Author: Marion Stein

The Americans: Burn baby burn

In “The Summit”, the nearly perfect eighth episode of the final season (perfection would have included Oleg), Elizabeth finally puts humanity ahead of mission. The build-up has been going on for a while. The suspense...

The Americans: Moving parts

In an effort to save his marriage, if not his country, Philip joins Elizabeth’s mission to rescue an illegal who the FBI has codenamed “Harvest”. Henry confides in his “Uncle” Stan, which rhymes with...

The Americans: On my way

“Riffifi”, episode 6 of the final slog toward doom that is The Americans, is named for a film in which most of the protagonists die. This week Elizabeth doesn’t kill anyone, but she comes...

The Americans: Philip acts

Elizabeth’s senseless murder spree continues, but she needs Philip’s help for one final mission. In pushing him beyond where his conscience allows, will she seal both their fates? Episode 5, “The Great Patriotic War”,...

Homeland: Cherchez la femme

Saul catches up with an old friend. Elizabeth finally gets a win. Carrie is boss lady of her own private avengers. Carrie and Max watch a disappointing episode of her favorite live stream. We...

Homeland: The morning after

This week on Homeland, Saul makes Brett an offer he can’t refuse, and then Brett refuses. Carrie finds a new white knight who has some baggage, because doesn’t everyone? And David Wellington is once...