The Americans Season 6



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics Consensus

The fan is finally getting hit in "Rifiki," where hostility and lack of trust feed the peaking series arc as the fates of these damaged characters begin to manifest.

Episode Info

A sudden assignment pulls Elizabeth away from her family at a crucial moment. Meanwhile, at the FBI, a major development leads Aderholt to approach Stan about an urgent investigation.


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 Rififi

Someone better yell "timber" because it's going down on The Americans.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

While Elizabeth is suspiciously absent, Stan, newly enraged after the murder of Sofia and Ginaddi, gives a rousing toast to American exceptionalism. His obliviousness has never looked so sad.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

The show may be pushing the marriage and Cold War and espionage metaphors a little too hard, but they're generally smart and effective in themselves.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

As "Rififi" gathers its head of steam, it shows us how much Philip and Elizabeth miss one another, or at least miss what they once had.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…
Top Critic

We don't have much time left, and that ticking clock gets louder with each passing episode, even an emotionally potent one like this.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

A great episode for my beloved math whiz [Henry].

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

I don't think it's a coincidence that in this very episode, Stan Beeman and Dennis Aderholt are at their chattiest, flush with success from finally infiltrating the Soviet "illegals" network...

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

I have to admire The Americans for sticking to its non-pulpy guns to the very end.

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

Despite the decidedly low-key response to last episode's gaping questions, there's plenty of drama to chew on in episode six.

May 18, 2018 | Rating: 8/10 | Full Review…

The Americans celebrated an unseasonably chilly Thanksgiving this week... but did we witness a thaw in Philip and Elizabeth's cold war?

May 3, 2018 | Full Review…

The pinnacle of anger and mistrust between Elizabeth and Philip was concurrent with Thanksgiving.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 3.8/5 | Full Review…

The beginning and ending contain the most important developments, but it's for the middle of "Rififi" that The Americans should be seen as a classic.

May 3, 2018 | Rating: 9.2/10 | Full Review…