The Strain - Season 1 thread (spoilers)

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  1. robojerk

    robojerk Well-Known Member

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    Figured a season thread would be a better place to discuss the show.

    The biggest mystery to me is who is this guy?
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    We saw him in episode 7. The lawyer lady from the plane was turning and the nanny saw something was going on (that she was sick) and decided to take the her kids. However the nanny's daughter (a nurse) forced her to return the kids to their mother. The mom had turned and attacked them (nanny's daughter was scratched.) Their group got trapped then this guy (pictured above) shows up, kills the strigori attacking them. Before he lets the nanny's group leave he checks them to see if they are hurt. He lets them leave but kills the nanny's daughter since she is infected.

    He seems infected but (at least appears to be) not under the masters control.
     
  2. Church AV Guy

    Church AV Guy Active Member

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    Since they haven't explained him/them yet, I doubt anyone knows who they are exactly. Maybe someone who has read the books would know.
     
  3. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    I've read the books, but there's no easy way to give any info as to that character without massive spoilery exposition.
     
  4. Beryl

    Beryl Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    After what happened to the character played by Patty Duke's son, I forgave the mystery vamp for killing that girl. I figured he had good reason but it bugged me.
     
  5. DreadPirateRob

    DreadPirateRob Seriously?

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    Once you're infected, the parasite/virus thingie apparently propagates too quickly, so there's no cure. The mystery vamp saw/sensed that she had been infected, and dispatched her.
     
  6. randian

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    I wonder why Eph's wife didn't go 100% bestial like other vamps do. Or, if the Master somehow made that happen, how he knew to do it to her and not some other random new vampire.
     
  7. DLiquid

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    When talking about the German guy, Setrakian said that the Master sometimes chooses special vamps that become like the German guy rather than like zombie-vamps. Maybe he gets to them before they go full zombie. I assume the Master chose Eph's wife to be special because he somehow knows that Eph is working against him.
     
  8. randian

    randian Active Member

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    Yes, but Eichhorst's transformation process looked special, while Eph's wife got it the normal way.
    Even if he knows who Eph is, how does he know how she's related to Eph?
     
  9. jamesbobo

    jamesbobo with a grain of salt

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    Doesn't it take a at least a couple of days for that to happen? Look how long it took the rock singer and lawyer to change completely. I just assumed not enough time had passed.
     
  10. DLiquid

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    Dude, he's The Master! :D
     
  11. Ment

    Ment Well-Known Member

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    My theory on the hooded guys is that they were shot with special knockout silver and somehow they got turned back perhaps by a predecessor of the German guy who is now working against the vampire cabal. They can't reverse whats happened to them but they are no longer under the control of the Master and have some resistance to the affects of sunlight.
     
  12. aaronwt

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    Once a person is infected wouldn't the Master have access to their memories? At least that is what I figured.
     
  13. Cainebj

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    Oh yeah I remember him from Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
     
  14. gastrof

    gastrof Hubcaps r in fashion

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    Watching on Sept. 21st. Last week I noticed the older woman suffering from dementia (mother of Eph's assistant/girlfriend) had her back to the camera when we saw her. Don't think we were allowed to see her face ONCE.

    This week, something didn't look right when they did show her. Did they change actresses?
     
  15. randian

    randian Active Member

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    She looked the same to me. Spoiler for next week:

    It looks like the vampire pictured in the first post makes an appearance, if the preview is any indication.
     
  16. whitson77

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    Wish they would have cut the kid going to get cigarettes. Stupid stuff there, and took away from the two other more interesting storylines...
     
  17. Rob Helmerichs

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    For a moment it looked like they were using that to get the gang-banger in with Our Gang, but nope...
     
  18. Carlucci

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    The Master is one of the Killer Klowns from Outer Space?

    He was so cheesy looking I couldn't concentrate on the dialogue.

    Some of the directorial/editing choices in this show are bizarre. Even the commercial breaks seemed to occur at really odd times in the latest episode.
     
  19. randian

    randian Active Member

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    I assume he will eventually join the Setrakian's group. That's certainly where the story is heading.
     
  20. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Well-Known Member

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    LOL. I couldn't agree more. When they did the closeups of the Master I kept think how bad his latex mask looked. I guess they blew their budget on all of the tongue-lashing special effects so they couldn't afford a good makeup artist. I had to check and make sure I hadn't accidentally switched over to the SyFy Channel Movie of the Week by mistake.

    BTW, loved the Killer Klowns reference. :D
     

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