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There's a promo for "The Walk In" up over here at youtube and there's also a scene from the episode both at the show's Facebook page and embedded over here (the second video).

The episode description for season two, episode six has been released.

Noah Emmerich did an interview about the show on The Couch (video, 6.5 minutes).

Matthew Rhys did an interview about the show with The Huffington Post live (video, 1.5 minutes) and a print interview for Two Cents TV.

All-new spoilers are out! The best come from YahooTV, where some of the cast and creatives did a two truths and a lie sort of thing. Just deliciously done. And there are more, too, from TVLine's Ask Ausiello column and from Natalie Abrams at TV Guide.

The Pacific Standard Magazine has a piece out that's asking Why Isn't The Americans More Popular?

ComplexMag is also touting "How The Americans Keeps Analog Cold War Spy Drama Riveting in the Digital Age."

Metacritic is a site that quantifies and summarizes all critic reviews of a show or movie, and gives it a number ranging from zero (worst) to 100 (best). In the first season, The Americans had a 77, while in the second season, it has an 88.

It is now confirmed that the second season of The Americans will begin Saturday the 15th of March at 9:20pm on the UK's ITV.

The episode recaps from "Cardinal" (season two, episode two) are rolling in and being posted over at the episode discussion post.

And look, it's a rare bird these days: a bad review of the latest season! Poor Dave Delisle from Untiedmag, all alone in his dissenting opinion. *g*

And last but not least, I know I'm not the only one in the comm who reads French, so I'll link to this interview with music supervisor PJ Bloom from the French source DailyMars.

Date: 2014-03-06 01:31 pm (UTC)
shapinglight: (The Americans - Elizabeth)
From: [personal profile] shapinglight
I'm still way behind (as in I haven't managed to watch even ep 1 yet). Hoping to join in the discussion soon.

Date: 2014-03-06 10:16 pm (UTC)
shapinglight: (The Americans - Elizabeth)
From: [personal profile] shapinglight
Yes, I have, thanks. I just haven't found the time to watch them yet.

Date: 2014-03-06 01:36 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] treonb
I know this is the wrong place to complain, but why, oh why, did FX stop posting to "The Americans" YouTube channel? I can't subscribe to a playlist.

Date: 2014-03-06 01:39 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] treonb
No, I mean they've stopped posting to the show-dedicated channel and started posting to a playlist on the FX general channel.

I'm subscribed to the show channel, but I don't want to subscribe to the general channel.

ETA: And that fact that they're not posting on YouTube at all is also a problem. I don't want to sign up anywhere else to get the clips.
Edited Date: 2014-03-06 01:40 pm (UTC)

Date: 2014-03-06 05:14 pm (UTC)
apolla_savre: (Default)
From: [personal profile] apolla_savre
So...goodbye, Martha? Not a single option sounds good for Philip.

Is Nina going to develop a crush on Oleg?

Date: 2014-03-07 12:01 am (UTC)
wendelah1: Philip and Elizabeth Jennings sitting on the bed of their hotel room in 1965, their backs to one another. (The Americans-beginnings)
From: [personal profile] wendelah1
He's not alone in hating the show. My husband refused to watch anything past the pilot. He can't stand any of the characters and doesn't understand how anyone could relate to them. "They do bad things to innocent people! Their entire life is a lie!"

Yep. Can't argue with that.

I have convinced another person to give the show a try but after talking with her last weekend about another fandom we share, I think she's going to have a problem with the consent issues.

This show is not for everyone.

Date: 2014-03-07 01:33 am (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Martha follows "Clark" to his house.
She gets a gun.
She quits her job.

So here are Martha's. I'm actually quite excited about these. "Gets a gun" is probably factual based on last night's episode. Either one of "quits her job" or "follows "Clark" to his house" are AWESOME in the way they would push the storyline forward. The second would spell her immediate death, most likely. The first would pretty much spell Philip getting out of that marriage unless they can convince her to get it back (which seems likely). She's of no use to them if not working at the FBI.

Date: 2014-03-07 03:08 am (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Thinking about it more, my guess is it almost has to be the "quits her job" one. For her to follow "Clark" home requires not only Martha to take the initiative but also for Philip to be completely out of it to the point he doesn't notice the tail. This isn't some professional operative--it's Martha.

Date: 2014-03-07 03:12 am (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Oooo... good point. That would actually be great for the way it would freak Philip and Elizabeth out and yet without Martha getting anything. And then "Clark" would have to find a way to convince her not to do it again without letting on that he knows.

Date: 2014-03-07 04:25 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] georgley
I wonder if Martha even knows where Clark lives? It must seem strange to her that he always comes to her place and she never stays at his!

Date: 2014-03-07 10:54 pm (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Hmm... that's a point I hadn't considered, but you might be right. I guess Philip would then just bring over fake clothes that always stay there and happen not to have any furniture or personal items. I wonder though if that might get them to a scary place in terms of having to fake a bunch of stuff. Like everyone has personal papers and old tax returns and just... junk. Pictures of relatives. "Clark" can't have any of that stuff and leave it around because he must realize Martha when he's not there might get curious and start sniffing through it.

Although Martha did say in the finale something like, "I know you won't be here every night, but you'll be here a LOT." Maybe she just thinks he's traveling?

Date: 2014-03-07 11:38 pm (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
But then (and I'm not trying to be argumentative--just trying to feel out how to solve the questions firing in my brain that immediately go to "then how would they...") how would that work when "Clark" files taxes and the address for his residence is Martha's? Wouldn't his (and her) security clearance be flagged when it's up for renewal over this?

I also think Martha would have a problem with it... I'm just trying to work out whether it's easier for "Clark" to say he has to keep this other apartment and tell her he doesn't really ever use it, just comes over to her house whenever he's not busy traveling (I think your job theory works), but that he's been too busy to move a bunch of junk over, and just keeps a few changes of clothes there.

And come to think of it, isn't "Clark" leaving fingerprints all over the place? Or does he wipe things down and be careful what he touches? Or does he just plan to wipe the place down if/when he kills Martha? I would wonder if Philip has ever been fingerprinted so maybe there's nothing to match it against, but the way he was so careful about it in the Connors' hotel room and with the screwdriver in this episode immediately made it pop in my head.

Date: 2014-03-07 11:54 pm (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Oh sure, but like since Martha doesn't realize "Clark" isn't real, wouldn't that be a plausible reason to give her why he has to keep another residence? It just seems risky to me to bring a whole bunch of stuff over that can only raise more questions. With Paige they kind of can't avoid it, but if they could with Martha, wouldn't that make it easier?

I want to say married people can file either married or separately, but I still wonder if (were "Clark" real) the addresses matching wouldn't cause the government to catch on to their inappropriate relationship that turned into a marriage. Like there's no real danger of it (which Philip knows since "Clark" isn't real) but since Martha thinks he's a real guy, wouldn't that get them in as much trouble as her taking his name, which he said she couldn't do?

Hmm... I had never thought about the break-up angle, but you're right, that would be easiest. Actually, that would be kind of interesting to watch. As hard as Philip had to work to get Martha on the hook, extricating himself would be just as hard--if not doubly so.

Date: 2014-03-07 10:25 pm (UTC)
katiac: (Default)
From: [personal profile] katiac
Yes, I would think that does seem strange. "Clark" has probably said something about how much nicer her place is, but I would have to wonder how many nights Martha would sit alone at home before starting to wonder where "Clark" is when he isn't with her. Phone calls and excuses are great... but at some point she's got to start getting curious.

Date: 2014-03-09 12:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] alisonx

So does this mean the flashbacks this season will involve Elizabeth/Philip speaking Russian? In other words, the flashbacks are of them before they were in the illegals program or before they were conditioned to only speak english? Has this already been confirmed by Joe/Joel?

The only thing I recall Elizabeth saying in Russian was 'come home' and Philip had a few more lines in 1x07?
Edited Date: 2014-03-09 12:27 pm (UTC)


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