Warning: Spoilers Ahead
Still in complete shock from last Sunday’s episode and still trying to pull your jaw off the floor? Yeah, me too, but fortunately, I think I’m about there. Sooooo…. let’s go, folks, get up, and see what the next chapter of this crazy story holds for us.
Last week, as the ending suggested, Mr. McGeever is about ready to be released as Eph and Nora’s first trial of their strigoi “plague,” which does actually happen in the opening of Sunday’s episode. At first the results they see are promising, but just as I had predicted, they run into trouble courtesy of the Master. Did anyone really believe the Master would just sit back and just let all of this happen? If you were the Master, what would be your counterattack? The Master’s response may actually surprise you, as it’s something I really didn’t expect.
Gus is somewhat annoying in the episode, which really bothered me since he is one of my favorite characters on the show. I really can’t say **why** he is annoying because that would be a big spoiler, but trust me, you’ll know 10 to 15 minutes into the episode. However, Gus does have one fantastic scene with a character we haven’t seen in a while, and hopefully, it will remind fans that underneath it all, Gus is one of the good guys. Oh, and be sure to have the Kleenex ready because the scene is a big tear-jerker.
Finally, as the title of the episode suggests, we are introduced to another major player in the book trilogy, Angel Guzman Hurtado, a former Mexican wrestler dubbed “The Silver Angel” and portrayed by Joaquin Cosio. Not much happens with the character in this episode beyond briefly crossing paths with Gus (and they don’t hit it off very well at all in that initial introduction), but there is a pretty funny introduction to Angel in the opening scene. If you have ever watched WWE wrestling, you’ll think the scene is hilarious, and if you haven’t? Well, it’s so weird and cheesy that you’ll probably think it’s a hoot anyways.
Episode 2.04 of The Strain airs Sunday at 10/9c on FX.
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