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Dear Diary, Is This Season Of The Americans Ever Going To Get Started?

Paige gets her grubby mitts back on Pastor Groovyhair's diary and does not like what she reads, Tuan escalates hostilities toward Pasha, Philip has a weird surprise for his 'wife,' and it all feels like hiking through wet cement. 2017.05.09S05.E10

The Americans Find Out How Their Socialist Friend Has Been Socializing

Mrs. Morozov may not actually go to a pot luck, but she does get lucky. 2017.04.25S05.E08

The Americans Send Gabriel Home

But does Commie Grandpa effectively impart his wisdom before he goes? 2017.04.18S05.E07

The Americans Tries Shrinking Another Head

Elizabeth's new op has her looking into a psychiatrist -- which is kind of convenient, since she has some things she might want to talk about. (Obliquely.) 2017.04.11S05.E06

Tracking Down His Distant Dad Isn't Child's Play For Mischa On The Americans

As The Centre interferes with a much-desired meeting, Ben gives Elizabeth some bad news -- but it's over s'mores, so it could be worse. 2017.04.04S05.E05

The Americans Head For Kansas To Find Fake Love With The Lonelyhearts Of Agricorp

While her parents ply their trade(craft) in Topeka, Paige freelances with an op chez Groovyhair. 2017.03.28S05.E04

The Americans Go Hunting Bugs Sooner Than Expected

'SOONER.' (They go to Oklahoma.) 2017.03.21S05.E03

The Americans Face The Possibility That They've Been The Victims Of A Sick Burn

When William proves how right he was about certain disease samples getting in the wrong hands (literally), Elizabeth and Philip are forced to consider the nuclear option (not literally). 2016.06.08S04.E13

The Americans Spin Murder For Their Dumb Wiener Kid

When events force Elizabeth to admit to Paige that the downtown vagrant wasn't quite the first person she ever killed, Aderholt starts unraveling the mail robot mystery, and Oleg gets cold feet about both Tatiana and biological warfare. 2016.06.01S04.E12

The Americans Force Don To Face The Consequences Of 'His' 'Actions'

They also celebrate Pastor Groovyhair's safe return by bringing together disparate members of the community at a (fairly awkward) dinner party. За здоровье! 2016.05.25S04.E11

Will Someone Rid The Americans Of Their Troublesome Priest?

(Yes, he's a pastor, but that's not how the quotation goes.) When Pastor Groovyhair runs into trouble on his mission trip, Paige suspects her parents' bosses were involved...and so do her parents. 2016.05.18S04.E10

The Americans Makes Martha Face The Consequences Of Her Many Bad Calls

How long will Martha last on the lam with two Cold War powers in hot pursuit? 2016.04.27S04.E07

The Americans Tries To Solve Its Martha Problem

The term 'safe house' has never been more ironic! 2016.04.20S04.E06

Martha Learns Anew How Hard It Is To Have Any Relationship To The Americans

Philip and Elizabeth have to scramble to shore up all their relationships this week, and even Paige has to pitch in. 2016.04.13S04.E05

The Americans Puts A Quartet Under Quarantine

The Illegals deal with the after-effects of possible Glanders exposure. Across town, Paige tries not to lose her mind with terror and guilt. 2016.04.06S04.E04

Paige Wins The Super Bowl Of Treachery On The Americans

And you know what happens when you win the Super Bowl: you're going to Disney World! Specifically, the brand-new just-opened Epcot Center! Yep, that's the plan! 2016.03.30S04.E03

If You're Going To Get A Mom Guilt Trip, It Should At Least Bring You To Europe

As Elizabeth and Paige head off to see Nadezhda Sr. one last time, Philip...does not do great alone. 2015.04.22S03.E13

Beard And Loathing

The mujahideen arrive in D.C., and quickly end up putty in our illegals' hands. 2015.04.15S03.E12

Talk To Your Kids About...Like, Stuff, Or Whatever

Pastor Groovyhair encourages Paige to ask her parents what their deal is. GREAT IDEA, PADRE. 2015.04.01S03.E10

'Hello, You've Reached Unlucky Old Lady Inc.!'

The mail robot probably would have tried harder to avoid getting the crap kicked out of it by Gaad if it knew it would be sent to a facility where a sweet senior citizen would interrupt a couple of spies. 2015.03.25S03.E09

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