Thursday Apr 27, 2023

50. The Americans 3x8, ”Divestment”

This week, your hosts consider the role of interrogation as they analyze The Americans Season 3 Episode 8, “Divestment.” They contemplate the formal interrogations of Walter Taffet, and make their way to the violent interrogation of Eugene Ventor and Todd, also touching on the interrogations by Paige and of Nina. They consider how racism structures Taffet’s questions to Aderholt in his interrogation, and are helped in this pursuit by the Random Theory Generator, who highlights Charles Mills for the Cave. In Borrowed Nostalgia, they interrogate the presence of Alpha-Bits and Paige’s microfiche archive hours. In the Dossier, Danielle interrogates her own suspicion about Gene being interrogated twice. It’s not all interrogations though, sometimes it’s just requests: your hosts consider the weight of Elizabeth’s request to Gabriel and Igor’s to Arkady. No mail robots are damaged during this NQGB episode, which is more than we can say for the series ep… 


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