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The Americans

  • Episode: 

    6 of 13

  • Title: 

    Trust Me
  • Transmission: 

    Sat 06 Jul 2013
  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 10.45pm
  • Week: 

    Week 28 2013 : Sat 06 Jul - Fri 12 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
  • Amended: 

    Wed 12 Jun 2013
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Episode six: Trust Me
 
Philip and Elizabeth are separately abducted and questioned about being KGB spies in America.
 
Neither admit to it, even if evidence is presented otherwise. Their captors are revealed to be the KGB trying to ferret out the mole, as the Jennings were first to discover the encryptions which were immediately changed by the FBI.
 
The Jennings manage to turn the tables on their captors, which includes Claudia, whom Elizabeth beats mercilessly to send a message to whoever authorized their abduction. 
 
Philip seethes at Elizabeth for what he considers a betrayal, after she tells him that she had earlier told their handlers that he "liked the U.S. too much" which he feels has led to them being under suspicion.
 
Although fearing being caught, Nina cleverly frames Vasili as the mole within the Soviet embassy, with some help from Stan.
 
Meanwhile, not knowing where their parents are, Paige and Henry hitchhike home from the mall. Nick (Michael Oberholtzer), the man who picks them up, becomes creepy to them and they are able to escape after he stops along the way.
 
The two kids promise to keep the situation a secret between them. 
 
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)