The Americans (2013–2018)
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Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth's friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious reprecussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.

Director:

Thomas Schlamme

Writers:

Joseph Weisberg (created by) (as Joe Weisberg), Peter Ackerman | 1 more credit »
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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 (credit only)
Keidrich Sellati ... Henry Jennings
Holly Taylor ... Paige Jennings
Richard Thomas ... Frank Gaad
Alison Wright ... Martha Hanson (credit only)
Noah Emmerich ... Stan Beeman
Julia Garner ... Kimberly Breland
Katja Herbers ... Evi Sneijder
Karen Pittman ... Lisa
Callie Thorne ... Tori
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Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth's friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious reprecussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.

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Yaz were better known as Yazoo in the rest of the world but were forced to take Yaz as it conflicted with an American band. See more »

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Don't Go
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Written by Vince Clarke
Performed by Yazoo
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Very strong episode increasing the moral dilemma
10 February 2021 | by snoozejoncSee all my reviews

Phillip starts to groom a young girl to potentially gather intelligence on the CIA.

I enjoyed this episode for the ethical dilemma it creates and the general character development.

The plot focuses heavily on Phillip and his latest 'mark' and this overlaps cleverly with some domestic scenes with Elizabeth and the children. We also see Stan in a bad place emotionally and his suspicions regarding the defector get quite intriguing.

There are some strong scenes with the Jennings' family, particularly the ever growing tension between Phillip and Elizabeth and how the situation with Kimmie escalates it. One scene where they discuss something indirectly about Paige and then we hear her voice from another room is genius. Also simple things like a creepy advert on TV, a Yazoo album and a birthday dinner make for memorable cinematic moments.

The editing is superb with Stan's scenes running back to back with Nina's scenes for greater impact.

All performances as always are strong with Matthew Rhys, Kerri Russell and Noah Emmerich all particularly good.

For me it is an 8.5/10 but I like to round upwards.


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18 February 2015 (USA) See more »

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