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'The Strain' recap: Will the Master make Kelly part of his plan?

Season 1 | Episode 10 | “Loved Ones” | Aired Sept 14, 2014

As the first season of FX’s The Strain comes to an end (only three more episodes left), our Scooby Gang is still scrambling to find a way to take down the Master and save the world. This week in “Loved Ones,” Eph hits the streets looking for Kelly, Vas tries to use his flirtatious ways to gain access to the Stoneheart Group offices, and Dutch gets a good shot in on Eldritch Palmer. Let’s get down to the dirty deets.

Eph promises to bring Kelly home: Zack proves that he’s a mini computer genius and manages to track Kelly’s phone on a weak Internet connection. It looks like the phone is moving, so Zack and Eph are hoping that this means Kelly is still alive and well. Eph knows better than to get his hopes up. Seriously, what would explain her not returning home at this point? He decides to follow the signal and heads out alone to search for her. What he finds is that a woman has stolen her cell phone after finding it on the ground near Kelly’s abandoned car. Inside the car, Eph finds blood on a napkin, which is a terrible sign. His next stop is Diane’s house, and let’s just say, he can tell Kelly has definitely been there …

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'The Strain' interview: You'll never guess what the Master binge-watches

On Saturday, we caught up with Robert Maillet (The Strain, 300, Pacific Rim, Sherlock Holmes) at Indianapolis’ HorrorHound Weekend, an annual convention that allows horror fans to get close and personal with some of their favorite genre actors. Maillet currently portrays the Master, an ancient vampire and the show’s Big Bad, on FX’s hit new series The Strain. He sat down to dish about his character’s big reveal, the brilliance of Guillermo del Toro (executive producer) and what he thinks the Master does to help him sleep at night.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY COMMUNITY: The Strain has been a colossal hit for FX. Have you been surprised by the show’s success?

ROBERT MAILLET: Yes and no. It’s new for me, being a part of a series. The books by Guillermo del Toro were amazing, so I knew it was going to transcend well into the series because they honored the books so well. They spent so much time to make the series unique and special.Read More

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'The Strain' recap: Sorry, Nora—family first

Season 1 | Episode 9 | “The Disappeared” | Aired Sept 7, 2014

Things are certainly heating up on FX’s The Strain, and we’re not just talking about the pending vampire apocalypse. In this episode, “The Disappeared,” Eph and Nora take their relationship to the next level. We can’t say we didn’t see that one coming, but the timing is all wrong. With Kelly Goodweather missing, Eph’s focus is solely on his family, leaving us to wonder if Nora is just a distraction for Eph—a momentary escape from his grim reality. Dutch also plays a major role in the episode, as she comes clean to Abraham about her role in Palmer and Eichhorst’s plot. In other episode news, Vasiliy continues to be the man of our dreams and Zack is turning into a little Carl Grimes (The Walking Dead). Here’s everything you need to know about this episode of The Strain.Read More


Team TSD tells EW Radio 'The Strain' vampires do not sparkle

Community contributors Liz and Lindi (aka Team TSD—TV Supernatural Dramas) have the cure if you’re suffering from vampire ennui. These brave women prescribe you season 1 of The Strain. Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse’s vampires do not sparkle, they don’t go to high school, and “16-year-old girls will not have posters of these vampires next to their Damon Salvatore poster.”

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‘The Strain’ hits its stride with 'Creatures of the Night'

Season 1 | Episode 8 | “Creatures of the Night” | Aired Aug 31, 2014

Goodness gracious. Great balls of fire! That’s what we’re talking about, people! That episode was the best one so far, hands down. The Strain hits its stride in episode 8, “Creature of the Night,” when it brings Vasiliy and the blond computer hacker (Dutch) onto Team Ephraham (Abraham and Eph). The suspense was through the roof—with vampires and gore galore. We also got our first major death of the season, and it was a shocker indeed. Injuring Thomas last episode sent a very clear message to the Master, and in this episode, the Master replies—with a swarm of relentless vampires. Here’s everything you need to know about what went down on that brilliant episode of The Strain.Read More


‘The Strain’ recap: Creepy newbies bring big questions

Season 1 | Episode 7 | “For Services Rendered” | Aired Aug 24, 2014

This episode rocked! The Strain keeps getting better and better with each episode. This week, Abraham stresses to Eph the importance of trusting him no matter what. Surely Eph has no problem with a little blind faith in the midst of a vampire apocalypse. According to Abraham, if you kill the Master, all of his spawn will die as well. Abraham, Eph, Nora and Jim plot to lure Thomas to Grand Central Station in the hopes that he can lead them to the Master.

Spoiler alert! It doesn’t work. Here’s everything you need to know about this week’s episode of The Strain. Let’s go!Read More


'The Strain' recap: Thomas, put your face back on

Season 1 | Episode 6 | “Occultation” | Aired Aug 17, 2014

The people of New York are in for a rude awaking. While this episode starts with the FBI interrogating Eph as if he’s a murderer, it ends with them being gravely sorry they didn’t listen to him when he said there was a terrible infectious disease sweeping the city. When a lunar eclipse shrouds the city in darkness during rush hour, the vampires have a prime opportunity to spread their love worms far and wide. Here’s everything you need to know about what went down in this episode of The Strain.Read More


'The Strain' recap: And the Mother of the Year Award goes to ... not Joan

Season 1 | Episode 5 | “Runaways” | Aired Aug 10, 2014

“The strain” is finally spreading, and it looks like people are still choosing to make terrible life decisions—like not calling the cops or taking the fact that people have tentacles shooting from their throats seriously. In the fifth episode of The Strain, “Runaways,” we start to see the Master’s plan unfolding in New York City. We also learn that Gabe’s manager is a horrible person; the rats are, in fact, being run out of the sewers by another predator; and Joan thinks her children smell delicious. Here’s everything you need to know about this episode of The Strain.Read More


'The Strain' recap: Here comes Ephraham

Season 1 | Episode 4 | “It’s Not For Everyone” | Aired August 3, 2014

Oh, del Toro and Cuse, just when we thought you couldn’t get any more brilliant, you bring us this episode. While last week’s The Strain was a bit graphic for most viewers’ tastes, this week showed us what a crazy wife would do for love, what the insides of a vampire look like, and how to decapitate a 10-year-old girl who just happens to be a vampire. OK, so the graphics didn’t get any less censored, but that’s what makes it so awesome. Let’s dive into the best moments of the fourth episode of The Strain, “It’s Not For Everyone.”

Dissecting the pilot: Remember last week when the airline pilot was all …

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'The Strain' recap: Bare is the new black

Season 1 | Episode 3 | “Gone Smooth” | Aired July 27, 2014

Well, that escalated quickly. In this episode of FX’s hit new show The Strain, we saw part of the Master’s plan unravel as the “surviving” passengers start to take shape into their new forms. We aren’t holding anything back when we say that, either. Let’s just say there’s a very literal reason why this episode is titled, “Gone Smooth.” We’re going to get right to it and break down the best moments from tonight.Read More


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