The Americans: Season 3 Episode 5 Recap (Spoilers)

Photo from: Atlanta Black Star

Photo from: Atlanta Black Star

Salang Pass, the name of this season’s fifth episode, is where a large group of Soviet troops were killed in a tunnel fire during the Soviet war in Afghanistan. It is not known exactly how many perished. Directed by Kevin Dowling and written by Stephen Schiff, this episode felt more focused on specific scenes than the last episode, even when it was jumping around to progress story lines.

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The Americans Season 3: Episode 3 Recap (Spoilers)

Photo from: Atlanta Black Star

Photo from: Atlanta Black Star

The latest episode, Open House, was noticeably different from last week’s, Baggage. The scenes seemed much longer and more intimate. At times the anxiety from so much action and extended periods without speaking became unbearable – in a great way. It was a good balance so that the viewer could take in more visual information without being overwhelmed trying to follow what the characters were saying.  Maybe that’s just my ADD talking but I found myself responding more to the first outing this season from writer, Stuart Zicherman and director, Thomas Schlamme.

Just to get it out of the way now, nothing happened in this episode to progress Nina’s or Yousaf’s stories, and the goings on at the Rezidentura were minimal.

Now, to the good stuff: spoilers ahead!
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The Americans Season 3: Episode 2 Recap (Spoilers)

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Photo from: Atlanta Black Star

This is a little late, but here’s a recap of the last episode of Americans. Episode 2 was called Baggage and aired on February 4th, 2015. There are certainly spoilers galore if you haven’t seen the episode yet. I’ve grouped specific story lines instead of going scene by scene so that relative information stays important to the characters involved.

Read on and enjoy (spoilers ahead)!

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