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TV Review: The Strain: Season 2, Episode 2

Season 2, Episode 2: By Any Means   SUMMARY: Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) face an ethical dilemma as they experiment on two newly infected survivors with the hope of learning more about the strigoi virus.  REVIEW:  As I wrote in my review of last week’s episode of The Strain, this is a show that’s always frustrated me. It has so much potential to...
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07.20.2015
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TV Review: The Strain: Season 2, Episode 1

Episode 1: BK, NY   SUMMARY: Having failed to kill “The Master”, Professor Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) finds himself taken before “The Ancients” – a group of Strigoi looking to resume the balance and eliminate The Master. Meanwhile, Eph (Corey Stoll) struggles to make his son understand that his infected mother is no longer human. REVIEW: I...
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07.10.2015
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

Episode 12: Last Rites SUMMARY: Dutch Velders (Ruta Gedmintas) returns with a plan to allow Eph (Corey Stoll) to use an old emergency broadcast network to issue a city-wide warning about the Strigoi. Meanwhile, Setrakian (David Bradley) recalls an earlier, fateful meeting with The Master. REVIEW: With only one episode to go after this, it's obvious that THE...
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09.29.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

Episode 11: The Third Rail SUMMARY: Setrakian (David Bradley) takes Eph (Corey Stoll), Vasily (Kevin Durand) and Nora (Mia Maestro) on a quest to find the master's lair. REVIEW: After last week's rather slow episode, which spent an awful lot of time on Kelly Goodweather's transformation into one of the Strigoi, THE STRAIN gets back on track with a fast-moving...
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09.22.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

Episode 10: Loved Ones SUMMARY: Ephraim (Corey Stoll) searches for his estranged wife, who we learn is now part of the Strigoi. Meanwhile, Setrakian (David Bradley), Vasily (Kevin Durand), Nora (Mia Maestro) and Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) form a plan to get the city network back online. REVIEW: Last week's episode of THE STRAIN was probably the most frustrating...
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09.15.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

Episode 9: The Disappeared SUMMARY: Eph (Corey Stoll) frantically searches for his estranged wife when he discovers her live-in boyfriend is among those infested by the Strigoi. REVIEW: Last week's episode of THE STRAIN was its best since the pilot. After a shaky first half of the season, it seemed like the show had finally hit its stride, delivering a...
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09.08.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

Episode 8: Creatures of the Night SUMMARY: Eph (Corey Stoll) and the rest of the gang find themselves a powerful new ally in Vasily Fet (Kevin Durand) before being pinned down by a roving gang of Strigoi as the infection spreads throughout the city. REVIEW: Fresh from last week's installment, THE STRAIN is back with another slam-bang episode, Right from the...
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08.31.2014
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TV Review: The Strain: Season 1, Episode 7

Episode 7: For Services Rendered SUMMARY: More of Setrakian's (David Bradley) past with Eichorst (Richard Sammel) is revealed as Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) race to contain the Strigoi. REVIEW: Last week's episode of THE STRAIN was another frustrating installment, in that parts of it were absolutely fantastic, while moments, such as Eph's...
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08.25.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

Episode 6: Occulation SUMMARY: Now a fugitive, Ephraim (Corey Stoll) tries to protect his family, and is quickly caught by the FBI, while Gus (Miguel Gomez) is once again approached by Eichorst (Richard Sammel). REVIEW: Picking up on last week's episode, which was arguably the best since the pilot, this week's instalment follows hot on its heels with Eph...
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08.18.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

Episode 5: Runaways SUMMARY: Setrakian (David Bradley) and Ephraim (Corey Stoll) try desperately to contain the infection from spreading, but some of the victims have already been busy infecting new people. REVIEW: Like in the last few installments, this week's episode of THE STRAIN opens with a slam bang-teaser. Last time we saw Bolivar, well, let's just say...
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08.11.2014
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TV Review: The Strain: Season 1, Episode 4

Episode 4: It's Not for Everyone SUMMARY: After being forced to kill Captain Redfern, Ephraim (Corey Stoll), Nora (Mia Maestro) and Jim (Sean Astin) make a horrifying discovery while performing an autopsy on the body. REVIEW: This week's episode of THE STRAIN picks up immediately following last week's conclusion, where Ephraim was forced to kill Captain...
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08.04.2014
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TV Review: The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

Episode 3: Gone Smooth SUMMARY: The four survivors of the infected flight start to get sicker and sicker, showing strange symptoms that are medically inexplicable. Meanwhile, Setrakian is released from custody and does his best to prevent The Master's plan from taking hold. REVIEW: Last week's episode of THE STRAIN was bitterly disappointing following the...
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07.28.2014
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