The Americans - Season 5, Episode 6 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Crossbreed" quietly heightens the stakes in The Americans' fifth season while opening the door to a beloved character's departure -- and an unexpected meeting.

Episode Info

Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip's past. Elsehwere: Stan and Aderholt draw a fly into their web while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.


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 Crossbreed

Throughout the whole episode, actor Matthew Rhys looks like he'd just gotten awful news seconds before the cameras started rolling, and his face is shot up against the edge of the frame as if he's trapped. Yeah, I'd be worried too.

April 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Rarely has a show more artfully married its camera quirks to an episode's themes, and as those themes change, so do the ways the camera echoes them.

August 28, 2017 | Full Review…

An excellent episode of TV and and episode show.

April 12, 2017 | Rating: 3.5/5 | Full Review…

The job is forcing everyone to take a long, hard look at who they are and how they got here, and it's hard to like what anyone's seeing.

April 12, 2017 | Full Review…

"Crossbreed" was a welcome relief. It's a pretty sedate hour, all things considered, but it's intimate and revealing in a way I've been waiting for all season.

April 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Crossbreed is the type of Americans episode that makes you want to grab an Emmy voter by the lapels and scream, "What do these people have to do to win a trophy?"

April 12, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
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