The Americans (2013–2018)
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Philip and Elizabeth receive surprising news about Henry -- and shattering news about a past operation. Stan might be falling in love, but Philip wonders if something darker is going on.


Noah Emmerich


Joseph Weisberg (created by) (as Joe Weisberg), Joshua Brand




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Keri Russell ... Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys ... Philip Jennings
Brandon J. Dirden ... Dennis Aderholt
Costa Ronin ... Oleg Burov
Keidrich Sellati ... Henry Jennings
Holly Taylor ... Paige Jennings
Noah Emmerich ... Stan Beeman
Danny Flaherty ... Matthew Beeman
Laurie Holden ... Renee
Peter Jacobson ... Agent Wolfe
Anthony Arkin ... Stavos
Snezhana Chernova ... Yelena Burova
Irina Dvorovenko ... Evgheniya Morozov
Zack Gafin ... Pasha Morozov
Ravil Isyanov ... Ruslan


The Jennings are overworked and a bit overwhelmed. Stan's girlfriend fits in too well. Henry's Math Secret is revealed. Mischa makes it to the USA. Stan takes a stand. Elizabeth and Philip become intimate with their targets. Oleg's parents invite guests to dinner. Page has difficulties with her feelings about Matthew. Elizabeth learns the purpose of the bugs. Gabriel intervenes in personal matters not of his own. Philip struggles with his actions after new found evidence changes the presumptive facts.

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Release Date:

4 April 2017 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Moscow, Russia

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


While making Egyptian fattah in Episode 5.5, the wine that Elizabeth drinks is labeled "Omar Khayyam". While "Omar Khayyam Cabernet Sauvignon" is an actual wine, Omar Khayyam was an 11th -12th Century Persian mathematician, astronomer, and poet. One of his poems is called the "Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam". This ending of this poem - Tamam Shud (translated, "Finished" past tense) - was found torn from a copy of the Rubaiyat on an unidentified man who was found dead on Somerton beach, South Australia, deceased from what looked like poison. He has never been identified, and is suspected of being a Soviet spy. The case is known as the Tamam Shud case. See more »


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"It's us."
20 June 2017 | by badblokebobSee all my reviews

It's episodes like this where all the slow-burn storytelling really pays off, and you can appreciate what a great, well-constructed, clever, subtle show The Americans is. It's a great point to reach midway, too: things we've seen so far come to a head in a way that will surely change how the characters behave moving forward. The end goal isn't obvious, either, which is certainly more than most series can say.

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