Pastor Tim



Critic Consensus: "Pastor Tim" turns up the tension for the Jennings family, and for the show's viewers as well.

Episode Info

Family tensions hit a boiling point as Paige shares a secret and Philip tries to get rid of a sensitive and dangerous package.


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 Pastor Tim

Paige comes clean in another foreboding episode of The Americans.

Mar 31, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

The dramatic chickenpox is part of what makes the post-season one seasons so fantastic and we can see the effects of it right from the jump in season four, episode two: "Pastor Tim."

May 19, 2016 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

When Nina gets caught trying to smuggle a message to Anton Baklanov's son- she tells Vasili something that applies pretty equally to all our major characters at this point: "I'm not who I was."

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

I'm finding myself more invested than ever in what's happening with this family.

Mar 31, 2016 | Rating: 4.25/5 | Full Review…

Who knew manual suffocation paired so well with wigs and "Tainted Love" by Soft Cell?

Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…

It's a delicate episode, proof that The Americans would never just kill someone off because it's convenient.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

[The] comic moments count as an unexpected development, especially as The Americans winnows the number of escape routes available to the Jennings family should Pastor Tim report Philip and Elizabeth to the authorities.

Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…

In this specific case, Elizabeth's dream functions as a canny, economical summation of her fears surrounding Paige and what she's done.

Mar 31, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Two episodes in and season four is playing some monumental head games.

Mar 31, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The pieces are in play for some big moves to happen next and for all the confidence the Jennings generally have, it is interesting to hear them announce they are in trouble.

Mar 31, 2016 | Full Review…