Rat exterminator Vasily Fet had found the main nest of strigois on the last episode of FX’s “The Strain” Season 3. Councilwoman Justine Feraldo had decided to go after this nest and take back Central Park in Manhattan, New York. Episode 6 saw the Councilwoman execute this decision with the help of Fet.
Here is a recap of the events that transpired on “The Strain” Season 3, episode 6 “The Battle Of Central Park”:
Zack Gets A Pet
Dr. Ephraim Goodweather’s (Corey Stoll) son Zack (Max Charles) needs to be protected. His strigoi mother Kelly (Natalie Brown) and The Master’s Nazi lapdog Thomas Eichhorst (Richard Sammel) decide to give him a pet that will protect him – a feeler. The feeler was once a blind child that Kelly transformed into a vampire. They are faster and more agile that a regular strigoi.
Fet Gets A New Romantic Partner
Meanwhile, Fet (Kevin Durand) and Feraldo (Samantha Mathis) work together with the police to take down the nest. The rat exterminator plans to unleash several silver bombs on the sleeping vampires at the heart of Central Park.
Fet meets NYPD Captain Kate Rogers (America Olivo) whom he slept with in a previous episode on “The Strain” Season 3. Kate obviously thought he was a Navy SEAL man, but she isn’t the least troubled by the fact that he’s actually a rat catcher.
The duo get numerous silver bags from Fet’s apartment where his former lover Dutch Velders (Ruta Gedmintas) and Eph are holed up conducting experiments on the strigoi. Dutch meets Fet’s new partner and she’s jealous!
Dutch And Eph Try To Figure Out The Signals
When Eph and Dutch learn that there is a massive attack being launched on a major strigoi nest, they decide to be close to the battleground in order to find out how they communicate. Unfortunately, at the site, there are too many signals and they can’t figure out what each signal means.
Gus And Angel Take Down The Chain Gang’s Leaders
Back at the chain gang that Gus (Miguel Gomez) and Angel (Joaquin Cosio) were forced to be a part of, the leaders are using guns and forcing the members to enter the tunnels and kill all the strigois.
Gus tries to protect a girl named Maria who has no idea how to fight the bloodsuckers. While clearing the tunnels, he and Angel overpower the leaders and accidentally kill them. In the end, Gus encounters Fet in the tunnels and agrees to join them if they let Maria and Angel leave.
Eph Learns That Zack Is Alive
Kelly and Eichhorst escort Zack from his hiding place since the humans are attacking the tunnels below Central Park. However, before he leaves, the boy cleverly drops a book and inside the book is a note telling his father he is well and alive.
Fet uses the radio to tell the doctor to come to the tunnel and read the note when he finds it. Dutch and Eph find the book and the doctor is relieved to hear the good news.
Unfortunately, Eichhorst pays Eph a visit after he reads the note and tells him to join Kelly. He unleashes his stinger to convert the doctor into a vampire. Thank God Dutch arrived just in time and cut off his hand.
The Nest Is Taken Down
Fortunately, Fet, Kate and Gus found the nest and bombed it with silver dust. Feraldo tastes victory but it’s short-lived.
It Isn’t A Win
The Central Park nest was actually a trap. While they successfully killed thousands of the bloodsuckers, another group of thousands invaded the park above ground and took back the landmark. The Master wanted all of Feraldo’s men below the tunnel while he stationed several above ground to invade the park after they were done.
“The Strain” Season 3 airs on Sundays at 10 p.m. EDT on FX.