Critic Consensus: Tensions mount in "Dead Hand," an unusually fast-paced installment that barrels toward the show's seemingly inevitable endgame.
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Critic reviews for Dead Hand
"Dead Hand" hits the ground running and set up a harrowing last leg of the journey.
The Americans has created a believable, lived-in, logical universe for itself. Now that logical universe has led to a logical conclusion - a conclusion that any entertainment-seeking TV fan would love to see.
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]
The Americans has always been a tragedy in the making... It was a bargain those watching entered into willingly, though knowing that does little to take the edge off a premiere filled with a deep sense of unease and even sadness.
Though it may have three fewer episodes to play with here in its final season, The Americans doesn't feel rushed - even with the giant three-year jump.
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