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WTA 13-Season 2 Episode 12 Operation Chronicle

In this week’s exciting Watching the Americans, we decode The Americans Season 2 Episode 12 “Operation Chronicle.” This sad and thrilling episode was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg and it was directed by Andrew Bernstein. The original air date was May 14, 2014.

In the news, we recap the latest ratings and once again dispute The Wire’s “Wig of the Week” selection. We mention two fun interviews, one with “Martha” aka Alison Wright in the Huffington Post and another on NPR with Matthew Rhys.

For the episode discussion, we follow the action as the ramifications from earlier this season are finally coming to a head.  We see the imminent danger ahead for Jared and Elizabeth’s attempt to protect him. Larrick closes in on his targets. Philip and Elizabeth turn to Fred to get crucial samples of the Stealth paint while playing on his ego. Stan and Sandra come to a fateful decision. Stan tries to help protect Nina and meanwhile, Oleg is doing the same thing. Arkady turns the tables on Stan and ups the ante regarding Nina’s future. And Martha makes a very surprising revelation regarding Clark.

In our history segment, we go to journey to space with Kirk, Khan and the crew from Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan and meet Jim Corrigan aka the Spectre. During tech of yesteryear we ride in the Chrysler K-Car.

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WTA 09-Season 2 Episode 8 New Car

In this week’s all-new Watching the Americans, we analyze The Americans Season 2 episode 8 entitled “New Car.” This episode was written by Peter Ackerman and directed by John Dahl. The original air date was April 16, 2014.

In the news, we discuss the exciting announcement of the renewal of The Americans for Season 3, discuss the latest ratings uptick and the surprise involvement of Oliver North with an upcoming episode.

In our episode discussion, we talk about Lucia’s inability to let go of her hatred for Larick and its consequences, Philip’s rash new purchase and Elizabeth’s reaction to it, and the difference in Philip and Elizabeth’s views about living in America.  Throughout the episode there are themes about what it is to be a “good person”, how the characters view “right” and “wrong”, and the balance between making decisions based on emotion or based on a greater cause. We also look at how the various KGB agents react after they learn that one of their operations may have resulted in the deaths of Soviet submariners, and end with Henry’s feelings about himself after being caught doing something wrong.

In our history segment, we rock with the Stray Cats, and go to Gorky Park, while during tech of yesterday we review the U.S. Stealth Technology program, pinball, and the ultra-cool third generation Camaro Z28.

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WTA 04-Season 2 Episode 3 The Walk In

In episode 4 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 3 entitled, “The Walk In.” “The Walk In” aired on March 12, 2014, was written by Stuart Zicherman, and was directed by Constantine Makris.

We give a brief recap of “The Walk In,” talk about Paige’s visit to Aunt Helen, Dameran’s troubles, Sandra’s encounter with Stan, and Nina typing in Cyrillic. We also talk about the technology of the skywheel, dark rooms, and the history of Erhard Seminars Training, and the battle of Khe Sanh.

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WTA 03-Season 2 Episode 2 Cardinal

In episode 3 of Watching the Americans we share our thoughts on The Americans season 2 episode 2 entitled, “Cardinal.” “Cardinal” aired on March 5, 2014, was written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg, and was directed by Daniel Sackheim.

We give a brief recap of “Cardinal”, talk about Oleg being a jerk, the KGB finding out that the FBI killed Vlad, and the events involving Emmet, Martha, Paige, and Fred. We also discuss the history of Nicaragua, Super Bowl XVI, the Contra war of the 1980’s, Bo Derek, and Ariel Sharon.

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WTA 01-Season 1 Review

Welcome to Watching the Americans!  In our first episode we take a look back at the first season of The Americans and give a brief recap of each episode.  We also discuss our favorite moments of the season, what we want to see in season 2, and why we love The Americans and started this podcast.

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