It isn’t an exaggeration to call FX’s The Strain the most enjoyable show of the summer. Unlike other new programs like the dour introspective stories on The Leftovers or the over the top antics on ABC’s The Quest, The Strain just asks viewers to strap in and enjoy the ride. The closest comparison to the show is The Walking Dead, but The Strain isn’t as concerned with the moral implications of their story. Last week’s episode even featured an infected patient, who in classic zombie fashion, was killed by smashing his head in.
The episode ended with Eph and Setrakian coming to an uneasy understanding that it is up to them to kill each and every person infected from the flight. While Eph’s co-worker Nora isn’t into this tactic, Eph is convinced that killing these carriers is the only way to stop the outbreak. Last week also gave us the striking visual of the infected passenger’s wife who is attempting to keep him safe and happy while he’s locked up in their shed. In the preview it appears that Eph and Setrakian will have a showdown inside that bloody shed before the end of the episode. With the infected returning to their love ones it is clear that the truth behind the outbreak won’t be easily spread. The Stoneheart group added to the turmoil by crippling the world wide web in an obvious attempt to limit news of the virus.
Below is the promo for tonight’s all new episode titled Runaways.
With Nora gone, Eph reluctantly joins Setrakian’s quest in hopes of gathering enough evidence to warrant a citywide quarantine. Fet encounters the unexpected inside the subway tunnels, and a medical emergency threatens Palmer’s master plan.
Date: Sunday, August 10th
Episode Title: Runaways
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: FXNetworks.com