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The Americans: The Clock

When Philip and Elizabeth are given an urgent task to plant a bug in Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's office, they risk exposure when an unwilling maid of the Weinberger home refuses to cooperate. Stan closes in on a member of the Soviet Rezidentura in an effort to uncover the identities of deep cover Directorate S operatives.

Source: FX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x2
Production Number: BDU101
Airdate: Wednesday February 06th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Adam Arkin
Writer: Joe Weisberg

Alternate Airdates:

AU (ten) Jun 03, 2013
UK (itv) Jun 08, 2013
IE (RTÉ TWO) Feb 18, 2014

  • Currently 7.2/10
7.2/10 (9 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Richard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Annet Mahendru
As Nina
Gillian Alexy
As Annelise
Tonye Patano
As Viola Johnson
Meg Gibson
As Mrs. Weinberger
Peter Von Berg
As Vasili Nikolaevich
Lev Gorn
As Arkady Ivanovich
Anthony Arkin
As Stavos
Vitaly Benko
As Vlad
David Lomax
As Albert
Mark Zeisler
As Deputy Undersecretary of Defense
Alice Spivak
As Miss Radensky

Co-Guest Stars
Gregory Abbey
As FBI Agent
Henry Stram
As Man in Group
Steve Belanger
As Second Man in Group
Michael Kennealy
As Security Officer
Maggie Hood
As Babysitter Carla
Main Cast
Keri Russell
As Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew Rhys
As Philip Jennings
Maximiliano Hernandez
As FBI Agent Chris Amador
Holly Taylor
As Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati
As Henry Jennings
Noah Emmerich
As FBI Agent Stan Beeman


The scene opens with Phillip who the woman calls Scott, getting busy. Later Phillip tells Elizabeth that Annelise, the woman Phillip was having sex with from before, isn’t cut out for this. Annelise is at a dinner party and she leaves for a moment. She takes pictures of a room and is questioned by the FBI. Phillip later goes to see Annelise. She tells him that she was great and that the FBI questioned her, but she was so good. She tells him to have sex with her. Phillip is in the dark room developing the pictures later and Elizabeth says that Reagan is insane and that he wants them all dead. Phillip says that all they have to do is take the clock in the study and place a listening device in it. He tells her that everything will be fine. Elizabeth sees the picture of Annelise and tells Phillip that he never told her that Annelise looked so attractive. Phillip says that it is nothing...

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Episode Goofs
When Elizabeth is piercing her daughter's ear she is seen pushing the needle through her earlobe, then a drop of blood falls on the bedsheets which they both look down at and when they look up at each other the daughters ear appears untouched.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoe Weisberg
Executive ProducerGraham Yost  |  Justin Falvey  |  Darryl Frank  |  Joel Fields  |  Joe Weisberg
ProducerAdam Arkin  |  Mitch Engel
Consulting ProducerJoshua Brand
Associate ProducerKendall McCarthy (1)
Production DesignerJohn Mott
EditorMichael Berenbaum
CastingJulie Tucker  |  Ross Meyerson
Unit Production ManagerSteve Rose (2)
First Assistant DirectorLouis Guerra
Second Assistant DirectorJane Chase Wells
MusicNathan Barr
Music EditorTass Filipos
Music SupervisorJanice Ginsberg
Costume DesignerJenny Gering
Key GripDave Lowry
Set DecoratorKelley Burney
Location ManagerMichael Fucci
Property MasterPhilip Saccio
Construction CoordinatorRichie Hebrank
Production Sound MixerPaul Pouthier
Script SupervisorErin Feeley
Production CoordinatorDeirdre Donohue
Assistant EditorMarnee Meyer
Post Production SupervisorCrystal Whelan
Supervising Sound EditorNeil Cedar  |  Ken Hahn
Re-Recording MixerKen Hahn  |  James David Redding III
GafferJ.P. Dolan
Director of PhotographyRichard Rutkowski
Stunt CoordinatorBlaise Corrigan
Art DirectorAllison Ford (1)
Post Production CoordinatorChristopher Aguis
Production AccountantErnesto Alcalde
Transportation CaptainKevin Keefe
"A" Camera OperatorAlec Jarnagin
Casting AssociateKim Krakauer
Key HairstylistPeg Schierholz
Original CastingChristal Karge  |  Camille H. Patton
Best Boy GripNeil Novich
"B" Camera OperatorJames Callanan
Technical ConsultantKeith Melton
"A" Camera First AssistantSung Rae Cho
"B" Camera First AssistantRob Bullard
Best Boy ElectricMichael P. Prisco Jr.
Key MakeupLori Hicks
Warning: The Americans season 1 episode 2 guide may contain spoilers
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