I love the pilot, but this raises the stakes even further. No easy task.
An impossible mission made the tension unbearable, all while believably developing the relationship between our two Russian spies and their American children.
Noah Emmerich was awesome again - it can't be overstated how important his character is to this show. Without an American agent, it would be too difficult to side with Russian spies. Instead we get likable characters on both sides of the struggle. Pumped for more.
The second episode of The Americans really showcases why we love the edginess of FX dramas so much, and how even a predictable outcome, can still be preceded by an entertaining show.
I still think the acting is not quite up to par with some of television's elite dramas, but this series has me intrigued. This episode showed why this series has potential because it blurs the line between good and evil, and makes the protagonists put in those moral quandaries.