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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

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

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.

  • Season 1, Ep. 8 : Creatures of the Night Aug 31, 2014

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    Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple after discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi; a quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( 0 )
  • So generous in its jolts that you barely have time to dwell on the plot holes, The Strain may not be the most original thrill ride, but it's among the summer's most enjoyable, elevating its genre clichés with a pulp urgency that, like the monster's icky wormy offspring, gets under your skin and stays there. show more

  • 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

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