The Americans (2017)


Season 5
The Americans

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In its penultimate season, The Americans brings long-simmering storylines to a boil while heightening the spy-thriller stakes and deepening the domestic drama -- all brought vividly to life by superb performances from its veteran cast.

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Critic Ratings: 216

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Episodes

Air date: Mar 7, 2017

Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain the risks from Paige's growing relationship with Matthew Beeman; the Centre sends Philip and Elizabeth on an operation that strains their family and marriage to the limits.

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Air date: Mar 14, 2017

Stan and Oleg wrestle with the harsh consequences of their complicated history; Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with devastating implications for their country.

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Air date: Mar 21, 2017

Philip and Elizabeth tell Paige more about the family business, but pressing new questions arise when an operation takes a ghastly and unexpected turn; a sensitive package jeopardizes Oleg's life back home.

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Air date: Mar 28, 2017

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

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Air date: Apr 4, 2017

Philip and Elizabeth receive surprising news about Henry and shattering news about a past operation; Philip wonders about something dark going on with Stan, who may be falling in love.

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Air date: Apr 11, 2017

Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip's past; Stan and Aderholt draw a fly into their web, while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.

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Air date: Apr 18, 2017

Paige becomes more enmeshed in her parents' world; tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head; Philip and Elizabeth's honeytraps take surprising turns; Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.

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Air date: Apr 25, 2017

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

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Air date: May 2, 2017

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

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Air date: May 9, 2017

Paige's snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever; Stan and Aderholt's recruitment of Sofia suddenly bears fruit.

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Keri Russell
Elizabeth Jennings

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Matthew Rhys
Philip Jennings

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Noah Emmerich
Stan Beeman

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Holly Taylor
Paige Jennings

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Keidrich Sellati
Henry Jennings

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Costa Ronin
Oleg Burov

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Brandon J. Dirden
Dennis Aderholt

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Peter Jacobson
Agent Wolfe

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Laurie Holden
Renee

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Snezhana Chernova
Yelena Burova

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Irina Dvorovenko
Evgheniya Morozov

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Zack Gafin
Pasha Morozov

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Ravil Isyanov
Ruslan

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Boris Krutonog
Igor Burov

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Ivan Mok
Tuan Eckert

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Alex Ozerov
Mischa Semenov

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Alexander Sokovikov
Alexei Morozov

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Margo Martindale
Claudia

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Frank Langella
Gabriel

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Russell G. Jones
Norm

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Joe Weisberg
Executive Producer
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Joel Fields
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Graham Yost
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Justin Falvey
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Darryl Frank
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Critic Reviews for The Americans: Season 5

Audience Reviews for The Americans: Season 5

  • Nov 21, 2020
    Great portrayal and storyline of how CIA and Russian spies embedded in America played cat and mouse.
  • Oct 30, 2019
    This is improving with each season and season 5 is undoubtedly more gripping and thrilling. The KGB couple feels more and more sinister lying straight faced to their own daughter as it suits them, the lady is so psychopathic and husband at least trying to come out of the mess. I fast forwarded some parts in each episode mostly involving deception by couple towards prospective sources which feels contrived.
  • Jan 11, 2019
    In its penultimate season, The Americans brings long-simmering storylines to a boil while heightening the spy-thriller stakes and deepening the domestic drama -- all brought vividly to life by superb performances from its veteran cast.
  • Sep 24, 2018
    The penultimate season of the Americans is a slow down after the intensity of season 4. It is still an excellent show, but this season feels like it was made just to set up the final season.
  • Aug 22, 2018
    boring. watched most of it on fast speed (1 viewing)
  • Jul 09, 2018
    This is one of the most addictive series on the tube. excellent acting & great suspense. I hope it continues for many more seasons
  • May 02, 2018
    We watch a lot of stuff; this might just be the best of 'em all.
  • Apr 06, 2018
    The Americans continues to deliver with great success in its fifth season, bringing deep-seeded issues and storylines into the fold and amping up the drama between its extremely complex characters.
  • Feb 17, 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. After five seasons the writing is as good as ever. Looking forward to Season 6.
  • Feb 13, 2018
    Season 4 was a bit weak compared to the first 3 seasons, so was worried it was going to drop off quite badly like so many shows do. Season 5 is as gripping as the first 3 seasons, can't wait for the final season to start.

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