ByLisa Carol Fremont✂, writer at Creators.co
Queen of Screams; Horror Tv Honey at The Horror Honeys.com and contributing writer at Haddonfied Horror.com. Follow me on Twitter @lcfremont
Lisa Carol Fremont✂

I was just recently alerted to the fact that the eclipse is still looming for our characters on [The Strain](series:936019). I could have sworn that everyone wearing their glasses while watching the sun become temporarily covered by the moon last week was the eclipse, but apparently I have no idea what I'm talking about or what an eclipse looks like. Again, not reading the source material is biting me in the ass and I don't appreciate it. The show should be easy enough for a novice such as myself to enjoy while fans who already know the story are treated to special inside jokes and tidbits of information.

O.K. so, Best. Nanny. Ever. She was smart enough to realize that something was up and refused to take the children back home. You know, it's a good thing that all of the minorities are taking notice of the peculiar events happening around them, because the over privileged white people certainly aren't. Not until their neighbor is trying to eat them, anyway.

The Strain
The Strain

When returning to the house to see how entitled rich lady is doing, everything looked amazing and I really loved the way she was moving; very serpentine and primal. Oh, and what the what?! with this group of rogue vampires? Is that what they are? Consider me extra intrigued by this development. A group of elite vampire hunters and the main dude talks like your favorite uncle who always had candy in his pocket? Definitely cannot wait to see more from this.

The Strain
The Strain

The flashbacks in the Strain are really evocative

The flashbacks really add to the story rather than detracting from it, and after another show that shall not be named abused the use of flashbacks, this is a nice change. Getting to see the "relationship" between Abraham and Eichorst develop is a wonderful game of cat and mouse and it only adds to our understanding of Abrahams deep, deep hatred for this man. While most of the time I really enjoy Eichorst as a badass villain with just the right amount of evil, every time he refers to Abraham by his number or calls him "Jew", I bristle and I'm reminded of why he really, really sucks.

The Strain
The Strain

The scene in the subway was a great balance of suspense and dread and Eichorst's hubris that Abraham spoke of was definitely on full display. I adore when a villain's hubris shows: it's very Walter White.

It looks as though we are being set up for quite a bit of action as the imminent war grows closer and I sure do hope they deliver. They may have tried to distract me with that beanie on Eph's head, but I know what's under there, or rather not under there, and until they fix this, I just can't trust them.

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