The Americans melds high stakes espionage with deadly spy craft and taut psychological drama. Morality, loyalty and deeply emotional internal conflicts dominate the story. But what sets the series apart is the portrayal of Philip and Elizabeth, who struggle to reconcile a life of secrets and deception while trying to raise and protect their family.
This promo for the show’s fifth season uses the period spy-thriller trope of ‘shedding the evidence’ as a way to visualize the fractured personalities of the couple. They are literally tearing themselves apart... or are their lives now so intertwined that they can never be separated again?