The Americans

(59 Posts)
bootsycollins Sun 09-Jun-13 09:57:39

OMG! I'm loving the whole espionage KGB agents infiltrating America as citizens thing. Matthew Rhys PHWOAR! I just wish the episodes were longer, I'm soooooo addicted.

alpinemeadow Mon 15-Jul-13 10:00:27

Hooray, a fellow fan out there! I wonder if this is part of the 'arc' and we'll find out more - or just a fleeting glimpse of Philip's past life, never to be referred to again.

Practically speaking, it would have been very difficult for Irina to have joined the elite corps and done all that training before going to Canada, when she had a baby/toddler as a lone parent - the training seemed to take Philip and Elizabeth at least 4 years in Russia, and must have been pretty 24/7 to develop that level of language fluency (not to mention the less cerebral skills, like punching people). So logically, I think the son was just a photograph. But nothing is impossible...

buildingmycorestrength Mon 15-Jul-13 11:36:13

I think they could have done that whole thing better, tbh. More foreshadowing in previous episodes, referring to a previous love, something. Felt a bit dropped in. I don't reckon we'll hear about her for a while now.

BeckAndCall Tue 16-Jul-13 08:43:40

Hello fellow fans! My DD and I watched the last 5 episodes over the weekend - couldn't get round to them before but we have missed the first episode but think we're up to speed. We love it. Think it's brilliant.

On Irina though, clearly they've heard news of each other as when Elizabeth dropped Philip off at the station and they were tense with each other he said something like 'I haven't seen her for over 20 years' . But maybe she just came up in the mission details they'd obviously received?

I was a bit disappointed that the son was not 'real' ( which is how I saw it), but you're right, it could have been a test to see if he would stay with his cover story. But I do think Irina could have had a son and trained as an agent as the soviet state would most likely have taken him away and fostered him out anyway?

On another note, Elizabeth is a bit of a cold blooded killer isn't she?! Never seems to have a moment of doubt or compassion for the poor hapless strangers she takes out.....

buildingmycorestrength Tue 16-Jul-13 12:51:17

Yeah, Elizabeth is rock hard! She'll come a cropper with her 'feelings' though, the women on telly always do. grin.

Optimist1 Sun 28-Jul-13 16:25:56

Have just realised why Stan's boss looked so familiar - he's John Boy from the Waltons!

littleginger Mon 29-Jul-13 21:21:09

I think the secret son was part of a test as the old woman boss who was appointed recently told elizabeth that phil & irina slept together. How would she know unless irina reported back? Unless the room was bugged?

Also despite them holding phil & elizabeth hostage and finding them to be true to the motherland, old lady boss tells elizabeth that they still dont trust him.

I think they realise that phil wouldnt mind escaping the hassle of his spying life but know that while he and elizabeth are enamoured with each other he will stay onside. I think now that theyve managed to ruin this by telling elizabeth of his night with irina theyll be expecting him to defect.

SlatternismyMiddlename Tue 30-Jul-13 18:47:37

Am I too late to join? I had the episodes all on sky plus unwatched, I was going to just delete them when I thought I would give it a try - wow, love it!

buildingmycorestrength Mon 19-Aug-13 22:48:08

OK, phew, have caught up after hols. They don't look much like their artist's impressions, do they?

carriedaway Mon 19-Aug-13 22:53:39

Love it, cant wait for the last one if the series on Saturday but then will immediately miss it! Oh and Poor Martha and her parents this week!

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