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The Americans: Mutually Assured Destruction

Philip and Elizabeth must stop an assassin from taking out key US scientists, while Stan and the FBI hunt the same man. Grannie shocks Elizabeth with the truth of what happened between Philip and Irina in New York.

Source: FX

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x8
Production Number: BDU107
Airdate: Wednesday March 20th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Director: Bill Johnson
Writer: Joel Fields

Alternate Airdates:

Ireland Jul 04, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 15, 2013
UK (itv) Jul 20, 2013

 
Guest Stars
Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Recurring
Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru
As Nina
Recurring
Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru
As Nina
Recurring
Susan MisnerSusan Misner
As Sandra Beeman
Recurring
Alison WrightAlison Wright
As Martha Hanson
Recurring
Alison WrightAlison Wright
As Martha Hanson
Recurring
Lev GornLev Gorn
As Arkady Ivanovich
Recurring
Margo MartindaleMargo Martindale
As Claudia (Grannie)
Recurring
Daniel FlahertyDaniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Recurring
Daniel FlahertyDaniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Recurring
Vitaly BenkoVitaly Benko
As Vlad
Recurring
Ryan FarrellRyan Farrell
As Agent Milbank
Ryan FarrellRyan Farrell
As Agent Milbank
Sadie SinkSadie Sink
As Lana
Sadie SinkSadie Sink
As Lana
Peter LevinePeter Levine
As Ruben Hollander
Peter LevinePeter Levine
As Ruben Hollander
Mark DohertyMark Doherty
As Agent Brenn

Co-Guest Stars
Todd FaulknerTodd Faulkner
As Agent Loeb
Recurring
Todd FaulknerTodd Faulkner
As Agent Loeb
Recurring
Shuler HensleyShuler Hensley
As Weapons Dealer
Shuler HensleyShuler Hensley
As Weapons Dealer
Elizabeth MasucciElizabeth Masucci
As Prostitute
Elizabeth MasucciElizabeth Masucci
As Prostitute
Main Cast
Keri RussellKeri Russell
As Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
As Philip Jennings
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
As Philip Jennings
Keidrich SellatiKeidrich Sellati
As Henry Jennings
Keidrich SellatiKeidrich Sellati
As Henry Jennings
Holly TaylorHolly Taylor
As Paige Jennings
Holly TaylorHolly Taylor
As Paige Jennings
Noah EmmerichNoah Emmerich
As FBI Agent Stan Beeman
Noah EmmerichNoah Emmerich
As FBI Agent Stan Beeman
Episode Notes
The title comes from the Cold War doctrine that neither side would start a nuclear war, since the other side would have time to respond in kind, with the inevitable result of each other's total destruction.



Music
ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The CureSiamese TwinsEnd of episode
McKinley MitchellTrouble BluesPhillip and Martha kissing
Pablo CruiseLove Will Find A WayMartha puts the song on the record player


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