Previously on The Americans: Paige wants to go to summer camp, Elizabeth really doesn't want her to go to summer camp, and Phillip is rather indifferent, Larrick has found Kate, and Stan would appear to be only days away from finding out the truth about Phillip and Elizabeth.
Following his advances on our favorite Soviet spy ring, Larrick is able to locate Kate in this episode. In a rather ridiculous choice, Larrick sees fit to simply kill Kate. While I honestly expected Larrick to kill Kate eventually, I was shocked that he did so without getting any information from her. I suppose if she had revealed anything about Phillip and Elizabeth, I would be complaining about the ridiculousness of a Soviet spy giving away her comrades' location, but I digress. Andrew Larrick has proven himself to be quite resourceful over the course of the last season so he will surely find a way to get more info on Phillip and Elizabeth, but it's definitely not going to be as straightforward as I would have originally expected his revenge to be.
Since Stan has been poking around the Connors' family murder, Elizabeth decided to don a wig and talk to Jared again. While Elizabeth assumes he is completely innocent, I'm not so sure. I've suspected from the very beginning that perhaps Phillip and Elizabeth were looking in the wrong place for Emmett and Leanne's killer. Now I'm not suggesting that Jared was complicit in his own family's murder, but there is really something strange about Kate seeing Jared without any disguise on. On top of that it's especially interesting that the writers decided to have Elizabeth specifically point it out. Considering that Jared already knows Kate, who is to say that Kate wasn't the one that kept Jared from being in the room when his parents and sister were killed? It's only speculation, but something odd is definitely going on here.
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