Night Train
Season 2, Episode 13
Air Date October 4, 2015
Written By Carlton Cuse & Chuck Hogan
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

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"Night Train" is the thirteenth episode and the season finale of Season 2  of The Strain. It first aired on October 4, 2015.

Summary Edit

Eichhorst inspects the "animal processing" facility being built and is pleased with its progress. At the auction, Setrakian and Eichhorst bid against each other for the Occido Lumen. Initially Eichhorst wins, but Palmer double-crosses Eichhorst by freezing his gold funds at the last minute, allowing Setrakian to obtain the book. While returning in the van with the Lumen, Setrakian and Fet are ambushed by Eichhorst and his vampire army. Quinlan and Gus arrive with their own army and battle the vampires, forcing Eichhorst to flee. Setrakian and Fet get away through a pre-planned escape route by way of the rain sewer but are intercepted by Gus, Quinlan, and Angel at the other end. Setrakian convinces Quinlan that the Lumen can be used as bait to lure and kill the Master. In retaliation for Palmer's betrayal, the Master kills Coco Marchand as Palmer helplessly watches. As Setrakian did with his wife, Palmer removes Marchand's worm-infested heart as a keepsake. Meanwhile Eph, Nora, and Zach board the last train allowed to leave New York to deliver Zach to his grandparents in Georgia. Eph and Nora will then travel to Washington, D.C. to build the vampire bioweapon. They unknowingly are sitting next to Rudyard Fonescu, who sold the Occido Lumen to Creem. Vampires derail the train as it moves through the tunnel. Nora and Zach, separated from Eph, escape into an adjoining subway tunnel. Kelly appears and infects Nora, after which Kelly takes Zach away with her. Eph finds Nora, and, making peace with him, she then touches her sword to the third rail, electrocuting herself. Meanwhile, Fet, Setrakian, Quinlan, Gus, and Angel escape in a stolen tug boat.


Long ago, I pledged my life to opposing these monsters. Since then, I have lost everything dear to me, driven to the edge of madness in my quest for knowledge and vengeance. Now, one step away from victory, why do I feel more trepidation than triumph? What insidious plan does the Master have for humankind? We have become overconfident as a species. We ignorantly believed in our primacy over all else over all other species, over our planet itself. Will we perish under our own greed and selfishness? Or will we overcome and survive? A short time ago, our current reality was beyond imagination. Now we have one last chance to win back our world. In order to defeat the Master, we must be as cold and ruthless and savage as he is and yet without becoming monsters ourselves. -  Setrakian



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