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Uhm, so no outbreak yet? The Strain S01E06

burnsting burnsting Editor-in-chief Last week we saw the Russian rat exterminator Vasiliy discover a whole bunch of vampires occupying the sewers of New York. But apparently he didn't think it necessary to alert the authorities, since this episode we're back to people questioning if this thing is even real..

When this episode started with radio shows from all over the world reporting about the craziness on the streets. Talk about a cure. I thought, this is it. Strigoi (vampires) are taking over. But none of that.

We have Eph trying to convince his wife and son to leave the city, while being chased by the FBI. Gus doing a job for the creepy German strigoi, while he said he was done. And Vasiliy finding out all his colleagues in his office got invected.

Eph (Corey Stoll) under investigation at the FBI
Eph (Corey Stoll) under investigation at the FBI

It's all a backstory to the upcoming eclipse, when all the strigoi will come out to rule the streets of NYC, right? No, not really. There's a couple, but it seems like not many people even notice them.

Overall the backstories were quite interesting. Gus being forced to help the 'The Strain' from taking over. Vasiliy combating some strigoi — what is his part in this story?

Vasiliy (Kevin Durand) and a strigoi
Vasiliy (Kevin Durand) and a strigoi

Eph's story is getting a bit old though. Especially the plot where no one believes him, after we've seen several strigoi in public now, is getting weak.

While it was all an okay buildup, here's hoping for a real outbreak next episode.


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