Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Strain Season 1 Episode 12: Last Rites
5 second plot: Everyone's back at Setrakian's place, licking their wounds. Internet girl's got a plan. She can get Eph on every TV and radio by hacking into an emergency broadcast signal. We get the origin story of Setrakian's heart in the jar. Criminal guy goes out looking for guns. He is kidnapped by the cool (good?) vamp-killing group from a couple of episodes ago. The old rich guy finally gets a visit from The Master. And the evil German is knocking on Setrakian's door.
5 second review: Some things are just ludicrous. And not very well done. But then we get eye-popping creatures and lots of gore and nastiness and all is well again. It's quite the contrast. The drama is terrible, but the horror is awesome.
IMDb score: 8,3/10
Our score: 7/10