There are some season finales that require threads to be tied up, because there are clear arcs that need to be completed before moving forward. Others spend most of their time dealing with either the fallout from a climactic penultimate episode, and/or setting things up for the next season. Very few essentially act just as a regular episode that then introduces a lot of new items to be addressed next year; and often when they do, things feel unfinished. In the case of “The Master,” though, it was perfect.
The Strain‘s entire first season has felt like a prologue, setting up this strigori-ridden world, building up the mythology of the vampires, and assembling our band of heroes to help fight them. Because of that, “The Master” did exactly what it needed to do to make viewers want to return for the next chapter, without feeling like we wasted time on the first. Hit the jump if you are planning on eating Mexican tonight.