The Americans - Season 6, Episode 3 - Rotten Tomatoes

Urban Transport Planning



Critic 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.

April 12, 2018 | Rating: A- | 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.

June 20, 2018 | 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.

April 16, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | 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.

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

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

April 12, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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