The Americans recap: season one, episode 4
Spoiler Alert: This blog is for viewers watching The Americans at British and Australian broadcast pace. Do not read on if you haven't watched episode four – and please do not post spoilers if you've seen further in the series.
Vicky Frost is away – she'll be back next week.
In much the same way that calling The Hour "the British Mad Men" didn't do that show any favours, I think The Americans suffered under the weight of all the "new Homeland" expectations that were initially placed upon it. It isn't the new Homeland, but it is a tense, over-the-top thriller and it thrives on the guesswork we have to do each week. I think we have now reached point where