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The Americans

The Americans
  • Episode: 

    5 of 13

  • Title: 

    COMINT
  • Transmission: 

    Sat 29 Jun 2013
  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 27 2013 : Sat 29 Jun - Fri 05 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Amended: 

    Wed 12 Jun 2013
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COMINT
 
Elizabeth meets with Adam Dorwin, a manager of a private company contracted by the U.S. government for the missile defense program.
 
Dorwin is later revealed to be KGB Agent Udacha, who feels nervous and alone because the KGB cannot contact him out of fear the FBI will move in.
 
The FBI has new encrypted radios so the KGB cannot tell when they are being followed. 
 
Elizabeth turns her focus on another man who handles the technology, and learns the encryption devices are mobile. She and Philip track down one of the mobile units in the trunk of an FBI car. Elizabeth decides to make an imprint of an encrypted card, at the risk of being caught in the car's trunk.
 
Meanwhile, Stan pressures Nina into learning if the KGB will meet with Udacha. When the code is learned by the KGB, the meeting is set. The FBI knew of it and follows Udacha's contact to the supposed meet, while Elizabeth is with Udacha at another site. These actions force the KGB to realize they have a mole. 
 
 
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)