The Americans - Season 6, Episode 5 - Rotten Tomatoes

The Great Patriotic War



Critic Consensus: "The Great Patriotic War" is taut and purposefully paced with glimmers of humor, heart, and heightened stakes for a good majority of The Americans' cast of characters.

Episode Info

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


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 The Great Patriotic War

The family of spies has been divided, and it's hard to see anyone going back to the way things were during "the old days -- like, the pre-Renee days."

April 26, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

I can't see this as bonding between a mother and her adult daughter. It's a psychological honeytrap.

June 20, 2018 | Full Review…

Unlike the previous episodes, which simmered with Elizabeth and Philip's suppressed contempt for one another, "The Great Patriotic War" is an episode bursting with explosive revelations for the two of them.

May 1, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

Pain is a wheel and it rolls along, picking up speed and crushing others under its path. Philip Jennings may have just become the first person in the history of The Americans to merely step off of the wheel.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

Did any of you conclude that episode by thinking, "Brilliant. Now I have to go throw up"?

April 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Philip realizes that Elizabeth is out of control...

June 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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