I don't know about about you, but one of the midseason shows whose return I'm MOST excited for is FX's The Americans—it was my top show of 2013, after all—and Season 2 is finally almost here, with a premiere date of Wednesday, February 26. As such, I'm currently in the middle of a Season 1 re-watch (which I highly recommend doing, by the way), I simply cannot wait to welcome the Jennings back into my life. I think I've watched this "Bed" promo about a million times already:
Anyway, the Season 1 DVD set just hit shelves this week, and as a little Valentine's Day treat, I've got an exclusive clip from one of the special features to share with you. It's a snippet from a behind-the-scenes package called "Perfecting the Art of Espionage," and it's basically an explanation of the real-life initiative behind Clark and Martha's relationship, courtesy of series co-creators Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (the latter of whom actually spent four years working as an intelligence officer for the CIA).
And here are few more random tidbits I learned while screening the various other commentaries and special features on the DVD:
– The writers make a dedicated effort to include a "marriage story" in every episode. Of Philip and Elizabeth's ongoing relationship strife, they said: "When we decided to split them up in the middle of the season, one thing we didn't anticipate is that they'd stay broken up for so long, and it would take until the finale for them to come back together."
Guys, February 26 is less than two weeks away. I can't wait!
AIRED ON 5/21/2014
Season 2 : Episode 13