The Americans Season 5 Promo: Is Paige Heading to Spy School?

One of the biggest burning questions going into Season 5 of FX’s The Americans: Is teen daughter Paige ready to join her parents in the spy game? A new promo might just offer a clue.

In the just-released promo for Season 5 — debuting Tuesday, March 7 at 10/9c — we see Paige (Holly Taylor) walking out of school with her friends. Everything seems nice and normal until a squadron of fighter jets come screaming overhead. Leaves swirl, and every other student ducks for cover… but Paige just calmly keeps walking, completely unfazed.

So is this a hint that Paige will soon be following in Philip and Elizabeth’s footsteps? (She’s already willing to serve up intel on her boyfriend Matthew, whose dad is FBI agent Stan Beeman.) Showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields weren’t willing to confirm anything (naturally) when TVLine spoke to them about the new season, but Fields did say that Paige’s new interest in espionage “will certainly continue to affect and, in a lot of ways, propel the key issues in the family dynamics. But how? Well, we shall see.”

Press PLAY on the clip above to see Paige walking like a boss, then hit the comments and tell us: Do you think Paige goes full-on Soviet this season? 

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4 Comments
  1. Jason says:

    The problem with Paige becoming a spy is that she would never kill. It’s the darker aspects of their job that they’ve glossed over with her. If they only knew that they were living in the last years of the Cold War, then they would be doing whatever was possible to keep her out of the family business.

  2. NR says:

    Damn, I hope not. I like that the fact that Paige rebels against her parents so falling into lockstep with them would be unfortunate. I really like this show because the writers are showing how flawed the two main leads are, particularly Philip becoming more sympathetic to the whole thing while Elizabeth is continues to be the colder, more efficient propaganda-believing slayer of the duo, at least to me, that is. How awesome to have these characters be opposite of what you’d usually see in a male/female team. Making her the party-line towing spy with ice in her veins as far as killing goes while he’s exploring his human side more and more is refreshing.

  3. steven says:

    And still nothing on Henry. Somebody give him a bigger role.

  4. TDXI says:

    It’s a shame Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields don’t realise Paige is ruining the show, just like Dana Brodie ruined Homeland.