Urban Transport Planning
The Americans Season 6



Critic Ratings: 13
Critics Consensus

"Urban Transport Planning" is a fine-tuned, character-driven episode that showcases a dramatic mini-reunion with heartbreaking nuance.

Episode Info

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.


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 Urban Transport Planning

This is a finely crafted piece of drama, and the devil's in the details. What's coming may hurt, but this bunch has more than earned the pain.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Stan was involved in the best moment of the episode, his long-awaited reunion with Oleg at the Potomac Inn, a delicate scene finely played by Noah Emmerich and Costa Ronin.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's the type of Americans episode where the theme is particularly pronounced, but it generates so much good stuff between the characters that I hardly mind.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
Top Critic

The juxtaposition between Elizabeth's operations with Philip's problems are stark. He is supposedly living the American Dream-but with all the challenges of capitalism that come with it and none of the romanticized comforts.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

It's hard to imagine any kind of good ending for the marriage after this.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

Bless you, Americans, for giving Keri Russell one hell of a showcase in this final season to remind everyone just how good she is.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…

It's so grim that it makes a disguised Philip approaching Oleg to work against his own wife seem like a happy ending. And that's probably as close to one as we're going to get.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The Americans does something else with death that few other "prestige" shows have ever done though. On this show, the dead stay dead.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Elizabeth and Philip manage to make developments on their own, even interweaving in interesting ways, but episode three shows there is only so much you can build up toward something before the drama suffers.

Apr 16, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

Things aren't the same as they used to be, that's for sure.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

It's fitting that the sharpest contrast in the Jennings' marriage is as much temperamental as it is ideological, plumbing places where "idealism" and "pragmatism" aren't the operable terms.

Apr 12, 2018 | Rating: 8.2/10 | Full Review…

I just want Stan and Oleg to be friends. Maybe go on a road trip. Just two buds on a cross-country road trip together, seeing the sights and bonding. I really don't think I'm asking too much here.

Apr 12, 2018 | Full Review…