The Committee on Human Rights



Critic Consensus: "The Committee on Human Rights" kicks at the underpinnings of its central characters' convictions just as they're forced to say goodbye to an important ally.

Episode Info

As Paige becomes even more enmeshed in her parents' world, tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head, Philip and Elizabeth's honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.


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 The Committee on Human Rights

Faces here look raw, inseparable from the physical reality of the human beings beneath them.

Apr 21, 2017 | Full Review…

The Committee On Human Rights is an alternately frustrating and fascinating episode of The Americans, though many of the frustrating parts feel intentional.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…

It's here, as in the Beemans' foyer, that "The Committee on Human Rights" illustrates the series' unmannered power, its extraordinary force.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

Is there life after spying? That's not a question The Americans has taken seriously up until now.

Aug 29, 2017 | Full Review…

Poor Philip. His mind must be blown at this point ... At least Philip isn't the only one in the family questioning himself. Elizabeth is questioning her motivations, as well.

Apr 21, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The Americans articulates Philip and Elizabeth's own misery so beautifully that we need to remind ourselves that they're recruiting their daughter through insidious lies and half-truths.

Jun 2, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The cleverly titled "The Committee on Human Rights" is a contained episode where we must reconcile the fact that these parents ("the committee") will ruin their daughter's life ("human rights").

Jun 2, 2018 | Full Review…

When you live in lies, the truth can feel like a betrayal. The consequences of Gabriel's admission are going to reverberate for some time in Philip's hollow heart.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…

The lure and enduring power of the series is in watching people make impossible choices between the greater good as they understand it and the need to simply be a person.

Apr 20, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

If it was our last sight of Frank Langella as Gabriel, it was an agonizing reminder of how great he was in the role.

Apr 20, 2017 | Full Review…