Season 1, Episode 5
The Strain Season 1 Episode 5
Air Date August 10, 2014
Written By Gennifer Hutchison
Directed By Peter Weller
U.S. Viewers 2.03m[1]
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Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather
David Bradley as Abraham Setrakian
Mia Maestro as Nora Martinez
Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet*
Jonathan Hyde as Eldritch Palmer
Richard Sammel as Thomas Eichhorst
Sean Astin as Jim Kent
Jack Kesy as Gabriel Bolivar
Natalie Brown as Kelly Goodweather
Miguel Gomez as Augustin Elizalde
Ben Hyland as Zach Goodweather
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"Runaways" is the fifth episode of Season 1 of  The Strain . It first aired on August 10, 2014.

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With Nora gone, Eph reluctantly joins Setrakian's quest in hopes of gathering enough evidence to warrant a citywide quarantine. Fet encounters the unexpected inside the subway tunnels, and a medical emergency threatens Palmer's master plan.


Vasily Fet: Rats don't migrate like that unless they lose their food source, or something disturbs them. There's plenty of food down there. Something is driving them out of their nests.
Lauretta: Like what?
Vasily Fet: A bigger predator.

It is a corruption of both flesh and spirit. It ravages what is human in its victim. Instills a raging thirst. That is his goal To destroy humanity. "His" goal? Who's he? The master. The master. Is that a proper name? I suppose you might call him "patient zero". He spreads his virus through the parasites in his blood, driven by his horrible will. Do you know why there are different rate of infection between the "dead" passengers and the survivors? Some people get the flu and have a sniffle. Some die. Well this master why would he let four passengers live? The media focuses on the miraculous survival of four as opposed to the deaths of 200, allowing the dead time to change, return home and spread the disease. The master excels at manipulation and disinformation. Which is why they created a scapegoat, the unfortunate Regis CEO. So it's a disease, but it has an intelligence? What I can say is that this was all planned. Not just the events on the plane, the but the fallout surrounding it. Ok.


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