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The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16




The Strain

Season Three - Episode Descriptions

Episode 1 / Production #301 - "New York Strong" (Airs August 28, 10:00 pm e/p) - The strigoi are evolving, becoming faster. Smarter. Eph's bioweapon is failing. He struggles to improve it while trying to work through the emotional fallout of the abduction of his son, Zack. As Setrakian and Quinlan attempt to crack the Lumen's deepest-held secrets, Fet helps a Navy SEAL team in a deadly mission: a search for the Master through the underground tunnels of New York. Written by Carlton Cuse & Chuck Hogan; directed by J. Miles Dale.

10 episode 3rd season


This will be airing going into the end of October. Really surprised that FX pushed this so close to the Fall, especially since it will be facing heavy Sunday night competition in a few weeks.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Can't wait!
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

^That picture is so ridiculous!

Looking forward to tonight, though.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Alright Alright
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Didn't realize it was back tonight until I saw a commercial while flipping through channels. Ridiculous as it is at times, I have enjoyed the hell out of the first two seasons. I've read the first two books which has me struggling to remember what events have happened in the show and what was on the page.

I know one of our knocks on this show is the vague timeline; tonight kicked of saying it had been 23 days since the plane landed. Seems quick, but it gives us perspective.

Fett is a badass and I loved seeing him working with the Navy SEALs. Too bad that didn't last longer. It really was the only interesting part of the episode. It was definitely easing us back into it. Ephraim's plight was more of the same. A brief check in with Setrakian was worthless as was the stop at Gus's house.

The preview afterwards made it appear there will be a lot of flashback this season.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

I'm just glad Mia Maestro was forgotten as quickly as Sam Wise Gamgee
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

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I'm just glad Mia Maestro was forgotten as quickly as Sam Wise Gamgee
Re-watching the last episode from last season now. I was wondering where she was tonight -- I completely forgot she died!
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My baby girl Ruta wasn't in this one.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

didnt miss this while it was gone. still hate zach, still hate eph

maybe the gov will just nuke nyc finally


THE LUMEN FOR YOUR SON! YES EPH DO IT, TRADE FOR YOUR ASSHOLE KID!
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Seemed a bit disjointed with everyone doing their own thing.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Too bad Quinlan didn't team up with the Seals.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

I was kind of hoping for a "previously on". I couldn't remember who survived and who didn't from last season.

It was an OK opener. Season looks promising. Quinlan makes watching worth it. You know he's going to kick some serious ass.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

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I completely forgot she died!
Should have been Gus. Such a stupid, annoying, worthless character.

Wanted to see more Quinlan, but the scene where he was telling off the three leaders was still a highlight.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Originally Posted by phantom_azazel View Post
didnt miss this while it was gone. still hate zach, still hate eph

maybe the gov will just nuke nyc finally


THE LUMEN FOR YOUR SON! YES EPH DO IT, TRADE FOR YOUR ASSHOLE KID!
The characters on this show are monumentally dumb. Eph sees hes low on gas. And he decides to pull into this deserted underground parking garage,when hes alone and has no-one to watch his back. Also returning home every night to wait for Zach also doesn't make sense. Doesn't Zach know where the team is currently living? Why would he go back home if he escaped?!

The coolest most interesting character on the show is still getting too little screen time (Quinlan).
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

While I fully agree on the parking garage point, I will defend the "going home" bit ... I don't think Eph was expecting a human Zach to return. If he was turned he would still have some latent memories and would likely return to the house. Then again, Eph is a drunken idiot.
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Re: The Strain (S3E01) -- Season Premiere -- "New York Strong" -- 8/28/16

Got to watch this. Best part was the prologue, giving us a little insight. Good to see the virus spread. I was lost on the timeline. Had no idea all of season 1 took place in 20-or-so days.

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