This is probably the first time since the death of Nina that we were left completely speechless by an episode of The Americans! Things are really coming apart at the seams, in every sense in every relationship, from Gennadi and Sofia to Paige, Elizabeth and Philip. We got a surprising and bitter return of Tatiana confronting Oleg! And the turn in the Kimmy and Jim relationship was unbearable. Top that off with Philip making a stand and you have one of the most amazing episodes in six seasons! True horror and sadness are waiting for you in The Americans Season 6 Episode 5 “The Great Patriotic War” which aired April 25, 2018. It was written by Hilary Bettis and directed by Thomas Schlamme.
This is Episode 116 and contains our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments. Please check out Episode 115 to get the news and our episode breakdown and analysis.
We start out with political history in the person of esteemed Georgia Senator Sam Nunn, who being a defense wonk knows all about the importance of The Battle of Stalingrad to helping turn the tide against the Nazis. He also knows the horrific level of World War II casualties, particularly the millions killed in the Soviet Union. Thank goodness we can put that out of mind and crack open a cold one to catch the hockey match and see sexiest man alive Mark Harmon in a classic 1985 Coors commercial. In an adjacent room the kids can enjoy the entertaining
“March of the Wooden Soldiers” sequence from Babes in Toyland while we use our Texas Instruments pocket calculator to try to figure out how to save our travel agency! Then you guys unleash a torrent of terrific feedback!
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