Action? You want action? Elizabeth and Philip deliver the mayhem this week for sure! Plus: the triumphant return of the beloved FBI Mailbot! And we have our friend and special guest host Barb Rankin to boot! It’s The Americans Season 5 Episode 11 “Dyatkovo” which aired May 16, 2017. It was written by Joshua Brand and was directed by Steph Green.
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We actually lead the news this week with our interview featuring show creator Joe Weisberg and co-showrunner Joel Fields! Then there’s a nice chat in Seat42 that’s shining the spotlight on composer Nathan Barr!
We then tackle this popping episode! Philip and Henry talk, and maybe Henry can go to fancy school! Claudia (boo) tells Philip and Elizabeth they need to give the aleeged murderer Natalie Granholm some sweet justice. Oh and by the way the Soviets weaponized the Lassa virus. Variant V! Henry gets to visit the FBI, sees the vault, meets Dennis, and says hey to the FBI mailbot! Plus, Kentucky Fried Chicken! Stan and Dennis gather intel from Sofia. Oleg and Ruslan find an incriminating ledger in Fomina’s desk, and they confront her. She scoffs at them defiantly. Philip and Elizabeth tail Natalie, and they get the word to move in on her. They bust into her house. She denies being the monster they claim. Is she? No. Wait, yes? Yes! And husband John comes in just in time to hear her confession. They have a tender moment, Philip hesitates, and then bam bam! Elizabeth shoots and kills! As they ride away, Elizabeth says they should go home.
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