The Americans 1.9 FAQ
What’s it called?
Teleplay is credited to the great Joshua Brand, creator of “St. Elsewhere” and “Northern Exposure.”
What says FX?
“Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the FBI are pushed to their limit when one of their own goes missing.”
Is it FBI secretary Martha who goes missing?
How does it start?
Phillip and Elizabeth give their kids some bad news.
The big news?
Not everybody survives this episode.
What else is FX not telling us?
Martha makes Clark an offer.
Beeman. “Shoot yourself into me!” “Is this real?” “Maybe you think you can run when I drop you at my master’s feet.”
What’s not so good?
It doesn’t make sense to me that deep-undercover Soviet spies Phllip and Elizabeth do what they do in the first scene.
How does it end, spoiler boy?
“I think I have a cold beer.”
10 p.m. Wednesday. FX.