Duty and Honor

Air Date March 13, 2013
Directed By Alex Chapple
Written By Joshua Brand
Previous Episode "Trust Me"
Next Episode "Mutually Assured Destruction"
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Duty and Honor is the seventh episode of Season One of The Americans on FX, and the seventh episode overall.

Synopsis Edit

Philip and Elizabeth’s troubled marriage is further tested when a mission to discredit a Polish pro-democracy leader reunites Philip with his old flame.

Plot Edit

Philip is sent to New York City to discredit a Polish dissident. There he works and has sex with an agent named Irina, who was his lover before he left Russia. She asserts that her son in Russia is from that relationship. After the successful mission, she tells Philip she plans to leave the KGB and disappear; she invites Philip to join her but he declines.

While Philip is in New York, Elizabeth and the kids dine with the Beemans. Sandra later reveals that her marriage to Stan is not working and praises Elizabeth for her and Philip being able to work together professionally. Meanwhile, Stan and Chris Amador go out to a bar but although the latter suggests chatting up a pretty woman they see, Stan contacts Nina and they end up having sex. She makes it clear that she will not blackmail him because of their liaison and that she will not meet with him again if he does not want them to.

Philip returns home from New York and Elizabeth tells him she wants to work on their marriage. However, when she asks if anything happened between him and Irina he says no.


Song Title Performer(s)
The Box Fad Gadget
Coit Tower Millionaire at Midnight


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The Americans 1x07 Promo 'Duty and Honor' HD)

Season One
#101 "Pilot" #108 "Mutually Assured Destruction"
#102 "The Clock" #109 "Safe House"
#103 "Gregory" #110 "Only You"
#104 "In Control" #111 "Covert War"
#105 "COMINT" #112 "The Oath"
#106 "Trust Me" #113 "The Colonel"
#107 "Duty and Honor"

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