Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.
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Season 1Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S01 E01Jan 31, 2013
Pilot Jan 31, 2013 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.
S01 E02Feb 7, 2013
The Clock Feb 7, 2013 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.
S01 E03Feb 14, 2013
Gregory Feb 14, 2013 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.
S01 E04Feb 21, 2013
In Control Feb 21, 2013 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.
S01 E05Feb 28, 2013
COMINT Feb 28, 2013 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.
S01 E06Mar 7, 2013
Trust Me Mar 7, 2013 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.
Season 2Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Feb 27, 2014
Comrades Feb 27, 2014 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.
S02 E02Mar 6, 2014
Cardinal Mar 6, 2014 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.
S02 E03Mar 13, 2014
The Walk In Mar 13, 2014 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.
S02 E04Mar 20, 2014
A Little Night Music Mar 20, 2014 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.
S02 E05Mar 27, 2014
The Deal Mar 27, 2014 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.
S02 E06Apr 3, 2014
Behind the Red Door Apr 3, 2014 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.
S02 E07Apr 10, 2014
Arpanet Apr 10, 2014 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.
Season 3Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jan 29, 2015
EST Men Jan 29, 2015 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.
S03 E02Feb 5, 2015
Baggage Feb 5, 2015 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.
S03 E03Feb 12, 2015
Open House Feb 12, 2015 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.
S03 E04Feb 19, 2015
Dimebag Feb 19, 2015 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.
S03 E05Feb 26, 2015
Salang Pass Feb 26, 2015 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.
S03 E06Mar 5, 2015
Born Again Mar 5, 2015 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.
Season 4Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Mar 17, 2016
Glanders Mar 17, 2016 Philip and Elizabeth deal 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?
S04 E02Mar 24, 2016
Pastor Tim Mar 24, 2016 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.
S04 E03Mar 31, 2016
Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow Mar 31, 2016 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.
S04 E04Apr 7, 2016
Chloramphenicol Apr 7, 2016 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?
S04 E05Apr 14, 2016
Clark's Place Apr 14, 2016 Philip must consider his life with Martha and make a crushing choice from which there is no coming back.
S04 E06Apr 21, 2016
The Rat Apr 21, 2016 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.
Season 5Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S05 E01Mar 8, 2017
Amber Waves Mar 8, 2017 The Jennings struggling to contain the risks from Paige's growing relationship with Matthew Beeman. The Centre sends Philip and Elizabeth on an operation unlike any they've ever had before, straining their family and marriage to its limits.
S05 E02Mar 15, 2017
Pests Mar 15, 2017 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.
S05 E03Mar 22, 2017
The Midges Mar 22, 2017 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.
S05 E04Mar 29, 2017
What's the Matter with Kansas? Mar 29, 2017 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.
S05 E05Apr 5, 2017
Lotus 1-2-3 Apr 5, 2017 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.
S05 E06Apr 12, 2017
Crossbreed Apr 12, 2017 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.
Season 6Prime Video | Rent or Buy
S06 E01Mar 29, 2018
Dead Hand Mar 29, 2018 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.
S06 E02Apr 5, 2018
Tchaikovsky Apr 5, 2018 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.
S06 E03Apr 12, 2018
Urban Transport Planning Apr 12, 2018 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.
S06 E04Apr 19, 2018
Mr. and Mrs. Teacup Apr 19, 2018 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.
S06 E05Apr 26, 2018
The Great Patriotic War Apr 26, 2018 As the summit fast approaches, Elizabeth enlists Philip’s help for a mission that could yield game-changing intel.
S06 E06May 3, 2018
Rififi May 3, 2018 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.