The Strain: "One Shot" Review
Warning: Full spoilers for the episode below.
If you were to pin down any one flaw that’s prevented The Strain from reaching its full potential over the past four years, it’s the show’s annoying lack of urgency. Each season has generally taken too long to re-escalate the conflict between our heroes and The Master, too often getting sidetracked by pointless character drama and subplots along the way. Season 3 was a huge improvement in that regard. With the announcement that the series would be ending with Season 4, it was if the writers finally lit a fire under the butts of Ephraim Goodweather and the gang. Sadly, the deeper we get into Season 4, the more it seems like the show is falling back into old habits.