1. 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.
2. 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.
3. 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.
4. In Control When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the fallout within the KGB.
5. Comint A crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB informants.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. 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.
12. 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.
13. 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.
Awesome! Great spy thriller. One of the best TV series in the last 5 year's.Published 2 days ago by Jordan
Brilliant series. Matthew Rhys is excellent as always, and the mixture of relationship story and thriller makes it fascinating and involving.Published 3 days ago by Tom Hicks
This is a review of the show not the dvd box set.
I can't believe this kind of 'Red's under the bed' rubbish got a pilot and then somehow a full series!.. Read more
Very good series, gripping and gives an interesting perspective of the Cold War, especially as I served in Germany in the late 1970's early 1980's with RAF Regiment and was only... Read morePublished 19 days ago by D. Kelley