Fallen Light
Season 2, Episode 12
Air Date September 27, 2015
Written By Bradley Thompson & David Weddle
Directed By Vincenzo Natali
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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

"Fallen Light" is the twelfth episode of  Season 2 of The Strain. It first aired on September 27, 2015.

Summary Edit

Flashbacks depict Eph and Nora's first meeting at a medical conference and the beginning of their romantic relationship. In the present day, Zach's grandparents have been located in Georgia and Eph and Nora make plans to take him there. Eph confesses he still loves Nora, but she is unresponsive and walks away. Dutch ends her relationship with Fet, choosing to reconcile with Nikki; however, Nikki is leaving the city, saying that Dutch has found her true passion in fighting the strigoi and she cannot take part in that. Gus and Angel break Gus's former fellow-inmates out of Rikers Island prison and recruit them as soldiers for Quinlan. Setrakian meets with Alonso Creem, who schedules a final auction for the Occido Lumen between Setrakian and Palmer. Quinlan tells Setrakian the Ancients will agree to financially back him to obtain the book. In return, Setrakian must hand over the Lumen to the Ancients after he examines it. Eichhorst demands that Palmer give him unlimited financial control at the auction. When Palmer balks, Eichhorst reveals that Palmer will soon die without another dose of the Master's rejuvenating white essence, and Palmer grudgingly accedes. A furious Mayor Lyle threatens to indict Feraldo for extorting money from the Upper East Side's wealthy residents; however, he is promptly killed under suspicious circumstances, making Feraldo a potential suspect. In the aftermath, Palmer offers Feraldo his political support, and the New York city council appoints her as the city's new special director of security. Feraldo vows to combat the strigoi menace by any means necessary, and agrees to help Eph and Nora mass-produce their anti-strigoi bioweapon. Quinlan orders Gus to kill Setrakian and take the Lumen if Setrakian refuses to surrender it to the Ancients.


"Homeland. Fatherland. When politicians use these words, it usually precedes murder on a grand scale."

- Setrakian 

Creem:  So is it the real deal? 
Setrakian: It would be impossible to forge to match the parchment, the coloring, the quality, the oak gall ink.Yes, Mr.Creem.It's genuine.Here, take it. And this completes our transaction.
Creem:  I'm afraid not. We have another player. Eldritch Palmer.
Setrakian: Mr.Creem, I will use the book to end this plague. Palmer will not. He wants the book so that nobody can stop it.
Creem: Yeah, this apocalypse has been very good to me. I mean, hell, look.I even got my own island.
Setrakian: This is why the "strigoi" are winning. They're counting on humanity to take short-term profits and to hell with the long-term consequences!
Creem: If you're accusing me of being human, I'm guilty as charged.
Setrakian: Give me 24 hours, and I will beat Mr.Palmer's offer. 
Creem: Both of you can meet here tomorrow, can bid it out.Man with the deepest pocket wins.And leave the timepiece. The last Patek 1563 went for 1.57 million. I'll credit this to your account. And the rest of the funds must be paid in gold.