The first rule of being the child of a pair of undercover KGB spies in the 1980s: DON'T TELL ANYONE YOUR PARENTS ARE KGB SPIES. Common sense, right?
But the deeply religious Paige Jennings (Holly Taylor), teenage daughter of Elizabeth (Keri Russell) and Philip (Matthew Rhys) on The Americans—a.k.a. the owners of the best wigs on TV—let her conscience get the better of her at the end of season three, and revealed the big secret to her pastor.
When we return for season four on Wednesday, March 16, Paige will be grappling with her confession—and her parents will eventually find out about it, too.
"When her parents find out what she's done, it's obviously going to be a big problem within the house," Taylor tells E! News of Paige's decision. "There's a lot to deal with. They don't know what kind of danger Pastor Tim could be, if Pastor Tim's going to tell anybody, what's going to happen with that—there's so many unanswered questions and dangers for them."
And despite the fact that Paige thought she was doing the right thing (and furthermore, she really needed someone to talk to), she begins to understand how terrible of a decision telling Pastor Tim probably was. "Paige starts to realize that herself, obviously, and she regrets what she's done—as anyone would because she put her own parents in danger."
But that doesn't mean she'll come around to her parents' side any time soon. "Paige is very smart and she probably has some skills that could contribute to the KGB and what they fight for. She's very intelligent, observant of everything that's going on around her, but she also has that internal conflict of she doesn't like to lie, she's religious, she doesn't believe in what her parents are really doing. So she has to find some kind of common ground to understand why they do what they do."
Press play on the video above for more from Taylor on Paige's big decision, plus season four scoop from star Annet Mahendru (a.k.a. Nina Sergeevna). The Americans airs Wednesdays at 10 p.m. on FX.