The Strain (2014–2017)
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The Disappeared 

Eph races to safeguard his family, only to learn that Kelly is missing. Dutch reveals her role in Palmer's plan, and Gus is forced to make a difficult decision about Felix.


Charlotte Sieling


Guillermo del Toro (created by), Chuck Hogan (created by) | 5 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Corey Stoll ... Ephraim Goodweather
David Bradley ... Abraham Setrakian
Mía Maestro ... Nora Martinez
Kevin Durand ... Vasiliy Fet
Jonathan Hyde ... Eldritch Palmer (credit only)
Richard Sammel ... Thomas Eichorst
Jack Kesy ... Gabriel Bolivar (credit only)
Natalie Brown ... Kelly Goodweather (credit only)
Miguel Gomez ... Augustin 'Gus' Elizalde
Ben Hyland ... Zach Goodweather
Robin Atkin Downes ... The Master (voice)
Anne Betancourt ... Mariela Martinez
Inga Cadranel ... Diane
Ruta Gedmintas ... Dutch Velders
Robert Maillet ... The Master


Fet drives the truck to Eph's house and he arrives on time to save Zach from Matt. His colleagues head to Setrakian's shop with Zach while Eph and Nora seek out Kelly in the house. Meanwhile Gus and Felix are in jail and Felix is very ill. While they are moving to a hospital, Felix turns into a vampire and Gus is forced to kill him. While in the pawnshop, Dutch discloses to Setrakian that she and her crew were the responsible for the communication problem. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Drama | Horror | Thriller


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USA | Canada



Release Date:

7 September 2014 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Hamilton, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


Near the beginning, during the first flashback to the WW II labour camp in Poland, one of the German soldiers shouts "Rucki zucki!" This means "hurry up" or "quickly", in German. See more »


The van transporting the prisoners has CORRECTION on the side. It's actually Department of CORRECTIONS with an S. See more »


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Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
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More Abraham flashblacks and Eph finding his son
20 September 2014 | by Brettyboy007See all my reviews

This episode of The Strain was good. It revealed a big game changer. Eph's wife is missing. The episode starts off with Zach returning home and finding a vampire. Luckily Eph shows up and saves Zach. After this, a lot of episode is back and forth about what to do next. It looks like Abraham's pawnshop is a safe house for the characters.

Abraham's flashbacks are pretty well done. These seemed to feature more of Eichorst. The ending was perfect. We finally got to see The Master's face. It is not disappointing at all. He looks very creepy and really seems to embrace The Master persona.

Also, I'm really close to finishing the first book, and they haven't got to where I'm at. Very anxious to see where they'll be headed this last few episodes.

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