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The Americans: In Control

When an assassin attempts to kill President Reagan, Philip and Elizabeth scramble to handle the fallout within the KGB. Meanwhile, Stan pressures his source within the Rezidentura to find out if the KGB was responsible for the attempted assassination.

Source: FX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x4
Production Number: BDU103
Airdate: Wednesday February 20th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 13, 2013
AU (ten) Jun 17, 2013
UK (itv) Jun 22, 2013

  • Currently 7.7/10
7.7/10 (11 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Richard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Annet Mahendru
As Nina
Susan Misner
As Sandra Beeman
Reg Rogers
As Charles Duluth
Peter Von Berg
As Vasili Nikolaevich
Margo Martindale
As Claudia
Daniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Alison Wright
As Martha Hanson
David Adkins
As George
Johanna Day
As Dana Simon
Leif Riddell
As Agent Peters

Co-Guest Stars
Isaiah Stokes
As Paul
Dylan Chalfy
As Agent #1
Masha Borovikova
As Elizabeth's Mother
Alice Litvak
As Young Elizabeth / Nadezhda
Lucy Owens
As Concierge
Ted Koch
As Uniformed Security Guard
Todd Bartels
As Aide #1
Christina Brucato
As Female Aide #2
Matt Newton
As Aide #3
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 watching a news report and Henry asks where Poland is. Paige says that it is part of Russia. Elizabeth is confused. Amador and Beeman come into work and the boss says that the son of a Romanian Leader was busted with Cocaine and that they should talk to him before they do their own form of justice by cutting off the boy’s balls. Later, Phillip meets Elizabeth at a hotel and they kiss. At the FBI office, Amador quizzes Beeman on his Russian when they get the news that Reagan has been shot. Back at the hotel, Phillip thanks Elizabeth for making them take the afternoon off. She asks him if there is anything else he wants to thank her for, hinting at the sex they just had. They laugh. The boss at the FBI gathers a team and Beeman tries to ask what he wants him to do, but he is not interested. ..

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Other Episode Crew

CreatorJoe Weisberg
Executive ProducerGraham Yost  |  Justin Falvey  |  Darryl Frank  |  Joel Fields  |  Joe Weisberg
ProducerAdam Arkin  |  Mitch Engel
Consulting ProducerJoshua Brand
Production DesignerJohn Mott
CastingRoss Meyerson
Costume DesignerJenny Gering
Set DecoratorKelley Burney
Director of PhotographyRichard Rutkowski
Art DirectorAllison Ford (1)
Key HairstylistPeg Schierholz
Key MakeupLori Hicks
Warning: The Americans season 1 episode 4 guide may contain spoilers
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