THE STRAIN: Corey Stoll and Mia Maestro on Nora and Eph's Scientific Journey - Give Me My Remote : Give Me My Remote

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

August 2, 2015 by  

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.

“It’s to stop the plague,” he said. “I mean, obviously, he has very personal feeling towards The Master and the strigoi conspiracy, and Palmer, but in the end he does feel that it’s his responsibility that he didn’t stop the plague before it happened. And that is his driving [force].”

For THE STRAIN star Mia Maestro (Nora), she’s relished getting to see her character focusing in on being proactive, in a field where she has experience.

“It’s a very exciting part of season 2; it’s their main aim for season 2 in a way,” Maestro said. “It’s what they know; it’s their territory, the biochemistry. As doctors, biochemists and workers for the CDC, that’s what they know best. It’s just…nice to see the characters putting all their energy into what they are supposed to be doing.”

But now that they think they have the right combination of the bioweapon, their science will be put to the test…

How successful will it be? THE STRAIN airs Sundays at 10 PM on FX.


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