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Hey Paige, that thing we told you about not hurting people? Well, about that…Were you not floored this week, again? We sure were, what with that big dinner at the Jennings house to Patty’s “demise” and poor Don and Young Hee. Plus, Alice and Pastor Tim! What a showing by The Americans in Season 4 Episode 11 “Dinner for Seven” that aired May 25, 2016. It was written by Joshua Brand and directed by Nicole Kassell.
This is Episode 58 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and analysis. To hear our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments stay tuned for Episode 58.
Vremya or Pravda, we have all the exciting news this week! We have all heard the wonderful news about FX giving the go-ahead for 2 final seasons, and we saw it in Deadline’s ‘The Americans’ To End Run With Two-Season Final Renewal By FX, EPs Ink Deals, followed by The New York Times happy that ‘The Americans’ Finished? Thank You for Killing My Favorite Show, and we close with Vox revealing that the showrunners believe “we’re creating a world that feels true”.
Then we talk the episode up! The repercussions from last week are coming to bear. Pastor Tim apologizes to Philip and Elizabeth for Alice’s behavior during her visit while he was missing. There is later a humorous and awkward dinner at the Jennings with Pastor Tim & Alice and dinner crasher Stan. Elizabeth as Patty visits Don and tells him she is pregnant, and he insists that she have an abortion and offers to pay for it. She leaves while saying she will deal with it. Philip, Gabriel and the Librarian visit Don at work and tell him Patty has committed suicide and demand that he pay the costs for taking her body to California and for the funeral. Don and Philip go to the bank while Gabriel and the Librarian rifle Don’s office looking unsuccessfully for the codes to Level 4. Stan reveals to Philip that Gaad has been killed and that he believes the KGB did it. Stan later meets Oleg and tells him this will be their last meeting. Dennis makes a connection between the FBI Mailbot, a murder, and Gaad. Elizabeth visits Pastor Tim multiple times, at first working him and then later seeming to seek solace. As Elizabeth and Paige leave the church, they are approached by two thugs, one of whom tries to grab Paige. Bad move. Elizabeth dispatches him and kills the other after he tries using a switchblade on her. She and Paige leave in a hurry.
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