TV Club: The city starts to fall on The Strain

Because The A.V. Club knows that TV shows keep going even if we’re not writing at length about them, we’re experimenting with discussion posts. For certain shows, one of our TV writers will publish some brief thoughts about the latest episode, and open the comments for readers to share theirs.

  • Justine Feraldo is finally back in this episode, but only for so long. The second the episode opens on her limp monologue about saving “our city,” followed by nearly every officer in the city leaving her and Kowalski behind, you know she’s doomed.
  • “Do Or Die” continues the show’s streak of blasé flashbacks. The idea here is to give us context for Palmer’s hunger for power by showing us a tense relationship with his father, who ran O’Neill Industries before Palmer purchased, gutted, and turned it into Stoneheart. I mean, the story is …

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