Critic Consensus: With "Munchkins," The Americans plays on overarching themes of trust and consequences with shocking twists, bleak humor, and a sudden, poignant farewell.
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Critic reviews for Munchkins
Every week, The Americans plunges its cold hands into my chest and squeezes my lungs a little tighter.
It solidified Season 4 as one for goodbyes. Three main characters - or at least recurring characters - have all left, two dead and one unlikely to be seen again.
As is no surprise by this point in the season, "Munchkins" was an effective look at how the information that ties us together can also strangle.
"Munchkins" works better than the table-setting in last week's episode by digging into what it means to split apart families and continuing to prove how ruthless this season has been in excising extra weight.
We got a firsthand look at how things can go well- and how they can go completely sideways at a moment's notice, no matter where one's loyalties lie.
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