The Americans: Season 3 (2015)


Season 3
The Americans

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Family-driven drama and psychological themes propel The Americans' tautly drawn tension, dispensing thrills of a different ilk this season.

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Air date: Jan 28, 2015

Philip and Elizabeth disagree over handling orders from the Centre; Philip enlists Annelise on a mission with an unexpected outcome; Stan tries a new approach to mending his marriage with Sandra amidst learning tough news about Nina.

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Air date: Feb 4, 2015

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

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Air date: Feb 11, 2015

Danger mounts for Elizabeth and Philip as they get closer to the inner circle of the C.I.A. Afghan Group; Stan monitors Zinaida; Agent Aderholt challenges Agent Gaad on a crucial operation; Arkady tasks Oleg and Tatiana with gathering intel.

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Air date: Feb 18, 2015

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.

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Air date: Feb 25, 2015

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

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Air date: Mar 4, 2015

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.

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Air date: Mar 11, 2015

Philip and Elizabeth feel the weight of a new family secret while following up on the KGB's interests in South Africa; Stan faces struggles both at work and at home; Martha confronts a shocking development.

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Air date: Mar 18, 2015

Martha and Clark's marriage meets its most challenging test yet; pressure on Philip intensifies; Elizabeth turns to Gabriel with a difficult request; Nina receives a new assignment that reconnects her with her past.

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Air date: Mar 25, 2015

Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage; Stan and Oleg hatch a risky plan to help save Nina.

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Air date: Apr 1, 2015

Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.'s Mujahideen visitors; tensions at the Jennings' home escalate.

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Cast & Crew

Keri Russell
Elizabeth Jennings

Actor
Matthew Rhys
Philip Jennings

Actor
Noah Emmerich
Stan Beeman

Actor
Holly Taylor
Paige Jennings

Actor
Keidrich Sellati
Henry Jennings

Actor
Annet Mahendru
Nina Sergeevna Krilova

Actor
Susan Misner
Sandra Beeman

Actor
Alison Wright
Martha Hanson

Actor
Richard Thomas
Frank Gaad

Actor
Costa Ronin
Oleg Burov

Actor
Lev Gorn
Arkady Ivanovich Zotov

Actor
Kelly AuCoin
Pastor Tim

Guest Star
Frank Langella
Gabriel

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Karen Pittman
Lisa

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Rahul Khanna
Yousaf Rana

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Brandon J. Dirden
Dennis Aderholt

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Svetlana Efremova
Zinaida Preobrazhenskaya

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Vera Cherny
Tatiana

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Peter Mark Kendall
Hans

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Julia Garner
Kimberly Breland

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Joe Weisberg
Executive Producer
Joel Fields
Executive Producer
Graham Yost
Executive Producer
Justin Falvey
Executive Producer
Darryl Frank
Executive Producer
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Critic Reviews for The Americans: Season 3

Audience Reviews for The Americans: Season 3

  • May 11, 2020
    The third chapter of the Americans opens new doors for more twists and turns in the mentally exhausting world of Cold War spies. 4.75
  • Apr 10, 2020
    One of my favorite seasons of TV ever. Tense and emotionally gripping throughout. Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? is one of many high points.
  • Oct 25, 2019
    Much better than previous seasons, at least some pitfalls of being kgb illegals are portrayed , relatively more realistic experience compared to previous seasons.
  • Jan 20, 2019
    A horrible show in that it forces viewers, if they persist in watching the sad events, to identify with psychotics with little relief; an unhealthy experience.
  • Jan 11, 2019
    Family-driven drama and psychological themes propel The Americans' tautly drawn tension, dispensing thrills of a different ilk this season.
  • Sep 23, 2018
    The Americans third season sees the show continuing to improve and reach new heights.
  • Jan 11, 2018
    Brilliant series – highly original and incredibly intriguing and engaging. Philip and Elizabeth Jennings seem like your average American couple. Married for nearly 20 years they have two children, run a travel agency and live in suburbia. However, they are masking a secret double-life: they are, in fact, Russian spies, planted in the US nearly 20 years previously. It is the early-1980s and the height of the Cold War, with Philip and Elizabeth at the forefront of the USSR’s attempts to gain information on US activities and weaponry. Tasked with countering espionage and tracking down Soviet spies is a special division of the FBI. Stan Beeman is one of their brightest agents. He also happens to be the Jennings’s neighbour… Brilliant series – highly original and incredibly intriguing and engaging. Just the concept – telling a spy story from the point of view of the Soviets, the “bad guys”, is fascinating in itself and does add a dimension to the series. If we had a CIA couple posing as Russians during the Cold War I’m not sure the story would be as novel or interesting. Very intriguing. The whole spy and counter-spy back-and-forth, the missions, the methods Philip and Elizabeth use to get information, the personas and disguises they adopt, the often fragile arrangements they have that can fall apart at the slightest slip of the tongue or the suspicions of someone and the FBI’s similar methods make for very interesting watching. Throw in the fact that, like any parents or couples, they have family issues too and these are not necessarily independent of their work. The family dynamic adds another level of intrigue and this ratchets up with every series. Then, just to spice things up even more, the Jennings’s arch-nemesis is their neighbour! This adds even more intrigue and subterfuge. Excellent writing, with solid direction and great performances all round. Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys are particularly good in the lead roles.
  • Dec 21, 2017
    I should just slap my review for season 2 here, but multiply everything by five. The story is still really good. The writers are obviously hitting their strider. Phillip and Elizabeth are even more interesting to watch, along with Frank Langella who is back as a handler for them. During the season it covers how Nina may be able to get out of prison in Russia, Stan deals with his divorce and with both Phillip and Elizabeth pushing back and forth over what to tell Paige. While everything positive is great, I am absolutely hating the Paige stuff. That was almost enough for me to stop watching. Her fits may be "teen" for tv, but in my experience in hard circumstances that would have been done by now. Pros: writing, most of the acting (honestly all of the acting) and just overall still getting better. Cons: The angst has been kicked up to an 11 for the teenager... Not liking that.
  • May 30, 2017
    super smart, great writing, great acting. made me thought of the moral dilemnas well after i watched it
  • Aug 25, 2016
    Every season of The Americans is a season of the greatest television ever made.

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