When it comes to FX’s “The Americans,” there are plenty of reasons to be excited. The season 1 finale airs on Wednesday night, and based on everything that is coming out now, and based on everything that we are hearing about this installment at the moment, we have a rather exhilarating hour to look forward to.
However, there has been one thing that has certainly served as a major cause for concern for many fans of Margo Martindale’s Claudia: The actress signing on to do a comedy pilot for CBS from “Raising Hope” creator Greg Garcia. Are we looking at a situation similar to what we had with “The Walking Dead” and Shane? The jury is still out on that one. If you look back to the AMC show, though, you surely remember that the news came out that Jon Bernthal had signed on for a new pilot before the send of season 2, and then the character died. Then again, the flip side is that there are actors on current shows that book other pilots (see Maggie Laweson on “Psych”), and it probably does not mean that their character is kicking the bucket.
So what is the Emmy-winning actress saying now? While Martindale is of course not leaning one way or the other when it comes to whether or not Claudia will move past the finale, she is saying (per The Huffington Post) that she would love to work on both shows if given the opportunity:
“I think there’s going to be a way to do everything. I am fighting for it. I don’t know. That’s my hope.”
One reason to have hope for Martindale is simply thanks to the fact that Graham Yost clearly is a fan of her work, as this is the second show that he has used her on after “Justified.”
What do you hope to see more of in the second season of “The Americans” next year? If you want to read some specific spoilers about the finale, be sure to head on over to the link here.