The Strain

Season 1 Episode 4

It's Not for Everyone

Aired Sunday 10:00 PM Aug 03, 2014 on FX
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As his friends conduct an autopsy on Redfern's transformed body, Jim makes a startling confession. Meanwhile, Gus gets a new job and Ansel takes desperate measures to protect his family.

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  • The new Buffy team

    I don't think they would have destroyed the monsters. Once they did the autopsy and could prove they didn't just murder a human, they would have gone to the government and tried to find a cure, and not turned into Buffy.
  • Good show, awful mistakes

    I am enjoying what this show promised to be and could be. I am befuddled at some of the character behaviour and writing.

    1. Jim admits what he did. It was a crappy thing to do. Get angry, then get over it! You need to find out the information of who, what, when and how. Don't just leave him on the ground.

    2. You do an autopsy of a monster. You have sense of mind to record the procedure (good on you). But you don't report it to a senior? (Yeah, they may hide it, they may not, but let's see some protocols in effect here) There are potentially hundreds (or at least 4) of these things out there.

    3. You go to search for another of the monsters (that almost killed you by sucking you dry) and go with nothing to protect yourself.

    4. Nora. You just had to kill Mr Sucker, and are now babbling because you got saved by the Sword?! "I would rather die from this infection than kill a human Did I really hear that?! It's. Not. Human.

    5. You don't think you should call a Super SWAT team and tell them 'extreme caution' to go after the other survivors?

    6. Someone remind me: what happened to the bodies at the morgue? Has anyone discovered that little feeding ground? How do important characters (Pathologist, Head of Airport Ops) go missing and no one care?

    I don't mind the, as now, disjointed story lines because I have faith (stop laughing) that they will all come together seamlessly.

    Now. Where's the City Exterminator fellow?moreless
  • Worse and worse with every episode

    Nothing special happened in this episode. Jim did admit what he had done. Poorly played, by the way. Otherwise, boring story just as in the previous episodes. One thing was very special in this episode, though--The leading virologist in the country decided to burn the corpses instead of examining them and learning how to fight this disease. Another logical thing to do would be to warn people, but no, no, no... we are going to chase the ill with a sword, hiding the fact from the public and the police. On the bright side, still no Smurfs in this episode.moreless
Adriana Barraza

Adriana Barraza

Guadalupe Elizalde

Guest Star

Francis Capra

Francis Capra

Crispin Elizalde

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Roger R. Cross

Roger R. Cross


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