Tonight on FX The Americans airs with another all new Wednesday, June 1 season 4 episode 12 called “A Roy Rogers in Franconia,” and we have your weekly recap below. On tonight’s episode, Paige sees her mother in a new light and Oleg reaches a breaking point with Stan.
On the last episode Elizabeth completed the last steps of a very personal operation… but at what cost? Did you watch last week’s episode? If you missed it we have a full and detailed recap, right here for your enjoyment.
On tonight’s episode per the FX synopsis “as Paige deals with last episode’s trauma, she sees her mother in a new light… and finds she has inherited some of her parents’ skills. Plus, has Oleg reached his breaking point with Stan?”
Tonight’s episode looks like it is going to be a great and you won’t want to miss it, so be sure to tune in for our live coverage of FX’s “The Americans” Season 4 episode 12 – at 10 PM EST!
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Tonight’s episode of The Americans kicks off with Philip at home playing video games with his son – Elizabeth and Paige return home, and are disheveled. Elizabeth stutters and says that they were almost mugged and they yelled and the guys ran off … obviously, there was more to it than that.
Paige runs to her bedroom and her parents follow her – Paige is upset and says that the guy is dead. Elizabeth explains to Philip that one of the guys had a knife and she had to defend them. Paige wants to call the police, her parents tell her that is not an option, they don’t want to draw any unnecessary attention to themselves. Paige mumbles that she feels sick and sits down on her bed.
Philip has to slip out for a meeting, he promises he’ll come right back. Paige continues to question her mom about stabbing the mugger. Elizabeth explains that she was trained to defend herself when she was young. Paige doesn’t understand how her mom can be so calm about taking someone’s life. She confesses to Paige that this isn’t the first time that she has killed someone to protect herself.
Philip meets up with William at the park. He gives him the codes that they stole from Don’s office for the biological warfare. William warns Philip about how bad Lassar Fever is, the disease that they are currently working on, it basically liquefies all of your organs. William tells Philip that he “can’t do this one.” It’s one of the deadliest pathogens on the planet, and William doesn’t want it to get out there.
Oleg runs into his girlfriend Tatiana at the office. She tells him that the Centre is very pleased with the work that she has been doing, and they have promoted her to Resident…in Nairobi. She can choose who will work under her as a deputy…she offers the job to him and he promises to think about it.
Philip returns home and Paige is finally asleep, he sits down with Elizabeth. Elizabeth tells Philip that before they were mugged, Paige was telling her about her conversation with Matthew about what happened at his dad’s office with Martha. She’s shocked that Paige had so much info about the spy at the FBI. Meanwhile at the FBI, Stan, Eberholt and their new boss are freaking out. They realize that Martha wasn’t the only leak at their office and they find a drop in the mail room where they are losing high security info. They are sick of busting KGB spies and having to take them to the Russian embassy where they get immunity. Eberholt thinks they should just shoot whoever shows up at the drop.
Meanwhile at the FBI, Stan, Eberholt and their new boss are freaking out. They realize that Martha wasn’t the only leak at their office and they find a drop in the mail room where they are losing high-security info. They are sick of busting KGB spies and having to take them to the Russian embassy where they get immunity. Eberholt thinks they should just shoot whoever shows up at the drop.
The next morning Paige is still upset about her mother killing the mugger. Elizabeth sits down with her and Paige demands to know what her job is really like. Elizabeth explains that she and Philip are serving their country, she tells Paige about where she grew up and how the city was destroyed during World War II.
At the FBI, they catch an elderly woman at the office changing the recorder for the Russians. She explains that she met a guy at a Roy Rogers concert and she thought he was in the mafia, she had no idea that she was working for the Russians. Stan and Eberholt and their new boss decide to have the woman deliver the recording to the KGB so that they can bust them.
Oleg calls his mother to check in on her – she is a little emotional and still obviously affected by his brother’s death. She wants to know when Oleg is coming home.
Paige takes the day off from school, she and her mother try to watch TV together – Elizabeth obviously isn’t that in to it. Henry finally returns from school with Stan’s son Matthew in tow. Elizabeth watches from the kitchen as Paige and Matthew chat. Paige gets Stan’s son to talk more about the FBI and what his job entails. Stan slips out of work to have another secret meeting with Oleg. Oleg hops in the car and starts rambling, he says that he is getting worried. Oleg says there are things that the Russians are doing that are too dangerous, he needs Stans’ help to stop them before they wind up wiping out their own country. Oleg tips Stan off about the Russians’ biological warfare and then he abruptly hops back out of the car.
Stan slips out of work to have another secret meeting with Oleg. Oleg hops in the car and starts rambling, he says that he is getting worried. Oleg says there are things that the Russians are doing that are too dangerous, he needs Stans’ help to stop them before they wind up wiping out their own country. Oleg tips Stan off about the Russians’ biological warfare and then he abruptly hops back out of the car. Gabriel meets up with William after Philip informs him that he refuses to participate in the biological warfare anymore. Gabriel tells William if he does this one last thing, then he can go home to Russia and retire and find a wife and settle down.
Gabriel meets up with William after Philip informs him that he refuses to participate in the biological warfare anymore. Gabriel tells William if he does this one last thing, then he can go home to Russia and retire and find a wife and settle down.
Meanwhile, at the FBI office Stan and the team is in overdrive trying to figure out who at the biological research company is leaking information. They have a list of all the employees, down to the accountants and janitors. They are closing in on the Russians …
Matthew gives Paige a ride home from school and they head over to Stan’s house to hang out. Matthew says that his dad hasn’t been home for a few days now, he’s been working. Paige rants that she has her own parent problems – she is tired of Philip and Elizabeth treating her like a 12-year-old. They giggle and make small talk, and then Matthew plants a kiss on Paige. She stutters and says she has to get home and runs out the door.
Paige heads home and reports to her parents that Stan has been gone for two days. Her parents lecture her about being careful with Matthew and not opening up to him too much. Paige points out that her parents talk to Stan all the time. Elizabeth lectures Paige, she doesn’t want her to get close to Matthew on their behalf. They don’t need her spying on Matthew and Stan.
At the FBI office, Stan and Eberholt just made a huge discovery – they know William is working for the Russians and he has a fake birth certificate. They pull his file and Stan and Eberholt rush out to find him.
Tonight’s episode of The Americans ends with Philip getting a phone call to meet up with William to get the dangerous biological warfare from him.