The Summit
The Americans Season 6



Critic Ratings: 14
Critics 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.

Episode Info

With the arms-control summit under way, a shocking revelation Philip throws Elizabeth—and her work—into turmoil. Meanwhile, Stan follows a dangerous hunch.


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
Susan Misner
as Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright
as Martha Hanson
Richard Thomas
as Agent Frank Gaad
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Critic Reviews for The Summit

[Philip's] speech is as huge as the moment itself.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

Elizabeth is disillusioned and as hard-headed as usual, but [Phillip's] questioning actually strikes a chord.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

"The Summit" is driven by moments of incredible tension, but somewhat uniquely for The Americans, those moments center on things that don't happen.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Elizabeth's Mrs. Robinson routine on Jackson is so elegantly scripted on her part, from the casual "oops" of the underwear on the couch to a conversational path that leads right to the bed.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 5/5 | Full Review…

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.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

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.

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 8.8/10 | Full Review…

I once said The Americans is a great show for faces. I'll now go a step further: The Americans is the greatest show for faces.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

This was an astounding installment and one in which Renee discovered she had an interview at the FBI. Is she the next wave? What's next?

May 17, 2018 | Rating: 4.75/5 | Full Review…

"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.

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

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?

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

I couldn't even finish my muffin.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…

It has taken Elizabeth forever, it seems, to get to this moment of full self-awareness... But it's still better for her, better for the world, and much better for The Americans as we head into the home stretch.

May 17, 2018 | Full Review…