The Americans FX finale preview: “The Colonel”

The Americans: “The Colonel”
Wednesday, May 1
FX, 10pm ET

It’s been a bumpy ride in the debut season of The Americans, both with the chilling Cold War drama playing out onscreen, and a few technical glitches that have disrupted the viewing experience. Ratings-wise, however, the show has been a smash, having nabbed a record 5.11 million viewers in its January debut, making it FX’s most-watched premiere ever. Season 2 will be coming next year.

Until then, this Wednesday’s episode will be the last chance we have to catch up with our favorite undercover Russkie spies. In “The Colonel,” Philip (Philip Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) discover unexpected truths about their relationship when they are ordered to go through with a meeting that could be a setup, while Stan’s (Noah Emmerich) investigation gets him and the FBI even closer to learning their true identities.


Philip Rhys Keri Russell The Americans FX

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