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‘It Was So Obvious!!’
Herc Has Seen FX’s THE
AMERICANS Season Finale!!

I am – Hercules!!

The Americans 1.13 FAQ

What’s it called?
“The Colonel.”

Who’s responsible?
Teleplay is credited to Joel Fields & series mastermind Joe Weisberg;.

What says FX?
“When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan's investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth.”

Can we assume the titular colonel is the fellow Sanford Prince says he’s recruiting for the KGB?
We can.

How does it start?
With Beeman interrogating Sanford Prince.

The big news?
As that promo suggests, this feels a little –a little! -- like a finale we’d get on “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” or “Homeland.” We’re led to understand early on that this episode could change everything.

Does it change everything?
That would be telling.

What else is FX not telling us?
Beeman gets more use out of his pistol this week.

What’s doing with Martha and Clark?
The first time we see him this week viewers may well become concerned about how securely Philip’s wig is attached.

What’s good?
Granny Claudia. Peter Gabriel. “You’re the one they want.” “We all need a little spontaneity in our lives.” “Philip got us a rate.” “Knowing you have them, that makes me happy.” “Your nephew wants to speak to you.” “I was folding.” “The next think we say is, ‘It was so obvious.’” “Is that really what I asked you to say?”

How does it end, spoiler boy?
In a laundry room.

10 p.m. Wednesday. FX.

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