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Bury the lead, please

SPOILER AHEAD — Do not read before viewing the March 22nd episode.

Okay, that’s done.

This season of The Americans has been grim, even by their standards. It has also been sadly sex-free due to its focus on Paige and our favorite spies’ campaign to recruit a Russian defector by befriending his son.

Sometimes it feels like an episode of Pretty Little Comrades.

So imagine my excitement at the halfway point when they gave us a glimpse of Martha shopping the sparse shelves of a grocery store in Russia!

And that was all of her — no other scene, mention or clue. 

Geez, guys, couldn’t you have ended the show with that scene? Everybody loves a cliffhanger. 

Modern girl

The Americans on FX doesn’t return until this fall, but I’ve been seeing Soviet spies Elizabeth and Phillip’s daughter Paige — played by Canadian actress Holly Taylor — in much more modern circumstances.

She’s sporting three piercings in her ear, and is constantly on her mobile phone.

I know it’s just a commercial, but all I can think is — modern Paige would be such a big help to her parents in the 1980’s spy game!

(That mobile phone alone would give them a huge advantage.)

Boris and Natasha

Thank you America!

You made The Americans the FX Network’s most watched series debut yet.

fx_americans_keyart_p_2012And now FX Network has decided to renew the freshman series for a second year! Season 2 will also have 13 episodes, an increase from this year’s 9-episode order.

K-G-Beautiful!

Now, I’m sure many of you made the decision to watch the spy drama all by yourselves.  But for those of you who decided to give it a look-see based on my recent post

You are truly great Americans.

If you’ve missed out, check out The Americans marathon starting tomorrow night at 10pm ET on FX Network — all five episodes shown to date, back-to-back-to-back.

Get your shoe phone ready.