The Americans

Season 1 Episode 3


Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Feb 13, 2013 on FX



  • Trivia

    • Music
      My Only Love
      by Dust (on the radio during discussion about Robert's wife)
      by Nicholas Payton (record playing as Elizabeth first talks to Gregory)
      Sunset by Roxy Music (at the end)

  • Quotes

    • Philip: You've been following me since I stepped outside. Now I've circled around, you don't have a support team, so whoever you are, you're on your own, right. You have 60 seconds to tell me who you are and what your want or I will snap your neck and I will move on with my day.

    • Amador: He walked into a hospital with no ID, no wallet and no keys in his pocket. Fit, Healthy...
      Stan: Except for the gaping stab wound in his kidney.
      Agent Gadd: Except for that.

  • Notes

  • Allusions

    • Agent Gaad mentions that this was the closest they had got to a KGB agent on American soil since they got Rudolph Abel in 1957.  'Rudolph Abel' was an alias used by a KGB agent named Vilyam Genrikhovich Fisher, who was found guilty of spying in the USA in 1957 and sentenced to 45 years imprisonment.  He was exchanged for US U-2 pilot Gary Powers four years later.