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.
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.)
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Thank you America!
You made The Americans the FX Network’s most watched series debut yet.
And 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.
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.
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