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I'm on vacation this week, but I got to see tonight's "The Americans" in advance, and I have a few quick thoughts coming up just as soon as I dig up a buried weapons cache... Given when the series started, a Reagan assassination attempt episode was inevitable. What made "In Control" so impressive was the way it took an event where we know all the details — that Hinckley was trying to impress Jodie Foster, that Al Haig was speaking imprecisely, that both Reagan and James Brady would survive — and instead was able to put us in the mindset of »


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