The Strain (2014–2017)
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Creatures of the Night 

After discovering the potency of ultraviolet light against the strigoi, Setrakian gains a new and unlikely disciple. A quick trip to a Brooklyn convenience store turns into a deadly all-night siege.


Guy Ferland


Guillermo del Toro (created by), Chuck Hogan (created by) | 4 more credits »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Stoll ... Ephraim Goodweather
David Bradley ... Abraham Setrakian
Mía Maestro ... Nora Martinez
Kevin Durand ... Vasiliy Fet
Jonathan Hyde ... Eldritch Palmer (credit only)
Richard Sammel ... Thomas Eichorst
Sean Astin ... Jim Kent
Jack Kesy ... Gabriel Bolivar (credit only)
Natalie Brown ... Kelly Goodweather (credit only)
Miguel Gomez ... Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde (credit only)
Ben Hyland ... Zach Goodweather (credit only)
Robin Atkin Downes ... The Master (voice)
Ruta Gedmintas ... Dutch Velders
Nicola Correia-Damude ... Nikki
Vas Saranga Vas Saranga ... Hassan (as Vasanth Sarangapani)




Eph, Nora, Jim and Setrakian go to a pharmacy depot seek out ultraviolet lights to fight the vampires but the place is closed. Eph decides to break in and surprisingly there is no activation of the alarm system. They stumble upon the looter Vasilly Fet that has already taken the lamps. They negotiate to split the lamps and they go to a convenience store to buy some supplies. Out of the blue, the place is under siege of the vampires and they team-up also with Dutch Velders, who is shopping with her girlfriend, trying to flee from the place. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Drama | Horror | Thriller


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The gas station/convenience store is a leftover set that was specifically built for the short-lived series Lucky 7 (2013). See more »


[a click of a gun stops them in their tracks. Vasiliy Fet steps out of the shadows, aiming at Eph]
Vasiliy Fet: Say something so I know you're not one of them.
Jim Kent: You can put the gun down. We tried the door. Nobody answered. This is a legitimate medical emergency. We broke in to requisition supplies.
Vasiliy Fet: Requisition, huh? You look like a bunch of looters to me.
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather: We're from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Who are you?
Vasiliy Fet: I'm a looter.
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References The Simpsons (1989) See more »


Here I Go Again
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User Reviews

Standalone episode
5 September 2014 | by Brettyboy007See all my reviews

This episode of The Strain seemed to have only one event, which was the gas station fight scene. The episode didn't really progress anything in the story. I think the writers only wanted to feature a big fight between the vampires and Eph's team.

The only big thing that happened was what happened to Jim. What happened to Jim was slightly different than in the book. I'm interested to see what will happen with the British girl and Eph's team. I forgot her name.

Will they find out what she did?

We'll have to wait till next Sunday.

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Release Date:

31 August 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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