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.

Apr 15, 2016 | Full Review…

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

Apr 15, 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 20, 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.

Apr 16, 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.

Apr 15, 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.

Apr 15, 2016 | Full Review…

While Philip and Elizabeth wait on orders about what to do with Martha, what to do with Pastor Tim, and what to do with years of built-up anxiety, it's poignant that "Clark's Place" ends with relief.

Jun 2, 2018 | Full Review…

"Clark's Place" isn't The Americans recoiling from the attack. It's the preparation for the pounce, the show's muscles tensing in preparation for action.

Apr 15, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

"Clark's Place," directed by Noah Emmerich, establishes the rifts in the show's key relationships through a series of skillful compositions, highlighting the spaces in between the characters at every turn.

Apr 15, 2016 | Full Review…

It's remarkable - and a testament to both the writing and the performance by Tony winner Ruthie Ann Miles - how quickly I've grown attached to Young-Hee, and how excited I get each time she pops up to hang out with "Patti."

Apr 15, 2016 | Full Review…