502 “Pests”: CIA Gonna CIA

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  Teenage angst and grown-up paranoia are just a couple of themes in Season 5 episode 2 of The Americans, “Pests.” We discuss Paige’s behavior and continued training, Tuan’s worldview, and our newfound anxiety for Pasha’s future. Would the Americans really contaminate grain supplies? Are they that evil? Would Alexei be okay with┬áharming an innocent […]

Bonus Episode – Game of Thrones “The Winds of Winter”: It’s Not You, It’s Global Politics. (And Also You’re Really Boring)

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  Another bonus episode for you this week as we reflect on the Season 6 finale of Game of Thrones, “The Winds of Winter.” Spoiler alert: we loved it! We breakdown that fantastic opening scene and Cersei’s power grab before travelling to Winterfell to pledge our allegiance to The King in the North. Other topics […]

410 “Munchkins”: Gaad the Impaler

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  Trust and the breaches thereof abound in Season 4 episode 10 of The Americans, “Munchkins.” We discuss Alice’s proactive protective measures, Kimmy’s decision to confide in James, and how Philip contributed to Gaad’s fate. Other topics include: Pastor Tim’s map-less adventure, teenagers, heart-breaking Young Hee, Stan’s lack of social skills, and the good ship […]

408 “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears”: Oh, Suck it Up, Paige

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  Season 4 episode 8 of The Americans, “The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears,” ┬álaunching us seven months into the future and straight into an 80s sitcom. We analyze the big opening sequence, parallels to “Martial Eagle,” and the explosive arguments that fill the episode. Other topics include: Elizabeth’s actual […]