The Americans Season 1 Review “Trust Me”

Tonight’s episode of “The Americans,” aptly-titled “Trust Me,” was a bit of a transitional one, but a necessary one as well. In some ways, the show was in danger of backing itself into a corner, and it seemed like it was indeed headed in that direction for a large part of the proceedings tonight, though, in what is becoming typical “Americans” fashion, it deftly managed to avoid it through some clever storytelling and plotting. We started more or less where we left off, with Phil telling Liz about the suspected leak, likely in the Embassy. She’s shocked, but given the turn things took in the last episode, not entirely surprised. After all, how else to explain why things went so awry, necessitating the hit on their source, Dorwin? The FBI rightly assumed that his death occurring at the same time as Visili’s meeting was scheduled to take place was no coincidence, and that it was connected to his access to certain missile-related government blueprints. READ MORE...

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