Critic Consensus: Picking up the action immediately after the previous season's finale, "Glanders" uses the fallout from critical storylines to establish urgent momentum while furthering the main characters' journey -- and further unraveling their façade.
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Critic reviews for Glanders
In case, you were hoping things somehow got easier for dear ol' Phillip (Matthew Rhys) over the break, "Glanders" was here to overwhelm our family patriarch even more.
While the war may be cold, the emotional journey of the characters is anything but, which is very evident as The Americans Season 4 Episode 1 begins.
Though I wouldn't have minded a kicking '80s song beneath a boss montage, "Glanders" delivered a sure-footed return to the world of Cold War espionage.
'Glanders' may not pack the visceral punch you may find in other dramas that play ball with the audience frequently enough to jolt you with expected thrills, but it is a solid season opener worthy of what the fans expect.
Kicking off the fourth season moments after where the third season ended gave the show an unprecedented sense of urgency.
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