The Americans 1.7 FAQ
What’s it called?
“Duty and Honor.”
Teleplay is credited to Joshua Brand, who created two of the best television series of all time, NBC’s “St. Elsewhere” and CBS’ “Northern Exposure.”
What says FX?
“Philip and Elizabeth’s troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.”
An overseas mission?
New York. Look, the Twin Towers!
How does it start?
Elizabeth argues with her daughter about the purchase of additional leg warmers. This series is set in 1981.
The big news?
The big news is Philip gets some big news.
What else is FX not telling us?
FBI special agent Stan Beeman has a drink and contemplates unleashing his python.
The violence. The nudity. Philip listening to his quarry’s critiques. The ex-girlfriend’s eyes. Lady KGB generally, and her wig in particular. The size of Margo Martindale’s sunglasses. “Unless it’s boring.” “Do you have everything that you need?” “You can judge a cover by its cover.” “For us, everything is grey.” “Help me, please.” “I’m not your wicked stepmother.” “You’re so funny sometimes.” “A few.”
What’s not so good?
Beeman’s teen son needs to get a life; he’s a little too resentful of his dad’s work hours.
How does it end, spoiler boy?
“It has always been you.”
10 p.m. Wednesday. FX.