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TV Review: THE STRAIN: Season 2, Episode 12: Fallen Light [FX]

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FX’s  The Strain Fallen Light TV Show Review. The Strain: Season 2, Episode 12: Fallen Light uses backstory this week on Eph (Corey Stoll) and Nora (Mía Maestro) who are too vanilla for words without boring me to death and also have this strangely sexless phase in their relationship while playing parents.  

Maybe that explains why they are perfectly fine taking the risk of driving Zach (Max Charles) to Florida to be with his grandparents who are fine. Maybe it explains why Nora breaks down and cries. It is positively mind boggling to imagine having a kid in this strigoi infested scenario when you and your partner are the only two people with any real science that has a chance of defeating the strain.

Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) is destined to fail at this thing with partner Nikki (Nicola Correia-Damude), who she has never been happy to love in the first place. Fet (Kevin Durand) takes it all in stride when she walks out with too much determination failing to realize what is in front of her face, while at the same time realizing it but ignoring it. Oh-keey.

At least there’s no free lunch in this series with Setrakian’s (David Bradley) goal to obtain the Occido Lumen. Now there are two approaches being worked on simultaneously as Eph and Nora are going to be allotted a bio-reaction facility from Justine Feraldo (Samantha Mathis) as she leads with new title and privilege. The vote was taken. Feraldo is the new special director of security. No one is stopping her tax on the Upper East Side, and Mayor Lyle (Ron Canada) winds up with a bullet in his head in a makeshift robbery just after he threatened to have her indicted.

There’s bound to be a clash with Creem (Jaime Hector) on Roosevelt Island eventually. He has the whole place to himself and is hoarding antiques alongside the Lumen. Eldrich (Jonathan Hyde) has thrown a wrench in the plan to use it for good by opening a bidding war to be paid in gold which Setrakian has to convince Quinlan is worth the Ancient’s investment to prevent Eldrich from handing it over to the Master.  

Eldrich thinks he is going to waltz into the auction all by his lonesome until Elchorst (Richard Sammel) drops a bomb; he is going to have the role of bidding with Eldrich’s resources for the Lumen. Eldrich has been kissing Feraldo’s ass and Coco seems taken with her too. Eichorst threatens to revoke the power of the White, the Master’s blood, if they try to foil his plans to obtain the Lumen his way.

Angel (Joaquin Cosio) and Gus (Miguel Gomez) round up twenty prisoners to form a small posse of hungry wolves to work for Quinlan. Angel will be responsible for keeping Setrakian in line should he think it wise to opt out of his agreement with Quinlan. Look out for the auction buildup to come to a head next week. It should be welcomed with anticipation after all the framing for it spent on this Sunday’s episode.

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Stephanie King

I am a meticulous writer. Story is my strong suit.

I do not waste time on political "critique" or paranoid "undertones" that might have been an inspiration to a story writer, but clearly are not a main or secondary theme.

I can identify high concept, main and sub theme(s), protagonists and antagonists, secondary character roles, the turning point, the key, the antagonist's story thrust, the spine, twelve sequences, the climax, the resolution, and most importantly, the goal of any film. I am aware of the act structure which can be from three to five acts, generally.

Aristotle elaborates in his Poetics on Plato's Republic on act structure.

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