WARNING: THE FOLLOWING STORY CONTAINS SPOILERS FOR THE AMERICANS SERIES FINALE…
Russell said she was surprised at first by the finale, which saw the Jennings return to Russia without their children, Paige and Henry. But “it just felt right,” she said. “I wanted this couple to pay in some way, and they paid in the worst possible way. It’s heartbreaking.”
Agreed Weisberg, “That’s a hell of a toll,” who along with Fields recounted that the finale had been something they’d planned since the end of the first season, though the story beats evolved until the final moments of production, as they painstakingly wrote and rewrote the episode. “The notion of them going back to the USSR without at least one of their children was always there,” said Fields. “When we finished writing the script, we looked at each other with some surprise and realized the original ending had stuck.”
Source and more: Variety
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