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"The Americans" is a 2013 TV-show airing on FX, created by Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields. A spy drama set in the 1980s, with the Cold War as backdrop; it follows two deep undercover KGB-officers, posing as an ordinary American couple. In many ways, it's really a drama about marriage and family.

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Why did the Jennings even have kids?

In The Americans, if it was such a problem for the Jennings to have kids in the first place as revealed in Season 3/4: Why bother at all? It would have looked perfectly normal to be an American ...
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What is the context of the garages in The Americans?

Throughout The Americans, Philip and Elizabeth often perform operations out of these random garages throughout DC. Much of the final arc revolves around these garages. Can someone explain how these ...
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Does this pin Claudia wears have any significance?

After rewatching the TV series, The Americans, I started to notice that in later seasons, such as seasons 5 & 6 the recurring character Claudia (Margo Martindale), who serves as the Jenkins on ...
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How many years have passed between season 5 and 6 of The Americans

Just started to get caught up on the current season of "The Americans". There is a time jump from the end of season 5 to the start of season 6 and i'm attempting to figure out the amount of time that ...
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Where do Philip and Elizabeth's names come from?

I just finished The Crown and picked up The Americans, and was struck with the realization it's the second show in the row starring a couple named Elizabeth and Philip. Were The Americans' Elizabeth ...
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Are the homes in The Americans realistic for the economy in America in the 1980s?

I've been watching The Americans, which is set in metro-DC (America) in the 1980s. I noticed that the stars, whose income comes from their jobs as travel agents, live in a home I'd estimate as ...
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Have either of the Jennings used the “rub your thumb” technique in previous episodes?

In S05E02 of The Americans, Phillip and Elizabeth teach their daughter, Paige, a technique to use if she is in distress and it feels like she's about to disclose her parents' real identity to her ...
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Which of these two people killed this spy family?

Warning: This entire question contains spoilers for season 2 of The Americans. Who killed Emmet, Leanne, and Amelia Connors? In one episode, I remember a scene where Claudia was talking to Elizabeth ...
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Why do they never wear gloves?

Is there any particular reason why The Americans Philip and Elizabeth never wear gloves when they are on a mission? Apparently they know about fingerprints and how they can be used to identify ...
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What is the meaning of pin the KGB-resident gave Nina?

In The Americans S01E12 what sort of pin did the KGB-resident give Nina after she swore the oath? What was it's significance and meaning (rank-insignia? "shield"? medal/order?)? Was it the KGB-...