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The Americans is a classic spy story with a twist. Set in the 1980's Cold War period when Ronald Reagan was pressuring Russia to bring the Cold War to an end, the show is about two Soviet spies living near Washington DC. The two spies, Elizabeth Jennings played by Keri Russell, and Phillip Jennings, played by Matthew Rhys, are pretending to be two normal looking American suburbanites.

The story line has the couple, whose marriage was arranged by the KGB, interacting with a myriad of characters that can sometimes be dangerous and other times humorous as they go about their mission of gathering vital national security information. Throughout the interactions with the spies and informants under their control the couple has to balance the spy work they are sent to do while maintaining the suburbanite cover.

Maintaining the cover is made more difficult by the fact their next door neighbor is FBI Agent Stan Beeman, played by Noah Emmerich, who becomes suspicious of the two. His suspicion is thwarted by the lovely Nina (Annet Mahendru), who is the FBI agents mole in the KGB but also works for the Jennings.

Maintaining the married couple cover is helped with the addition of two children, 14 year old "Paige" (Holly Taylor) and 11-year-old "Henry" (Keidrich Sellati), neither of whom suspect their parents are foreign spies. The interaction between the Jennings as a couple and parents is a blossoming love story in it's own right. Facing the perils of their job together creates a close bond as does facing the challenges of raising a teenage daughter and young son.

Wednesdays 10PM ET/PT on FX
6 Seasons, 75 Episodes
April 11, 2013
Crime, Drama
Cast: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Keidrich Sellati, Holly Taylor
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  • Elizabeth wrestles with competing loyalties, and Philip has an encounter that turns into much more than he had bargained for.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A secret unites Elizabeth and Paige. In Moscow, Oleg's own secrets make the KGB wary. A new twist in the Morozov operation changes everything.

  • As Paige gets more involved in her parents’ world, tension escalates with Matthew Beeman. Philip and Elizabeth’s honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.

  • Gabriel delivers shocking information to Philip and Elizabeth and a crushing revelation about Philip’s past. Stan and Aderholt attract a fly into their web, while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.

  • Philip and Elizabeth are delivered unexpected news about Henry - and shocking news about a past operation. Stan may be falling in love, but Philip is suspicious about what is really going on.

  • Philip and Elizabeth have concerns about a new assignment, while a menace from Philip’s past causes unforeseen problems. At the FBI, Stan makes a shocking move that could throw his career into chaos.

  • Philip and Elizabeth reveal more details to Paige about the family business, but pressing new questions arise when an operation goes awry.

  • Stan and Oleg struggle with the harsh realities of their complicated history, as Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with shocking implications for their country.

  • In the final season premiere, the Jennings struggle to suppress the risks from Paige's budding relationship with Matthew Beeman. The Centre sends Philip and Elizabeth on a unique operation, straining their family and marriage to its limits.

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