The Americans Series Review

by keeganliam | created - 4 months ago | updated - 4 months ago | Public

A list of all of the episodes of The Americans Overall Season Grades: Season 1: A- Season 2: A- Season 3: A Season 4: A Season 5: A- Season 6: A

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1. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Pilot (2013)

TV-MA | 64 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Phillip and Elizabeth Jennings are two seemingly normal Americans who are really undercover KGB agents. After kidnapping a Soviet defector they discover their new neighbor is an FBI agent assigned to their case.

Director: Gavin O'Connor | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 2,465

Grade: A-

2. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Clock (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,857

Grade: A-

3. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Gregory (2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Gregory, Elizabeth's lover, helps them make contact with Robert's widow despite an FBI team. Gabriel's replacement shows up. Phillip then makes a dangerous buy of information.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,729

Grade: B+

4. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: In Control (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After President Reagan is nearly assassinated events quickly start to spin out of control. The FBI wonders if the KGB is somehow behind it; the KGB worry that they will be blamed for it and possibly result in war.

Director: Jean de Segonzac | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,624

Grade: B+

5. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Comint (2013)

TV-MA | 40 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

A crucial agent crumbles under emotional distress and threatens to topple a valuable network of KGB informants.

Director: Holly Dale | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,518

Grade: B

6. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Trust Me (2013)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,607

Grade: A

7. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Duty and Honor (2013)

TV-MA | 41 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Alex Chapple | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,462

Grade: A-

8. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Mutually Assured Destruction (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 a New York.

Director: Bill Johnson | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,416

Grade: B

9. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Safe House (2013)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Phillip and Elizabeth shock their children when they announce they are separating. After Amador goes missing, Gaad orders an unauthorized mission to grab a KGB agent in retaliation. Events soon spin out of control and come to a grisly end.

Director: Jim McKay | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Maximiliano Hernández, Holly Taylor

Votes: 1,448

Grade: A-

10. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Only You (2013)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

After Amador's murder the FBI begins a massive manhunt for the killer. When they start closing in on Gregory, the KGB decides to send him to Moscow. Despite Elizabeth's best efforts he refuses to go, even if it means his life.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

Votes: 1,422

Grade: A

11. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Covert War (2013)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Nicole Kassell | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

Votes: 1,343

Grade: B+

12. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Oath (2013)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

An Air Force colonel offers to sell SDI secrets to the KGB. Viola reports the bug in the Weinberger home. Phillip agrees to marry Martha hoping she'll continue spying while Nina confesses to spying for the Americans.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

Votes: 1,319

Grade: A-

13. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Colonel (2013)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Elizabeth and Phillip are at risk of getting caught when they fear their assignments may be a set-up. Stan is convinced he'll find Nina a way out.

Director: Adam Arkin | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Holly Taylor, Keidrich Sellati

Votes: 1,759

Grade: A

14. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Comrades (2014)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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... See full summary »

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,299

Grade: A

15. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Cardinal (2014)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,179

Grade: B

16. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Walk-In (2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Constantine Makris | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,154

Grade: B+

17. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: A Little Night Music (2014)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Lodge Kerrigan | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,133

Grade: A-

18. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Deal (2014)

TV-MA | 52 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,162

Grade: A

19. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Behind the Red Door (2014)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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... See full summary »

Director: Charlotte Sieling | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,115

Grade: A-

20. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: ARPANET (2014)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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 ... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,076

Grade: B

21. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: New Car (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: John Dahl | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,069

Grade: A-

22. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Martial Eagle (2014)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Alik Sakharov | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,175

Grade: A

23. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Yousaf (2014)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,024

Grade: A-

24. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Stealth (2014)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Gregory Hoblit | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,024

Grade: B+

25. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Operation Chronicle (2014)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,019

Grade: A

26. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Echo (2014)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Nina finds that her future is Stan's hands. Meanwhile, Paige and Henry are moved to safety as their parents attempt to complete their assignment.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Annet Mahendru, Susan Misner

Votes: 1,260

Grade: A

27. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: EST Men (2015)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,066

Grade: A-

28. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Baggage (2015)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,000

Grade: B

29. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Open House (2015)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Danger mounts for Elizabeth and Philip as they get closer to the inner circle of the CIA Afghan Group.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,030

Grade: A

30. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Dimebag (2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 980

Grade: A-

31. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Salang Pass (2015)

TV-MA | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 967

Grade: A

32. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Born Again (2015)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Gabriel has surprising information; Elizabeth begins to take family matters into her own hands.

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 972

Grade: B+

33. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Walter Taffet (2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Philip and Elizabeth feel the weight of a family secret while following up on the KGB's interests.

Director: Noah Emmerich | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 989

Grade: A

34. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Divestment (2015)

TV-MA | 46 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martha and Clark's marriage meets its most challenging test yet; pressure on Philip intensifies.

Director: Daniel Attias | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 945

Grade: B+

35. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? (2015)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage.

Director: Stephen Williams | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,239

Grade: A

36. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Stingers (2015)

TV-MA | 47 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors.

Director: Larysa Kondracki | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,258

Grade: A

37. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov (2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Andrew Bernstein | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 902

Grade: B

38. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: I Am Abassin Zadran (2015)

TV-MA | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Martha hosts an unexpected guest; Philip and Elizabeth must work a formidable Mujahideen commander.

Director: Christopher Misiano | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 954

Grade: A-

39. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: March 8, 1983 (2015)

TV-MA | 50 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory.

Director: Daniel Sackheim | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Lev Gorn, Annet Mahendru

Votes: 1,134

Grade: A

40. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Glanders (2016)

TV-14 | 51 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

Elizabeth and Phillip are supposed to get a biological weapon sample but fail to make the exchange when someone is watching. Nina works Anton in hopes it will lead to her freedom. Paige wonders if she can trust Pastor Tim with her secret.

Director: Thomas Schlamme | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Lev Gorn

Votes: 985

Grade: B+

41. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Pastor Tim (2016)

TV-MA | 48 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Chris Long | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Lev Gorn

Votes: 919

Grade: B

42. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow (2016)

TV-MA | 44 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Kevin Dowling | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Lev Gorn

Votes: 907

Grade: B+

43. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Chloramphenicol (2016)

TV-14 | 43 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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?

Director: Stefan Schwartz | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Lev Gorn

Votes: 1,104

Grade: A

44. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Clark's Place (2016)

TV-MA | 49 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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

Director: Noah Emmerich | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Brandon J. Dirden

Votes: 921

Grade: A-

45. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: The Rat (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

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.

Director: Kari Skogland | Stars: Keri Russell, Matthew Rhys, Dylan Baker, Brandon J. Dirden

Votes: 942

Grade: A

46. The Americans (2013–2018)
Episode: Travel Agents (2016)

TV-MA | 42 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery