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The Americans: Season 2 (2014)




Critic Consensus: Adding fuel to the fire, The Americans retains all the suspense and action of season one while enhancing the level of excitement... and wigs.


Air date: Feb 26, 2014
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Air date: Mar 19, 2014
Air date: Mar 26, 2014
Air date: Apr 2, 2014
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Air date: Apr 16, 2014
Air date: Apr 23, 2014
Air date: Apr 30, 2014
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Season 2 of The Americans continues 2 months after Elizabeth is badly shot and sees the Jennings try to capture technology relating to the USA's development of a stealth aircraft. However, Phillip continues to be worried about Elizabeth's ability to carry out missions and Paige begins to get suspicious.

Genre: Drama
Network: FX
Premiere Date: Feb 26, 2014
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Matthew Rhys
as Philip Jennings
Keri Russell
as Elizabeth Jennings
Holly Taylor
as Paige Jennings
Keidrich Sellati
as Henry Jennings
Noah Emmerich
as Stan Beeman
Richard Thomas
as Frank Gaad
Lev Gorn
as Arkady
Kathleen Chalfant
as Helen Leavis
Tim Hopper
as Sanford Prince
Erik Jensen
as Bruce Dameran
John Carroll Lynch
as Fred Timbrook
Owen Campbell
as Jared Connors
Victor Slezak
as Colonel Rennhull
Costa Ronin
as Oleg Nicholiavic
Daniel London
as Roy Oatway
Nick Bailey
as Dan Maphis
Luke Robertson
as Gene Craft
Susan Misner
as Sandra Beeman
Alison Wright
as Martha Hanson
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Critic Reviews for The Americans: Season 2

All Critics (37) | Top Critics (22)

Rather than only offering titillating suspense about spies, undercover ruses, and (it must be said) bad wigs, The Americans provides insight into how cultural differences, misunderstood information, and paranoia can lead to overreactions and escalations.

March 17, 2014 | Full Review…
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Can we just take a second... to salute the fine hair, makeup and wardrobe folks on the show. And those who create Philip's looks specifically?

March 6, 2014 | Full Review…
The Loop

We know how the Cold War turned out, but as viewers, we're far less certain as to the fates of these characters who may lack our knowledge, but understand full well the potential cost of the games without frontiers they're playing at.

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…

Now we have a whole new season to be ready for and I am hoping it continues on the path it laid out in Wednesday's excellent premiere episode, "Comrades."

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…
The Young Folks

The Americans is a pretty fascinating look at morality and doing the right thing - or certainly what you believe to be the right thing - from a side we don't usually follow.

March 4, 2014 | Rating: 8.5/10 | Full Review…
IGN Movies

Holy Mother Russia, you need to be watching The Americans. Very few shows are able to combine pleasurable episodic storytelling so deftly with solid character building and delicious suspense.

March 4, 2014 | Full Review…
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Audience Reviews for The Americans: Season 2

The Americans concluded yet another very solid season that's becoming less about spy games and more about family drama and marriage. Don't let that fool you though, there's still plenty of exciting spy games happening not only for Elizabeth and Phil but also with Nina and Stan, that make due to very interesting moral choices and consequences. Keri Russel and Annet Mahendru are doing absolutely brilliant work and should get some award nods when the time comes. Still, some more excitment wouldn't hurt the series and some more clarity towards the spy games could help, even if it might be intentional that we're being kept in the dark sometimes.

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