The Americans - Season 6, Episode 2 - Rotten Tomatoes




Critic Consensus: "Tchaikovsky" slows the momentum of its predecessor while threatening to push the conflict between family, career, and personal conviction to a breaking point in the lives of The Americans' core characters.

Episode Info

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


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
Lev Gorn
as Arkady

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Critic reviews for Tchaikovsky

"Tchaikovsky" is a move-the-needle episode with a number of strong moments that pop among the many minor moments.

April 5, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Director Rhys conveys the imbalance of knowledge and power in this scene with a shot of mother and daughter on a hill, the former above the latter.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…

After the opening during the premiere and the music, especially, I expect there is a chance the Jennings' marriage will survive, so I'm holding out hope that the tiny cracks in Elizabeth that are near-impossible to comprehend are good signs.

April 5, 2018 | Rating: 4.1/5 | Full Review…

I find it rather interesting that at this point in the season, the "character" I'm most worried about is their marriage.

April 5, 2018 | Full Review…

There are some things in life you can't unsee, things that burn themselves into your brain and haunt you for the rest of your life. I've got to imagine "your mom's panicked face covered in a man's brains" is one of those things.

April 5, 2018 | Full Review…

[Elizabeth is] doing it all without Philip now, she has Paige-a real agent-to consider, and everything is clearly taking its toll.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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