As Dutch helps Eph go on the air to broadcast a warning about the spreading plague, Eichhorst and Gabriel launch an attack on the pawnshop. Meanwhile, Eldritch awaits the Master's coming and Gus seeks out weapons and money. In the past, Abraham sets out to hug the Master only to discover that he's fallen into Eichhorst's trap.
The Strain is a high concept thriller that tells the story of Dr. Ephraim Goodweather, the head of the Center for Disease Control Canary Team in New York City. He and his team are called upon to investigate a mysterious viral outbreak with hallmarks of an ancient and evil strain of vampirism. As the strain spreads, Eph, his team, and an assembly of everyday New Yorkers, wage war for the fate of humanity itself.