The Americans: What's the Matter with Kansas? Season 5, Episode 4
Philip and Elizabeth get new assignments from Gabriel and have dinner with Stan and Renée, Philip has a beer with Alexei, Elizabeth tries carob chips and goes hiking with Ben, Philip hits the treadmill and learns about logistics from Deirdre, Oleg continues to work as a food cop and to try to figure out how counteract the CIA's tactics, Stan threatens to sacrifice himself to protect Oleg, Paige crosses boundaries while babysitting for Pastor Tim, Mischa crosses borders, and Henry has issues with his math teacher and with the lack of Apple Jacks in the Jennings household. [more inside]
The Americans: The Midges Season 5, Episode 3
Stan and Aderholt can't seem to make any new friends, Alexei bowls and complains about Russia, Mischa's travel plans hit a snag, Paige practices rubbing her fingers together, Oleg investigates suspect tangerines, and Philip and Elizabeth get into cowboy cosplay. Also: MARTHA. [more inside]
The Americans: Pests Season 5, Episode 2
Stan makes some progress with "gym lady" Renée and expresses his concerns about both Oleg and Paige, Alexei keeps complaining about Russia, Elizabeth goes on a field trip, new Food Police Agent Oleg gets an unwelcome message, Paige punches her mother, Elizabeth and Philip are concerned about where and with whom Paige is sleeping, and Henry sleeps. [more inside]
The Americans: Amber Waves Season 5, Episode 1
In this first episode of the fifth season, Philip and Elizabeth begin a new mission in a new place with a new agent, Oleg begins a new job in Moscow, Mischa begins a journey, Paige begins combat training, Stan begins going to the gym every day, and Hans and William complete their last operation.
The Americans: Persona Non Grata Season 4, Episode 13
In the season four finale, William faces a legal and medical emergency. Paige gets further involved with Matthew and the spy trade. Mischa Jr. receives indirect help from his father and a gift from his mother. Oleg decides on a move, Arkady has his next move decided for him, and Elizabeth and Philip consider early retirement. The Washington Redskins lose the 1984 Superbowl 38-9.
The Americans: A Roy Rogers in Franconia Season 4, Episode 12
Mail Robot has an internal exam. Tatiana and Oleg get new job offers, and William is offered a trip abroad. Martha's parents and Stan each receive some valuable new information. Paige processes her new awareness of her parents' skills and has her first experience of honey pot duty. Henry learns about a startling new technological innovation.
The Americans: Dinner for Seven Season 4, Episode 11
The Russian plan for Don is revealed. Elizabeth spends quality time with Pastor Tim. Stan invites Oleg out and invites himself to dinner (again). Paige learns something new about her mother.
The Americans: Munchkins Season 4, Episode 10
Pastor Tim finds Ethiopia more of an adventure than he expected, and the Jennings find Alice to be a better player than they expected. Oleg and Tatiana engage in more pillow talk. Aderholt is marginalized by his new boss. Stan and Aderholt take Mr. Hanson out for drinks, Kimmie and Jim smoke pot, and Matthew and Paige drink coffee. Gaad entertains unexpected visitors and Elizabeth has second thoughts about the Young Hee and Don operation.
The Americans: The Day After Season 4, Episode 9
Everyone watches The Day After, William questions the merits of liquefying organs, Page drives a Camaro, Oleg and Tatiana take their working relationship to the next level, Pastor Tim looks forward to a trip to Ethiopia and a talk with the Jennings, Philip and Stan play racquetball, and Elizabeth plays Young Hee's husband Don.
The Americans: The Magic of David Copperfield V Season 4, Episode 8
Martha goes on a trip, Philip and Gabriel go out for a drink, Elizabeth goes to the movies, EST, and Lisa's house, Paige goes mini-golfing, and Gaad goes to the director's office.
The Americans: Travel Agents Season 4, Episode 7
The FBI and the KGB search for Martha while she takes a walk in the park. Oleg and Tatiana plan a circuitous shipping route. Philip has some cold borscht, Paige, Henry, and Matthew enjoy a cold beverage at the Beeman residence, and William's rat chills out.
The Americans: The Rat Season 4, Episode 6
Paige and Elizabeth enjoy some Korean food while Henry continues his video game marathon. Meanwhile, Martha faces several difficult truths, and William sets up a meeting.
The Americans: Clark's Place Season 4, Episode 5
Paige asks more questions. Henry and Philip reconnect with friends, while Elizabeth continues to grow a new relationship. Martha gains a couple of secret admirers. [more inside]
The Americans: Chloramphenicol Season 4, Episode 4
Philip, Elizabeth, William, and Gabriel have thoughts about loyalty. Stan looks at an apartment. Martha goes on a date. Nina is transferred. Oleg makes a deal with his father.
The Americans: Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow Season 4, Episode 3
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.
The Americans: Pastor Tim Season 4, Episode 2
Nina gets her visit from her husband. Oleg and Elizabeth both get bad news. Paige and Henry get a computer. Henry and Stan talk man to man, Philip and Elizabeth talk EST, and Philip and Stan don't talk. No one seems willing to take Philip and Elizabeth's little vial of destruction off their hands, and Elizabeth discovers that Paige has confided in Pastor Tim.
The Americans: Glanders Season 4, Episode 1
Clark and Martha and Paige and Pastor Tim try to find their way forward. Gabriel gives Elizabeth and Philip a new mission. Philip reminisces about his childhood at EST and has drinks with Sandra. Stan does not think Tori's EST-style advice will help him improve his workplace relations at the FBI. Henry isn't seen, but his presences is smelt.
The Americans: The Clock First Watch Season 1, Episode 2
What appears to be a simple operation grows more complicated. Stan shares the spoils of a day's work with Philip. Elizabeth offers to take Paige shopping, but oh those awkward teen years. [more inside]
The Americans: Pilot First Watch Season 1, Episode 1
We are introduced to Elizabeth and Phillip, two KGB spies under deep cover as a married couple in suburban DC. They have an unexpected houseguest, and Phillip goes shopping for cowboy boots. Their new neighbor Stan takes an interest in their garage. [more inside]
The Americans: March 8, 1983 Season 3, Episode 13
Elizabeth and Paige take a trip; Philip takes care of the Martha situation and tries to raise his level of self-awareness; Oleg updates Stan who updates Agent Gaad; Nina and Anton's relationship progresses; Zinaida does not get a BLT.
The Americans: I Am Abassin Zadran Season 3, Episode 12
Gabriel and Claudia discuss the future of Directorate S and Paige Jennings; Paige tests the limits of her independence and familial memories; Oleg and Tatiana essay to find merit in Mail Robot's work; Agents Beeman and Aderholt compare theories; Martha entertains two surprise visitors.
The Americans: One Day In The Life Of Anton Baklanov Season 3, Episode 11
Philip and Elizabeth continue to deal with Paige. Clark schools Martha. Oleg and Tatiana read English. Elizabeth wears garters. And the FBI candy machine is broken.
The Americans: Stingers Season 3, Episode 10
Paige makes a clear demand. Phillip and Elizabeth wrestle with existential issues. And Henry really digs Eddie Murphy in SNL.
The Americans: Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? Season 3, Episode 9
Hans takes on a freelance operation, Martha decides to get on with things and makes supper, Oleg and Stan take the next step in their plot to exchange Zinaida for Nina, Mail Robot entertains midnight visitors, and Philip and Gabriel play Scrabble.
The Americans: Divestment Season 3, Episode 8
Reuben, Joey Ramone, and Mary Stuart Masterson conduct interrogations at a black site, and make decisions regarding the future of those whom they interrogate. Paige begins an independent research project. Martha has a couple of counterproductive conversations. Arkady realizes he may never be able to take a train in Russia again. Elizabeth asks Gabriel for a favour. Nina receives a new assignment and meets her new boss, only to discover he's the same as the old boss. Mail Robot has a horrible day at work.
The Americans: Walter Taffet Season 3, Episode 7
In tonight's episode, Gaad finds an uninvited guest in his office, Martha cleans out her purse, Philip orders pizza, Elizabeth talks about parenting with a South African operative, and Hans experiences his first operation. This episode was the directorial debut of one Noah Emmerich. Soundtrack: Fleetwood Mac.
The Americans: Born Again Season 3, Episode 6
Stan goes on a date. Paige is further initiated into the church and her parents' profession by the respective efforts of Pastor Tim and her mother. Philip continues to work Kimmie while Nina continues to work her cellmate in an effort to get what they want. Mail Robot, Martha, and Agent Aderholt have a tête-à-tête-à-tête. Soundtrack: Pink Floyd.
The Americans: Salang Pass Season 3, Episode 5
Elizabeth arranges for new housing and career opportunities for her friend from AA, Martha and Clark consider enlarging their family, Paige shops for a new dress, Stan and Oleg discuss ways and means of reaching their common goal, and Philip and Kimmy spend a quiet night in. Soundtrack: A Flock of Seagulls.
The Americans: Dimebag Season 3, Episode 4
Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth's friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious repercussions. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.
The Americans: Open House Season 3, Episode 3
Elizabeth and Philip run into some traffic while on a mission, Philip experiences marital conflict with both his wives, and Elizabeth has some dental work done. Soundtrack: Air Supply.
The Americans: Baggage Season 3, Episode 2
Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong. Stan welcomes a Soviet defector, Zinaida, to America. Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.
The Americans: EST Men Season 3, Episode 1
Elizabeth loses key intel in the Season 3 premiere. Meanwhile, Stan tries to fix his marriage.
The Americans: Echo Season 2, Episode 13
The Jennings go on a surprise vacation. Agent Beeman arranges a date.
The Americans: Operation Chronicle Season 2, Episode 12
Elizabeth acts on Kate's message; Philip and Fred plan a paint job; Larrick is still on the hunt; Arkady tightens Stan's noose.
The Americans: Stealth Season 2, Episode 11
Philip and Elizabeth try to figure out what the FBI knows about "illegals." Philip sidles up to Željko Ivanek. Henry and the FBI think Stan is a hero. Nina's past catches up to her (twice). [more inside]