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The Americans: Covert War

Events in Moscow strike a personal chord for Elizabeth, leading her to take on a dangerous mission she can't complete without Philip's help, and placing the couple on a collision course with both Grannie and the FBI.

Source: FX

Episode Info  

Episode number: 1x11
Production Number: BDU110
Airdate: Wednesday April 17th, 2013
Special Airtime: 10:00 pm

Alternate Airdates:

IE (RTÉ TWO) Jul 25, 2013
AU (ten) Aug 05, 2013
UK (itv) Aug 10, 2013
NZ (FOUR) Jun 16, 2014

Guest Stars
Richard ThomasRichard Thomas
As Agent Frank Gadd
Annet MahendruAnnet Mahendru
As Nina
Susan MisnerSusan Misner
As Sandra Beeman
Alison WrightAlison Wright
As Martha Hanson
Lev GornLev Gorn
As Arkady Ivanovich
Olek KrupaOlek Krupa
As General Viktor Zhukov (Head of Directorate "S")
Paul FitzgeraldPaul Fitzgerald
As Richard Patterson (CIA Director of Planning for the Soviet Union)
Betsy AidemBetsy Aidem
As Miss Kendall
Richard KlineRichard Kline
As Bill Hanson
Peggy ScottPeggy Scott
As Elaine Hanson
Margo MartindaleMargo Martindale
As Claudia
Daniel FlahertyDaniel Flaherty
As Matthew Beeman
Joris StuyckJoris Stuyck
As Dmitri
Main Cast
Keri RussellKeri Russell
As Elizabeth Jennings
Matthew RhysMatthew Rhys
As Philip Jennings
Keidrich SellatiKeidrich Sellati
As Henry Jennings
Holly TaylorHolly Taylor
As Paige Jennings
Noah EmmerichNoah Emmerich
As FBI Agent Stan Beeman


The scene opens with Agent Gadd talking to the agents telling them that 3 KGB Officers at this moment are being hunted down and killed in Moscow including General Zhukov, the Head of Directorate “S”. At that moment in Moscow, an Agent come in and kills General Zhukov. In America, Elizabeth takes Beeman’s wife, Sandra, out for drinks. She asks Elizabeth if she has ever dated someone from another country. Elizabeth says that she hasn’t. Sandra gets really drunk and asks Elizabeth if she had ever thought of cheating. Elizabeth asks Sandra if anything is going on with her and Sandra says that there isn’t. They decide to dance. At the hotel, Paige and Henry are with Phillip and they have a lot of questions. He distracts them by play fighting. At the bar, Sandra mingles away from the music to call home. However, she can’t get a hold of Beeman and clearly upset. ..

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ArtistSong TitlePlayed When
Billy SquierIn The DarkElizabeth goes undercover at The Wheel House.
Pete TownshendRough BoysElizabeth speaks to Richard Patterson
SqueezeSlap and TickleElizabeth & Sandra dance at the nightclub.

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