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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 Reagan is elected President. The arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine by the day, but is constantly tested by the escalation of the Cold War. Tensions heighten upon the arrival of a new neighbor, Stan Beeman, an FBI agent.
The scene opens in Washington D.C. in 1981 at a nightclub. Elizabeth Jennings is having a conversation with a guy. Elizabeth asks how she can know that the man isn’t making the information up. The man shows his U.S Department of Justice ID. The man tells Elizabeth that the information could be dangerous. They retire to the bedroom at a hotel and Elizabeth begins to pleasure the man for the information. Later, she gets into her car and takes off her blonde wig. She drives away. The scene fast-forward’s to thee days later. Phillip Jennings and Rob wait for someone while Elizabeth goes to an apartment to look out the window. Phillip sees that Elizabeth is in place. The man that they are waiting for is Timoshev, a KGB sleeper. Timoshev comes around the corner and senses something. He runs. Timoshev stabs Rob and continues to run. Phillip chases after him still. Eventually, the man stops and they fight. Phillip manages to win the fight and Elizabeth pulls up the car. Phillip puts Timoshev inside and removes the license plate on the car. ..Read the full recap