The Americans (2013–2018)
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Mutually Assured Destruction 

Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI hunt the same man. Grannie shocks Elizabeth with the truth of what happened between Philip and Irina in a New York.

Director:

Bill Johnson

Writers:

Joseph Weisberg (creator) (as Joe Weisberg), Joel Fields | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys ... Philip Jennings
Maximiliano Hernández ... Chris Amador
Holly Taylor ... Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati ... Henry Jennings
Noah Emmerich ... Stan Beeman
Richard Thomas ... Frank Gaad
Annet Mahendru ... Nina Krilova
Susan Misner ... Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright ... Martha Hanson
Lev Gorn ... Arkady Zotov
Chris Sullivan ... Assassin
Shuler Hensley ... Weapons Dealer
Margo Martindale ... Claudia
Danny Flaherty ... Matthew Beeman
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Storyline

The KGB hired a hit-man to murder US scientist involved in the missile defense shield program but changed its mind, fearing the backlash. Philip and Elisabeth must find and stop him, without details. They track him down, but can't prevent a bomb taking out a scientist and an FBI agent on guard, so grim retaliation is sworn. Both sides profit from pillow talk, as new rezident Arkafy has inherited the undetected mole, but Elisabeth's jealousy over Philip's relationship with the mother of his son undermines their 'front' marriage, which is now only kept together by parenting. Written by KGF Vissers

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TV-MA | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 2013 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

DreamWorks Television See more »
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Color
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Trivia

The title comes from the Cold War doctrine that neither side would start a nuclear war, since the other side would have time to respond in kind, with the inevitable result of each other's total destruction. See more »

Goofs

When the arms dealer goes to the stairs to retrieve his hidden camera for Elizabeth and Phillip, the lower half of crew member in black is clearly visible behind him. When the camera returns to him, the crew member is gone. See more »

Quotes

Nina Krilova: What do you want with us? One day, with Arkady and the others at the Rezidentura? Do you want to put them in jail?That's how policeman thinks, not how spies think. We want everyone to stay right where they are, and bleed everything they know out of them. Forever.
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Love Will Find a Way
Written by David Jenkins, Cory Lerios
Performed by Pablo Cruise
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