Critic Consensus: "Immersion" establishes subtle parallels through multiple narrative strands, patiently setting the stage for the inexorable eruption of long-simmering conflicts.
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
Critic reviews for Immersion
The relative silence of men like Stan and Dennis and Philip isn't about restraint, I don't think. It's about embarrassment over what they'd be forced to say if they spoke any louder.
"Immersion" struck me as purposeful in its aimlessness. Something's coming, and once we know what it is, a lot of this season will snap into place.
"Immersion" is another excellent episode of The Americans (most are) because it gives us the tiniest peak at all the various burdens and unspoken transformative experiences these characters carry around.
Something's been lacking for a lot of this year, and "Immersion" helped me recognize it.
It was also nice seeing Henry at home with his friends, his secrets protected by Stan and Paige's protected by her parents.
Last week's episode of The Americans is tough to top... This one has more tension than some previous episodes, but it returns to place-setting for action that may take place in the final episodes of the season.
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