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The Americans Season 6

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Critic Ratings: 32
Critics Consensus

The Americans' series finale offers viewers closure and uncertainty with an outcome that's as devastating as it is full of potential.

Episode Info

In the series finale, the Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.

Cast & Crew

Keri Russell
Elizabeth Jennings
Noah Emmerich
Stan Beeman
Holly Taylor
Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati
Henry Jennings
Costa Ronin
Oleg Igorevich Burov
Brandon J. Dirden
Dennis Aderholt
Lev Gorn
Arkady Zotov
Joe Lanza
Rick
Joseph Melendez
Agent Ganzel
Derek Luke
Gregory Thomas
Joe Weisberg
Joe Weisberg
Chris Long
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Critic Reviews for START

In perfectly ironic fashion, Philip and Elizabeth are now effectively immigrants in their own land. The place they once called home has now become unfamiliar. It doesn't represent a fresh start, but it's the closest thing to a new beginning.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

A thoroughly satisfying ending to six seasons of espionage, marital struggle, and ideology. The last episode...stayed true to the tone of the entire series, with waves of heavy emotion and lots of secret nighttime crawls...

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Thanks to everything working around [Paige], the series itself will also stand the test of time.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…

Not everyone's story ends cleanly, or happily. That means the viewer gets exactly what she wants.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

With that concise fight-or-flight dilemma as a skeleton, you can focus on the things that really matter: It's a vastly more emotionally affecting thriller than it was at the start, without question, and a gorgeously acted one as well.

Jun 20, 2018 | Full Review…

The series finale "START" was a fitting way to end a show that has always kept us guessing.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

The bond between Philip and Elizabeth has always eclipsed all of The Americans' other relationships... The complexity of their marriage and love has, to some extent, cut them off from everyone else in their lives. That includes their kids.

Dec 27, 2018 | Full Review…

The plot of The Americans constantly evades climax -- the finale shuns action-packed shoot-outs and stereotypical spy scenes for close-up shots of its major characters in various, internalised states of shock and trauma.

Aug 8, 2018 | Full Review…

Forging new identities beyond "Soviet" and "American," "START" seems to offer Elizabeth and Philip just that.

Jun 4, 2018 | Rating: 9/10 | Full Review…

If The Americans can be said to possess a single through line, I suppose it is this: That no man is an island, that none of us lonely hearts... are invulnerable to feeling, impervious to connection.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Paige is probably the one I feel worst for in all of this.

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…

Most of what needed to be said during The Americans Season 6 Episode 10 was said without words.

May 31, 2018 | Rating: 4.8/5 | Full Review…