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The Americans

  • Episode: 

    13 of 13

  • Title: 

    The Colonel
  • Transmission: 

    Sat 24 Aug 2013
  • Time: 

    9.55pm - 10.50pm
  • Week: 

    Week 35 2013 : Sat 24 Aug - Fri 30 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Status: 

    Last in series
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Episode thirteen: The Colonel
 
Series finale. Following the discovery of their bug in Weinberger’s office, Elizabeth and Philip are drawn into the FBI’s trap; Nina is assured by Arkady that she will be given a chance to redeem herself, and an opportunity immediately presents itself. Stan tries one last time to patch things up with an unenthusiastic Sandra; and Claudia finds herself due for reassignment following Elizabeth’s criticism. 
 
Series overview:
 
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 Regan is elected President.
 
The series is centered on Philip (Matthew Rhys) and Elizabeth (Keri Russell) Jennings, who have two children – 13-year-old Paige (Holly Taylor) and 10-year-old Henry (Keidrich Sellati), who know nothing about their parents’ true identity.
 
The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War and the intimate, dangerous and darkly funny relationships they must maintain with a network of spies and informants under their control.  Philip’s growing sense of affinity for America’s values and ways of life further complicate the couple’s relationship.
 
Tensions also heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbour, Stan Beeman (Noah Emmerich), an FBI agent.  Stan and his partner, Agent Chris Amador (Maximiliano Hernandez) are members of a new division of Counterintelligence tasked with fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil, including KGB Directorate S illegals, Russian spies posing as Americans.
 
Cast:
 
Keri Russell (Elizabeth Jennings)
Matthew Rhys (Philip Jennings)
Noah Emmerich (Agent Stan Beeman)
Maximiliano Hernandez (Agent Chris Amador)
Holly Taylor (Paige Jennings)
Keidrich Sellati (Henry Jennings)
Margo Martindale (Claudia)