History Awesome / TheAmericans

29th May '17 2:03:51 PM MurrayTheBlue
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* Stan being smart enough to immediately suspect his new neighbors of being KGB agents. His suspicions are allayed when he can't find any evidence, but that fact that he suspected them in the FIRST episode is impressive.


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* Stan Beeman and Oleg team up to investigate Zinaida, with Stan rigging her security so that Oleg can secretly intimidate her while posing as a KGB assassin. While Zinaida doesn't break (they didn't expect her to), the entire Rezidentura is then "coincidently" ordered by the Center not to perform any assassinations or intimidations without direct orders, confirming that Zinaid informed them.
* Agent Aderholt finds not one, but BOTH KGB bugs in the FBI office, merely because he is incredibly meticulous in his work. The first because he finds a rattling pen suspicious, and the second because he thoroughly investigates everything Martha was even remotely involved in at the office, leading him to take apart the Mail Robot when he discovers a death that was tangentially connected to it.
* Stan Beeman pulls off a successful BatmanGambit on Oleg, tricking him into incriminating himself on tape and confirming Zenaida as a spy. Even more badass, he goes around Gaad to the FBI director, and gets immunity from oversight when he should have been fired for his actions.
27th May '16 2:52:41 PM Zeiss
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* Philip [[spoiler: taking what is probably the most insanely dangerous risk possible: meeting with the Rezident, Arkady in public. He does this to show just how serious he is about Moscow threatening his children.]]

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* Philip [[spoiler: taking what is probably the most insanely dangerous risk possible: meeting with the Rezident, Arkady in public. He does this to show just how serious he is about Moscow threatening his children.]]]]
* Two muggers (with "only" a knife) were never a match against Elizabeth.
22nd May '14 6:55:48 PM Tennyo
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** Phillip killing said rapist with ''one hand''!

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** Phillip Philip killing said rapist with ''one hand''!



* The fight between Phillip and the uncle/brother of a family that he and Elizabeth are using as inside men. The awesomness is piling up quickly in this show.
* After one of Elizabeth's {{honey trap}} targets whips her with a belt during rough sex, Phillip's first instinct is to hunt the man down and murder him.

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* The fight between Phillip Philip and the uncle/brother of a family that he and Elizabeth are using as inside men. The awesomness awesomeness is piling up quickly in this show.
* After one of Elizabeth's {{honey trap}} targets whips her with a belt during rough sex, Phillip's Philip's first instinct is to hunt the man down and murder him.



* Phillip and Elizabeth are kidnapped and tortured by what appear to be American government agents who know they're Russian spies. When neither of them crack it's revealed that they are being held by [[spoiler: men working for the Jennings' handler Claudia and they were ordered by the KGB to find the mole in DC. They were trying to determine Phillip and Elizabeth's loyalty]]. When they're released, Elizabeth goes '''berserk''' and proceeds to give a CurbStompBattle on [[spoiler:Claudia, an OldSoldier who survived the Battle of Stalingrad]] who's left whimpering and bloody on the ground. Phillip manages to keep Elizabeth from killing her and she gives her this message:

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* Phillip Philip and Elizabeth are kidnapped and tortured by what appear to be American government agents who know they're Russian spies. When neither of them crack it's revealed that they are being held by [[spoiler: men working for the Jennings' handler Claudia and they were ordered by the KGB to find the mole in DC. They were trying to determine Phillip Philip and Elizabeth's loyalty]]. When they're released, Elizabeth goes '''berserk''' and proceeds to give a CurbStompBattle on [[spoiler:Claudia, an OldSoldier who survived the Battle of Stalingrad]] who's left whimpering and bloody on the ground. Phillip Philip manages to keep Elizabeth from killing her and she gives her this message:



* Phillip talking down Fred, the man who thought he'd been blown.

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* Phillip Philip talking down Fred, the man who thought he'd been blown.



* Sandra finally has Stan admit he's having an affair. All while she's having an affair of her own and saying it to his face.

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* Sandra finally has Stan admit he's having an affair. All while While she tells him outright that she's having progressing into an affair of her own and saying it to his face.



* Beeman finally decides [[spoiler:not to betray his country for Nina.]]

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* Stan Beeman finally decides [[spoiler:not to betray his country for Nina.]]



* Philip [[spoiler: taking probably the most insanely dangerous move he can make: meeting with the Rezident, Arkady in public. He does this to show just how serious he is about Moscow threatening his children.]]

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* Philip [[spoiler: taking what is probably the most insanely dangerous move he can make: risk possible: meeting with the Rezident, Arkady in public. He does this to show just how serious he is about Moscow threatening his children.]]
22nd May '14 10:54:14 AM Tennyo
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* Larrick ambushes Kate in her own apartment. He then discovers her cypher pad and decrypts a message sent to her. Kate herself also has a CMOA in this episode: despite being rather inept at tradecraft in earlier episodes, she detects Larrick in her apartment, leaves a hidden message for the Jennings, and resists Larrick's interrogation before he kills her.

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* Larrick [[spoiler: ambushes Kate in her own apartment. He then discovers her cypher pad and decrypts a message sent to her. ]] Kate herself also has a CMOA in this episode: episode:[[spoiler: despite being rather inept at tradecraft in earlier episodes, she detects Larrick in her apartment, leaves a hidden message for the Jennings, and resists Larrick's interrogation before he kills her.]]
22nd May '14 10:53:17 AM Tennyo
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* Beeman finally decides not to betray his country.
* Larrick tracks the Jennings to a KGB safe house hidden deep in the woods. He ambushes and kidnaps Philip, and nearly does the same to Elizabeth. The ''only'' reason he fails is because he didn't know that Jared had a gun. Think about it: the Jennings have been killing and pulling off successful missions for two seasons, and Larrick came a hair's breadth away from singlehandedly bringing them down. That's how much of a badass he was.
** Furthermore: Even after he's been shot, he's still able to shoot Jared as well, and it takes both Philip and Elizabeth to take him out.

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* Beeman finally decides not [[spoiler:not to betray his country.
country for Nina.]]
* Larrick [[spoiler: tracks the Jennings to a KGB safe house hidden deep in the woods. He ambushes and kidnaps Philip, and nearly does the same to Elizabeth. The ''only'' reason he fails is because he didn't know that Jared had a gun. Think about it: the Jennings have been killing and pulling off successful missions for two seasons, and Larrick came a hair's breadth away from singlehandedly bringing them down. That's how much of a badass he was.
** Furthermore: Even
was. And even after he's been shot, he's still able to shoot Jared as well, and it takes both Philip and Elizabeth to take him out.]]
* Philip [[spoiler: taking probably the most insanely dangerous move he can make: meeting with the Rezident, Arkady in public. He does this to show just how serious he is about Moscow threatening his children.]]
22nd May '14 3:51:37 AM forsetipurge
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* Larrick tracks the Jennings to a KGB safe house hidden deep in the woods. He ambushes and kidnaps Philip, and nearly does the same to Elizabeth. The ''only'' reason he fails is because he didn't know that Jared had a gun. Think about it: the Jennings have been killing and pulling off successful missions for two seasons, and Larrick came a hair's breadth away from singlehandedly bringing them down. That's how much of a badass he was.

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* Larrick tracks the Jennings to a KGB safe house hidden deep in the woods. He ambushes and kidnaps Philip, and nearly does the same to Elizabeth. The ''only'' reason he fails is because he didn't know that Jared had a gun. Think about it: the Jennings have been killing and pulling off successful missions for two seasons, and Larrick came a hair's breadth away from singlehandedly bringing them down. That's how much of a badass he was.was.
** Furthermore: Even after he's been shot, he's still able to shoot Jared as well, and it takes both Philip and Elizabeth to take him out.
22nd May '14 2:09:02 AM darkjezter
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* Beeman finally decides not to betray his country.

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* Beeman finally decides not to betray his country.country.
* Larrick tracks the Jennings to a KGB safe house hidden deep in the woods. He ambushes and kidnaps Philip, and nearly does the same to Elizabeth. The ''only'' reason he fails is because he didn't know that Jared had a gun. Think about it: the Jennings have been killing and pulling off successful missions for two seasons, and Larrick came a hair's breadth away from singlehandedly bringing them down. That's how much of a badass he was.
21st May '14 11:00:39 PM forsetipurge
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* Larrick ambushes Kate in her own apartment. He then discovers her cypher pad and decrypts a message sent to her. Kate herself also has a CMOA in this episode: despite being rather inept at tradecraft in earlier episodes, she detects Larrick in her apartment, leaves a hidden message for the Jennings, and resists Larrick's interrogation before he kills her.

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* Larrick ambushes Kate in her own apartment. He then discovers her cypher pad and decrypts a message sent to her. Kate herself also has a CMOA in this episode: despite being rather inept at tradecraft in earlier episodes, she detects Larrick in her apartment, leaves a hidden message for the Jennings, and resists Larrick's interrogation before he kills her.her.
* Beeman finally decides not to betray his country.
7th May '14 10:50:25 PM darkjezter
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* Larick takes down Kate.

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* Larick takes down Kate.Larrick ambushes Kate in her own apartment. He then discovers her cypher pad and decrypts a message sent to her. Kate herself also has a CMOA in this episode: despite being rather inept at tradecraft in earlier episodes, she detects Larrick in her apartment, leaves a hidden message for the Jennings, and resists Larrick's interrogation before he kills her.
7th May '14 9:46:13 PM forsetipurge
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* Agent Gaad successfully blackmails the Soviet Union into accepting that the death of Vlad was just a random killing, thereby saving his own career. Then he flatly tells Arkady that if the KGB kills FBI agents, the FBI will retaliate by killing KGB agents. Then later he finds a hidden compartment inside the briefcase taken from Emmett and Leanne.

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* Agent Gaad successfully blackmails the Soviet Union into accepting that the death of Vlad was just a random killing, thereby saving his own career. Then he flatly tells Arkady that if the KGB kills FBI agents, the FBI will retaliate by killing KGB agents. Then later he finds a hidden compartment inside the briefcase taken from Emmett and Leanne.Leanne.
* Larick takes down Kate.
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