The Americans: Season 6 (2018)

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The Americans' powerful final season pumps up the volume on an already intense show, concluding the complex series arc with epic familial conflict... and a high body count.

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User Ratings: 461

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Air date: Mar 28, 2018

Season 6 opener: In the autumn of 1987, a major arms-control summit looms, and Elizabeth is pushed to her limits as never before; and Philip has settled into running their expanded travel agency, until an unexpected visitor makes a disquieting request.

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Air date: Apr 4, 2018

While Elizabeth pursues an old source who could help with the upcoming summit, Philip deals with business at the travel agency.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2018

In the aftermath of a disastrous operation, Philip and Elizabeth clash about how to handle things with Paige. Meanwhile, Stan struggles to contain the growing risks of Sofia and Gennadi's fraying relationship.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2018

After picking up a distressing piece of intelligence, Elizabeth takes extreme measures to get close to a Soviet negotiator. Meanwhile, Philip shares some stunning news with Henry.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2018

As the summit fast approaches, Elizabeth enlists Philip's help for a mission that could yield game-changing intel.

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Air date: May 2, 2018

A sudden assignment pulls Elizabeth away from her family at a crucial moment. Meanwhile, at the FBI, a major development leads Aderholt to approach Stan about an urgent investigation.

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Air date: May 9, 2018

Philip and Elizabeth come together for a perilous operation unlike any they've ever had before. Meanwhile, Stan and Henry spend a little quality time together.

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Air date: May 16, 2018

With the arms-control summit under way, a shocking revelation Philip throws Elizabeth—and her work—into turmoil. Meanwhile, Stan follows a dangerous hunch.

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Air date: May 23, 2018

Elizabeth wrestles with competing loyalties, and Philip has an encounter that turns into much more than he had bargained for.

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Air date: May 30, 2018

In the series finale, the Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.

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It's 1987, and the Center in USSR is split into two factions: one for supporting Gorbachev and the other for overthrowing him. The Jennings are similarly divided, with Elizabeth (Keri Russell) actively taking cases from her KGB handler Claudia (Margo Martindale) to foil Gorbachev's summit with Reagan and Philip (Matthew Rhys) making attempts at living a normal life. Additionally, Elizabeth has begun training their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) as a Soviet agent. Things take a sudden turn when Elizabeth learns the truth about her missions from Claudia, and the Jennings are faced with a decision that can change their lives forever. The sixth season of "The Americans" also stars Brandon J. Dirden as FBI Agent Dennis Aderholt, Noah Emmerich as FBI Agent Stan Beeman, Costa Ronin as former KGB officer Oleg Burov, and Keidrich Sellati as Henry Jennings.

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Critic Reviews for The Americans Season 6

All Critics (35) | Top Critics (15)

This season really does resonate a lot with today... And it's wonderful ground, and the episodes are really interesting.

Nov 25, 2019 | Full Review…
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The Americans, like its protagonists, has been in disguise, a searching psychological drama dressed up as a kicky action play.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…
Top Critic

This terrific series promises to end with a triumphant bang - don't miss it.

Apr 13, 2018 | Full Review…

How The Americans resolves their fates will be key to whether this series is remembered as a superbly rendered morality tale or a distinct disappointment after setting its bar so high.

Mar 29, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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If you've fallen away from the series because you miss the process-y spy stuff, be advised that it's back with a vengeance, here in the home stretch. Yes, the show's about issues of trust and support, but it's still got a serious body count.

Mar 28, 2018 | Full Review…
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As always, excellent.

Mar 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
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I get why some critics call it one of the best shows of all time.

Oct 14, 2020 | Full Review…

The Americans will always be one of the greatest television shows ever but...[the] series finale was not one of its greatest moments.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

In The Americans, music is text: harmony is an illusion and as the Crowded House song goes, "there's a battle ahead" that threatens to "build a wall" between the Jennings. [Full Review in Spanish]

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

In this final season, the stakes are raised with a piling body count. Let's just say this is one show which finishes stronger than it started.

Dec 20, 2018 | Full Review…

This FX drama delivers an unforgettable ending in this final set of episodes.

Nov 24, 2018 | Rating: 4.0/4 | Full Review…

As fans themselves echo the chorus of "Don't Dream It's Over" as the show nears its finale, we should still feel lucky to have gotten six seasons of this truly special series.

Oct 23, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Americans: Season 6

  • Nov 21, 2020
    So sad to see this series end. This insight into Russian and American espionage has been a thrilling edge of my seat ride. Excellent story telling.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    I don't like the climax , the lady with such horrific deeds and without any emotion should not have been free. Even there is glorification of the character, when she is completely manipulative towards her husband and even daughter. The FBI agent letting the couple flee seems incongruous.
  • Oct 07, 2019
    One of the best, if not THE best, tv series I've seen in the last decade. This is a masterpiece. I've never known a series with a better use of great music than The Americans. The finale was something I never expected but just exactly what I wanted for the antiheroes. Gut-wrenching. Two weeks after watching the finale, I'm still emotionally devastated.
  • Sep 19, 2019
    Great show, although somewhat cheesy at times. But what an utterly brilliant last episode to the final series. A perfect way to end to an amazing show. Up there alongside the Sopranos & Breaking bad for TV greats.
  • Aug 14, 2019
    Absolutely astonishing! I'm going to miss is so much. I can't describe how deep a Hole there is inside of me now after i finished the last season.
  • Aug 02, 2019
    I found it very disappointing, very slow-moving & contrived, in an otherwise excellent series. In addition, Elizabeth is now smoking in almost every scene (and she doesn't even inhale!) This final season must have been financed by the tobacco industry, as it so often does with recent movies & series.
  • Aug 01, 2019
    The Americans, série absolument parfaite, une fin geniale, meme politiquement
  • Jun 25, 2019
    One of my favorite tv shows. Great group of actors.
  • Jun 14, 2019
    Style and shock prevail over substance for a conclusion anyone could have predicted four years ago. The resolution is devoid of true consequence for the lead characters, for whom we are somehow to have sympathy. With multiple plot threads left unanswered, the series leaves us with an unsatisfying ending that holds fast to its conviction that it doesn't matter who gets hurt as long as a person truly believes in what he or she is doing.
  • Mar 24, 2019
    One of the best shows of all time

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