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For his role in the “The Americans” as a deep-cover Russian spy in 1982 D.C., Matthew Rhys was said by TVLine to give the single best performance on television last year. And in the recently-concluded second season, he was even better as "Phillip Jennings." -Break- Join the heated Emmy discussions going on right now in our red-hot message boards If Rhys reaps a Best Drama Actor bid, he should submit "Marital Eagle" to the Emmy judges. Alan Sepinwall of HitFix described his work in this episode as “a gut-wrenching tour de force performance” that was “phenomenal.” And he noted that Emmy voters would, “at a minimum have second thoughts about automatically voting for Matthew McConaughey or Bryan Cranston.” Having struggled throughout the season with the life that he has chosen, this ninth episode opens with one innocent civilian too many dying at his hands. The self-lo »

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