511 “Dyatkovo”: Take My Wife, Please!

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Season 5 episode 11 of The Americans, “Dyatkovo,” dropped an even bigger bombshell than last week! We break down what it means that Elizabeth is done, how this decision could play out, and our mixed feelings about the Natalie Granholm mission. Lydia Fomina drops a truth bomb on Oleg while Stan drops one on himself. Philip wonders if he’s a monster while Elizabeth denies that she is one. Will Claudia let them go? Would William have preferred a stamp? Will Mail Robot ever get any respect? Will we ever see Arkady again?!? These questions plus a discussion of American Gods, Better Call Saul, The Leftovers, and more on in our bonus TV Talk segment.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Slate’s TV Club Insider Podcast for “Dyatkovo”

Showrunners Podcast

The Guardian: “The day we discovered our parents were Russian spies”

Quartz: “The stranger-than-fiction story of the real Russian spies who inspired ‘The Americans'”

Vulture: “Why Sunday Night’s Episode of The Leftovers Was Inspired by Matt Zoller Seitz”

Wikipedia: “Antonina Makarova”

Youtube: “New Boy”

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