Critic Consensus: A tense professional reunion further sets the stage for The Americans' endgame in "Harvest" as tensions mount, long-buried secrets threaten to surface, and a fateful decision demands to be made.
Critic reviews for Harvest
Tonight, the nauseating chop job informed viewers about many of the same concepts it always has as well as a few new ones pertinent to what's happening in that very moment.
"Harvest," aside from the central heist, is less of a great episode than one filled with great individual moments.
Personally, I'm gutted at what I just watched. There are no winners. It's all so close and yet so beautifully maddening and sad.
I'm chalking up "A teenage girl's mother finally revealed the harsh truths of Cold War espionage to her daughter and pressed her into making a lifelong commitment to spycraft while walking down a sidewalk just after Thanksgiving" as a win. Weird show.
Before Stan departs, he even searches the Jennings' garage again, as in the pilot episode: Here, The Americans' most important harvest is of the seeds planted across the series' evolution, as if to say to the doubters, "Our long con paid off."
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