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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

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 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…

The final season of The Americans featured series-best acting by its two leads and a renewed sense of purpose...

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…

The parking-garage scene reminds us why [the Jennings] been able to get away with everything for so long: They haven't treated their years in America like an act.

Jun 4, 2018 | Full Review…

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

Dec 27, 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…

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…

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

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

The neatly concluded series finale has fallen out of favor....[but] it has been understood that to leave questions unanswered is to respect your audience. Certainly, The Americans leaves plenty of questions unanswered...

May 31, 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…

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

May 31, 2018 | Full Review…