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The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15


Episode 4 / Production #304 - "Dimebag" (Airs February 18, 10:00 pm e/p) - Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth's friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious repercussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish. Written by Peter Ackerman; directed by Thomas Schlamme.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Knowing that Elizabeth has her own plans for Paige's being "reborn," amusing to watch her reaction to Paige's plans to be baptized.

Always fun to see misdirection applied in preview teasers. The previous ep.'s sneak peek hinted at Philip & Liz's plans for the CIA guy's daughter, and the "She set us up" line made it seem like their plan backfired. Instead, we see that it was a reference to Paige's announcements.

The question now is how far Phillip's conscience will allow him to go...especially knowing that the target is close to Paige's age. Don't know that Elizabeth would have second thoughts if the situation were reversed.
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Ya gotta love Stan's logic. He spent the majority of last season knee deep in Nina. Now that his wife has left him and is shacking up with another dude hes faithful.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Upstairs at Eric's
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Stan just can't win.

Phillip into creepy territory.

Loved the details about the MD/DC drinking age distinction. That was a big deal at the time.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Originally Posted by creekdipper View Post
The question now is how far Phillip's conscience will allow him to go...especially knowing that the target is close to Paige's age. Don't know that Elizabeth would have second thoughts if the situation were reversed.
Philip probably believes an old Russian proverb, loosely translated:

old enough to walk to the store, old enough to get meat.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Originally Posted by mphtrilogy View Post
Upstairs at Eric's
Didn't realize it was a 1982 album. Phillip's getting pretty hip.
Elizabeth : "I thought we were getting her a necklace for her birthday!" My wife does that same shit when I buy my kids a little present for fun.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Originally Posted by Decker View Post
Didn't realize it was a 1982 album. Phillip's getting pretty hip.
Yes, well, he had a little help. I enjoy the cultural references on this show and at least they are doing their homework.
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Originally Posted by Damfino View Post
Yes, well, he had a little help. I enjoy the cultural references on this show and at least they are doing their homework.
One of the great strengths of the show, the period accuracy. I just want to go to whatever school they did to learn how to seduce any one at any time.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

I have some ideas on where things may be going with Paige's character. It will be interesting to see how Philip handles that teen girl and how that affects Paige's eventual development into a spy. Since this is an ongoing series Paige almost has to "turn" at some point.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

I thought the music was bang on for many scenes, Stan searching the washroom and the 18 year old trying to get Philip to like her.
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Re: The Americans (S3E04) - "Dimebag" - 2/18/15

Great episode, really love this show.

One detail I missed about Elizabeth's sponsor from AA, why are they targeting her? I remember her saying she works on an assembly line, must be somewhere important?

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