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The Americans: Safe House

Philip and Elizabeth are put to the test when a routine mission goes horribly wrong. Stan and the FBI are pushed to their limit when one of their own goes missing.

Source: FX

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x9
Production Number: BDU108
Airdate: Wednesday April 03rd, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm
Special Runtime: 67 Minutes

Director: Jim McKay
Writer: Joshua Brand

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jul 11, 2013
AU (ten) Jul 22, 2013
UK (itv) Jul 27, 2013
NZ (FOUR) Jun 02, 2014

  • Currently 8.8/10
8.8/10 (6 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Richard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Annet Mahendru
As Nina
Susan Misner
As Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright
As Martha Hanson
Betsy Aidem
As Miss Kendall
Lev Gorn
As Arkady Ivanovich
Vitaly Benko
As Vlad (Vladimir Kosygin)
Daniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Aaron Roman Weiner
As Agent Brooks
C.J. Wilson
As Agent Samuels
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 Elizabeth and Phillip at the dinner table with Paige and Henry. Elizabeth says that they need to talk. She tells them that Phillip is going to be sleeping somewhere else for a while. Paige thinks that it is a joke, but Elizabeth says that they have been fighting a lot. Paige and Henry don’t like it and Paige says that it is all Elizabeth’s fault. That evening, Phillip tries to talk to Henry, but he is not interested in opening the door. Phillip tells Henry that he loves him. Phillip gathers his things and tells her that he will see her tomorrow at the Beeman’s. She doesn’t think it is a good idea, but Phillip says that Beeman’s work friends are going to be there and so they should be there. She reluctantly agrees. The next day at the party, Paige ignores her parents. Elizabeth asks where Phillip is staying and he says that he is in a hotel. She says that it is for the best. Phillip clearly doesn’t agree...

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Episode Notes
Because this episode was longer than the usual 60 minutes, FX Networks publicity department should have provided that information to every television guide service so DVRs would make sure to record the entire episode. This did not happen so anyone who DVRed the episode missed the last 7 minutes. FX renamed the episode as "Safe House (Extended Ending)" for subesquent airings to ensure DVRs would record it and viewers would not automatically delete it.

ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
The GringosGood Days 
Pablo CruiseWhat You Gonna Do (When She Says Goodbye) 

Warning: The Americans season 1 episode 9 guide may contain spoilers
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