"The Colonel" was a solid season finale that expertly represented a show both similar to and far different from the one introduced in the pilot.
The Americans has maintained a steady sense of purpose all season long, and this penultimate episode hinted that an assured finish just around the corner.
As if there weren’t already enough beautifully shot TV series about difficult subject matter featuring capable actors, along comes Rectify, the Sundance Channel’s first wholly owned scripted series.
We're coming to a close pretty soon here on The Americans, and with two more likely very intense episodes after this one, it makes sense that "Covert War" played things fairly low-key. Or at least it felt that way coming…
This week, a shocking event added a major layer to the already complex KGB parallel, blurring the fuzzy lines that determine who The Americans is really about.
This literally explosive eighth installment (because bombs) saw the KGB tasking the Jennings with neutralizing its own hard-to-find hired killer, and Phillip attempting to apologize his way out of the doghouse with his wife.
"Duty and Honor" fleshed out Phillip's romantic history (and plain "history," for that matter) at a precarious time in the Jennings' relationship.