TV Club: A long-gestating reveal underscores The Strain’s storytelling flaws

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Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • “Belly Of The Beast” begins with Eph and Alex on the road, stumbling upon the ghost town of Quarryville, Pennsylvania when their car breaks down. Eph and Alex are searching for the New Horizons farm, and they’re hoping that this town might provide a clue as to its whereabouts.
  • Because life is filled with all sorts of happy coincidences during a nuclear winter, Eph and Alex find a phone in the street. A pre-teen girl named Emily has recorded a few videos, all leading up to her family leaving for New Horizons. She says she’s …