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The Americans (FX)
Premieres: Wednesday, Jan. 28 at 10/9c

Where We Left Off: After helping Phillip and Elizabeth kill Larrick, Jared revealed in his final breaths that he had killed his family and was being recruited to the KBG by Kate. Claudia confirmed this to the Jennings — and that the Center is eyeing Paige as its next recruit. Elizabeth is all for it, but Phillip says nyet. Stan decided not to give up the Echo program, thus selling out Nina, who’s being brought home to stand trial for treason.
What’s Next: Season 3 will pick up shortly after the death of Leonid Brezhnev in 1982 with a major focus on the war in Afghanistan… and parenting. As Paige grows more suspicious, the Jennings will still be at odds over whether to tell her about their true identities, let alone allowing her to join the, uh, family business, resulting in Phillip blatantly disobeying orders. Nina is still alive, but back in Russia, which leaves Oleg lost and confused. Frank Langella will recur as Gabriel, who comes out of retirement to be the Jennings’ handler.