Critic Consensus: "Clark's Place" heightens the tension of this season's arc with the first fallout from a shocking death -- further underscoring the reality that no character is safe.
as Philip Jennings
as Elizabeth Jennings
as Paige Jennings
as Henry Jennings
as Stan Beeman
as Sandra Beeman
as Martha Hanson
as Agent Frank Gaad
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Critic reviews for Clark's Place
I find myself focused more on relatively minor moments and leitmotifs. Foremost among them is the fallout from last week's execution of Nina... The bad news is passed from person to person like a virus every bit as virulent as Glanders.
The series creates momentum by relentlessly pushing characters forward via the daily rhythms of life itself - even in these extreme circumstances.
There's the aforementioned use of "Under Pressure" that shows even when The Americans takes a breather it can still be one of the most incredibly stylish and sensual shows on television.
All in all, a solid enough episode, which effectively ratcheted up the... well, pressure on all concerned, making that song selection a bit on the nose, but still apropos, nonetheless.
"Chloramphenicol" and "Clark's Place" function rather neatly as mirrors of each other, with Nina's death and Martha's potentially blown cover acting as ways to push the story to a new place.
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