The Americans (2013–2018)
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Pastor Tim 

Philip tries with increasing desperation to get rid of a sensitive and dangerous package as family tensions in the Jennings House reach a boiling point when Paige shares a secret of her own.


Chris Long


Joseph Weisberg (created by) (as Joe Weisberg), Joel Fields | 1 more credit »


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys ... Philip Jennings
Dylan Baker ... William Crandall
Lev Gorn ... Arkady Zotov
Annet Mahendru ... Nina Krilova
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
Michael Aronov ... Anton Baklanov
Kelly AuCoin ... Pastor Tim
Gene Ravvin ... Boris
David Vadim ... Nikolai Timoshev


Philip quickly tries to hand off the small tin containing the biological weapon to an old Czech pilot; it turns into a public murder with the nervous pilot refusing the tin. The Centre wants access to the 4th floor of Ft. Dietrick. Gabriel tells Elizabeth her mother is dead; Elizabeth has an odd reaction. To explain Stan's anger, Philip tells Elizabeth about EST and surprisingly, she asks if he would like her to go. Gaad gives Stan his opinion before he meets Arkady to share the bad news about Nina. After seeing her husband, Nina tries to help Anton contact his son in America and Nina is betrayed. Elizabeth listens to the bug she placed on the house phone to learn Paige told Pastor Tim their secret, but Paige confesses it to her mother, herself. Elizabeth and Philip agree Pastor Tim must die. Written by LA-Lawyer

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When the airport bus pulls-up to stop at the JFK Terminal, a "Smarte Carte" luggage cart rental receptacle is clearly visible; Smarte Cartes were not in NY-area airports until the 1990s, and where they did exist at the time they had a different logo/branding. See more »


Philip Jennings: Gabriel said something about getting stuff from level 4.
William Crandall: Do you even know what level 4 is?
Philip Jennings: One level higher than level 3?
William Crandall: I don't have access to level 4.
Philip Jennings: Yeah, we're working on getting you the access code.
William Crandall: Anything you can do to not succeed would be greatly appreciated.
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Tainted Love
Performed by Soft Cell (uncredited)
Played during the bus scene
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"We're in trouble"
15 June 2017 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

'Pastor Tim' is an episode that, from beginning to end, goes about its business with workmanlike efficiency; nothing showy, just good old- fashioned quiet tension. Except for one scene, in which Philip strangles the life out of an airport security guy . . . then again, that scene's played with serious weight.

The Jennings' marriage is under threat from a variety of sources; Henry's spending more time with Stan Beeman, and Paige is blowing her parents' cover to a priest. The threats just don't let up.

It ends not with a bang, but with a whimper. Really, the only way to go out. And Philip and Elizabeth are in a serious pinch.


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23 March 2016 (USA) See more »

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