506 “Crossbreed”: Silky Smooth and Sassy

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Season 5 episode 6 of The Americans, “Crossbreed,” continues the themes of fathers and sons, lies, and truth as Philip struggles to keep it together. We discuss Elizabeth’s emotional journey, Philip’s somehow still increasingly depressing childhood, and Oleg’s place in the larger narrative. Is Paige really still religious? Did Mischa exist solely to serve Gabriel’s storyline? How can we be expected to go on without Gabriel?! How?! These questions plus a lively debate on the merits of stuffed green peppers on this week’s episode of Directorate S.

Links mentioned in this episode:

Slate’s TV Club Insider Podcast for “Crossbreed”

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