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Old 08-06-17, 07:18 AM   #1
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The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17





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New Horizons

404 8/6/2017 10 PM ET/PT Dutch is forced to make a deal with Desai while she plots to escape a strigoi breeding facility. Eph and Alex seek to uncover the dark secrets behind the Partnership's new plan but face the repercussion of their last attack. Gus and Creem face off against a gang encroaching on their turf. Written by Mickey Fisher; directed by Kevin Dowling.

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Old 08-07-17, 03:25 AM   #2
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

Not looking good for Dutch.
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

Dutch is looking good.
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Old 08-08-17, 11:45 AM   #4
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

How much of this season (if any) was already in the can when they announced it was the last season? Still feels as if we are doing a whole lot of wheel spinning and not getting anywhere.

Another unearned "dramatic" moment when we lose a character we have barely met ...

A pointless plot line over a turf war just so we could have another "moment" for a character that means nothing ...

A stunning reveal which had already been revealed ...

I have stuck with this and even defended the show at points, but come on already.
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

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Dutch is looking good.
Miranda looks better!

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A pointless plot line over a turf war just so we could have another "moment" for a character that means nothing ...
Got to have Gus do something. Should have killed him off last season.
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Old 08-08-17, 11:57 AM   #6
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

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How much of this season (if any) was already in the can when they announced it was the last season?
http://deadline.com/2016/09/the-stra...ro-1201826976/

It was renewed for a 4th and final season while season 3 was still airing last year. They went into this knowing it was the last season.
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

I have zero idea how this is going to wrap up. Seems like there is no end game for any of these characters.
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

Gus is awesome.
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Old 08-08-17, 06:58 PM   #9
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How much of this season (if any) was already in the can when they announced it was the last season? Still feels as if we are doing a whole lot of wheel spinning and not getting anywhere.
At least the Fet/Quinlan storyline (which we didn't get any of this week ) seems like it's driving towards a big ending. And it would be moronic if the story thread of Setrakian and the Lumen (which has been creeping along since the very beginning) doesn't eventually pay off in a big reveal on how to stop the Master.

But you're absolutely right. With 6 episodes left, it feels like we're just floundering along. At least there's still hope that the tv series won't follow the silly plotline of how the books ended:

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... after having a scientific take on vampirism for most of the series, take things into religion, heaven, and angels at the end.

Even if the tv show doesn't go specifically there, I'd be surprised if they didn't have the same general ending ... the Master gets taken out by a nuke, probably launched by Fet's team and which somehow manages to take out all the strigoi in the world (since they all ultimately descend from him).
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Old 08-09-17, 12:05 PM   #10
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

I actually meant Gus's cousin, but yeah.

Gus should be awesome. All the characters should be awesome. Instead they have just become blah.

I thought they knew it would be th last season coming in, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The longer this drags on the more afraid I am that we are going to get a book-like ending. Fet's story is the only one that seems to be driving towards a resolution. The rest are barely still fighting skirmishes.

Are there health issues with the actor who plays Setrakian? We've barely seen him.
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I actually meant Gus's cousin, but yeah.

Gus should be awesome. All the characters should be awesome. Instead they have just become blah.

I thought they knew it would be th last season coming in, but it sure doesn't feel like it. The longer this drags on the more afraid I am that we are going to get a book-like ending. Fet's story is the only one that seems to be driving towards a resolution. The rest are barely still fighting skirmishes.

Are there health issues with the actor who plays Setrakian? We've barely seen him.
David Bradley is ok as far as I know -- he was on Game of Thrones as King Fray for a bit. I think there may have been some scheduling fluctuations.
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David Bradley is ok as far as I know -- he was on Game of Thrones as King Fray for a bit. I think there may have been some scheduling fluctuations.
And I'm just now realizing the same actor played Setrakian and Walder Frey. I suppose that's a testament to his acting skills.
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And I'm just now realizing the same actor played Setrakian and Walder Frey. I suppose that's a testament to his acting skills.
I didn't realize that until last season of GoT, so don't beat yourself up.
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Re: The Strain (S4E04) -- "New Horizons" -- 8/6/17

The facial hair and gruffier weary voice threw me off. Setrakian is supposed to be over 100 years old and aging not-so-gracefully like old Frey.
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