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THE STRAIN: Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro on Nora and Eph’s Scientific Journey

August 2, 2015 by  
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Credit: Michael Gibson/FX

Credit: Michael Gibson/FX

Nora and Eph may have finally made a breakthrough on THE STRAIN.

As more humans were turned into vampires, Nora and Eph have been working on a bioweapon to fight back. In theory, it’s a simple idea: infect the vampires with a contagious virus which can kill off all the creatures. But to work out the kinks (the virus turning fatal too fast to infect other vampires, etc.), they’ve had to experiment on two recently turned creatures…an ethical grey area.

“Nora and myself are doing very questionable things…in the goal of creating this bioweapon,” Corey Stoll (Eph) pointed out to reporters on the show’s Toronto set. “But we’re definitely not following the Hippocratic Oath. You know, human experimentation and shit like that—it’s pretty ugly.”

Of course, the matter is very personal to Eph: his estranged wife/mother of his son has been turned. And as viewers saw in the last episode, Eph used his subject’s tie to The Master to convey a clear message: he would rather kill his son and himself versus be turned. But Stoll pointed out another emotion might be driving his character to work so hard put an end to the rise of the vampires.

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