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The Americans

The Americans
  • Episode: 

    7 of 13

  • Title: 

    Duty and Honor
  • Transmission: 

    Sat 13 Jul 2013
  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 10.30pm
  • Week: 

    Week 29 2013 : Sat 13 Jul - Fri 19 Jul
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode six: Duty and Honor
 
Philip is sent to New York City to discredit a Polish dissident. He starts working there and has sex with an agent named Irina, who was his lover before he left Russia. She asserts that her son in Russia is from that relationship. After the successful mission, she tells Philip she plans to leave the KGB and disappear; she invites Philip to join her but he declines.
 
Elizabeth develops a new source within the SDI project by paying off his gambling debt. 
 
Stan misses a family dinner to work late; his colleague takes him to a bar and urges him to pick up a woman for casual sex, but he instead calls Nina. They have sex under circumstances which strongly hint that Nina is playing her handler.
 
Agent Gaad indicates that the FBI may never deliver on Stan's promise to eventually extricate Nina from the embassy.
 
When Philip returns, Elizabeth apologizes for their prior rift and asks him to try to make their marriage real. He agrees but lies to her about his night with Irina. 
 
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)