The Americans: Season 4 (2016)



Critic Consensus: With its fourth season, The Americans continues to deliver top-tier spy drama while sending its characters in directions that threaten to destroy their freedoms - and their lives.


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Air date: Mar 16, 2016
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Season 4 of this period drama begins with Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) dealing with the fallout from the previous season as the FBI learns about Gene's suicide. Later: tensions rise in the Jennings house due to a secret involving Paige (Holly Taylor) and a a serious flaw in their mission tests the patriotism of Philip, Elizabeth, William, and Gabriel.


Matthew Rhys
as Philip Jennings
Keri Russell
as Elizabeth Jennings
Holly Taylor
as Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati
as Henry Jennings
Noah Emmerich
as Stan Beeman
Susan Misner
as Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright
as Martha Hanson
Richard Thomas
as Agent Frank Gaad
Lev Gorn
as Arkady
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Critic Reviews for The Americans Season 4

All Critics (48) | Top Critics (25)

Creator Joe Weisberg and executive producer-writer Joel Fields have guided the story well so far, but how much more incestuous can the relationships get?

Mar 16, 2016 | Full Review…

The greatness of The Americans comes in large part from its constant state of crisis.

Mar 16, 2016 | Full Review…
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Layered in ways we only see in our best television, The Americans transcends its espionage show genre to become something more relatable while never forgetting to also be a wildly entertaining story of spies and the people trying to catch them.

Mar 16, 2016 | Full Review…

The time for analysis and evaluation is over. It's time to act, and how this family moves forward remains the most intriguing mystery of all.

Mar 16, 2016 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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The Americans is one of TV's best drama series, if not the best, and it's also one of the most challenging. There are details to remember, nuances to catch and morality to ponder.

Mar 16, 2016 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

This is a television show at the very peak of its powers, confident and controlled. The cast and crew have done their part - your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is simply to tune in. You won't regret it.

Mar 16, 2016 | Full Review…
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Relying on interpersonal interactions and the relationships they've built over time has given the audience a reason to invest in every character on the show.

Oct 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

Most of the time it feels like I'm watching chess. The pieces are logically moving into place, in anticipation for those big moments in the plot and character development.

Aug 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The Americans has managed to create a universe presided over by a tension that goes more season after season. [Full Review in Spanish]

Jul 11, 2018 | Full Review…

The fourth and, by far, most compelling, understands that national-security concerns during the Cold War were determined to a large extent by the bogeymen that haunted nations in their sleep.

Apr 16, 2018 | Full Review…

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