The Americans - Episode Guide

Season 1

Pilot

Episode: 1x01 | Airdate: Jan 30, 2013

Pilot

The Americans is a period drama about the complex marriage of two KGB spies posing as Americans in suburban Washington D.C. shortly after Ronald Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War. Tensions heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI agent.

The Clock

Episode: 1x02 | Airdate: Feb 6, 2013

The Clock

When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate. Stan closes in on a member of the Soviet Rezidentura in an effort to uncover the identities of deep cover Directorate S operatives.

Gregory

Episode: 1x03 | Airdate: Feb 13, 2013

Gregory

Philip and Elizabeth discover that their murdered colleague Robert had a wife they never knew about. As they try to determine what she knows and where her allegiance lies, Stan's investigation into Robert's death puts him hot on their trail.

In Control

Episode: 1x04 | Airdate: Feb 20, 2013

In Control

When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the fallout within the KGB. Meanwhile, Stan pressures his source within the Rezidentura to find out if the KGB was responsible for the attempted assassination.

COMINT

Episode: 1x05 | Airdate: Feb 27, 2013

COMINT

A crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB informants. Professionally, Philip and Elizabeth are tasked with infiltrating the FBI's new communications encryption system while personally they are forced to grapple with one of the darker aspects of life as a spy.

Trust Me

Episode: 1x06 | Airdate: Mar 6, 2013

Trust Me

A mole hunt within the KGB causes suspicion amongst allies and shatters trust within the Jennings' marriage. Meanwhile, Stan's plan to keep his mole safe puts her at even greater risk of discovery.

Duty and Honor

Episode: 1x07 | Airdate: Mar 13, 2013

Duty and Honor

Philip and Elizabeth's troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.

Mutually Assured Destruction

Episode: 1x08 | Airdate: Mar 20, 2013

Mutually Assured Destruction

Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI hunt the same man. Grannie shocks Elizabeth with the truth of what happened between Philip and Irina in New York.

Safe House

Episode: 1x09 | Airdate: Apr 3, 2013

Safe House

Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the FBI are pushed to their limit when one of their own goes missing.

Only You

Episode: 1x10 | Airdate: Apr 10, 2013

Only You

Stan pursues a lead that puts him on the trail to one of Gregory's crew members, closing the gap between him and Elizabeth, and reigniting some of the deepest conflicts between her and Philip.

Covert War

Episode: 1x11 | Airdate: Apr 17, 2013

Covert War

Events in Moscow strike a personal chord for Elizabeth, leading her to take on a dangerous mission she can't complete without Philip's help, and placing the couple on a collision course with both Grannie and the FBI.

The Oath

Episode: 1x12 | Airdate: Apr 24, 2013

The Oath

One of Elizabeth's agents has key intel for sale, but she and Philip find themselves taking increasingly greater risks for what could well be a set-up. Meanwhile, Stan's pursuit of Directorate S suddenly begins to yield unexpected results.

The Colonel

Episode: 1x13 | Airdate: May 1, 2013

The Colonel

When Philip and Elizabeth are ordered to go through with a meeting that could potentially be a set-up, they find themselves confronted with unexpected truths about their relationship. Stan's investigation puts him and the FBI even closer to Philip and Elizabeth.

Season 2

Comrades

Episode: 2x01 | Airdate: Feb 26, 2014

Comrades

Elizabeth comes back from her injury and straight into what should have been a routine mission - but it goes awry, leaving her and Philip in fear not only for themselves but for their whole network... and family. Paige's suspicions have only grown in her mother's absence. Meanwhile, Stan continues to fall for the Russian agent who has started to play him.

Cardinal

Episode: 2x02 | Airdate: Mar 5, 2014

Cardinal

As Philip investigates the fallout from the last operation, Elizabeth sticks close to home, concerned for her family until she gets a mysterious distress signal. Meanwhile, a walk-in arrives at the Rezidentura - providing both Nina and Stan with unique opportunities.

The Walk In

Episode: 2x03 | Airdate: Mar 12, 2014

The Walk In

Philip and Elizabeth complete their next mission - but not without complications - and Philip's fears about Elizabeth's readiness for action deepen. Stan tracks the KGB walk-in which leads to much praise at work and a deepening of his attachment to, and dependence on, Nina. Meanwhile, Paige snoops into her mother's family background and Oleg begins to scrutinize Nina's secret operation.

A Little Night Music

Episode: 2x04 | Airdate: Mar 19, 2014

A Little Night Music

Just when Philip and Elizabeth think they have a quiet road ahead, an old friend returns to complicate things. Not only do they have to intercept a target who could prove valuable to the Soviet Union, but they also have to take on an important rogue mission without the support of the Centre. Divisions inside the Rezidentura deepen between Oleg and Arkady and there's an upheaval at the FBI as the chickens come home to roost for Agent Gaad. Meanwhile, Martha's frustrations threaten to blow Philip's cover.

The Deal

Episode: 2x05 | Airdate: Mar 26, 2014

The Deal

Philip and Elizabeth are finally assigned a new handler as Philip works to clean up the mess of the last operation and Elizabeth, in disguise as Clark's sister Jennifer, does her best to smooth things over with Martha. As Stan searches for a missing scientist, Oleg and Arkady continue to argue over how best to handle the situation on their side, leaving Nina once again caught between the FBI and KGB.

Behind the Red Door

Episode: 2x06 | Airdate: Apr 2, 2014

Behind the Red Door

A dangerous Naval officer becomes the key to Philip and Elizabeth's mission as well as a potential threat to their family's safety. Lucia, a Sandinista intelligence officer working with the Jennings, is tasked with getting Elizabeth access to Capitol Hill. Stan struggles with the potential costs of protecting Nina.

ARPANET

Episode: 2x07 | Airdate: Apr 9, 2014

ARPANET

Philip uses his agent Charles Duluth to help him gain access to an early precursor to the Internet so that the KGB can bug American government communications. Nina faces the threat of a potential FBI polygraph exam, bringing her closer to KGB colleague Oleg.

New Car

Episode: 2x08 | Airdate: Apr 16, 2014

New Car

Philip and Elizabeth both find themselves faced with painful turns in their various missions. Stan fights to gain access to an American military program that could give him the upper hand in his battle of wills with Oleg.

Martial Eagle

Episode: 2x09 | Airdate: Apr 23, 2014

Martial Eagle

Philip and Elizabeth's long-planned mission turns ugly, impacting each of them in different ways. Stan digs in deeper at work as his personal life continues to unravel.

Yousaf

Episode: 2x10 | Airdate: Apr 30, 2014

Yousaf

A new mission with international stakes has Philip calling on Annelise for assistance just as an old foe returns to D.C. with a vendetta. Stan makes a discovery that could put the FBI hot on the trail of Illegals.

Stealth

Episode: 2x11 | Airdate: May 7, 2014

Stealth

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

Operation Chronicle

Episode: 2x12 | Airdate: May 14, 2014

Operation Chronicle

With Larrick closing in, Elizabeth rushes to exfiltrate Jared while Philip readies Fred for a crucial mission. Arkady finally plays his hand, forcing Stan to make an impossible choice.

Echo

Episode: 2x13 | Airdate: May 21, 2014

Echo

No one is safe as Philip and Elizabeth evacuate their children while trying to complete the mission. Stan holds Nina's future in his hands.

Season 3

EST Men

Episode: 3x01 | Airdate: Jan 28, 2015

EST Men

Tensions simmer between Philip and Elizabeth as they disagree over handling orders from the Centre. When Elizabeth loses key intel, Philip enlists Annelise on a mission with an unexpected outcome. Stan tries a new approach to mending his marriage with Sandra amidst learning tough news about Nina.

Baggage

Episode: 3x02 | Airdate: Feb 4, 2015

Baggage

Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong, but struggle to reconcile their increasingly opposing ideologies. Stan welcomes a Soviet defector, Zinaida, to America. Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.

Open House

Episode: 3x03 | Airdate: Feb 11, 2015

Open House

Danger mounts for Elizabeth and Philip as they get closer to the inner circle of the C.I.A. Afghan Group. Stan monitors Zinaida. Agent Aderholt challenges Agent Gaad on a crucial operation. Arkady tasks Oleg and Tatiana with gathering high--level intel. Martha proposes a lifestyle change to Clark.

Dimebag

Episode: 3x04 | Airdate: Feb 18, 2015

Dimebag

Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth's friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious repercussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.

Salang Pass

Episode: 3x05 | Airdate: Feb 25, 2015

Salang Pass

Philip juggles the many women in his life while Elizabeth takes drastic measures to complete a mission. Stan asserts a plan to save Nina with an unlikely ally.

Born Again

Episode: 3x06 | Airdate: Mar 4, 2015

Born Again

Gabriel has surprising information. Elizabeth begins to take family matters into her own hands. Stan receives upsetting news from his past and turns to Sandra for support.

Walter Taffet

Episode: 3x07 | Airdate: Mar 11, 2015

Walter Taffet

Philip and Elizabeth feel the weight of a new family secret while following up on the KGB's interests in South Africa. Stan faces struggles both at work and at home. Martha confronts a shocking development. Written by Lara Shapiro; directed by Noah Emmerich.

Divestment

Episode: 3x08 | Airdate: Mar 18, 2015

Divestment

Martha and Clark's marriage meets its most challenging test yet. As pressures on Philip intensify, Elizabeth turns to Gabriel with a difficult request. Nina receives a new assignment that reconnects her with her past.

Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?

Episode: 3x09 | Airdate: Mar 25, 2015

Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage. Stan and Oleg hatch a risky plan to help save Nina.

Stingers

Episode: 3x10 | Airdate: Apr 1, 2015

Stingers

Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors. Tensions at the Jennings' home escalate.

One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov

Episode: 3x11 | Airdate: Apr 8, 2015

One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov

Philip and Elizabeth's home and work lives collide in new and dangerous ways. Nina struggles to figure out her next steps. Arkady assigns Oleg and Tatiana to an operation with uncertain potential.

I Am Abassin Zadran

Episode: 3x12 | Airdate: Apr 15, 2015

I Am Abassin Zadran

Martha hosts an unexpected guest. Philip and Elizabeth must work a formidable Mujahideen commander. Paige acts out.

March 8, 1983

Episode: 3x13 | Airdate: Apr 22, 2015

March 8, 1983

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory. After an emotionally charged mission, Philip turns to an unlikely source for solace. Stan's plan to save Nina culminates in unforeseen ways.

Season 4

The Glanders

Episode: 4x01 | Airdate: Mar 16, 2016

The Glanders

Picking up on the heels of last season's finale, the season 4 premiere of The Americans sees Philip and Elizabeth dealing with the fallout of all they've wrought. What will happen when the FBI finds out about Gene's suicide? How will Pastor Tim deal with the revelation that they are Russian spies? And will they be able to handle a dangerous, new bioweapons assignment?

Pastor Tim

Episode: 4x02 | Airdate: Mar 23, 2016

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.

Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow

Episode: 4x03 | Airdate: Mar 30, 2016

Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow

Paige copes with new burdens that come with her family's secret – as Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain their cover without destroying their daughter.

Chloramphenicol

Episode: 4x04 | Airdate: Apr 6, 2016

Chloramphenicol

A devastating flaw during a mission forces Philip, Elizabeth, William and Gabriel to confront the depths of their patriotism… and their mortality. In Russia, in striving to be a better person, has Nina put her life on the line?

Clark's Place

Episode: 4x05 | Airdate: Apr 13, 2016

Clark's Place

Philip must consider his life with Martha and make a crushing choice from which there is no coming back.

The Rat

Episode: 4x06 | Airdate: Apr 20, 2016

The Rat

Martha must finally face the truth she has denied – and her life may never be the same. Plus, a chilling new development in William's work forces the Jennings to face the realities of what a biological war would mean.

Travel Agents

Episode: 4x07 | Airdate: Apr 27, 2016

Travel Agents

The KGB and the FBI both race to track down a vital agent… everything is at stake.

The Day After

Episode: 4x09 | Airdate: May 11, 2016

The Day After

The Day After premieres, making the stakes - and terrible consequences - of the Cold War plain. Even with that in mind, will Elizabeth be able to complete the painful process of the "Patty" operation?

Munchkins

Episode: 4x10 | Airdate: May 18, 2016

Munchkins

When Paige's long-ago indiscretion threatens to resurface and destroy the family, Philip and Elizabeth find themselves scrambling – and Paige finds herself reevaluating who her parents really are.

Dinner for Seven

Episode: 4x11 | Airdate: May 25, 2016

Dinner for Seven

Elizabeth completes the last steps of a very personal operation… but at what cost?

A Roy Rogers in Franconia

Episode: 4x12 | Airdate: Jun 1, 2016

A Roy Rogers in Franconia

As Paige deals with last episode's trauma, she sees her mother in a new light… and finds she has inherited some of her parents' skills. Plus, has Oleg reached his breaking point with Stan?

Persona Non Grata

Episode: 4x13 | Airdate: Jun 8, 2016

Persona Non Grata

The explosive season finale of The Americans finds Philip and Elizabeth in a high-stakes race against the FBI to recover a hazardous package. Will they get there in time? And will Paige follow her parents into the family business?

Season 5

Amber Waves

Episode: 5x01 | Airdate: Mar 7, 2017

Amber Waves

As Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain the risks from Paige's growing relationship with Matthew Beeman, the Centre sends them on an operation unlike any they've ever had before, straining their family and marriage to its limits.

Pests

Episode: 5x02 | Airdate: Mar 14, 2017

Pests

Stan and Oleg wrestle with the harsh consequences of their complicated history, as Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with devastating implications for their country.

The Midges

Episode: 5x03 | Airdate: Mar 21, 2017

The Midges

Philip and Elizabeth tell Paige more about the family business, but pressing new questions arise when an operation takes a ghastly and unexpected turn. Meanwhile, a sensitive package jeopardizes Oleg's life back home.

What's the Matter with Kansas?

Episode: 5x04 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2017

What's the Matter with Kansas?

Philip and Elizabeth have qualms about a new assignment, while a specter from Philip's past creates unforeseen dangers. At the FBI, Stan makes a shocking play that could throw his career into turmoil.

Lotus 1-2-3

Episode: 5x05 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2017

Lotus 1-2-3

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.

Crossbreed

Episode: 5x06 | Airdate: Apr 11, 2017

Crossbreed

Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip's past. Stan and Aderholt draw a fly into their web, while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.

The Committee on Human Rights

Episode: 5x07 | Airdate: Apr 18, 2017

The Committee on Human Rights

As Paige becomes even more enmeshed in her parents' world, tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head, Philip and Elizabeth's honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.

Immersion

Episode: 5x08 | Airdate: Apr 25, 2017

Immersion

A secret brings Elizabeth and Paige together, while, in Moscow, Oleg's own secrets put him under KGB suspicion. A new twist in the Morozov operation creates an opportunity that changes everything.

IHOP

Episode: 5x09 | Airdate: May 2, 2017

IHOP

Philip and Elizabeth are thrown off balance when things with Tuan take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Henry makes a startling proposition and Stan has a disturbing encounter with Frank Gaad's widow.

Darkroom

Episode: 5x10 | Airdate: May 9, 2017

Darkroom

Paige's snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever. Stan and Aderholt's recruitment of Sofia suddenly bears fruit.

Dyatkovo

Episode: 5x11 | Airdate: May 16, 2017

Dyatkovo

A surprise assignment from the Centre divides Philip and Elizabeth, forcing them into a moment of profound crisis. Stan gives Henry a tour of the FBI – but will he see too much?

The World Council of Churches

Episode: 5x12 | Airdate: May 23, 2017

The World Council of Churches

As Philip and Elizabeth grapple with a momentous decision, Tuan takes matters into his own hands in the Morozov operation. Back in Russia, Oleg's investigation collides with the realities of the Soviet system.

The Soviet Division

Episode: 5x13 | Airdate: May 30, 2017

The Soviet Division

The riveting season finale of The Americans finds Philip and Elizabeth racing against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.

Season 6

Dead Hand

Episode: 6x01 | Airdate: Mar 28, 2018

Dead Hand

It's autumn, 1987, and as a major arms control summit looms, Elizabeth is pushed to her limits as never before. Philip, meanwhile, has settled into running the newly expanded travel agency – until an unexpected visitor makes a disquieting request.

Tchaikovsky

Episode: 6x02 | Airdate: Apr 4, 2018

Tchaikovsky

Elizabeth targets an old source who could tip the balance of the upcoming summit, as Philip deals with business at the travel agency. Stan learns an old friend is back in town.

Urban Transport Planning

Episode: 6x03 | Airdate: Apr 11, 2018

Urban Transport Planning

In the aftermath of a disastrous operation, Philip and Elizabeth clash about how to handle things with Paige. Stan struggles to contain the growing risks of Sofia and Gennadi's fraying relationship.

Mr. and Mrs. Teacup

Episode: 6x04 | Airdate: Apr 18, 2018

Mr. and Mrs. Teacup

After picking up a distressing piece of intelligence, Elizabeth takes extreme measures to get close to a Soviet negotiator. Philip shares some stunning news with Henry.

The Great Patriotic War

Episode: 6x05 | Airdate: Apr 25, 2018

The Great Patriotic War

As the summit fast approaches, Elizabeth enlists Philip's help for a mission that could yield game-changing intel.

Rififi

Episode: 6x06 | Airdate: May 2, 2018

Rififi

A sudden assignment pulls Elizabeth away from her family at a crucial moment. At the FBI, a major development leads Aderholt to approach Stan about an urgent investigation.

Harvest

Episode: 6x07 | Airdate: May 9, 2018

Harvest

Philip and Elizabeth come together for a perilous operation unlike any they've ever had before. Stan and Henry spend a little quality time together.

The Summit

Episode: 6x08 | Airdate: May 16, 2018

The Summit

With the arms control summit under way, a shocking revelation from Philip throws Elizabeth - and her work - into turmoil. Stan follows a dangerous hunch.

Jennings, Elizabeth

Episode: 6x09 | Airdate: May 23, 2018

Jennings, Elizabeth

Elizabeth wrestles with competing loyalties, and Philip has an encounter that turns into much more than he had bargained for.

START

Episode: 6x10 | Airdate: May 30, 2018

START

The Jennings face a choice that will change their lives forever.