Critic Consensus: An intense and satisfying episode, "The Rat" underscores the creators' penchant for uncomfortable, slow-burning, compelling storytelling as the seeds are sown for a key character's demise.
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 The Rat
The ball has started rolling, and there's no stopping it now. The rest of Season 4 is going to be one helluva ride.
The Americans is that special kind of good television where you know it's good-and I mean this sincerely-because it's nauseating to watch.
There's so much life left in The Americans. This is one of the better seasons with so much at stake. The emphasis on family has only made this series stronger.
Poor Martha indeed. The show may have been slow-playing the development of Alison Wright's character, but this season is certainly upping the ante considerably for her.
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