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Season 5
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No. of episodes 13
Original run March 7, 2017 - May 30, 2017
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Season Five of The Americans premiered on March 7, 2017 and concluded on May 30, 2017. It contained a total of thirteen episodes.

Synopsis

In the new season of FX’s drama The Americans, the arranged marriage of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings grows more passionate and genuine in the midst of the escalating Cold War. Paige’s budding romance with Matthew, the son of their neighbor, FBI Agent Stan Beeman, further complicates matters since Stan – Philip’s best friend – remains the greatest threat to the Jennings’ safety.[1]

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Episodes

# Image Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
5x01 53 The Americans - 501 - Amber Waves Amber Waves March 7, 2017 0.93
As Philip and Elizabeth struggle to contain the risks from Paige's growing relationship with Matthew Beeman, the Centre sends them on an operation unlike any they've ever had before, straining their family and marriage to its limits.
5x02 54 The Americans - 502 - Pests Pests March 14, 2017 0.94
Stan and Oleg wrestle with the harsh consequences of their complicated history, as Philip and Elizabeth face a new mission with devastating implications for their country.
5x03 55 The Americans - 503 - The Midges The Midges March 21, 2017 0.80
Philip and Elizabeth tell Paige more about the family business, but pressing new questions arise when an operation takes a ghastly and unexpected turn. Meanwhile, a sensitive package jeopardizes Oleg’s life back home
5x04 56 The Americans - 504 - What's the Matter with Kansas What's the Matter with Kansas? March 28, 2017 0.89
Philip and Elizabeth have qualms about a new assignment, while a specter from Philip’s past creates unforeseen dangers. At the FBI, Stan makes a shocking play that could throw his career into turmoil
5x05 57 The Americans - 505 - Lotus 1-2-3 Lotus 1-2-3 April 4, 2017
Philip and Elizabeth receive surprising news about Henry -- and shattering news about a past operation. Stan might be falling in love, but Philip wonders if something darker is going on.
5x06 58 The Americans - 506 - Crossbreed Crossbreed April 11, 2017 0.71
Gabriel stuns Philip and Elizabeth with a sudden announcement and a crushing revelation about Philip’s past. Stan and Aderholt draw a fly into their web, while Oleg and Ruslan ambush their first suspect.
5x07 59 The Americans - 507 - The Committee on Human Rights The Committee on Human Rights April 18, 2017 0.97
As Paige becomes even more enmeshed in her parents’ world, tensions with Matthew Beeman come to a head, Philip and Elizabeth’s honeytraps take surprising turns, and Stan faces the consequences of overplaying his hand at the FBI.
5x08 60 The Americans - 508 - Immersion Immersion April 25, 2017 0.76
A secret brings Elizabeth and Paige together, while, in Moscow, Oleg’s own secrets put him under KGB suspicion. A new twist in the Morozov operation creates an opportunity that changes everything.
5x09 61 The Americans - 509 - IHOP IHOP May 2, 2017 0.68
Philip and Elizabeth are thrown off balance when things with Tuan take an unexpected turn. Meanwhile, Henry makes a startling proposition and Stan has a disturbing encounter with Frank Gaad’s widow.
5x10 62 The Americans - 510 - Darkroom Darkroom May 9, 2017 0.62
Paige’s snooping leads Philip and Elizabeth to make a choice that could shift the balance of their lives forever. Stan and Aderholt’s recruitment of Sofia suddenly bears fruit.
5x11 63 The Americans - 511 - Dyatkovo Dyatkovo May 16, 2017 0.62
A surprise assignment from the Centre divides Philip and Elizabeth, forcing them into a moment of profound crisis. Stan gives Henry a tour of the FBI ‐‐ but will he see too much?
5x12 64 The Americans - 512 - The World Council of Churches The World Council of Churches May 23, 2017 0.66
As Philip and Elizabeth grapple with a momentous decision, Tuan takes matters into his own hands in the Morozov operation. Back in Russia, Oleg’s investigation collides with the realities of the Soviet system.
5x13 65 The Americans - 513 - The Soviet Division The Soviet Division May 30, 2017
Philip and Elizabeth race against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.

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The Americans
See also: Season OneSeason TwoSeason ThreeSeason FourSeason FiveSeason Six

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