The Americans (2013–2018)
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Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong, but struggle to reconcile their ideologies; Stan welcomes a Soviet defector to America; Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.


Daniel Sackheim


Joseph Weisberg (created by) (as Joe Weisberg), Joel Fields | 2 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys ... Philip Jennings
Lev Gorn ... Arkady Zotov (credit only)
Annet Mahendru ... Nina Krilova
Susan Misner ... Sandra Beeman
Costa Ronin ... Oleg Burov
Keidrich Sellati ... Henry Jennings
Holly Taylor ... Paige Jennings
Richard Thomas ... Frank Gaad
Alison Wright ... Martha Hanson (credit only)
Noah Emmerich ... Stan Beeman
Svetlana Efremova ... Zinaida Preobrazhenskaya
Katja Herbers ... Evi Sneijder
Rahul Khanna ... Yousaf Rana
Remy Auberjonois ... Arthur


A member of the KGB Institute to defect to America and FBI Agent Stan Beeman is in charge of protecting her. An armed Oleg confronts Stan in an alley to answer for Nina. Philip meets with the Afghan chief, Yousef after he and Elizabeth help him to cover up Annalise's murder. Elizabeth and Philip reunite with Gabriel, who senses the new closeness in their marriage and also the tension. Elizabeth confides in Gabriel about her feelings regarding Paige and the Centre/KGB; Paige has definitely shown a decided interest in political causes since she somehow became involved with the church and youth ministry. Nina gets both a Belgian cellmate and an unexpected Russian visitor. Elizabeth is upset about the list of CIA Afghan names lost in her skirmish with Agent Aderholt and Chief Gaad of the FBI. Determined to repossess the CIA Afghan list, she persuaded Philip to order Yousef to call a meeting, causing Philip and Elizabeth to engage in risky surveillance. Written by LA-Lawyer

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Grisly disposal of dead body
28 April 2019 | by mltperdueSee all my reviews

Viewers be warned. There is probably one of the most gruesome depictions of the disposal of a dead body that I have ever seen or heard. We had to mute the tv as well as look away. We are not overly squeamish and have watched numerous shows and movies with lots of violence and gore, but this was on another level. It was completely gratuitous. You get the idea of what they are going to have to do with the body, but they literally went step by step, body part by body part and it was totally unnecessary. Just my opinion, but wanted to give others the heads up that they may want to fast forward or mute their tv's when both Elizabeth and Phillip are in the hotel room together with a suitcase.

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