The Americans S:1 | In Control E:4 | AfterBuzz TV AfterShow

AFTERBUZZ TV – The Americans edition, is a weekly “after show” for fans of FX’s The Americans. In this episode, hosts Roth Cornet, Jenifer Golden, Joe Braswell, and Lauren Leonelli break down the episode in which President Reagan is shot. Both nations’ agencies are eager to learn if the other was involved. After completing their first mission of questioning Reagan’s nurses who ensure he will survive, the Jennings learn they are to mark key U.S. officials for future sniper hits. This leads to their discovery that Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who has assumed control of the U.S., also has the codes to possibly launch a nuclear war. Elizabeth panics, wishing to inform the Soviets, but Philip insists on further investigation. They see Stan Beeman arrive home and go to learn what he knows. He gives John Hinckley, Jr.’s motivation behind the attempt and Elizabeth mentions thinking Stan investigated spies. There was a concern the Soviets might have been involved but that was quickly refuted. As Stan and his wife grow farther apart, Philip and Elizabeth get closer, even knowing that withholding knowledge of Haig’s complete temporary power could get them killed. It’s The American’s “In Control” podcast!

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