Warning: Spoilers Ahead
Tomorrow’s episode is one that will sneak up on you if you let it. You know, starts off really slow, makes you believe that nothing major will happen, and then boom — a ton of bricks comes down on you in the last 5 minutes. Yeah, you know what I’m talking about. Well, brace yourselves, my Strainiacs, because this episode packs a hell of a punch at the very end.
A good portion of the episode is devoted, as you may suspect, to Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mia Maestro) and their quest to find an effective virus to combat the strigoi pathogen. The McGeevers are fully turned, and so, they are now perfect candidates for Drs. Goodweather and Martinez’s drug trial. At the same time, Zach (Max Charles) continues to be the biggest brat I have ever seen and causes all kinds of problems at the lab.
In the meantime, Councilwoman Justine Feraldo (Samantha Mathis) pushes forward with her plan to rid Staten Island of all bloodsuckers, and to my surprise, she actually succeeds. She declares Staten Island a “plague-free zone,” and in this particular scene, her character instantly became one of my favs. One tough bitch. Take that, strigoi!
The real meat of the episode comes with Gus (Miguel Gomez), Vaun (Stephen McHattie), and the rest of his SWAT team. Vaun (and also likely the Ancients) realizes that Eldritch Palmer (Jonathan Hyde) is at the center of the Master’s plan, and so, it becomes their mission to kidnap the man. At first glance, it seems like a cool plan, but quickly goes downhill and backfires in the worse possible way. I can’t reveal much more here, but I will say that we will get our 1st character death this season in tomorrow’s episode. And, by the end of the hour, I suspect that Palmer will be at the top of the sh*t list of a good deal of the fans out there.
Episode 2.03 of The Strain is titled “Fort Defiance” and airs tomorrow at 10/9c on FX.
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