"The Americans" Ep 8

Submitted by LongLiveBo on May 16th, 2018 at 10:07 PM

Holy shit that first scene!

She's going to kill him. 



May 17th, 2018 at 10:23 AM ^

She didn't want to admit it to herself, but she really cared for that woman, and respected her for dealing with the pain (by refusing morphine so she could feel something) and continuing to paint. She loved it and believed in it (painting), (like Elizabeth's beliefs and loyalty) so she used the paint brush as a sign of respect. Like, this is how the lady would like to go. 

Autocracy Now

May 17th, 2018 at 5:47 AM ^

I think the show kind of lost its shine the past couple seasons, but I've been home with a new kid this week and got to watch all of this season to date. I think the show is back to its old self.

I don't want too give much away, but let's just say we are reaching the crescendo you knew this would eventually, and all the plot points are intersecting in a great way: twilight of the USSR with rival reformer and hardliner factions duking it out; pressure to choose between family and loyalty to country (but a country that's nothing like what the main characters remember); spies living next to an FBI counterintelligence officer eventually generate suspicions; the decades of murdering people and increasingly risky operations catching up with them, now with a second generation of spy in the mix. 

I Bleed Maize N Blue

May 17th, 2018 at 12:04 AM ^

I thought Philip's confession put him on Elizabeth's hit list. But that painting? drawing? seemed to have some effect on her, and she couldn't kill that nosy kid - thought for sure he was dead - or the Russian negotiator. And then she spilled the beans to Philip. Wow.

And FBI guy is following up on his hunch. Maybe smoking is really going to kill Elizabeth.


May 17th, 2018 at 7:55 AM ^

They hammered in the smoking thing like four times.  My wife keeps talking about how they used to catch spies because they smoked the wrong cigarettes.


May 17th, 2018 at 4:49 PM ^

 Elizabeth's belated awakening that maybe Philip has a point about asking questions to her superiors. It's definitely a game-changer for where the plot can go now, and looking ahead to a climax of a Philip vs. Elizabeth showdown doesn't seem so definite anymore.