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Here’s what we know so far about ‘The Strain’ season 3

Season 2 of FX’s The Strain ended on an unexpected note, with every character dealing with a personal blow. While last season had its ups and downs (we were definitely left asking some questions about the plot), we still can’t help but be excited for the third season. Here’s everything we know so far about what to expect when the show returns later this summer. 

Here’s where the season 2 finale left our characters:
Ephraim Goodweather (Corey Stoll) had a terrible season 2. Kelly (Natalie Brown) is the definition of persistence, and she finally snatched their son Zack (Max Charles) in the season finale. Oh, and she killed Nora (Mia Maestro) while Zack just stood there and watched, which was totally unexpected. Poor Eph! On second thought, we don’t feel that bad for him because he has consistently pissed us off since the pilot episode.

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Gus (Miguel Gomez) decided to join up with Quinlan after having a really random and fleeting relationship with a young woman he helped get out of town. This was the weakest and most out-of-place storyline of season 2, so we’re hoping for better for Gus this season.

Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand) was dealing with Dutch’s (Ruta Gedmintas) choice to reconnect with her ex-girlfriend and ditch him. And we can’t forget that he saved her from the creepiest TV encounter we’ve ever seen toward the end of the season. Eichhorst (Richard Sammel) needs professional help … or just a silver sword to his neck.

Speaking of silver swords, Abraham Setrakian (David Bradley) sailed off with Quinlan and Fet, and we really hope that after so much drawn-out searching for that dang-blasted book that it actually pays off.

And then we have Palmer, whose bizarre romance with Coco came to a screeching halt when the Master fed on her. (Revenge is coming.)

Season 3 will be shorter.
This is actually a good thing! According to Executive Producer Carlton Cuse, season 3 will only be 10 episodes long. This should let them cut excess filler (thank the TV gods), and keep the story intense. The slow plot progression has been a concern of fans for a while, so get ready for a fast-paced, wild season 3.

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Here’s where the season begins …
The season will kick off with New York in turmoil. It’s a full-on battle between humans and strigoi, and the Master is plotting something huge to destroy all of humanity. The official synopsis for the premiere episode also states, “Beset by personal conflicts — betrayal, disappointment, paranoia — our group is splintering.” This group has always been a hot mess with their own agendas, so no one should be surprised.

The world finally got the message.
Based on the season 3 trailer, we know that “paranoia has reached every corner of the globe.” Thank goodness, because our only serious qualm with the last two seasons was the fact that news of the outbreak wasn’t causing mass chaos across the world. Yes, we’re aware that Palmer was somewhat controlling the flow of information, but people in the city were still going out to nightclubs even though people were probably getting eaten by strigoi in the alleys every night. The information would have spread quickly somehow, despite any attempt to contain it. 

The trailer looks promising!
Get ready for some major action this season. The season 3 trailer looks like we’re in for a real treat.

The one thing the show really needs to play up: Quinlan.
He was easily the best part of season 2 — he jolted the show back to life. It would be a shame if he didn’t play an integral role when the show returns, but hopefully, the showrunner and writers recognize the fans’ love for his character and give us plenty of him!

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Will you be watching The Strain season 3? What are you hoping to see … besides season 2 Carl Grimes Zack Goodweather biting the dust? Not sorry.

Season 3 of The Strain premieres August 28 on FX.

TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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