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Old 09-20-15, 07:06 PM
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The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15



Episode 11 / Production #211 - "Dead End" (Airs September 20, 10:00 pm e/p) - Dutch fights for her life against Eichhorst as Fet, Nora, and Eph frantically search the city for her. Setrakian confronts an old acquaintance on his search for the Occido Lumen, while Gus helps the Guptas escape across the border to safety. Written by Carlton Cuse & Regina Corrado; directed by Phil Abraham.

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Old 09-20-15, 10:46 PM
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Best episode of the season, IMO.

Bonus: no Zach!
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Hah, the pineapple made me predict the no-pants hanky panky.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Damn, that was fucking intense, sadistic, and creepy all in one! He wanted to tongue some bung!
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Great episode. You almost feel sorry for young Eichhorst. Great acting!
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Agreed!
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Old 09-21-15, 04:49 PM
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Yup, this article covers what I'm thinking..
http://io9.com/the-strain-is-a-bad-t...bly-1732065369


What the hell has changed? Eph and Nora have developed a vampire-killing virus but done nothing with it. Angel has been introduced and done nothing. Eldritch has fallen in love with Coco, which hasn’t affected his plan with the Master at all. There’s now a love triangle between Fet, Dutch and Nicki, and it’s boring as hell. The Master has a new body, and achieved nothing with it. Gus is working with a new vampire-hunting vampire, and they have achieved nothing.
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Hah, the pineapple made me predict the no-pants hanky panky.
Is there a kind with pants?
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Old 09-21-15, 06:30 PM
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

I think it's a sort of thing with body fluids.

Either way, it's 11 episodes in and this shit has gone nowhere.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Yup, this article covers what I'm thinking..
http://io9.com/the-strain-is-a-bad-t...bly-1732065369
Fuck that article. That same "white knight" came out against the prequel comics of Mad Max and that episode of GOT where Lannister shags his sister in the same room that their dad's coffin was in.
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Hey, if he gets paid, I envy him anyway.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Yup, this article covers what I'm thinking..
http://io9.com/the-strain-is-a-bad-t...bly-1732065369
While I agree that The Strain isn't great television by any stretch, season two has been a vast improvement over season one. The concepts and characters are cooler than the actual story execution. It survives because the genre elements paper over enough of the problems seen in the plotting.

It was pretty much assured that Dutch would survive when she wasn't killed within minutes of the episode's beginning. I didn't particularly care for Eichhorn's ironic Nazi twist which you could see coming a mile away and has been used in a million other movies.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Fuck that article. That same "white knight" came out against the prequel comics of Mad Max and that episode of GOT where Lannister shags his sister in the same room that their dad's coffin was in.
That was Joffrey's body they were banging next to.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Baby Joffrey?

I'll admit, this season has had higher highs and lower lows. It's time to get past the character development and start moving along. Then again,you couldn't milk 5 seasons out of it that way.

Their biggest problem is the inability to balance such a large cast with numerous story lines.
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That was Joffrey's body they were banging next to.
Ah, that's right.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

I too loved them bringing in more backstory for Eichhorst. The highlights of this show have always been when they have done the backstories for each character. Best being the whole setup of the Master, Setrakian, and Eichhorst dynamic.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

Eichhorst seemed genuinely disturbed by the hangings, though we know that he gets over it by the time he's assigned to a concentration camp.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Eichhorst seemed genuinely disturbed by the hangings, though we know that he gets over it by the time he's assigned to a concentration camp.
Only because he briefly had feelings for the girl. They made it clear he still had negative feelings for all other Jews going in.

Did they get the same Dutch actress to play the girl in the past? Hard to tell since I've never seen that actress without her dirty, emo, raccoon look.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

I don't ge the love in this at all. Sure Gedmintas is very pleasing to the eyes, but hell that episode was 100% pure filler.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Did they get the same Dutch actress to play the girl in the past?
Isn't she a British-Lithuanian actress?

IMDB says the woman in the past was played by Julie Engelbrecht, not Ruta Gedmintas.
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Is there a kind with pants?
Crotchless pants?
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Isn't she a British-Lithuanian actress?

IMDB says the woman in the past was played by Julie Engelbrecht, not Ruta Gedmintas.
Right after that I mentioned the same thing to a friend that had the same thought and had already confirmed it wasn't her. They sure do look alike though, which I'm sure was the point.
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While I agree that The Strain isn't great television by any stretch, season two has been a vast improvement over season one. The concepts and characters are cooler than the actual story execution. It survives because the genre elements paper over enough of the problems seen in the plotting.


It was pretty much assured that Dutch would survive when she wasn't killed within minutes of the episode's beginning. I didn't particularly care for Eichhorn's ironic Nazi twist which you could see coming a mile away and has been used in a million other movies.
The show works a time it involves mutation, decapitation, or gunfire, trying to do set prices on a TV budget. When the violence stops and the characters start talking however, it's on much less firm ground.
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Re: The Strain (S2E11) -- "Dead End" -- 9/20/15

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Did they get the same Dutch actress to play the girl in the past? Hard to tell since I've never seen that actress without her dirty, emo, raccoon look.


I would call it a gutter-rat model hacker by way of Paris look.
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so, does pineapple make your shit taste better? is that the deal?
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