The Americans

thumbs_51597-cfakepathkeri.png.660x0_q80_crop-scale_upscaleIt’s not often that a TV series finale ties up all the loose ends, even the ones that seemed like they were going nowhere, and leaves us with an even better plot for the next season.

Without giving anything away, I can say that this season there were four major plots: 1) the assignment “the Americans” Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys were given by Moscow Center (which involved the Iran-contra affair); 2) the mysterious murder of another family of Russian agents, all except the son; 3) the dynamic between Rhys and the woman he pretended to marry, who just happens to be a secretary at the FBI; 4) the affair between Noah Emmerich (an FBI agent who just happened to move in next door to the Americans) and Annet Mahendru, a mole or perhaps a double agent who just happens to work at the Russian Embassy; and 5) the gradual seduction of Russell and Rhys’ daughter by an evangelical church group.

All of these convoluted intersecting plot threads were resolved, except the last, the one I found most annoying and the one that will now form the basis for next season. That’s all I will say, but it is most certainly no longer annoying.


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