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How many episodes are in The Americans season 6?
The final run premiered on March 28 on FX in America and a week later aired on ITV4.
Season six of The Americans comprised of a total of 10 episodes which aired on a weekly basis.
The last season was the shortest with all of the previous five cycles consisting of 13 episodes.
British viewers were able to watch the show on ITV4 and streaming service NOW TV.
Episodes of The Americans are available to watch on the platform.
Amazon Prime subscribers can also catch the show from seasons one to five.
However, season six is not part of the subscription and can be watched for a fee.
Here is a list of all the episodes from The Americans season 6:
- Episode 1. Dead Hand
- Episode 2. Tchaikovsky
- Episode 3. Urban Transport Planning
- Episode 4. Mr. and Mrs. Teacup
- Episode 5. The Great Patriotic War
- Episode 6. Rififi
- Episode 7. Harvest
- Episode 8. The Summit
- Episode 9. Jennings, Elizabeth
- Episode 10. START
What happens in The Americans season 6?
Season six wrapped up the show as the American authorities came close to discovering the truth about the Jennings family.
The show picked up three years after the events of season five.
Set in 1987 as the USSR is two years away from collapse, KGB agents Elizabeth Jennings (played by Keri Russell) and her husband Philip (Matthew Rhys) were thrown into peril as the FBI tracked them down.
A trailer for season six showed the couple struggling to maintain their cover and questioning what they were really doing serving as spies for Russia.
The teaser also revealed some Russians defecting to the Americans, again forcing them to reconsider their loyalties.
Meanwhile, their daughter Paige (Holly Taylor) was struggling with her duplicitous life after finding out about her parents’ true purpose in Washington DC and training to be a spy.
All the while their son Henry (Keidrich Sellati) remained in the dark about his family.
Following season six, The Americans has received five Primetime Emmy nominations including in the categories for Outstanding Drama Series, Lead Actor, Lead Actress and Writing.
The Americans is already critically-acclaimed and has won accolades from The American Film Institute, The Television Critics Association and the Writers Guild of America as well as Golden Globes and a Peabody Award.
Speaking about working on the final season, actress Russell told The New York Times: “We were shooting north of the city and I had this big, four-hour chunk of downtime before my night work.
“I was a little behind on my reading, and so I took scripts eight, nine and 10, and went to this fancy restaurant. I sat at the bar with a giant glass of red wine, and just sat and read them.
“I cried and tried to shield my eyes from the people in the restaurant so no one would know I was crying. At first, I was so surprised. And it’s devastating. It’s sort of the worst punishment of all.
Russell added: “But at the same time, I loved the ending.”
The Americans season 6 is available on NOW TV and Amazon Prime