Critic Consensus: The Americans takes a gripping path in the typically well-acted "The Summit" as tensions mount, loyalties are further tested, and a central relationship reaches a breaking point -- as well as a potential turning point.
as Philip Jennings
as Elizabeth Jennings
as Paige Jennings
as Henry Jennings
as Stan Beeman
as Chris Amador
as Sandra Beeman
as Martha Hanson
as Agent Frank Gaad
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Critic reviews for The Summit
"The Summit" ultimately works as season six's designated turning point. Here, characters make their goals known and we finally see somewhat of an endpoint on the horizon.
Six seasons in... Elizabeth is finally starting to have doubts about her homeland... Has she become do dedicated to the Soviet cause that she's lost her humanity?
Philip has long been a tragic figure, but I swear Rhys has found a way to collapse his body by several inches; that's how worn down he's become.
It's fitting that "The Summit," as exacting -- and excruciating -- a portrait of ambivalence as any in The Americans' annals, should turn on the season's two stubbornest characters.
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