FX’s hit sexy spy series, The Americans just started its fourth season on March 16, 2016. So far in season four, Paige has struggled to accept her parents’ true identities, even if she doesn’t know that they are working for the KGB. Elizabeth and Philip are aware that Paige confessed to Pastor Tim about their workings but they have not decided what they should do about it yet.
Back in Russia, Nina is still incarcerated and has resigned to the fact that she is going to stay there after confessing to Vasili that she had passed the note. Things are looking bleak up until now for the agents.
The plot continues the storyline we have overall, where Elizabeth and Philip try to keep their actual identity a secret and battle their job versus having a real life. There has been speculation as to what will happen to some of the recurring characters as season four moves on.
As Mike Hale from the New York Times pondered, “Has there ever been a television character as hard to kill off as Pastor Tim of ‘#Americans?’” Since Paige has confided the truth as she knows it about her parents to Pastor Tim, there is a high risk that the pastor will meet his demise sometime in the fourth season. The Soviets had planned on getting rid of Pastor Tim and his wife while the Jennings family took a vacation, but it seems that the chemical weapon they were trying to smuggle out wound up infecting Gabriel and forcing the Jennings family into a quarantine. That means that twice in this season alone Pastor Tim has escaped his death, but whether he will be able to continue to dodge bullets remains to be seen.
There is still the rest of the truth that will need to be revealed to Paige if they want to fully recruit her into joining them in the KGB. Though Gabriel has said that the idea of recruiting Paige into the KGB was a mistake, once Pastor Time is out of the way she may be more or less inclined to do spy work. Philip thinks that the death of Pastor Tim will ruin the possibility of recruiting Paige since she will be too upset with what has happened to understand the larger scope of things, even if it wasn’t her parents who did the killing directly.
It is too early to say whether #Americans will be renewed for a fifth season, but considering the popularity of the show, it would not be surprising. In talking about the third season, the FX President of Originally Programming Nick Grad said, “Remarkably, this season of @Americans has achieved even greater acclaim than that of its first two seasons. The series has cemented its status with critics as television’s best current drama and arguably the best
You can watch new episodes of @Americans on FX Wednesdays at 10:00 pm or on fxnetworks.com. Hulu has back episodes available for streaming.