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The Americans

Series Summary
Philip and Elizabeth Jennings are two KGB spies in an arranged marriage who are posing as Americans in suburban Washington, D.C., shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected president. The couple have two children, teenager Paige and preteen Henry, who are unaware of their parents' true identities. The complex marriage becomes more passionate and genuine each day but is continually tested as the Cold War escalates. As Philip begins to warm up to America's values and way of life, his relationship with Elizabeth becomes more complicated. Further complicating things is the arrival of the Jennings' new neighbor, FBI agent Stan Beeman, who is part of a new division of the agency tasked with fighting foreign agents on U.S. soil. The drama series was created by former CIA agent-turned-author Joe Weisberg.

Air Dates: 2013 - Present

Genres: Drama

Network: FX

  • Season 2, Ep. 13 : Echo May 21, 2014

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    Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission; Stan holds Nina's future in his hands.

  • Season 2, Ep. 12 : Operation Chronicle May 14, 2014

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    Elizabeth rushes to exfiltrate Jared; Philip readies Fred for a crucial mission; Arkady finally plays his hand; Stan has to make an impossible choice.

  • Season 2, Ep. 11 : Stealth May 7, 2014

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    Elizabeth makes a shocking discovery about Kate; Philip pursues a contact for information about stealth; Stan continues his pursuit of the illegal's.

  • Season 2, Ep. 10 : Yousaf Apr 30, 2014

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    A new mission with international stakes; Stan makes a discovery that could put the FBI hot on the trail of Illegals.

  • Season 2, Ep. 9 : Martial Eagle Apr 23, 2014

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    Philip and Elizabeth's long-planned mission turns ugly; Stan digs in deeper at work as his personal life continues to unravel.

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  • The Americans redefines domestic espionage with its multiple layers of emotionally charged suspense. show more

  • Very few shows are able to combine pleasurable episodic storytelling so deftly with solid character building and delicious suspense, but the first five episodes of the new season do that with style, not to mention period-perfect wigs. show more

  • As the new season begins, this series continues to be among the best of the extraordinary number of great TV dramas vying for attention. show more

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