“The Americans” gets entangled in psychological spy games
I want to pay “The Americans” a compliment, but to do so, I have to start with an insult. I was really aggravated and bored with the first half of last night’s episode —“Trust Me” — in which first Philip and then Elizabeth appeared to be captured by the FBI, who torture them, and Phil especially, in the hope they will confess their true identities. I was bored and aggravated because it just so obviously could not be the FBI that had captured them. That’s a plot point we’re not going to see for a few seasons, at least, because it will mean the show is pretty much over.