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The Americans: Duty and Honor

Philip and Elizabeth's troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.

Source: FX


Episode Info


Episode number: 1x7
Production Number: BDU106
Airdate: Wednesday March 13th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Alex Chapple
Writer: Joshua Brand

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jun 27, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 08, 2013
UK (itv) Jul 13, 2013

  • Currently 8.3/10
8.3/10 (8 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Recurring
Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru
As Nina
Recurring
Susan MisnerSusan Misner
As Sandra Beeman
Recurring
Reg RogersReg Rogers
As Charles Duluth
Recurring
Tim HopperTim Hopper
As Sanford Prince
Recurring
Margo MartindaleMargo Martindale
As Claudia
Recurring
Daniel FlahertyDaniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Recurring
Andrew KrukowskiAndrew Krukowski
As Andrzej Bielawski
Tom Riis FarrellTom Riis Farrell
As Jerry Clancy
Lou Martini, Jr.Lou Martini, Jr.
As Ray Fucci

Co-Guest Stars
Ariel EstradaAriel Estrada
As Card Dealer
Anne HubbardAnne Hubbard
As Clerk
Laura PoeLaura Poe
As Woman
Tom FlynnTom Flynn
As Maitre d'
Main Cast
Keri RussellKeri Russell
As Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
As Philip Jennings
Maximiliano HernandezMaximiliano Hernandez
As FBI Agent Chris Amador
Holly TaylorHolly Taylor
As Paige Jennings
Keidrich SellatiKeidrich Sellati
As Henry Jennings
Noah EmmerichNoah Emmerich
As FBI Agent Stan Beeman

Recap

The scene opens with Paige asking for new leg warmers and Elizabeth says that she already has 16 pairs. On the TV, news on Poland’s outspoken critic of Soviet Union control, Andzej Bielawski is being played and Henry complains that it is boring. Phillip and Elizabeth talk and Phillip tells her he is trying to open up, but Elizabeth is not happy. She is sarcastic that Phillip is treating his trip to New York as a mission. He tells Elizabeth that he hasn’t seen “her” for 20 years. Once in the train station, Phillip remembers when he first met Irina. He smiles at the thought of meeting her again. Phillip arrives at the hotel where Bielawski is staying at for the Travel Associates Convention. ..

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Episode Notes
The train station Phillip is dropped off at, also serves as the train station stop shown in the flashback to Russia, with Irina. Soviet propaganda posters were put up at the stop as a set dressing.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Fad GadgetThe Box 
Millionaire At MidnightCoit Tower 


Episode Goofs
The german passport we see in the interrogation scene is red, but at the time the series is set (1981) german passports were green. The inner part of the passports with the photo is also not correct, regarding the photo and writing.



Warning: The Americans season 1 episode 7 guide may contain spoilers
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