The Deal (The Americans)

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"The Deal"
The Americans episode
Episode no. Season 2
Episode 5
Directed by Dan Attias
Written by Angelina Burnett
Featured music
Production code BDU205
Original air date March 26, 2014 (2014-03-26)
Running time 51 minutes
Guest appearance(s)
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"The Deal" is the fifth episode of the second season of the American television drama series The Americans, and the 18th overall episode of the series. It originally aired on FX in the United States on March 26, 2014.


The Jennings capture and hide their attacker in an abandoned restaurant. The person they captured turns out to be an agent of Mossad (the national intelligence agency of Israel), which prompts the Soviets to make a deal with Israel. Philip stays with their captive while the Soviets attempt to trade him for Anton.

Elizabeth receives Martha’s messages for Clark. Posing as Clark’s sister, she convinces Martha not to put Clark’s name on an application form.

The FBI gets word that Anton is missing and realizes that the Soviets are trying to extract him.

Elizabeth gets Larrick's files from Mullen.

The trade deal is made and Philip drops Anton off at a cargo ship headed for Russia.

Based on Nina’s word, Stan deduces that Oleg Igerovich Burov would be the one transporting Anton and tails him.

Oleg stops at a port and waits for Stan. Oleg tells Stan that he is the only one who knows Nina is working for him, and threatens to expose it if he gets nothing in return.


The episode was written by Angelina Burnett and directed by Dan Attias.


The A.V. Club gave the episode an A.[1] Alan Sepinwall from Hitfix said "the whole isn't as strong as the sum of the individual parts, because even though the parts are mostly terrific, there are too many of them."[2]


  1. ^ VanDerWerff, Todd (March 26, 2014). "The Deal". The A.V. Club. Retrieved March 27, 2014.
  2. ^ Sepinwall, Alan (March 26, 2014). "Review: 'The Americans' - 'The Deal': Next year in Jerusalem?". Hitfix.

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