Season 3
The Americans season 3-poster
No. of episodes 13
Original run January 28, 2015 - April 22, 2015
DVD release March 1, 2016 (Region 1)
Season chronology
Season Two
Season Four

Season Three of The Americans premiered on January 28, 2015 and concluded on April 22, 2015. It had a total of thirteen episodes.




Also see Philip's disguises.


# Image Title Airdate Viewers (millions)
3x01 27 S03E01-Liz Aderholt crash EST Men January 28, 2015 1.90
Tensions simmer between Philip and Elizabeth as they disagree over handling orders from the Centre. When Elizabeth loses key intel, Philip enlists Annelise on a mission with an unexpected outcome. Stan tries a new approach to mending his marriage with Sandra amidst learning tough news about Nina.
3x02 28 Baggage 2 Baggage February 4, 2015 0.92
Elizabeth and Philip come together to deal with a mission gone wrong but struggle to reconcile their increasingly opposing ideologies. Stan welcomes a Soviet defector, Zinaida, to America. Nina acclimates to her new living arrangements.
3x03 29 OpenHouse Open House February 11, 2015 1.02
Danger mounts for Elizabeth and Philip as they get closer to the inner circle of the C.I.A. Afghan Group. Stan monitors Zinaida. Agent Aderholt challenges Agent Gaad on a crucial operation. Arkady tasks Oleg and Tatiana with gathering high-level intel. Martha proposes a lifestyle change to Clark.
3x04 30 Dimebag Episode 11.21.04 AM Dimebag February 18, 2015 0.97
Philip faces a moral dilemma while developing an asset. Philip and Elizabeth’s friction escalates. Stan develops a theory with serious repercussions for national security. Paige makes a surprising birthday wish.
3x05 31 SalangPass Salang Pass February 25, 2015 0.81
Philip juggles the many women in his life while Elizabeth takes drastic measures to complete a mission. Stan asserts a plan to save Nina with an unlikely ally.
3x06 32 Born Again Episode 5 Born Again March 4, 2015 0.93
Gabriel has surprising information. Elizabeth begins to take family matters into her own hands. Stan receives upsetting news from his past and turns to Sandra for support.
3x07 33 WalterTaffet Walter Taffet (Episode) March 11, 2015 1.22
Philip and Elizabeth feel the weight of a new family secret while following up on the KGB's interests in South Africa. Stan faces struggles both at work and at home. Martha confronts a shocking development.
3x08 34 Divestment Divestment March 18, 2015 1.13
Martha and Clark’s marriage meets its most challenging test yet. As pressures on Philip intensify, Elizabeth turns to Gabriel with a difficult request. Nina receives a new assignment that reconnects her with her past.
3x09 35 Mail Robots Dream Episode 8 Do Mail Robots Dream of Electric Sheep? March 25, 2015 0.99
Philip and Elizabeth struggle with the gravity of unexpected collateral damage. Stan and Oleg hatch a risky plan to help save Nina.
3x10 36 Stingers Stingers April 1, 2015 0.90
Philip and Elizabeth deploy a plan for the C.I.A.’s Mujahideen visitors. Tensions at the Jennings’ home escalate.
3x11 37 Life of Anton Episode 11 One Day in the Life of Anton Baklanov April 8, 2015 1.04
Philip and Elizabeth's home and work lives collide in new and dangerous ways. Nina struggles to figure out her next steps. Arkady assigns Oleg and Tatiana to an operation with uncertain potential.
3x12 38 I Am Abassin Zadran Episode 13 I Am Abassin Zadran April 15, 2015 0.98
Martha hosts an unexpected guest. Philip and Elizabeth must work a formidable Mujahideen commander. Paige acts out.
3x13 39 8-Mar-83 Episode 6 March 8, 1983 April 22, 2015 1.22
Elizabeth and Paige take a trip that lands them in treacherous territory. After an emotionally charged mission, Philip turns to an unlikely source for solace. Stan’s plan to save Nina culminates in unforeseen ways.

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