The Americans came back with a strong premiere that quickly raised the stakes. Death is no stranger to Philip and Elizabeth, but this time it may have struck a little too close for comfort.
Elizabeth has fully recovered from her wounds and the Jennings family seems to be whole again. Although, they may have the most naive children on the earth. I’m shocked that both Paige and Henry bought that their mom was away for several weeks taking care of their great-aunt without any contact.
Now that Elizabeth is back, she and Philip waste no time to continue their missions. They cut out of their sons’ birthday to go on a “date” which consists of a threesome with a government official. Yup, you heard me right. And no, it did not include Philip. Their mark was completely oblivious to the fact that he was being played by the two Russian spies, Elizabeth and Leanne Connors. Sex is quite the tool of the trade for these spies. Being Philip and Emmett Connors bust in as “airport security” the women give the official a rotating system of security codes. Mission success.
Paige may be naive about why her mother was gone, but she’s still suspicious about her parents profession. After checking the laundry room to confirm her theories and coming up naught, she walks into her parents bedroom. Um, wrong idea Paige! Learn to knock! I’ll let your minds imagine what she walked in on.
Philip’s first mission back shows us a side unlike what many of us expected. We’ve watched him kill before, but never an innocent person. The kitchen boy was in the wrong place at the wrong time and Philip couldn’t have him picking him out of a line-up. He doesn’t save room for mistakes, that’s for sure.
During Henry’s birthday weekend, the two spy couples meet up again at an amusement park. Philip and Elizabeth have to make difficult decisions and come to realize that their profession could put their children’s lives in jeopardy. This reality sets in when Philip and Elizabeth find the bodies of Emmett, Leanne and their daughter, Amelia Connors, lying in a pool of blood in a hotel room.
The bone-chilling situation affects Elizabeth and initiates her motherly side. Danger has come onto her doorstop and it does’t look like it’s going to stop. Could the Jenning’s be next? And who killed the Connors? What do you think? Tweet @brittanydebaltz and keep the conversation going.
The Americans Wednesday at 10PM on FX
Annet Mahendru To Guest Star on Grey’s Anatomy
A Russian spy will be snooping around Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital.
The Americans’ Annet Mahendru will be making an appearance on season 11 of Grey’s Anatomy!
Photo Credit: The Americans/ FX
The actress who plays KGB agent Nina on FX, revealed the news on Twitter. She gave no hint about character, but given that it’s a one-time role, it can be assumed she will play a patient, or a relative of a patient.
Maybe she got into some trouble on her way back to Moscow during a layover in Seattle. Thankfully, she has a good set of doctors on hand!
The Americans: “The Walk-In” Preview
The Americans: Cardinal (02 x 02)
Without a family, man, alone in the world, trembles with the cold. – Andre Maurois
The deaths of the Connors last week were no joke. Both Elizabeth and Philip have been shaken up by the loss of their friends. Elizabeth has been obsessively checking the locks and curtains of her house and has made her children her first priority. The couple has always discussed what would happen if they were stripped away from their children, but it never felt so real as it did last week.
After seeing a utility truck parked near where the Connors died, Elizabeth kicks into full mamma mode. She’s put her duties to her country aside and is striving to take better care of her children. I can see her protective side becoming a problem later on this season.
Her motherly side isn’t all bad though. This week we see Elizabeth coaching a nervous agent whose mission is to stay close to an aide. Seeing that the aide has OD’ed, Elizabeth gets to aid to throw up and offers some advice to the new agent. Be the girlfriend, not the party friend. Taking care of this young, inexperienced agent withease, it makes us wonder, will Elizabeth ever been this motherly with Paige?
On Philip’s end, Martha is absolutely no help with the hotel murders. She has no information and Philip is getting weary trying to find what happened to his friends. When Philip goes to visit Emmett’s asset, he ends up tied up on the floor. Fred may seem like an idiot, but he was smart with that electrified lockbox hidden in the floorboards.
Everyone in Residentura is worried over the motel murders. Oleg needs to quit being so needy to say the least. Arkady has to send word about Cardinal and the dead agents to Moscow, he’s not ignoring you Oleg. Dameran seems to be a good replacement for Oleg though, he doesn’t look like he takes any shit. I’m excited to learn more about himthrough this season.
Although this week wasn’t above and beyond in the action category, it gave a lot of information to build on the storyline. I like that Elizabeth and Philip are starting to be parents instead of full-time spies. What do you think? Should they continue to be more attentive parents or stay focused on Mother Russia? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!
The Americans Wednesday at 10PM on FX
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