Who is the rat in this episode? You are going to have to listen to us break it down, along with your help! We are breaking this into two episodes once again, and we will continue doing two eps for the rest of the season! This is Episode 47 and contains the news and our episode breakdown and analysis. To hear our history, tech of yesteryear, and feedback segments stay tuned for Episode 48. Of course, this week we are all about The Americans Season 4 Episode 6 “The Rat”, which aired April 20, 2016. It was written by Joshua Brand and directed by Kari Skogland.
There are some really cool news items this week, heavy on the Martha! We start with TV Guide revealing Alison Wright’s most memorable fan encounter, and it was with our friend Elena Georgieva! Next up is Uproxx with 20 questions for Alison Wright, and we wind up with a terrific piece in the LA Review of Books comparing the marriages of Showtime’s “Billions” and “The Americans”!
Then it’s time to pull out the Valium and relax (hah!) with Martha as the tension almost blows up our widescreen! We watch in disbelief as Philip takes Martha’s future into his own hands, all the while angering Gabriel and enraging and hurting Elizabeth! The rezidentura moves into action to assist. Stan and Dennis inform Gaad about their suspicions about Martha and do some sleuthing that doesn’t make them happy. At least Paige and Henry get a moment with Elizabeth! And that last scene between Gabriel and Martha has us screaming NOOOO!
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