Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow



Critic Consensus: Welcome comic relief, plot developments leaving the central characters' future further in doubt, and an appearance by Margo Martindale make "Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow" an integral transitional episode.

Episode Info

Paige faces new burdens due to her family's secret and Philip and Elizabeth try to keep their cover without destroying their daughter.


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 Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow

My favorite moment of this week's The Americans was silent. Told that she's been found guilty, that the only question is whether she'll survive her punishment, triple-crossed triple-agent Nina is handed a letter written on her behalf by Anton Baklanov.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Paige truly is at the center of it all, even when no one party knows all of the consequences.

Apr 1, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

This was a decent enough episode, I suppose, if a bit uneventful, for the most part- at least until the end.

Apr 2, 2016 | Full Review…

William is my favorite new character to appear on this show in quite a while... William is so dryly funny, and in a way only an Americans character could be.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

Claudia! Always nice when Character Actress Margo Martindale can find time to revisit her old friends here.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

A show about Cold War secrets ruining a suburban family doesn't necessarily lend itself to tons of humor, but this week's episode of The Americans got in some welcome laughs.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

The obvious highlight of "Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow"...is Young-hee Seong, the first asset we get in The Americans who truly makes Elizabeth pause and think.

Jun 2, 2018 | Full Review…

The writers depict the slippage between idea and action that occurs when the chaos of life intrudes on one's design for living.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…

'Experimental Prototype City Of Tomorrow' finds the Jenningses and Gabriel attempting to close these twin Pandora's boxes, with little to guide them but gut instinct and the will to survive.

Apr 1, 2016 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

The new plot thread also allowed for the amusement of seeing Elizabeth as a Mary Kay recruit, a job her spy training suits her for.

Apr 1, 2016 | Full Review…