The Americans - Season 4, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

Clark's Place



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.

Episode Info

Philip faces a tough choice that will drastically impact him and Martha.


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 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.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

The series creates momentum by relentlessly pushing characters forward via the daily rhythms of life itself - even in these extreme circumstances.

April 14, 2016 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

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.

May 19, 2016 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

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.

April 15, 2016 | Full Review…

"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.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

What's great about this series, though, is how it depicts normal-looking citizens like Philip and Elizabeth actually fighting a hidden war and taking on all the physical and emotional trauma that comes with battle.

April 14, 2016 | Full Review…

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