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Season 5
Season 5 promotional poster.jpg
No. of episodes 13
Original run March 7, 2017 - May 30, 2017
DVD release March 27, 2018 (Region 1 DVD)
Season chronology
Season Four
Season Six

Season Five of The Americans premiered on March 7, 2017 and concluded on May 30, 2017. It contained a total of thirteen episodes and is the penultimate season.


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]




Also see Philip's disguises.


# Image Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
5x01 53 The Americans - 501 - Amber Waves.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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 Lotus 1-2-3 Episode Gabriel Mischa.jpg 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 Crossbreed Episode Gabriel Lincoln.jpg 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 S05E07-Phil Liz wheat.jpg 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.jpg 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 S05E09-Gabriel and Martha.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg 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.jpg The Soviet Division May 30, 2017 0.77
Philip and Elizabeth race against the clock as a life hangs in the balance, while Stan faces an uncertain future.


Title Sequence

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