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The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14



Episode 5 / Production #205 - "The Deal" (Airs March 26, 10:00 pm e/p) - Philip and Elizabeth are finally assigned a new handler as Philip works to clean up the mess of the last operation and Elizabeth, in disguise as Clark's sister Jennifer, does her best to smooth things over with Martha. As Stan searches for a missing scientist, Oleg and Arkady continue to argue over how best to handle the situation on their side, leaving Nina once again caught between the FBI and KGB. Written by Angelina Burnett; directed by Dan Attias.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

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Philip and Elizabeth are finally assigned a new handler
Yet another reason to hate "The Millers"
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

I'm finding this season extremely slow after a decent opening episode... granted I haven't seen the last two episodes. I really, really want to like this show but it's close to getting cut from my DVR season pass.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

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I'm finding this season extremely slow after a decent opening episode... granted I haven't seen the last two episodes. I really, really want to like this show but it's close to getting cut from my DVR season pass.
So, basically you hated the second episode, since you have only watched half the season.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

Well, 2nd and 3rd... and now half of the 4th
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

Yeah this ep. was a little slow, but last week's I thought was excellent. I love Elizabeth's righteous insistence her daughter not hide anything, and the new Russian guy cornering Stan was good too. I thought Stan might off him then & there.
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I liked this episode not as good as last weeks but it had some really good moments. Martha was very good. You really got to see her open up and be herself instead of always fighting, worrying or arguing. Phillip and the Israeli guy were very good although him wiping that guys ass. Hell no. Elizabeth broke it off with that Navy guy quicker than I thought although I get the feeling that Navy guy will resurface somewhere down the line
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

This whole season has been very "meh" for me. I don't know why. Maybe the premise has just lost its shine for me, since it feels mostly like last season did.
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Hmm so its not just me. Early reviews for this season were through the roof, and personally I don't see it. I still enjoy it, but I'm not wowed.
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I liked this episode. The character moments (Martha and Elizabeth bonding and Isreali guy talking with Philip) I found interesting. I'm beginning to like Oleg more simply because he is such a sneaky bastard. The only plotline I've found boring this year is the stuff involving Paige.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

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Phillip and the Israeli guy were very good although him wiping that guys ass. Hell no. Elizabeth broke it off with that Navy guy quicker than I thought
Compared to spending the day in bed with Martha, Philip might consider that chore preferable.

Thought Liz might give the Navy guy a treat just to even the score with Philip after Martha's description of his bedroom abilities.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

I've thought this season has been very good, though it's slowing the pace down and not building up the drama as quickly. I'm not sure I completely buy the arrangement with Martha, that woman is very dumb for believing everything Phillip tells her.

I think they are going to put Nina in a moral dilemma where she has to pick between Stan or the Russian guy. No one likes the new Russian guy, even his own superior. I doubt he survives this season.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

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I liked this episode. The character moments (Martha and Elizabeth bonding and Isreali guy talking with Philip) I found interesting. I'm beginning to like Oleg more simply because he is such a sneaky bastard. The only plotline I've found boring this year is the stuff involving Paige.
I agree with all that. The play Oleg made to leverage Stan's affection for Nina into a deal to ensure her "safety" was brilliant and something I didn't see coming. The Paige stuff has been so uninspired and boring, I've taken to calling her "Dana".
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

"Dana"

Agree with most here. This is a slower burn than last season, but still great episode.

I also thought that Stan was going to kill Oleg there. I guess the "I'm a diplomat" line works. The thing about Martha, is that we have to remember this is the 80's, there is no internet, no iPhones, etc. The cold war is still on. And it's not just Clark, she has met Clark's family, and now is bonding with Clark's sister. Yes, Martha still has doubts, but just natural women doubts.
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Re: The Americans - "The Deal" - 3/26/14

The "it's not you, it's me" talk from your kid? Wut?

I agree that this season has been more of a slow burn, but it's still really damn good.
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Having a teenager girl at home I can only say: Paige acting is perfect.

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