Before The Americans' finale, Jimmy Kimmel stumps Keri Russell playing "Did I Murder You?"

While Elizabeth and Philip Jennings (a.k.a. Nadezhda and Mischa) have exhibited mounting individual dissatisfaction with their roles as deep cover Soviet spies on The Americans, fans of the enduringly stellar series aren’t so eager to let the Cold War drama go. On Wednesday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Keri Russell admitted…

At least The Americans' beloved Mail Robot might survive in real life

There are no guarantees that any of the doomed souls who populate FX’s six-season espionage drama The Americans—which airs its series finale next week—are going to get out of the spy game alive. But at least one of the show’s most beloved “characters” might get some kind of post-series happy ending, with Vanity Fair reporting

Between two conversations, The Americans do battle and seek absolution

“The Summit” is driven by moments of incredible tension, but somewhat uniquely for The Americans, those moments center on things that don’t happen. Philip can’t reach Henry, he can’t enter Stavos’s home, he can’t make himself feel better. Elizabeth doesn’t get a listening device in Glenn’s briefcase, she doesn’t stop…

An Americans “Harvest” goes wrong in all the right ways

By traditional metrics, tonight’s episode of The Americans extends the series’ recent hot streak. But scored by a count of goosebumps, tensed muscles, and involuntary retches, “Harvest” is the absolute top of the season-six heap. It may form the second half of an unofficial two-parter with last week’s “Rififi,” but…

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On The Americans, you can’t go your own way

Elizabeth and Philip Jennings are failing. It’s a reality often acknowledged by The Americans: Not every objective in the Jennings’ spy games is achieved, not every mission is successful. But those defeats feel particularly pointed in “Mr. And Mrs. Teacup,” because it’s not just that the characters are failing—they’re…