When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate.



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Viola Johnson
James Andrew O'Connor ...
Grantham Coleman ...


When a secret meeting is to be held in the Weinberger's home, Phillip blackmails the maid to hide a bug in a clock. Agent Beeman turns a Soviet embassy worker into an FBI mole. The Soviets become worried when they learn about the new S.D.I. Written by A Dude Named Dude

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6 February 2013 (USA)  »

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A great episode!
22 May 2013 | by (Winnipeg) – See all my reviews

The clock episode is a great episode. The realism and grittiness of the K G B is displayed. The deep cover agents are given an impossible assignment to bug Casper Weinbergers' residences. How can the agents achieve their bugging goal in a two day period? They achieve the sinister plot by infecting the maid's son, and forcing her to steal a clock and return it to the Weinbergers so the maid's son can get the antidote. The portrayal, methods, and thinking must have been influenced by real life events. I love how the storyline is plausible. The couple next store can be the most ruthless people with a hidden agenda resonates with the viewer after watching the Clock episode. The Americans is a winner for new t v shows. I've never seen any show quite like The Americans. I give The Clock episode a perfect ten.

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