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Episodes: 10
Original airdate: August 28 2016

Season 3 of The Strain premiered on August 28, 2016, and concluded on October 30 of the same year. Consisting of 10 episodes, the season takes on the events of The Fall.


New York has been written off by the central government, and our rag-tag group of unlikely heroes are left to fend for themselves.



Corey Stoll as Ephraim Goodweather
David Bradley as Abraham Setrakian
Kevin Durand as Vasiliy Fet

Recurring cast[]


Picture Title Number Season Number Production Code Original Airdate U.S. viewers
StrainSn3Ep1New York Strong.jpg "New York Strong" 1 3 XSN03001 August 28, 2016 1.35[1]
As the strigoi turn New York into a war zone, survivors and the military must pull together and fight.
Sn.3Ep.2 Bad White.jpg "Bad White " 2 3 XSN03002 September 4, 2016 0.99[2]
The Master's offer to return Zack plagues Eph as he considers taking the deal. Dutch reunites with an old group of friends but begins to question if her safety is better with them or with Fet, Eph and Setrakian. Palmer strives for answers to Setrakian's secret strigoi blood treatments and discovers he may have a way to acquire it.
StrainSn3.Ep.3First Born.jpg "First Born" 3 3 XSN03003 September 11, 2016 1.11[3]
The Occido Lumen is gone. Stolen. Setrakian and Fet race to recover it. Gus and Angel try to hide a secret houseguest while avoiding a police sweep, and Quinlan's thirst for vengeance is revealed.
150px "Gone But Not Forgotten" 4 3 XSN03004 September 18, 2016 0.99[4]
Things have changed. The infection enters a new phase. Fet wants to celebrate, but Setrakian and Eph are worried there's more work to be done. Justine conscripts a new, unwilling army in the fight while Eichhorst angrily lashes out with a plan to strike back.
150px "Madness" 5 3 XSN03005 September 25, 2016 0.88[5]
New information from the Lumen forces Setrakian to seek help from his lifelong nemesis, Eldritch Palmer. Eph's new experiments to understand strigoi communication seemingly take him to the brink of madness while Fet is on a mission to discover strigoi movements across New York City.
150px "The Battle of Central Park" 6 3 XSN03006 October 2, 2016 0.80[6]
Fet strikes hard at the heart of the strigoi army while Justine embarks upon a risky mission to drive the strigoi out of Manhattan once and for all. Gus and Angel fight for their lives and their freedom but are faced with a moral dilemma.
150px "Collaborators" 7 3 XSN03007 October 9, 2016 0.82 [7]
Setrakian offers hope in a new plan to trap the Master while Eph and Dutch seek out the Master's "voice." Palmer, frail and close to death, needs Setrakian's access to the white to hold up his end of their bargain. Fet suffers a devastating personal loss revealing a long-hidden family secret.
150px "White Light" 8 3 XSN03008 October 16, 2016 0.85[8]
The Master's voice proves to be more powerful and potentially fatal than Eph or Dutch anticipated. Fet and Setrakian track down the cargo from the Egyptian vessel and realize they may be in over their heads. Quinlan strikes a deal with the Ancients, but a last minute betrayal proves deadly.
150px "Do or Die" 9 3 XSN03009 October 23, 2016 0.94 [9]
NYC is falling. Eph and Dutch frantically race to finish their new device to stop the Master before the city is overrun. Justine, Gus, and Angel fight in one last stand to stop the spreading virus. Palmer extracts vengeance for past wrongs but may have crossed the line.
150px "The Fall" 10 3 XSN03010 October 30, 2016 0.89 [10]
Humanity teeters on the edge of destruction. The Master finally reveals himself, initiating the end game of a battle in which there can be only one winner. Eph, Fet, Setrakian, and Dutch must overcome their personal differences in a last-ditch effort to vanquish the strain.