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05/08/2014 08:52 am ET | Updated Jul 08, 2014

The Americans Recap: Church Camp and Control in 'Stealth'

Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 2, Episode 11 of FX's The Americans, titled "Stealth."

Wig count:3. My favorite? Elizabeth donning her foster care lady hat to go talk to Emmet and Leane's son. He was showed those ugly pictures the FBI has of them and seemed to look funny at her, in a wig really similar to that one. Then she sees him meet up with Kate, who's not in disguise at all. It's an odd situation.

In other news, Larrick later breaks, enters, and tortures the handler. He found her from George's phone headquarters and he's trying to decode the transmissions. He wants information on finding the Jennings. We don't know where he takes her, but she leaves a message for the toe to get the kid out.

Moscow knows the answering service is down and that Kate is unreachable. He twists and turns her as she hangs from the ceiling and even though it's so slow, it's the most violent and aggressive thing I've seen on television in a while. Downright icky.

Meanwhile, the KGB is working on the Stealth, or invisible plane, mission. But they need radar avoiding paint and information on Echo, software that helps build them. Beeman is a broken man and Oleg and Arkady think Nina should move in for the kill. It doesn't help that she's under the threat if being send back to Moscow if she doesn't. This means Arkady spills her beans to Oleg. Instead of being a jerk, he tells Nina that there are consequences for this mission: if you don't think agent Beeman will betray his country for you, you should run.

Paige is still busy hating her dad, and he tries to talk Elizabeth into letting her go away with the church camp to win her back. Philip tries to recruit a guy with cancer who might know how to get RAM. Sandra comes home and wants a divorce.

When your country gives you cancer, is that worth treason? What about when your wife has an affair? What's it like being a hero? Where do you think this is all going? And in how many episodes?

Let me know what you think in the comments or tweet me @karenfratti.

"The Americans" airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET on FX.