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Go Undercover: Episode 8 Recap

Go Undercover inside the last episode and learn the consequences of going rogue. Pledge your allegiance to The Americans Wednesdays at 10p only on FX.

Next On: Safe House

Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the FBI are pushed to their limit when one of their own goes missing.

Snapshot: Week 8

Is this what marriage therapists mean when they suggest working as a team? Pledge your allegiance to The Americans Wednesdays at 10p only on FX.

Next On: Mutually Assured Destruction

Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI hunt the same man. Grannie shocks Elizabeth with the truth of what happened between Philip and Irina in New York.

Next On: Duty and Honor

Philip and Elizabeth's troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.

Go Undercover: Episode 7 Recap

Go Undercover inside the last episode for an inside look at Philip's tightrope walk between "Duty and Honor." Watch all new episodes of The Americans Wednesdays at 10p only on FX.

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The Americans: Grading the Spies

The Americans: Grading the Spies

We review and rate the Season 1 spy games played the espionage agents of FX's The Americans.

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Let's Make A Deal!

The Deal - Everybody wants somebody to love or, you know, blackmail.

03.26.2014 A

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2-4
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We Need to Talk

A Little Night Music - "You're still alive, that's a good sign" and other motivational speeches.

03.19.2014
03.25.2014
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2-3
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Here Comes the Blood

The Walk In - Do you want to feel sorry for some Communist spies? Just watch them try to deal with American teenagers.

03.12.2014
03.18.2014
B

Al Lowe

2-2
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Your Revolution Is Beautiful

Cardinal - It's only the second episode and things already look grim.

03.05.2014
03.11.2014
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LuluBates

2-1
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It’s Just A Game

Comrades - It’s another season of Soviet ghosts chasing American Pac-men

02.26.2014
03.04.2014
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It's a Trap

The Colonel - Philip and Elizabeth are so wary of the meeting with the Colonel, they never expect that a routine audiotape exchange is the real setup. Things get hairy and a great escape is required. Meanwhile, Nina is given orders to turn Stan Beeman.

05.01.2013
05.07.2013
B+

Joe R

1-12
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I'll Be The Mrs.

The Oath - With the possible defection of an Air Force colonel falls into their laps, Philip and Elizabeth need to make sure it's not a trap. Which means getting a bug into John-Boy's office. Which means you are cordially invited to the nuptials of Clark and Martha Creeperson. Meantime, Nina makes a big move.

04.24.2013
04.30.2013
B+

Joe R

1-11
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Lady Vengeance

Covert War - Elizabeth learns her mentor has been murdered, so she goes on a crazed tangent of revenge. Stan gets busted for cheating. Philip buys an apartment.

04.17.2013
04.23.2013
B-

Joe R

1-10
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Anywhere But Moscow

Only You - Chris Amador managed to leave one clue behind, which helps the FBI track down those who helped the Jenningses dispose of the body. Bad news, Gregory.

04.10.2013
04.16.2013
B-

Joe R

1-9
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Breaking Stan

Safe House - Everybody's super taking it personal this week, as the FBI plans retaliation for last week's bombing. In an unrelated stunt that gets verrrry related, Agent Chris accosts "Clark," and all hell breaks loose.

04.03.2013
04.10.2013
C+

Joe R

1-8
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The Replacement Killers

Mutually Assured Destruction - Philip and Elizabeth are the dudes sent to stop the dude that the Center already sent in to kill some other dudes. Also, Grannie Claudia totally snitches on Philip. Well, she already had the stitches, so why not?

03.20.2013
03.26.2013
B

Joe R

1-7
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Doody and On Her

Duty and Honor - Philip goes to New York to take down a Polish rabble-rouser and reunite with his childhood sweetheart, while Elizabeth is left to ponder marriage back in Virginia. Bummer of a tradeoff.

03.13.2013
03.19.2013
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Joe R

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Let's Go to the Mole

Trust Me - The Jenningses are abducted and interrogated. Stan has to think quickly to keep Nina from being tagged as the mole. The Zodiac killer brings Paige and Henry to feed the ducks.

03.06.2013
03.12.2013
C+

Joe R

1-5
Recap

The Spy Who Loved Me

Comint - The connections between spies and their handlers are examined when a jittery double agent wants to come in from the cold. Philip and Elizabeth run into marital hurdles as they work to steal encryption codes. Stan has feelings for Nina, maybe.

02.27.2013
03.04.2013
B-

Joe R

1-4
Recap

Play It Coup

In Control - Reagan's been shot, and the Soviets don't know that in America, coups aren't just fun things to do on the weekend, so they think Big Shit is about to go down. Philip and Elizabeth prepare for war, while the FBI digs for any Soviet involvement.

02.20.2013
02.26.2013
B

Joe R

1-3
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Philadelphia Freedom

Gregory - Elizabeth and Philip learn that their dead comrade had a secret wife in Philly, so they need to tie up that loose end before the FBI can start tugging on it. In doing so, they employ the help of Elizabeth's dude on the side, cool cat Gregory. Sparks fly! And that's before Margo Martindale shows up.

02.13.2013
02.19.2013
B+

Joe R

1-2
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Tick-Tick-Boom

The Clock - The Jenningses are tasked with an incredibly short timeline to get a bug in the Defense Secretary's house, so it's time to poison children and threaten religious housekeepers.

02.05.2013
02.07.2013
C

Joe R

1-1
Recap

Pilot

Pilot - Phillip and Elizabeth are KGB spies under deep-cover and posing as an American family. This week, they capture, imprison, and debate killing a KGB defector and also learn the joys of post-murder sex.

01.30.2013
01.31.2013
B-

Joe R

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