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The Americans

Season 2 Episode 1

Comrades

36
Aired Wednesday 10:00 PM Feb 26, 2014 on FX
8.6
out of 10
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70 votes
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Elizabeth and Philip find they have not only put themselves and their network at risk, but also their family, when a routine mission goes awry.  Meanwhile, Nina starts to change her relationship with Stan and Paige becomes more suspicious of her parents.

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  • Deep Cover Deeper Poop

    8.5
    The Americans is anything but, two deep cover Soviet KGB agents posing as an American family with kids and a big problem. The problem is their cover is extremely tenuious as a . special agent moving across the street and a turned Soviet agent in the couple's garage. They have two choices: turn themselves in and take a big payday with protection or get rid of the agent they were suppose to return to Moscow.



    Things get sticky fast and the picture is quickly painted in The Americans. The deep cover couple makes a decision to stay under cover and they kill the turned agent. Dumping his body seems to, momentarily, solve their dilema. We, of course, know this isn't going to be so simple.



    So this is life around the beltline. It's changed since our Soviet spy couple arrived in 1965. They have assimulated, now with kids. But, in the eighties, with conservatives fearful of communism, spies, and new version of the cold war these are dangerous times. No, it doesn't help when your neighbor is on the federal task force for espionage. This show has "leg"s and where it goes from here could be good, even great. We shall see, a promising start fraught with land mines. Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings, the couple from hell, or a couple living in hell?moreless
  • Some changes....

    10
    pace of this show has accelerated IMO. New quirks & twists in episode 1.
  • Comrades

    6.5
    Solid. That describes The Americans' first season and it describes this episode. The moment they entered the hotel room and saw the carnage was shocking, but that was offset by a really dry and slow-moving story throughout the episode. I don't want to see a long arc with Paige slowly figuring out what her parents are doing. Homeland already went down that road, and this show would benefit from not copying anything else from that already comparable series.



    Enjoyed it, but hopefully everything becomes so much better.moreless
Jeremy Davidson

Jeremy Davidson

Emmett Connors

Guest Star

Natalie Gold

Natalie Gold

Leanne Connors

Guest Star

Tim Hopper

Tim Hopper

Sanford Prince

Guest Star

Richard Thomas

Richard Thomas

Agent Frank Gaad

Recurring Role

Lev Gorn

Lev Gorn

Arkady

Recurring Role

John Carroll Lynch

John Carroll Lynch

Fred

Recurring Role

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