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The Strain

Series Summary
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC's New York-based Canary Project, is called upon to investigate when an airplane lands with everybody on board dead. What his team discovers is a viral outbreak that has similarities to an ancient strain of vampirism. As the virus begins to spread, Goodweather works with his team and a group of the city's residents to wage a war that could hold humanity's fate in its hand. The show's executive producers include Oscar-nominated writer Guillermo del Toro and Emmy-winning producer Carlton Cuse.

Air Dates: 2014 - Present

Genres: Drama, Fantasy, Suspense

Network: FX

  • Season 1, Ep. 13 : The Master Oct 5, 2014

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    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.

  • Season 1, Ep. 12 : Last Rites Sep 28, 2014

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    Dutch returns with a plan to broadcast Eph's warning about the vampiric plague; Eichhorst launches his own attack against the pawn shop; Palmer receives a special visitor; Gus gears up for the on-coming fight.

  • Season 1, Ep. 11 : The Third Rail Sep 21, 2014

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    Setrakian leads Eph, Fet and Nora in the hunt for the Master's lair; Zack risks his safety for Mariela's sake.

  • Season 1, Ep. 10 : Loved Ones Sep 14, 2014

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    Eph investigates Kelly's disappearance and struggles with what he finds; Dutch pursues a plan to retaliate against Palmer; Fitzwilliam makes a surprising choice.

  • Season 1, Ep. 9 : The Disappeared Sep 7, 2014

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    Eph learns that Kelly is missing; Dutch reveals her role in Palmer's plan; Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • Well told, well acted, The Strain might be just the thing for fans of “The Walking Dead” feeling a little too calm this summer. show more

  • Ominous, creepy and utterly engaging, The Strain is like the perfect drive-in movie. show more

  • The cast is uniformly good, especially Corey Stoll as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of a Center for Disease Control team called in to investigate that dead plane.... The greatest strength of The Strain is its ability to revamp vampires while paying homage to the myths about them that have accrued over decades. show more

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