The Americans

10 Worst Episodes of The Americans

Set during the Cold War period in the 1980s, The Americans is the story of Elizabeth and Philip Jennings, two Soviet KGB officers posing as an American married couple in the suburbs of Washington D.C. and their neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI Counterintelligence agent.

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The Americans - S5E8

#1 - Immersion (Season 5 - Episode 8)

A secret brings Elizabeth and Paige together. In Moscow, Oleg's own secrets put him under KGB suspicion. A new twist in the Morozov operation creates an opportunity that changes everything.

The episode was rated 7.44 from 2441 votes.

The Americans - S3E6

#2 - Born Again (Season 3 - Episode 6)


Gabriel has surprising information. Elizabeth begins to take family matters into her own hands. Stan receives upsetting news from his past and turns to Sandra for support.

The episode was rated 7.47 from 1770 votes.

The Americans - S3E4

#3 - Dimebag (Season 3 - Episode 4)

Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth’s friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious repercussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 1733 votes.

The Americans - S3E2

#4 - Baggage (Season 3 - Episode 2)


Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong but struggle to reconcile their increasingly opposing ideologies. Stan welcomes a Soviet defector to America. Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.

The episode was rated 7.49 from 1703 votes.

The Americans - S5E9

#5 - IHOP (Season 5 - Episode 9)

Philip and Elizabeth are thrown off balance when things with Tuan take an unexpected turn. Henry makes a startling proposition and Stan has a disturbing encounter with Frank Gaad’s widow.

The episode was rated 7.50 from 2366 votes.

The Americans - S6E4

#6 - Mr. and Mrs. Teacup (Season 6 - Episode 4)


After picking up a distressing piece of intelligence, Elizabeth takes extreme measures to get close to a Soviet negotiator. Philip shares some stunning news with Henry.

The episode was rated 7.51 from 1404 votes.

The Americans - S3E8

#7 - Divestment (Season 3 - Episode 8)

Martha and Clark’s marriage meets its most challenging test yet. As pressures on Philip intensify, Elizabeth turns to Gabriel with a difficult request. Nina receives a new assignment that reconnects her with her past.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1833 votes.

The Americans - S3E11

#8 - One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov (Season 3 - Episode 11)


Philip and Elizabeth's home and work lives collide in new and dangerous ways. Nina struggles to figure out her next steps. Arkady assigns Oleg and Tatiana to an operation with uncertain potential.

The episode was rated 7.53 from 1841 votes.

The Americans - S5E4

#9 - What's the Matter with Kansas? (Season 5 - Episode 4)

Philip and Elizabeth have qualms about a new assignment, while a specter from Philip’s past creates unforeseen dangers. At the FBI, Stan makes a shocking play that could throw his career into turmoil.

The episode was rated 7.54 from 2681 votes.

The Americans - S3E5

#10 - Salang Pass (Season 3 - Episode 5)


Philip juggles the many women in his life while Elizabeth takes drastic measures to complete a mission. Stan asserts a plan to save Nina with an unlikely ally.

The episode was rated 7.55 from 1752 votes.

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