Holy Toledo y’all – The Americans was absolutely riveting up until the last shot! There is so much in this week’s episode that we split our show into two parts! Episode 42 presents the news and our episode breakdown and analysis, and Episode 43 will contain our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments.
With such a monumental show we asked our friend Kathleen aka Alternakat to join us! This is all about The Americans Season 4 Episode 4 “Chloramphenicol”, which aired April 6, 2016. It was written by Tracey Scott Wilson and directed by Stefan Schwartz.
With the death of a major character, there was an explosion of news. We start with Hitfix and Alan Sepinwall’s interview where the executive producers explain why they did THAT in this episode, followed by Vulture talking with Alison Wright on the tragedy of playing Martha, and then The New Yorker comparing Outlander and The Americans. Then we delve more into Nina’s fate with EW and another interview with the showrunners explaining what happened and we close with The NY Post and the scene that left Annet Mahendru in tears.
After all that it’s time to talk about the events that happened this week, including Gabriel and Elizabeth dealing with Glanders and its vaccine, Elizabeth’s surprising change of heart about Paige, Martha’s unusual dinner with Aderholt, Stan’s search for the truth about Martha, and the end of Nina’s story.
Don’t forget part two is coming soon!
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