Viewers who find sympathy for Mad Men’s Don Draper or the disappearing Stark Family on Game of Thrones need a lesson in real sadness. They need to sit down and see Martha’s life on FX’s The Americans. Martha, played with brilliant realism by actress Alison Wright, is the plain and tall administrative assistant at the FBI being played by Philip for information. Martha thinks that she’s married to “Clark”, one of Philips’s covers built around nerdy glasses and a blonde wig.
She sits at home alone waiting for any contact from Clark. Last week Philip used a doctored tape of Martha’s bosses to keep her feeding him information. Martha started to feel bad about helping “Clark”, and Philip needed the tape to win back her allegiance. With a sad sack like Martha it doesn’t take much to get her back in line. The worst part for Martha is that viewers know there is now happy ending for her in the cards. She’s either going to end up wondering why Clark up and disappeared or dead and buried. Keep your sympathy for the Red Wedding, but don’t forget about the sad life of Martha Hanson.
Tonight’s all new episode of The Americans involves Elizabeth taking the lead in a new mission. What we do know is that she looks great sporting a Farrah Fawcett wig as a cover. Here’s the synopsis of tonight’s episode titled Yousaf from FX.
A new mission with international stakes has Philip calling on Annelise for assistance just as an old foe returns to D.C. with a vendetta. Stan makes a discovery that could put the FBI hot on the trail of illegals.
The promo gives us just a taste of the chaos in store for Philip and Elizabeth in tonight’s episode.
Date: Wednesday, April 30th
Episode Title: Yousaf
Start Time: 10:00 pm ET
Online Stream: FXNetworks.com