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'The Strain' recap: Setrakian and strigoi origins in 'The Runaways'
'The Strain' recap: Setrakian and strigoi origins in 'The Runaways'

"Finally," said not one single die-hard fan of FX's thriller "The Strain," "a bunch of historical background on vampires!" Too bad. That's what viewers saw in the most recent episode of the hit summer series, with professor-Holocaust survivor Abraham Setrakian providing both the origin story and the justification for the wormy bloodbath that's ahead. It does help, tremendously, that distinguished British actor David Bradley stars as Setrakian, propelling this story forward as the take-no-prisoners sword-cane-carrying vampire hunter. That guy is awesome, whether he's lopping off the heads of the newly hatched undead or making witty, dry...

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