Oh The Americans. One of the most intense, nuanced, anxiety-inducing series to ever air on television is soon coming to an end. I can’t take it! Long before the Russians were infiltrating our elections, they were infiltrating our hearts thanks to Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, i.e. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys‘ beautiful and complicated portrayal of two deep undercover spies. While the show didn’t initially grab me (I’m not big into spycraft), the relationship between the two, and the honesty and realism of their family life (even among such extraordinary circumstances) kept me coming back. The show was at the height of its game in Seasons 3 and 4 — emotionally devastating and almost unbearably taught when it came to plot — and while Season 5 might have felt a little like it was treading water, the show has never lost its distinction as one of the best shows on TV.
Now, in Season 6, it’s time to say goodbye to the Jennings … in more ways than one? There are so many questions: will the duo survive the series? Will they remain together? Will Paige choose the life of the country she was born into, or the one her parents have taught her to love? And what about Henry??