Brow Beat

Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys Discuss That Intense Season Finale of The Americans

Gabriel (Frank Langella), Elizabeth (Keri Russell), and Philip (Matthew Rhys) in “Persona Non Grata.”

Ali Goldstein/FX

Each week on Slate’s TV Club Insider podcast, June Thomas sits down with the creators, cast, and crew of The Americans as they reveal behind-the-scenes details about the making of the FX drama’s fourth season. 

New parents Keri Russell (Elizabeth) and Matthew Rhys (Philip) join June Thomas and showrunners Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg in this installment about the Season 4 closer, “Persona Non Grata.” They discuss Rhys’s favorite on-set moments, why Russell says she enjoys acting now more than ever, and the challenges of sculpting a finale that sits in the sweet spot of satisfying—but not too satisfying.

Note: This podcast contains spoilers and is meant to be enjoyed after you watch the episode. New episodes air Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.

Podcast produced by Henry Molofsky.

You can subscribe to the podcast in iTunes or with our RSS feed.