The Americans recap: Dyatkovo

The punishment doesn’t always fit the crime. Sometimes it merely worsens the crime.

This is as close to a stand-alone episode as we’re likely to get this season, with Philip and Elizabeth dispatched to investigate whether a late-middle-aged woman from Boston is actually a Nazi collaborator hiding under a new identity.

We start with Henry getting a promise from his father that he will be allowed to leave for the private boarding school he wants to attend.

“I’m going to have to talk to your mother. But it’s fine by me,” Philip says.

Then Philip goes to see Tuan, his “other” son, and the two sit silently watching TV while Philip daydreams of his own father, pretending to be airplanes as they fly around their old apartment. Continue reading The Americans recap: Dyatkovo

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Last night Keri attended launch dinner party. “The Americans” actress shared that she loves shopping online, particularly at the end of the day. “So many of us shop this way now, online,” she said. “That’s, like, what I do late at night lying in bed when everyone’s asleep. There’s a half-hour of silence and I just sit there and look at beautiful things.”

– Events launch dinner party – May 11 2017

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The Americans recap: Darkroom

Quite a day to recap The Americans. Pity the TV series about Russian subterfuge that has to keep up with real life.

Anyway, time for a stiff drink.

Alexei Morozov offers Philip some home-brewed Soviet-grade moonshine, and they have a gripe session about married life. Alexei, whose wife Evgheniya (unbeknownst to him) is having an affair with one of her CIA students, has noticed a cooling off in their house after relentless fights over his decision to defect. “Now, no fights. She is quiet. Like dog somebody beat with stick.” His son is no better off. “Just sad, sad, very sad boy.”

Philip, Elizabeth, and their second son Tuan are helping make life miserable for Pasha Morozov because the KGB wants this family back, back in the U.S.S.R. The man the wife is having an affair with will soon be the CIA’s man in Moscow. They want the affair to continue. Good blackmail fodder.

Even Alexei is feeling a little homesick. He tells a story about his mother, a biology professor, who took him ice skating rather than rush home to make dinner. “Moscow was nice city with my mother.”

Elsewhere, Elizabeth meets with Tuan, who was last seen sneaking off to a mystery meeting in Pennsylvania, allegedly to check in on his brother. “I know I made a mistake. I’m sorry. I failed you. I failed my people,” he says. Continue reading The Americans recap: Darkroom

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An American Daughter Benefit Reading

Keri took center stage on May 8 for a benefit reading of Wendy Wasserstein’s An American Daughter. The one-night-only event takes place at the Tony Kiser Theatre, and proceeds will go to She Should Run, a non-profit, non-partisan organization with a mission to expand the pool of female elected leaders. Keri, Hugh Dancy and Jonathan groff were joined at the reading by Zoe Kazan, Victor Garber, Julie White, Max Jenkins, Quincy Tyler Bernstine, Erich Bergen, Raul Esparza and Christine Lahti who directs.

– Events An American Daughter Benefit Reading – May 8 2017

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