The Strain: Season 3 (2016)

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Season 3
The Strain

Critics Consensus

Content with mediocrity, The Strain suffers under the weight of a stagnant story, scraping by on the pedigree of its style and visual effects.

55%

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Critic Ratings: 11

69%

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User Ratings: 209

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Air date: Aug 28, 2016

The strigoi are evolving; Eph's bio weapon is failing; he tries to work through the emotional fallout of his son's abduction; Fet helps a Navy SEAL team in a deadly mission; Setrakian and Quinlan try to crack the Lumen's deepest secrets.

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Air date: Sep 4, 2016

Eph is plagued by the Master's offer to return Zack; Dutch questions if her safety is better with an old group of recently reunited friends or with Fet, Eph and Setrakian; Palmer uncovers a way to acquire Setrakian's secret strigoi blood treatments.

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Air date: Sep 11, 2016

Setrakian and Fet race to recover the Occido Lumen; Gus and Angel try to hide a secret houseguest while avoiding a police sweep; Quinlan's thirst for vengeance is revealed.

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Air date: Sep 18, 2016

The infection enters a new phase; Setrakian and Eph worry that there is more work to be done while Fet wants to celebrate; Justine drafts an unwilling army in the fight; Eichhorst lashes out and plans to strike back.

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Air date: Sep 25, 2016

Setrakian seeks help from his nemesis, Eldritch Palmer; Eph's experiments to understand strigoi communication cause him to descend into madness; Fet discovers strigoi movement across New York.

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Air date: Oct 2, 2016

While Fet strikes at the heart of the strigoi army, Justine hopes to drive them out of Manhattan for good; Gus and Angel face a moral dilemma.

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Air date: Oct 9, 2016

Setrakian plans to trap the Master; Eph and Dutch try to find the Master's "voice"; Palmer needs Setrakian's access to the white to hold up his end of their deal; Fet suffers a personal loss.

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Air date: Oct 16, 2016

The Master's voice proves to be more powerful than Eph or Dutch anticipated; Fet and Setrakian track down the Egyptian cargo; Quinlan strikes a deal with the Ancients, but a betrayal proves deadly.

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Air date: Oct 23, 2016

Eph and Dutch fanatically race to finish their device to stop the Master; Justine, Gus and Angel take a final stand to stop the spreading virus; Palmer takes revenge for past wrongs.

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Air date: Oct 30, 2016

The Master reveals himself and the end game begins; Eph, Fet, Setrakian, and Dutch make a last-ditch effort to vanquish the strain.

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Cast & Crew

David Bradley
Professor Abraham Setrakian

Actor
Corey Stoll
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather

Actor
Kevin Durand
Vasiliy Fet

Actor
Richard Sammel
Thomas Eichhorst

Actor
Natalie Brown
Kelly Goodweather

Actor
Jonathan Hyde
Eldritch Palmer

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Miguel Gómez
Augustin "Gus" Elizalde

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Max Charles
Zack Goodweather

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Ruta Gedmintas
Dutch Velders

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Rupert Penry-Jones
Mr. Quinlan

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Samantha Mathis
Justine Feraldo

Actor
Joaquín Cosio
Angel Guzman

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Guillermo del Toro
Executive Producer
Chuck Hogan
Executive Producer
Carlton Cuse
Executive Producer
Gary Ungar
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Strain: Season 3

Audience Reviews for The Strain: Season 3

  • Sep 07, 2020
    I created an account just to get this stupid user rating down. I have never seen such a retarded ending for a season. For me the series is over here. I don't care if the zombies win and every human dies but not like this, not because of this retarded kid that should have died in season 1. Such garbage! Maybe worse than season 8 of got ngl ... Pathetic
  • Jul 10, 2020
    Impressively how they could low this much the level of the serie whit this season, just depressing
  • Dec 06, 2019
    Best of the three seasons. (if you didn't know a fourth was coming).. The contagion was real .. it was spreading outside of NYC, lots of trial and error reality survival moments. The feeler vampires were pretty good. I can't give a perfect five because the editing gave them kind of a cheap feel. The monologues were great. Pros.. It was more realistic than what people gave it credit for. It had the sadistic vibe from Eichhorst.. holy crap that dude had some great pizzazz moments where he's all shot up and then can just turn a dime and have this satyrical zeal for talking to Palmer.. That alone is worth five stars. Cons: I wasn't crazy for the new intro soundtrack but I didn't hate it. Can't stand the kid, put a bag on his head and presume him infected. Actingwise he probably did a good job. The mother son bond was overplayed ..
  • Sep 13, 2018
    Can this show get any scarier and theilling
  • Feb 14, 2018
    A very entertaining season that keeps the show moving forward after the stalled feeling of the 2nd. Overall this is the season that takes the show where you want it to go. Lots of action and Corey Stoll and Kevin Durand are both on top form attacking the problem from different angles. Although a little light in the dramatics the story pushes itself along nicely and for fans of Blade 2 and the Hellboy films there is a lot here to keep you entertained.
  • Oct 06, 2017
    Familiar themes and backdrop but the evolution of the characters and the environment is really interesting.
  • Aug 27, 2017
    Honestly, The show still has momentum. No use writing it off yet. Only noticeable hick up thus far has to be recasting Max Charles, absolutely hate the kid not because of how they try to depict him as the misguided son, but simply because the acting has been god awful at every moment he's been used. I've cringed every time they do any form of focus on him.
  • Jul 08, 2017
    I'm binge watching hulu and am hooked..
  • Apr 03, 2017
    This show is better with every season
  • Dec 23, 2016
    a mediocre score for a mediocre season. fan fav's fall and Eph's kid again proves why he should join his mother...

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