“.The Strain” Season 1 Episode 11 “The Third Rail” aired on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014, on FX. Eph finally meets the Master. Read on to learn more about Movie News Guide’s (MNG) Episode 11 “The Third Rail” recap.
“The Third Rail” was directed by Deran Sarafian and written by Justin Britt-Gibson and Chuck Hogan. The episode kicked off after Gus finally escaped from prison. It was then he realized that his brother is now infected. He killed him in an instant and was determined to find their missing mother. Unfortunately, Gus was already too late because her mother was also infected.
Zach was left with Mrs. Martinez inside Setrakian’s pawnshop. He went outside to fulfill Mrs. Martinez’ annoying cigarette cravings. When he was inside a convenience store, he found two other looters just like him. He hid in a corner from them, but there was already a strigio inside, who killed the looters. Zach almost got eaten when he retrieved his cracked phone, which contains the only memories of his mom, Kelly.
Meanwhile, Eph and the others are now inside the tunnel to find the Master. He struggled with his superiority problem because of Fet’s attitude towards him. They also learned that strigoi can die from electrocution when Chekhov shot one and got zapped from the third rail. Later, they encountered a hoard of sleeping strigoi near the entrance.
Inside, Eph went first, but he got distracted by the voice of Kelly. He followed the voice, and the group followed him. Eph found out that it was a trap because of the Master’s appearance. The Master almost choked Eph to death when Fet and their remaining companions arrived. Fet used his improvised UV bomb to fend off the enemies.
The episode ended as Eph, Fet and the others fought over the Master’s escape act. Setrakian understood that he can never kill his enemy, so he destroyed his former creation — the Master’s coffin.
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And that’s it for the “The Strain” Season 1 Episode 11 “The Third Rail” recap. It aired on Sunday, Sept 21, 2014, on FX. Follow MNG as we keep you posted on updates about “The Strain,” including weekly recaps and spoilers.