In the next-to-last episode of "The Americans," Tatiana was shot and killed by Elizabeth before she could assassinate Nesterenko. Going into the season finale, "START" (Strategic Arms Reduction Treat), the remaining cast is still in tact. Will that remain the case?
The has been a popular period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. during the Reagan administration. Over the series seasons, the arranged marriage of Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth Jennings (Keri Russell) has grown more passionate and genuine, but as the pressures and demands of the job grew heavier, the personal toll became almost too exhausting to bear. Having revealed their true identities to their teenage daughter Paige (Holly Taylor), Philip and Elizabeth’s ability to protect their cover and their family’s safety deteriorated. The Jennings struggled to maintain a smokescreen of normalcy, especially around their son, Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who remained blissfully ignorant of the spies in his midst.
Their neighbor and Philip’s best friend, FBI Agent Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), has also yet to discover their true identities. Although he has become suspicious. With Gorbachev in power in the Soviet Union, the winds of change have been sweeping through both Russia and America, creating new perils. A growing rift within the KGB drew disillusioned former officer Oleg Burov (Costa Ronin) back into the fray, potentially setting Philip and Elizabeth on opposing sides as the Cold War reaches its boiling point.