As Season 3 came to a close on the titular "March 8, 1983," Phil lost the chance to explain himself to the one person in the world who supposedly knows him best.
While Season 3's penultimate episode did drag a bit, a few standout emotional scenes came along to kickstart our emotions like a motorcycle engine made of feelings.
The period drama's double-hitter of a Season 2 premiere, “Thoughts of a Free Man” and “Hard Boiled,” was a solid two-parter.
The Americans headed into the homestretch of Season 3 with an hour that felt like equal parts breather and tense advancement.
Between campus killings, heartbreaking discussions, and international bromances, this low-key hour examined the difficult ways in which a war manifests in the people fighting it.
Alright now we're cooking with gas!
Whether you're forming bonds with a noob cellmate, some lady you met in a self-help group, a 15-year old, or Jesus Christ himself, putting your trust and affection into someone is never easy.
Hold on real quick I have to turn down this Yaz album I've been bumping non-stop after this week's mega-awesome episode.
“Open House” was a good time, albeit a little more mellow than the first two episodes of the season, now that The Americans is settling into a groove.
Only two episodes in, Season 3 is shaping up quite nicely.
"EST Men" was mainly a set-up/catch-up hour, but it unfolded in the taut fashion The Americans has come to perfect, and that's kind of all it needed to do. Plus: That Kama Sutra scene!