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Recap: “The Master,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 13

What do you call a finale in which nothing gets resolved? In the case of "The Master" and The Strain I call it the end to a bad season of TV.

Recap: “Last Rites,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 12

With just one episode left before the season finale, "Last Rites" ties up loose ends and fills in backgrounds as it builds towards a conclusion.

Recap: “The Third Rail,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 11

Can a show be scary when the audience can't take the villain seriously? That and the outcomes of bad special effects in this week's recap of The Strain.

Recap: “Loved Ones,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 10

How do two concepts from Greek drama relate to "Loved Ones," latest episode of The Strain?

Recap: “The Disappeared,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 9

In an episode of The Strain focused on character, the person who's supposed to b the most despicable turns out to be the most interesting.

Recap: “Creatures of the Night,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 8

The addition of a strong structure and exciting action—things lacking in the series to date—make this the best episode of The Strain so far.

Recap: “For Services Rendered,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 7

Guilt is often at the heart of good horror. Consider Father Karras' guilt over his neglect of his mother in The Exorcist: it's the path that Pazuzu chooses to attempt Karras' corruption. The Strain knows the power of guilt, and tries to use it—but with less success.

Recap: “Occultation,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 6

The Strain often gets referred to as dumb fun by its fans, but this episode is long on one of those qualities, with the other vitally absent.

Recap: “Runaways,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 5

About three quarters of the way through “Runaways,” the fifth episode of The Strain, Season 1, a man who cleans up messes for the rich and famous shows up at Goth rocker Simon Bolivar’s townhouse.

Recap: “It’s Not for Everyone,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 4

Ever been forced to watch a chorus that's off key...? Episode 4 of The Strain is kinda like that.

Recap: “Gone Smooth,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 3

The third time isn’t quite a charm for the first season of The Strain, but in its third episode the series shows its first signs of promising life.

Recap: “The Box”, The Strain, Season 1, Episode 2

Hmmm. Watching grass grow is boring. But, The Strain?

Top 20 Vampires in Books & Literature

With so many vampires (vampyres) to choose from, you're bound to find one that tastes just right!

Recap: “Night Zero,” The Strain, Season 1, Episode 1

There’s nothing classical about The Strain’s take on bloodsuckers....

Precap: The Strain, Season 1

The Strain is coming to FX. Here's what we know.