Dead End
Season 2, Episode 11
Air Date September 20, 2015
Written By Carlton Cuse & Regina Corrado
Directed By Phil Abraham
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Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather

Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez
David Bradley as Abraham Setrakian
Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet
Ruta Gedmintas Dutch Velders
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichhorst
Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer
Lizzie Brochere as Coco Marchand
Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather
Max Charles as Zach Goodweather
Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar
Miguel Gomez as Augustin Elizalde
Rupert Penry-Jones as Quinlan
Ron Canada as Mayor George Lyle
Samantha Mathis as Justine Feraldo
Paulino Nunes as Frank Kowalski
Nicola Correia-Damude as Nikki
Eric Charbonneau as Bob
Adam Langton as Carl
Peter Sowagi as Steve
Austin Strugnell as Glenn
Philip Williams as Captain Messina

Also Starring

"Dead End"  is the eleventh episode of  Season 2 of The Strain. It first aired on September 20, 2015.

Summary Edit

Eichhorst tortures Dutch, forcing her to eat pineapple to season her blood before feeding on her. Flashbacks depict Eichhorst's history as an unsuccessful door-to-door radio salesman in 1930s Germany. While on a dinner date with Helga, a pretty coworker, he is captivated by a Nazi recruiting speech. Afterwards, he rails against the Jews to Helga, who reveals she is Jewish and rejects him. Four years later, Eichhorst has risen to the rank of Obersturmführer in the SS, attaining the status and power he had craved. He is summoned by his superiors to explain his past relationship with Helga, who has been arrested and claims to know him. He lies and says she was merely a former office co-worker who was suspected of stealing money. Shortly after, Eichhorst comes upon her and several other Jews' bodies hung in a public area. He feigns indifference as his superior watches him, but after turning and walking away, he is visibly shaken. In the present day, Dutch fends off Eichhorst's attack using mace, frees herself, and attempts to escape down a dead-end stairwell but is quickly subdued. Eph, Nora, and Fet break into Eichhorst's secret lair at the Mayfield Hotel, and, hearing Dutch's screams, blast their way through a brick wall and rescue her as Eichhorst escapes. Meanwhile Gus and Aanya become intimate. After Gus and Angel help the Guptas pass a security checkpoint and leave New York City, they join Quinlan's associate, Eve. Setrakian regains consciousness and finds himself bound to a chair by Rudyard Fonescu. He pleads with Fonescu to release him and give or sell him the Occido Lumen to save humanity; Fonescu abandons him to meet with Alonso Creem, intending to sell him the Lumen.


Nazi-Party Firebrand: Pardon me, I need that table. Gentlemen, ladies, please may I have your attention! On my way here tonight, I passed a bread line that stretched over a kilometer.People who have lost their jobs, their pensions, their homes, their self-respect. Some say Germany's days as a great nation are finished. But I refuse to believe that, my friends....A Third Reich is rising like a phoenix from the ashes of the Weimar Republic. A Reich in which there are no more bread lines. A Reich in which each and every German has a job, a sense of purpose and pride. A Reich that needs the blood and sweat of true Germans....A Reich that needs you! And you! And you! Yes, you, my friend. Germany needs you! Who here has lost his pension? Who here has lost his home? Who here thinks they've lost the ability to hope?


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