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The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears
Critic Consensus: "The Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears" offers unexpected turns, a daring time leap, and ferocious family dynamics, all beautifully performed and written.
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 Magic of David Copperfield V: The Statue of Liberty Disappears
It got ugly on The Americans last night. Literally. Their marriage pushed to its limits by the circumstances surrounding Martha's departure, Philip and Elizabeth Jennings' masks of suburban/Soviet sexiness slip, revealing something fearsome and repellent.
The roller coaster ride that is literally every Americans episode was on a particularly severe course this week.
Matthew Rhys makes his The Americans directing debut here... and it's tempting to attribute the episode's tonal wizardry to his work behind the camera.
I thought the show did a great job in defying expectations while still delivering the goods dramatically, albeit in a more unexpected way.
The most harrowing scene came with Elizabeth's verbal assault of Paige.
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