Last week on FX’s “The Strain” Season 3, Quinlan beheaded his father, The Master, and seemed to have died too. In episode 3, Dr. Ephraim Goodweather/Eph tried to trade the Occido Lumen for his son Zack’s life. Episode 4 began right where episode 3 left off with the characters dealing with the aftermath of the events that happened in Coney Island during the exchange.
Here’s what happened in “The Strain“ Season 3, episode 4 “Gone But Not Forgotten”:
The Master And Quinlan Are Alive
Despite what happened last week, Quinlan (Rupert Penry-Jones) and The Master (Jack Kesy) are alive. The crimson colored worm that slithered down a drain after the strigoi leader was decapitated is actually the essence of The Master. Quinlan simply destroyed his host, Bolivar, he didn’t actually kill him.
Fortunately, the half-strigoi, half-human being was also alive. Eph (Corey Stoll) patched him up and his body healed pretty quickly.
However, Quinlan received news of The Master being alive through the Ancients. They informed him that unless the crimson worm is destroyed, The Master is still alive. He just needs a new host now. Enraged with this news and the fact that the Ancients didn’t inform him of the worm, Quinlan severs ties with them.
Justine Feraldo Almost Became A Strigoi
The Master may be a worm searching for a new host, but his Nazi lapdog Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Sammel) is still alive and in charge. And angry. Full of fury, he devises a plan to take down Councilwoman Justine Ferlado (Samantha Mathis) by turning two of her staff members into strigois.
Eichhorst then plants bombs inside their stomachs, puts generous doses of makeup and sends them to Feraldo’s headquarters.
Meanwhile, at the Councilwoman’s headquarters, Fet (Kevin Durand) is relaying the good news that The Master is dead and all they need to do now is kill all the bloodsuckers roaming the streets of New York. Just when they are busy talking strategy, the strigoi bombs explode, sending millions of white worms crawling on her employees.
Unfortunately, a worm crawls inside Feraldo’s eye. Thanks to Fet flashing a UV light quickly to this worm, Ferlado doesn’t become a strigoi. The worm dies due to the UV light. Unfortunately, the attack caused Feraldo to lose 60 staff members.
Gus And Angel Part Of A Chain Gang
Meanwhile, Gus (Miguel Gomez) and Angel (Joaquín Cosio) are recruited to a chain gang and forced to clear out strigois from the underground tunnels. Gus tells the person in charge that most people aren’t ready to kill the bloodsuckers since they are untrained. However, his protests fall on deaf ears.
Eph Tells The Truth
Finally, Eph tells Setrakian (David Bradley) and Fet that he stole the Lumen for Zack (Max Charles). The pair are obviously angry. While Fet punches the doctor, Setrakian asks him to leave.
Elsewhere, a boozed up Dutch (Ruta Gedmintas) crashes at Fet’s former residence in Brooklyn (which is now Eph’s home).
What’s Next For Zack?
“The Strain” Season 3, episode 4 showed Zack being attacked by a bloodsucker after The Master’s body was destroyed. His strigoi mother Kelly (Natalie Brown) rescued him just in time.
Later in “Gone But Not Forgotten,” Eph and Dutch meet an average strigoi. But he soon changes his voice and eyes – speaking in The Master’s voice – and tells them that Zack is still with him.
Rumors suggest that Zack may be The Master’s new vessel.
“The Strain” Season 3 airs Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.