‘The Americans’ Finale Caps FX Drama’s Best Season (SPOILERS)

April 23, 2015 3:38 AM

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‘The Americans’ Finale Caps FX Drama’s Best Season (SPOILERS)

“The Americans” has completed its most satisfying season, while striking a blow for that much-maligned staple of serialized drama, the irritating teenage child. Deriving considerable strength from a storyline that saw the central couple faced with a dilemma regarding their daughter, this FX series didn’t tie up many loose ends with its third-season finale, but certainly left plenty of tantalizing threads to explore between now (or really, 1983) and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

There were obviously other factors that enriched the season that closed Wednesday (and SPOILER ALERT if you haven’t watched), including the beleaguered Martha (Alison Wright), who had the misfortune (some might call it hair-raising) to fall for a Soviet spy; and the unlikely partnership between FBI ...

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