Regarding Henry — and The Americans' other lost threads

A recap of season 5, episode 4: "What's the matter with Kansas?"

The character formerly known as Henry.
(Image credit: Patrick Harbron/FX)

"Who knows what goes on with the good pastor?"

Who indeed, Elizabeth Jennings? In the latest episode of The Americans, Paige snoops, Oleg's mom speaks, and Pastor Tim surprises us all by introducing Paige to the works of Karl Marx. The Americans is finally picking up the narrative throughlines that really make it hum: blackmail and flirtations that blur the peculiar dynamics distorting the apparently bland social lives of everyone on this show, from Paige to Elizabeth to Oleg and Stan.

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