strobe the lights and Vasiliy jokes about the idea. When Eph takes offense, the exterminator says that he might agree with him, but admits that they're out of bulbs to test and they're going to have to go with what they have. Abraham, overhearing, says that's how he's got by for the last sixty years... read more.

1x10: Loved Ones recap: At Abraham's pawnshop, Zack looks through the phones and laptops. He gets one out and hooks it up to the Internet, and does a search for Kelly's iPhone. Zack gets a location on her near the school where she works, but then loses the connection. After a moment it comes back up and he discovers that she's on the move. The boy calls in Eph and tells him that Kelly's phone is moving, and his father says that the fact it's moving is a good sign. Zack calls his mother's phone but gets her voicemail and leaves a message. He wonders why Kelly hasn't called back, but Eph merely notes the location before they lose the connection again. The doctor tells his son that he'll get Kelly and leaves... read more.
Recurring Guests

Roger R. Cross as Fitzwilliam (10 eps)
Robert Maillet as The Master (9 eps)
Daniel Kash as Everett Barnes (8 eps)
Anne Betancourt as Mariela Martinez (6 eps)
Ruta Gedmintas as Dutch Velders (6 eps)
Drew Nelson as Matt Sayles (6 eps)
Stephen McHattie as Vaun (5 eps)
Jim Watson as Abraham (Young Setrakian) (5 eps)
Nikolai Witschl as Ansel Barbour (5 eps)
Leslie Hope as Joan Luss (4 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Drama | Horror/Supernatural
Status: Returning Series
Network: FX ( USA)
Airs: Sundays at 10:00 pm
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: July 13, 2014
Episode Order: 13
• Штамм (Used In Russia)
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