Season 6 Episode 10 - START

I write this post with a sense of satisfaction that the show ended with such an amazing finale, but a tinge of sadness as there will be no more disguises to share. However, we can all be pleased that not only was the finale excellent, but our main trio each got one last new wig before the final curtain.

 Not sure Elizabeth in a ball cap counts as a disguise, but for the finale I’m leaving no stone unturned

Not sure Elizabeth in a ball cap counts as a disguise, but for the finale I’m leaving no stone unturned

 It’s almost like they wanted us to wait to see these final disguises in their full glory

It’s almost like they wanted us to wait to see these final disguises in their full glory

  There is a strong chance that my stepfather is going to look a lot like this Philip in about 10 years

 There is a strong chance that my stepfather is going to look a lot like this Philip in about 10 years

 Ah one final awkward conversation between Elizabeth and Henry

Ah one final awkward conversation between Elizabeth and Henry

 I loved this Paige disguise so much, it made me wish they had started her spying sooner

I loved this Paige disguise so much, it made me wish they had started her spying sooner

 Alone with their thoughts after hanging up with Henry. This was one of my favorite shots of the finale. 

Alone with their thoughts after hanging up with Henry. This was one of my favorite shots of the finale. 

 I can’t tell if Philip is just sad or if this is contempt in his eyes that Elizabeth gets Paige while he has to leave Henry behind

I can’t tell if Philip is just sad or if this is contempt in his eyes that Elizabeth gets Paige while he has to leave Henry behind

 Just had to snag this awesome profile shot of old man Philip

Just had to snag this awesome profile shot of old man Philip

 Linda Ronstadt herself would be proud of this perm

Linda Ronstadt herself would be proud of this perm

 There’s a lot of competition for saddest old man at McDonald’s, but I think Philip wins hands down

There’s a lot of competition for saddest old man at McDonald’s, but I think Philip wins hands down

 Paige is clearly so nervous here, I assumed because she thought she would get caught

Paige is clearly so nervous here, I assumed because she thought she would get caught

 Philip seems to notice 

Philip seems to notice 

 But mostly he’s just sad/angry about Henry

But mostly he’s just sad/angry about Henry

 I had actually forgotten his real name was Mikhail until this moment

I had actually forgotten his real name was Mikhail until this moment

 I would love to know if spies are trained to be just the right amount of nervous at a checkpoint

I would love to know if spies are trained to be just the right amount of nervous at a checkpoint

 This can’t be her, clearly Nadezhda would never get a perm

This can’t be her, clearly Nadezhda would never get a perm

 And just the right smile to complete the interaction

And just the right smile to complete the interaction

 This was the best moment of the finale (well maybe after the parking garage, but that didn’t have any disguises) 

This was the best moment of the finale (well maybe after the parking garage, but that didn’t have any disguises) 

 Oddly this may be the most Elizabeth has felt for one of her children that we’ve ever seen  

Oddly this may be the most Elizabeth has felt for one of her children that we’ve ever seen  

 I feel like she had the perfect blend of shock, sadness, and even some concern that maybe Paige had just messed up spying again

I feel like she had the perfect blend of shock, sadness, and even some concern that maybe Paige had just messed up spying again

 And then this moment where reality sets in

And then this moment where reality sets in

 That same concern from Philip initially

That same concern from Philip initially

 But Paige seems to know what she’s doing, even if she looks a bit sad about her choice

But Paige seems to know what she’s doing, even if she looks a bit sad about her choice

 If they do it, I’ll be ready for this spinoff in a year or two, even if it isn’t quite as good

If they do it, I’ll be ready for this spinoff in a year or two, even if it isn’t quite as good

 And then the sadness crashes into Elizabeth like a wave

And then the sadness crashes into Elizabeth like a wave

 And Philip violates protocol to rush to her side, fitting considering his past prioritization of their feelings over procedures

And Philip violates protocol to rush to her side, fitting considering his past prioritization of their feelings over procedures

 They aren’t quite on the same page here, but they are truly together for maybe the first time since season five

They aren’t quite on the same page here, but they are truly together for maybe the first time since season five

 Off to start something new

Off to start something new

 Some excellent work here from Keri Russell

Some excellent work here from Keri Russell

 One last shot of our heroes as they return to the separate personas for the flight back home

One last shot of our heroes as they return to the separate personas for the flight back home

 There’s a lot going on in this look, and I’ll be thinking about this and the final sequence where Mikhail and Nadezhda are truly themselves again

There’s a lot going on in this look, and I’ll be thinking about this and the final sequence where Mikhail and Nadezhda are truly themselves again

 Or perhaps it’s really their final and longest lasting disguise after all

Or perhaps it’s really their final and longest lasting disguise after all