The Strain

2014 • FX
6.27K reviews
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Season 4 episodes (11)

1 The Worm Turns
Out of the ashes of humanity’s nuclear war, Night Eternal has begun. Haunted by the atrocities committed by his son, Eph abandons NYC for Philadelphia. His solitude is cut short when he encounters new fighters who rekindle his drive to fight back. Tasked by Setrakian, Fet and Quinlan search for a new means of stopping the Master.
2 The Blood Tax
Imprisoned as a subject in a strigoi breeding program, Dutch is desperate to escape and find Setrakian. Gus recruits his cousin for the inside job that will put his gang at the top of the new world’s underground economy, but Creem is suspicious of his business partner’s ambitions.
3 One Shot
Quinlan and Fet discover that stealing a nuclear warhead isn’t easy when they encounter an unexpected enemy. Eph and Alex concoct a new weapon to use against the strigoi. Frustrated with his seclusion, Zack discovers a love interest.
4 New Horizons
Dutch is forced to make a deal with Desai while she plots to escape a strigoi breeding facility. Eph and Alex seek to uncover the dark secrets behind the Partnership’s new plan but face the repercussion of their last attack. Gus and Creem face off against a gang encroaching on their turf.
5 Belly of the Beast
Fet and Quinlan are hot on the trail of a convoy carrying their prized nuclear weapon. Eph and Alex search for clues to uncover the Master’s plan for the ultimate fate of the human race. Dutch is trapped by a familiar enemy, yet encounters an old friend as well.
6 Tainted Love
Fet and Quinlan have to figure out how to get the nuclear bomb back to New York, while a desperate Eichhorst draws near. Love-struck Zack tries to learn more about his new crush, but makes a devastating discovery.
7 Ouroboros
His health failing, Setrakian ignores Eph’s warnings, pushing himself to the limit in his quest for victory and revenge. Fet and Quinlan race back to Manhattan, while the Master seals off the city and prepares to eliminate them all.
8 Extraction
Reeling from loss, our heroes regroup. To defeat the Master, they must locate him first. Our heroes devise a new plan to track him through human collaborators, beginning at the blood farm with someone Dutch knows all too well.
9 The Traitor
An unexpected guest brings old conflicts to the surface, dividing our heroes, threatening the group’s trust. With questionable new intel in hand, they launch a make-or-break final assault on the Master.
10 The Last Stand
In the series finale, Quinlan devises a desperate plan, but the costs are enormous. Eph wrestles with his conscience, Fet undertakes a suicide mission, and Dutch and Gus dig in for battle as humankind makes its final stand against the Master and his Strain.
101 First Look
In the battle between good and evil, which side do you choose? Catch a sneak peek at the upcoming final season of The Strain.

About this show

The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the CDC Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph and his team wage war for the fate of humanity itself.
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Courtney Blake
September 17, 2015
At first, I was a fan of the more romanticized version of vampirism. So, the thought of tiny worm parasites turning ppl into a bunch of zombified igor-like predators turned me off a bit. The way the plot twists and turns, the way the character development has come along & the acting/special effects all come together to form a more deviously twisted presentation.... it's brilliant.
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Marcus Russell
August 21, 2014
I'm not a huge book reader or a vampire,zombie fan, but i watched the first episode of the show, and immediately I downloaded the audio books and listen to all 3 consecutively. It is of the best I have ever read (listened) and shows following suit. A little mixed up from the books but is promising for multiple seasons
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Jarrett Thomas
August 17, 2014
The first episode looks promising the first couple of minutes, then all hope gets hacked away with corny effects that increasingly become embarrassing to watch, followed by actors who don't seem as though they have fully bought into their character. I bought the series banking on Del Toro's genius and the genuine fresh take on a remix of sci-fi horror tropes, but I feel regret and wish I had only bought a single episode first.
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