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Mail Robot

Mail Robot The Americans Logo2.jpg Automated Mail Deliverer
Location: FBI HeadquartersFirst Appearance: "Comrades"

Yeah, I noticed this catastrophe on my first day.
Agent Aderholt, "Open House".

God damn it to hell!
Mail Robot is the FBI Headquarter's automated mail deliverer. A universal nuisance to the staff as it blocks their path and often malfunctions, it is a beloved item to fans of the show. A key item in several episodes, it posed a security risk and was bugged by Philip Jennings and used by the KGB in "Operation Zephyr." It has its own Twitter account. Its first appearance is in the Season Two episode "Comrades".


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Featuring: Martha Hanson

Hearing its loud beeping, Martha retrieves the mail by using a key to open the side glass doors.

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   "New Car"
Featuring: Martha Hanson and Stan Beeman

Martha tells Stan that staff are leaving classified documents unsecured on top of the robot to be sent back to the records department and that she's complained about it twice before.

Featuring: Martha Hanson and Stan Beeman

In a dream, Stan sees Martha taking files from the top of the robot. In real life, Martha is taking classified files left on top of the robot to show "Clark" the poor security in the office.

Featuring: Unidentified woman and Stan Beeman

The morning after his dream, Stan arrives at the office and passes by the robot.

   "Open House"
Featuring: Martha Hanson and Dennis Aderholt

Dennis helps Martha pick up some files that have spilt off the robot. He indicates that he never uses the robot and hand delivers his files. He pays Martha a compliment which she reacts to with mild embarrassment.

   "Born Again"
Featuring: Martha Hanson and Dennis Aderholt

Dennis tells Martha that in response to her complaints, he's arranged for classified files to not be sent on the robot anymore.

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Featuring: Frank Gaad

Frustrated with the Office of Professional Responsibility's investigation into the bug found in his office, Gaad kicks the robot when he can't open its door.

   "Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?"
Featuring: Philip and Elizabeth Jennings

The robot plays a major role in this episode. Having been damaged by Gaad's attack, the robot is sent to a repair company. While Philip plants a bug in it, Elizabeth deals with Betty Turner, mother of the owner of the company.

   "Experimental Prototype City of Tomorrow"
Featuring: Dennis Aderholt and Stan Beeman

As Dennis shows Stan an office memo that they're not allowed to use the word "feel" in reports, Stan asks for Dennis' help in secretly surveilling Martha, not knowing the robot is bugged by the KGB.

   "Dinner for Seven"
Featuring: Dennis Aderholt and Stan Beeman

Dennis tells Stan that he's discovered the death of Betty Turner at the company where the robot was being repaired. "(Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep?)" The robot is in the hallway behind them.

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   "A Roy Rogers in Franconia"
Featuring: Dennis Aderholt

While investigating the death of Betty Turner, Agent Aderholt visits the repair shop where the FBI's mail robot was sent to be fixed. Several robots are seen in the shop.

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   "A Roy Rogers in Franconia"
Featuring: Dennis Aderholt and another agent

Dennis has an agent take the robot apart and the bug is discovered. He silently tells the agent to put the bug back in the robot.

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   "A Roy Rogers in Franconia"
Featuring: Agent Ganzel, another agent and a janitor

After discovering the bug in the robot, two agents surveil it and arrest a female janitor who was switching out the bug's tapes. She believed she was working for the mafia.

   "The Committee on Human Rights"
Featuring: Dennis Aderholt and Stan Beeman

As Dennis and Stan are told that Sofia Kovalenko Bystrova has called them, the robot is seen passing by in the background.

Featuring: Henry Jennings and Stan Beeman

Writing an article for his school's paper, Henry is given a tour of FBI HQ by Stan. Seeing the robot, Henry thinks it's so cool but Stan says it's more trouble than it's worth.

Featuring: Stan Beeman

Now working in the Criminal Investigations Division, Beeman skirts around the robot when called downstairs to the Counter Intelligence Division.

Featuring: Stan Beeman and Dennis Aderholt

The robot interrupts Stan and Dennis on an elevator and forces its way on.

Featuring: Stan Beeman

In its final appearance, after Stan lets Elizabeth, Paige and Philip go, he returns to the FBI. The robot is seen in the hallway.

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Elizabeth JenningsHenry JenningsPaige JenningsPhilip JenningsStan Beeman • "Clark Westerfeld"
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