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Philip and Elizabeth are thrown off balance when things with Tuan take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Henry makes a startling proposition and Stan has a disturbing encounter with Frank Gaad's widow.


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 IHOP

The level of confidence for a show like this to have such an intense focus on skillfully handled conversations makes me so excited for what's to come.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

"IHOP" probably isn't going to quiet this season's skeptics, but I thought it was the strongest episode of The Americans in a while, maybe of the whole season.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

Digging deep inside after watching The Americans Season 5 Episode 9, I've now come to the conclusion that the lesson to be learned here is that the country makes the man (and woman).

May 3, 2017 | Rating: 3.2/5 | Full Review…

Not everything goes awry for "IHOP," however, and just by its merits as being an episode of The Americans, it's quite good.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

We are gifted with another crushing Martha scene that, on its own, would probably propel "IHOP" to one of The Americans' greatest outputs.

Jun 1, 2018 | Full Review…

Things got off to a good start in the opening credits: And Frank Langella. That wasn't even the best news: It was Frank Langella and Alison Wright, Gabriel and Martha, reunited for a doleful scene in her Moscow apartment.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…

It seems possible that we'll never see Martha again on The Americans, and if that's the case, her scene in IHOP could not have been a more fitting sendoff.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

"IHOP" sets up a veritable International House Of Returning Characters, with Kimmy Breland and Linh Gaad joining Martha and Gabriel as reminders that The Americans never forgets.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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In one episode, the Jenningses are set to lose both their sons.

May 3, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Family is something to fret over, to threaten people with, or not to have at all. Of all the characters, t's a wonder to watch actor Costa Ronin put the weary young agent through this change.

May 3, 2017 | Full Review…