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From Cold to Hot

A last look at the Cold War's hottest couple.

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For six seasons on The Americans, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell — as Russian spies deep undercover in Reagan-era D.C. — kept the Cold War hot. Besides raising two kids, managing a business and running dark ops, they rode the currents of a complex relationship.

In real life, the actors found their own spark, became a couple and are raising a two-year-old son. Their FX drama, which wrapped May 30, is available on FX Plus, Amazon Prime and iTunes, so viewers don’t have to say goodbye, just do svidaniya.


This article originally appeared in emmy magazine, Issue No. 7, 2018