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The Americans

The Americans
  • Episode: 

    9 of 13

  • Title: 

    Safe House
  • Transmission: 

    Sat 27 Jul 2013
  • Time: 

    9.45pm - 10.35pm
  • Week: 

    Week 31 2013 : Sat 27 Jul - Fri 02 Aug
  • Channel: 

    ITV
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Episode nine: 
 
Philip and Elizabeth tell the kids that they are going to live apart for a while—they don't take it well.
 
Meanwhile, Gaad plans to assassinate Arkady, the new KGB resident, on his regular jogging route.
 
Philip spends the night with Martha, and the next morning Amador confronts him. They fight and Amador is stabbed; Philip takes him to a deserted building where he and Elizabeth attempt to treat him and question him about the FBI's plans.
 
At the time of Arkady's regular jog, the FBI find only his assistant Vlad, as Arkady is fortuitously injured. On Beeman's unauthorized initiative, the FBI seize Vlad and take him to the safe house. Beeman phones Arkady and threatens to kill Vlad unless Amador is released...
 
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)