the americans, season 4, keri russell, matthew rhysA new promo for the upcoming fourth season of FX's spy series "The Americans" is a gut-punch, with the confirmation that Paige (Holly Taylor) has told Pastor Tim (Kelly AuCoin) her parents' deepest, darkest secret: They're actually undercover Russian spies.

Just what the pastor plans to do with that information is anyone's guess, though Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) will probably have to kill him or flee for their safety -- and it appears like the latter option is the one the couple chooses.

"We're in trouble," a worried Elizabeth whispers to Philip.

"I know," he replies.

Before that, the couple has a tense conversation with Paige, in which their daughter reveals that she's told their secret, then asks them if their work has ever hurt anyone (oh, poor, naive Paige). Naturally, they lie, and assure her that that's never been the case.

But as we see in quick flashes from episodes to come, that couldn't be further from the truth, including when Philip tells Martha (Alison Wright) that one of her colleagues is dead -- and it only looks like a suicide (hint: Philip and Elizabeth totally did it). Poor Martha keeps getting roped deeper and deeper into Philip's -- a.k.a. Clark's -- deceptions, and we have a feeling she won't make it out of this mess alive.

Also looking like a goner is Philip and Elizabeth's handler, Gabriel (Frank Langella), who's seen crumpled on the ground in a pool of blood at the end of the clip. We'll obviously have to wait until the season starts to find out what happens to him, but basically, it looks like no one is getting a happy ending. (Not that we ever expected one from this show, anyway.)

Season four of "The Americans" premieres on FX on March 16.

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