History Series / TheAmericans

11th Jun '16 10:06:45 PM forsetipurge
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* BoringButPractical: In contrast to the KGB's flashy, subterfuge-ridden spycraft, when it comes to business the FBI agents of the series simply follow the book and procedure.
** Following Martha's defection, the FBI put surveillance on the mail robot she's known to tamper with. Sure enough, they catch a KGB hireling working on it.
** Stan and Aderholt manage to arrest William simply by checking the papers of the company he works for.
11th Jun '16 9:26:53 PM FictionIsntReal
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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: [[spoiler: Col. Larrick at the end of season two resolves to capture the Jenningses and turn them over to the American government, and to confess to his own involvement with them and his betrayal of his country and his brothers-in-arms, saying that he doesn't care what happens to him. Just at the moment he seems on the brink of success, Jared shoots him in the shoulder, and then Phillip in the resulting struggle kills him.]]

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: RedemptionEqualsDeath:
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[[spoiler: Col. Larrick at the end of season two resolves to capture the Jenningses and turn them over to the American government, and to confess to his own involvement with them and his betrayal of his country and his brothers-in-arms, saying that he doesn't care what happens to him. Just at the moment he seems on the brink of success, Jared shoots him in the shoulder, and then Phillip in the resulting struggle kills him.]]
** [[spoiler: After Nina is returned to the Soviet Union and imprisoned for spying on them, she is given the opportunity to improve her situation by spying on and betraying the confidence of her cellmate. After she does so, her next task is to do the same for Anton, the scientist kidnapped in an earlier season. Rather than take advantage of the woman his captors seemingly offer him, he tells her how guilty he is for losing his family, and notes that in order to retain one's independence one must refuse any benefits offered by their masters. When she finds the letters he is secretly writing for his son, she decides to smuggle them out rather than rat him out. Even Anton is shocked by this, but she is confident it's the right thing. She is caught and promptly executed as a result.
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9th Jun '16 8:14:08 AM Azek
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* DidYouJustHadSex: happens off-screen Season 4 finale. Beeman comes home after work and finds Paige and Mathew hurriedly fixing their hair and clothes.

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* DidYouJustHadSex: DidYouJustHaveSex: happens off-screen Season 4 finale. Beeman comes home after work and finds Paige and Mathew hurriedly fixing their hair and clothes.
9th Jun '16 8:13:23 AM Azek
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* DidYouJustHadSex: happens off-screen Season 4 finale. Beeman comes home after work and finds Paige and Mathew hurriedly fixing their hair and clothes.
3rd Jun '16 8:32:09 PM Azek
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** major continuing storyline of entire series is The Centre's ultimate goal of "Americans" [spoiler]to recruit children of illegals and plant them into FBI using the fact they were born and raised in the US. Both illegal couples were extremely resistant to the idea and Phillip and Elizabeth even threatened to defect if KGB tries to turn them into second generation spies[/spoiler]

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** major continuing storyline of entire series is The Centre's ultimate goal of "Americans" [spoiler]to [[spoiler: to recruit children of illegals and plant them into FBI using the fact they were born and raised in the US. Both illegal couples were extremely resistant to the idea and Phillip and Elizabeth even threatened to defect if KGB tries to turn them into second generation spies[/spoiler]spies]]
3rd Jun '16 8:28:24 PM Azek
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** major continuing storyline of entire series is The Centre's ultimate goal of "Americans" [spoiler]to recruit children of illegals and plant them into FBI using the fact they were born and raised in the US. Both illegal couples were extremely resistant to the idea and Phillip and Elizabeth even threatened to defect if KGB tries to turn them into second generation spies[/spoiler]
27th May '16 10:30:01 PM WyomingPBS
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*** This scene leads to UnfortunateImplications when you realize that Elizabeth poses as "Clark's" sister.
26th May '16 3:53:19 AM TrollBrutal
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* MuggingTheMonster: Two ruffians intercept Elizabeth and Page on their way to the car. Elizabeth hands over her wallet as any regular person would do, but when one of the muggers keeps approaching Page with ill-intent, she fights them, killing the one who pulled a knife.
19th May '16 2:31:05 PM TrollBrutal
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** [[spoiler:Martha]] gets burned and is successfully exfiltrated to the USSR. [[spoiler:Agent Gaad]] is made responsible for the fiasco and leaves the Bureau.

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** [[spoiler:Martha]] gets burned and is successfully exfiltrated to the USSR. [[spoiler:Agent Gaad]] is made responsible for the fiasco and leaves the Bureau.
9th May '16 8:19:58 PM pillie38
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* IKEAErotica: Nina's official reports on her seduction of Stan read like this.
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