In “The Disappeared,” I criticized The Strain when it came to emotional moments. The show has excelled in badassery, but its character interactions can feel forced, particularly during supposedly tender moments. After “Loved Ones,” though, I retract that statement in part. The Strain went back to its early episode formula; that is, it showed a full transformation and the effects because of it, and for the most part, it worked really well. What didn’t work was everything else. But The Strain knows just how to insert enough of its entertainment worms into us that even when it’s not at its best, it still keeps us hooked. Part of “Loved Ones” was excellent, and part of it was ridiculous, but would it be The Strain if it were anything less? Hit the jump to find out who put me in charge.