Critic Consensus: "Travel Agents" continues The Americans' inexorable, tension-filled creep toward one character's seemingly inevitable exit while further deepening the show's long emotional arcs.
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 Travel Agents
As illustrated in this passionate hour of television, the love we have for these characters is too strong to hope against hope for happiness.
Martha's at the center of the story, arguably the series' most exciting and excruciating one to date. And like she's done for several seasons now, the actor playing her is delivering one of the finest performances that prestige drama as ever seen.
Martha brought both the KGB and the Soviets to their knees as she took off for a walk in the park on The Americans Season 4 Episode 7. She was having anything but a good time, though.
This is some bleak stuff. Even as the episode is a master class in tension and suspense, it's telling a parallel story about marriage and infidelity.
Because the situation is so precarious, and because the adult characters are focusing on this and only this, there's an enormous level of tension throughout "Travel Agents."
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