513 “The Soviet Division”: Your Cat Let Me in Your Penthouse

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Season 5 episode 13 of The Americans, “The Soviet Division,” wrapped up this season with another look at parents and children. Elizabeth levels with Tuan, Philip attempts to break things off with Kimmy, and somehow they both still think their real children will have no problem moving to Russia. We discuss the pacing of this season and the choice not to fully develop the secondary characters. Is Gennadi a Soviet agent? Is Olya the cutest child on the planet? What’s the status of Renee Watch ’84? Is this the worst thing Philip and Elizabeth have done to another family?

Stay tuned after the sign off for our TV Talk segment including a discussion of The Leftovers and American Gods.

 

Links mentioned in this episode:

Slate’s TV Club Insider Podcast for “The Soviet Division”

Deadline: “‘The Americans’ EPs on Tonight’s Finale, The Series’ “Resolution” & Why No Trump”

Uproxx: “‘The Americans’ Producers Explain Their Different Approach to Season Five”

Vox: “The Americans‘ showrunners explain their intimate, sometimes polarizing season 5″

Youtube: Keri Russell – Hollywood Walk of Fame – Live Stream

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