The Americans (S06E10) “Start”

The Americans aired it’s final episode Wednesday night. The finale of the series. I will miss this show dearly. The Americans was original, the script was sensational and this was one of the only shows where some of the scenes with no dialogue were the best scenes. The actors were talented enough that words were…

The Americans (S06E09) “Jennings, Elizabeth”

Elizabeth (Keri Russell) has had her fill and spends episode 9 showing just how much. She is following Gorbachev’s negotiator, in hopes of saving him from an attempt on his life.  After following him for some time, she spots a woman in a blonde wig approach him. She shoots the woman in the back, (she…

The Americans (S06E08) “The Summit”

The Jennings end the first scene on opposite sides once again. Philip(Matthew Rhys) comes clean about feeding information to Oleg (Costa Ronin), information on everything Elizabeth (Keri Russell) has been doing for the last two months. He doesn’t give Oleg’s name, just calls him “someone from home”. Elizabeth doesn’t want to hear any of the…

The Americans (S06E07) “Harvest”

This week The Americans gets closer to the end game (making me very nervous in the process). The episode opens with Philip (Matthew Rhys) having to lie again about why he needs to disappear because of a “job related emergency”. This time, however, Stan (Noah Emmerich) doesn’t look like he’s buying this explanation and looks…

The Americans (S06E06) “Rififi”

Episode 6 opens with Elizabeth (Keri Russell) coming home to a very angry Philip (Matthew Rhys). After finding out about  Elizabeth killing the defectors and leaving their bloody bodies for their young son to find, he is itching to have some words with her. She tries to explain that she has no idea the kid…

The Americans (S06E05) “The Great Patriotic War”

In episode six we finally see Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) relaxed with each other, talking and a little more than talking. The next day Elizabeth asks Philip for his help with Kimmy (Julia Garner), a young girl he has been working in order to get recordings from the office of her CIA…

The Americans (S06E04) “Mr. and Mrs. Teacup”

We hear the conversation between Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Oleg (Costa Ronin) From the meeting that ended last weeks episode. I wasn’t sure if Philip would actually give out the information he has gotten from Elizabeth (Keri Russell), but after hearing what Oleg had to say… he spilled. Oleg thinks that peace can be made…

The Americans (S06E03) “Urban Transport Planning”

Elizabeth (Keri Russell) washing some of the General off of her face and out of her hair is the opening scene for the third episode of The Americans. While she is busy washing away the dirty deed, Philip (Matthew Rhys) is talking to Paige (Holly Taylor) about the traumatic event she ran up on. He…

The Americans (S06E02) “Tchaikovsky”

This episode opens with a much less happy Philip (Matthew Rhys). Elizabeth (Keri Russell) walks downstairs without saying a word, to have a cigarette outside. Good thing cigarettes were a lot cheaper back then.  Stan (Noah Emmerich) is told that Oleg (Costa Ronin) is in Washington, but not as a part of the KGB. He…

The Americans (S06E01) “Dead Hand”

Season 6 starts in 1987 with a very busy Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and a very relaxed Philip (Matthew Rhys). It’s clear that the last 3 years have brought much change. The opening scene has no dialogue, just music (Crowded House’s ‘Don’t Dream It’s Over). Philip and Elizabeth are leading very separate lives at this point….